How to create scannable barcodes

Can I create my own barcodes?

You can get barcode scanners on Amazon or another specialized online store for under $50. Most barcode generators are free. In fact, you can use the Barcode Font in Microsoft Word to generate your own barcodes. Therefore, with less than $100, you can create a system set to make your own barcodes.

How do I make scannable barcodes in Word?

Inserting Barcodes into Microsoft Word Documents
  1. Switch to the Add-Ins tab.
  2. Open the TBarCode Panel .
  3. Select the barcode type (e.g. Code 128).
  4. Enter your barcode data.
  5. Adjust the size of the barcode (width, height, module width etc).
  6. Click the button Insert Barcode . Finished!

How can I create a barcode for free?

How much does it cost for a barcode?

Prefix Pricing*
Number of items needing a barcode/GTIN** Initial fee Annual renewal fee
10 $250 $50
100 $750 $150
1,000 $2,500 $500
10,000 $6,500 $1,300

Do I need barcodes to sell on Amazon?

In order to list ANY product on Amazon you need a UPC, EAN or similar. You do not need a UPC if you just want to sell your item under an existing listing. The UPC does not have to be on the product, but a +barcode+ of some sort does have to be on the product. This can be the Amazon FNSKU.

How many barcodes do I need to sell on Amazon?

One product with two sizes and seven colors for each size will require 14 UPCs. Amazon requires them for listing a product.

Do I need a barcode to sell online?

Technically, there is no requirement that products must have barcodes unless you’re selling at the wholesale level or you sell to large retailers. Therefore, you’re probably wondering – do I really need one or is it just an additional cost to my business?

Should I use manufacturer or Amazon barcode?

Amazon barcode (FNSKU) is the way to go as it ties the inventory you send in to your seller account. Whereas using manufacturer barcode (UPC) commingles your inventory with the inventory of other sellers using the same UPC. So if customer A returns a damaged commingled item Amazon knows who sent it in.

How do I get barcodes for my products?

Obtaining barcodes for your products is an easy four-step process:
  1. Step One: Apply for a U.P.C. Company Prefix.
  2. Step Two: Assign Unique Product Numbers.
  3. Step Three: Determine how your product will display barcodes.
  4. Step Four: Obtain accurate UPC barcodes for each item.

Can you use your own barcodes for Amazon?

You can print Amazon barcodes from within your seller account and apply the barcodes yourself. If you do not want to apply the barcodes yourself, you can sign up for the FBA Label Service and have Amazon apply the labels for you for a per-item fee.

What barcodes do I need for Amazon?

Manufacturer barcodes (eligible barcodes include GCID, UPC, EAN, JAN or ISBN) Amazon barcodes (such as FNSKU)

Amazon barcodes

  • Products with an expiry date.
  • Consumable products.
  • Topical products such as skin creams, shampoos and cosmetics.
  • Products that are prepped so that the barcode cannot be scanned.

Can 2 items have same barcode?

The answer to this is also YES. Although the manufacturer may have one barcode for the product, the reseller (retailer) may put their OWN barcode on the product, thus having the same product with 2 separate barcodes.

Can I sell on Amazon without UPC?

Even for batches of 100 units of an item, unless given some kind of UPC exception from Amazon (which I doubt they do), there is not a way I know of to list a product without a UPC. You need to apply for the GTIN exemption with Amazon. Why don’t you simply buy some UPC codes for your products.

What if a product doesn’t have a barcode?

In case you do not have barcodes for your products, you can still list them on However, to do so you would have to apply for UPC Exemption. In order to submit an application for UPC Exemption, please search for UPC Exemption from your account.

Can I list on Amazon without a barcode?

Go to Inventory > Add a Product > click ‘I am adding a product not sold on Amazon‘ and enter the product details. However, if there is no product ID (Bar code, UPC, EAN, JAN or ISBN) on your product or the packaging, you can apply for a GTIN exemption and add your products without the product ID.

How do I create a UPC code?

A typical process of obtaining a 12-digit UPC number is as follows:
  1. License a unique Company Prefix from your local GS1 office.
  2. Assign product number(s) to unique products making your number equal 11 digits.
  3. Using a check digit calculator with your 11 digit number, generate your check digit.

How do I get a barcode for my small business?

How to Set Up a Barcode System
  1. Create an excel database listing your product inventory.
  2. Use the “generate barcode c#” maker.
  3. Connect the barcode to your product SKUs or UPC.
  4. Add your barcodes to product labeling and inventory locations.
  5. Buy a wireless scanner and start recording your stock.

Do I need a UPC code for my music?

Whether you are selling your CD in a shop or on iTunes and other digital stores, a barcode is used to track your sales. Stores (digital or physical) will not sell music without one so you don’t really have a choice. Each release (single/EP/album) needs a separate barcode.

What is a UPC code music?

A UPC barcode (or Universal Product Code) is used to represent and track your music as an entire physical or digital product, in contrast to an ISRC code which represents individual tracks or sound recordings.