Frequently Asked Questions

How long until I receive my order?

You receive your order instantly at checkout where you can download and use your barcodes right away!

What’s Included in My Order?

You will be able to download the UPC/EANs from your order, as well as a PNG of your barcode(s). All of the codes are UCC/GS1 compliant.  We will support you with any issues you have.  Using the UPCs/EANs from your order, you can generate various formats and sizes on this free barcode generate here.  We can also issue a certificate of authenticity upon request.

Buying Barcodes for Amazon And Other Online Merchants

If you are selling your products on Amazon you will need a UPC or EAN barcode.

Our barcodes are authorized and guaranteed to be accepted on all of Amazon.com websites.

Listing on Amazon generally requires the following:

  • UPC or EAN Barcode Number
  • Your Item Description
  • Your Item Price
  • Photo of the item you are selling

Amazon will in turn take this information and enter it into their seller database,
And assign their own inventory number(ASIN)
Once Amazon approves your listing it will be shown on Amazon.com

***A Note On Amazon’s “New” Barcode Policy***

There has been a lot of information/ misinformation regarding Amazon’s “new” acceptance policy regarding UPC/EAN barcodes purchased to list products on their website.

Based on our customer feedback and information from Amazon this is what we know.

  1. Amazon is now checking GS1’s database to ensure that the barcodes you submit are valid barcode numbers

Valid meaning that when Amazon checks your barcode number it has a record in GS1’s database.

A “fake” or randomly made up barcode number will not have a record in GS1’s database.

What Amazon is not doing based on our customer feedback is rejecting your barcode numbers if the name in GS1’s database does not match your name or company name.

2) What Amazon has also been doing is cracking down on vendors who attempt to list “Branded” products

For example:

Say you have a pair of Nike socks that you purchased and want to sell them on Amazon When you go to list the Nike socks on Amazon and use a barcode number that does not match the original barcode as issued by Nike, Amazon is rejecting the listing.

These are the examples of the “new” Amazon barcode policy.

Based on what we know to be true, we still offer our guarantee that the barcodes you purchase will be accepted by Amazon, as long as the product itself meets Amazon’s standards.

Other factors to consider when listing on Amazon

If Amazon is shipping for you from their warehouse
Known as FBA “Fulfillment By Amazon”.
Then you will need to print labels of your UPC or EAN numbers and apply them to your items packaging.

We provide print ready UPC or EAN barcode image files at both our Legal Barcodes website,

Selling at your local retailer?

They will probably ask you to supply a UPC or EAN barcode number for your products.

Most of the store registers used today have barcode readers to quickly show the price and description of an item.

How Do I Obtain a UPC or EAN Code?

There are two ways. One is to pay the registration fee and yearly dues to join GS1 (formerly UCC) and if accepted, you will be issued a manufacturer ID number and then you assign your own product numbers and create symbols to apply to your goods. The other is to buy one or many preassigned product numbers and symbols bearing the manufacturer ID number owned by Legal Barcodes at a low one time cost for a fraction of the GS1 price.

Will The UPC or EAN Barcode I Buy Be Registered With GS1?

There is not one barcode in the world that is registered with GS1. GS1 does not generate UPC Numbers. What GS1 does is assign and keep track of manufacturer ID numbers (the first group of numbers). It is up to the user of that manufacturer/product number to relay the product number (the next group of numbers – the last digit is a check digit) to the retailer.

When you receive your UPC or EAN barcode number from Legal Barcodes you control that specific number. If you discontinue one product, you may re-use your UPC or EAN number on another product BUT you must pass on this information to the retailer.

In other words, you are the owner of that number and are responsible for it’s proper use.

How Can You Sell Me a Single Number?

We purchased our manufactures number in the early 90’s when there were no strings attached to reselling UPC or EAN barcodes based on assigned manufacturers numbers. It was unique to our company and became part of our assets. Currently all manufacturers numbers assigned by GS1, remain GS1’s property and the user must pay yearly dues to retain those numbers.

Have any other questions? Please reach out to us, we’re glad to help.