EAN and UPC Barcodes for Amazon
Nationwide Barcode is your source for inexpensive EAN and UPC barcodes which will satisfy the barcode requirement from Amazon. We guarantee the legitimacy and the uniqueness of numbers. We guarantee these barcodes will work for Amazon.
We also provide all graphic files (the actual barcode images) so you can also use these should you need to add the barcode image to your products for Amazon or any other retail outlets where you are selling your products.
When it comes to UPC barcodes, Amazon has two distinct needs for products to be barcoded. First, they are using the barcode to help track inventory and to make sure that the correct price is being conveyed to the customer. Then, they are making your products available through Smart Phone Applications. Amazon data is streamed not only their own ‘Amazon Price Check’ application but to Red Laser, Shop Savvy and a variety of others.
In the brick and mortar retail environment, the manufacturer gets barcodes for their products, assigns one barcode for each product and then conveys this barcode number and the product details to the retail stores. The retail store enters this information into their inventory management system that is tied in to their electronic cash registers (POS or Point of Sale Systems). When an item is scanned at the cash register, it pulls the information from the inventory management system so the customer is charged the correct amount of money. Then, the quantity purchased is deducted from inventory so the retailer can electronically manage inventory.
Amazon uses barcodes the very same way. If you are selling items that don’t currently have barcodes or if you are bundling items together to create a new item, you are the manufacturer who will be assigning barcodes to these products.
When you purchase from Nationwide Barcode, you get BOTH a UPC and an EAN barcode number by immediately digital delivery.
Effective August 2008, Amazon began their requirements of EAN or UPC (Universal Product Codes) barcode numbers on every product. Efficiency is the key, speeding up fulfillment of your products to your customers.
According to Amazon:
Starting in August 2008, our systems will require a UPC barcode for products listed in the Amazon.com Home and Garden store. Items without UPCs create challenges for both Amazon and our merchants, but more importantly, they degrade the shopping experience for our customers due to duplicate product listings and incorrect search matches. While we have always advised merchants to provide a UPC for each of their listings, we have not required it until now.
Currently, we require a Universal Product Code (UPC) or a European
Article Numbers (EAN) for many products submitted through our Create a Product Detail Page feature. We require this identifying data for the
* Baby Products (UPC or EAN)
* Camera & Photo (UPC or EAN)
* Electronics (UPC or EAN)
* Home, Kitchen & Garden (UPC or EAN)
* Music CD or Cassette (UPC or EAN)
* Musical Instruments (UPC or EAN)
* Software (UPC or EAN)
* Tools & Hardware (UPC or EAN)
* Toys & Games (UPC or EAN)
* Video & DVD (UPC)
If the item you would like to sell falls under one of the categories
listed above and does not have the required product identifier, it
cannot be listed using the Create a Product Detail Page feature.
However, if the item being sold was manufactured or printed prior to
the establishment of UPC codes, you can write to our Seller
Performance group to request permission to create the catalog page
without the UPC. You can contact this department via email using the
Nationwide Barcode is a quick, affordable and legal way to get your products on Amazon.
We are Amazon and Barcode experts. Nationwide Barcode President Phil Peretz is a member in good standing of Visual Media Alliance, Printing Industries of America, Amazon Web Services Community Network and is a Group Member of Amazon Associates.