Category: Retail Barcodes

Barcodes wat in Suid-Afrikaanse kleinhandelaars

In Suid-Afrika, is daar twee barcodes wat is die mees algemene. Hulle is die 13-syfer EAN (International artikel nommer) en die 12-syfer UPC (Universal Product Code), die oorsprong al die pad van die VSA. Jy kan ook gesien het barcodes…

Barcodes Used In South African Retailers

In South Africa, there are two barcodes that are most common. They are the 13 digit EAN barcode (International Article Number) and the 12 digit UPC (Universal Product Code), this originates all the way from the USA. You may have…

Why do retailers use barcodes?

Almost all retailers today use a barcode system in their store, because barcodes are so useful. Barcode numbers are used by retailers for two main purposes: 1) They are always used by retailers for the product pricing at the checkout…

EAN or UPC codes?

Retail bar codes generally come in either one of two formats – the European EAN format and the American UPC format. Regardless of whether you are selling your merchandise in your home country or exporting your product overseas it is…

How to Get a Barcode

If you’ve just developed a new product, well done! Creating and manufacturing a new product is a difficult (and often costly) process. After designing your product, the next step is to get a barcode. Almost all retailers these days require…

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…

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,…