Frequently Asked QuestionsBefore contacting us, please browse our FAQ.
What is the meaning of GTIN, EAN 13, and UPC A?
GTIN means Global Trade Item Number and is just the official name for ‘barcode’. Barcodes or GTINs are globally unique numbers that are assigned to retail products or used in warehousing that allow a product to be tracked from the warehouse, through wholesalers and eventually scanned at POS in retail outlets. The barcoding system allows companies to keep track of their stock as it moves through the market. They are also necessary when stocking a product in almost all retail outlets. EAN (European Article Number) and UPC (Universal Product Code) barcodes are the two most widely accepted formats of retail barcodes in the world. If you are looking for a barcode for your retail product, then it is likely you will need one of these two formats.
Why would I require a barcode for my products?
What amount of barcodes should I get?
How does barcoding work?
Are barcodes issued by India Barcodes accepted by all Indian retail outlets and stores?
Why purchase from India Barcodes?
Our barcodes originate with the UCC (now known as GS1), are guaranteed to be globally uniqe and are yours for life with no need for annual renewal fees. You will also notice some other competing businesses online, the level of customer support, quality of image generation and price varies between them all.
Will a barcode from India Barcodes be guaranteed unique?
Can a barcode store information?
Once I have purchased my barcode, can it possibly expire?
Will I have to pay an annual fee?
If you purchase GTINs from the Indian branch of GS1 you’re agreeing to payment of annual subscription fees. So if you only intend to aquire codes for just a few products the associated expenses when registering barcodes with GS1 India will grow over time.
India Barcodes have aquired large numbers of GTINs and only charge you a one off fee. You will always retain ownership of barcodes you have purchased and they never acrue annual charges or fees in any form.
How can I obtain barcode for my products?
To obtain genuine, unique GTINs for your products, simply click through to our purchase barcodes page and choose the quantity of barcodes that suits your needs. Or if the number of codes required isn’t listed, contact one of our friendly staff at [email protected] to arrange a special order just for you.