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 barcodes (for instance, Jewelry).

If you are unsure about whether your particular product requires a barcode you can check this out by having a look at your product category.

For instance, let’s say that your product belongs under the MP3 category: All Product Categories > Consumer Electronics > Audio or Video > AUDIO_DEVICE > MP3 Player.

The required elements to list in this category are the product name, manufacturer, manufacturer part number and EAN (barcode number). All the other fields are optional.

Therefore if your product belongs in the MP3 category it will need to have a barcode.

If you are still unsure about whether your product needs a barcode to get listed on Amazon, send them an email to ask.

Here is a forum discussion about whether Amazon products require barcodes.

If you need an Amazon-accepted barcode for your product, please click on one of the following links to get one (depending on your location):

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If you have a barcode question  for us, please submit it in the comment form & we will answer it for you.