Author: Amelia

Is the product price contained in the barcode number?

A Barcode is purely a unique number – there is no specific product information encoded within the bars. The barcode has no real meaning until the details of the product are entered into a retailer’s software application. When you supply…

Do barcodes indicate the country of origin of a product?

Some people check the barcodes of products before they buy them, believing that the first few digits of a barcode represent the country that the product was made in. In reality, this is a complete myth. Barcode numbers do not…

How can I use barcodes to monitor my own stock?

If you are only using the numbers internally to keep better track of your own stock, then what you need are asset barcode labels. You can make up your own set of barcode numbers for each of your products using…

How do I get a Barcode for my Music Album?

If this is your first music album, the idea of getting a barcode may never have crossed your mind… until now. Getting a barcode is often a last-minute thing for bands and musicians when they are releasing their album. Unfortunately,…

Which barcode do I need: EAN or UPC?

The short answer is: Get the type (EAN or UPC) that is dominant in the country that you are  selling in. However, if you are selling in many countries you will probably get away with using the same barcode number…

Do I need a barcode?

You will have to get a barcode to sell your product through retailers that require barcode numbers (some retailers do not use barcode numbers). The use of barcode numbers is a voluntary system. Retailers use it as the basis for their pricing,…

What type of barcode do I need for my book?

You have finally finished the book you were writing & it just about to be go to the printers… suddenly you find out that you need a barcode! You don’t even know where to begin. For a lot of people,…

Does my product need a barcode for Amazon?

The Amazon website can be a frustrating place to search when you are trying to work out whether your product requires a barcode or not. The majority of products on Amazon require barcode numbers, but some products may not require…