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The Risks of Buying Cheap UPC Barcodes Online

Are you thinking of buying cheap UPC codes for your product? You may want to think again. Low-quality UPC codes can put your business at risk. Many companies offer these codes for sale without doing any background checks or verifying the authenticity of the source from which they obtain them. This means that when you purchase these lower-cost codes, there is no guarantee that t...

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7 Challenges To Consider When Selling Products Online

When someone new to owning their own business and selling products thinks about selling them online, it’s understandable that they would think it isn’t very different from selling things in person. You’re still selling a product to a customer, so how many differences could there really be? This way of thinking can cause a lot of newer small businesses to run...

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Do You Need a Barcode To Sell on Amazon?

Selling your products on Amazon is a huge boon to any creator because of the massive audience it puts your products in front of. Sometimes, sellers will feel intimidated about using Amazon as a marketplace because they don’t know what they need to get started. An important question is whether you need a barcode to sell on Amazon. We’ll go over the basics to introd...

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The Role of Barcodes in the Global Supply Chain

It isn’t a stretch to say that the UPC barcode has been one of the integral keys to businesses globalizing throughout the past few decades. Supply chains before the UPC barcode were far less streamlined. They required far more work by many more people to ensure that the right products found their way to the right places. Nowadays, UPC barcodes are everywhere in the suppl...

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3 Common Mistakes When Creating New Products

Any business that will survive in the long run needs to adapt and evolve over time. This usually means developing and offering new products. The best way to make new products is a hotly contested topic that every professional has an opinion on. However, there are some common mistakes when creating new products that plenty of businesses make without even realizing. Below are som...

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Common Amazon Listing Mistakes Everyone Should Avoid

Listing your product on Amazon is perhaps the best way to get it in front of as many eyes as you possibly can. The issue is how to make sure you use Amazon effectively to sell more of your products. It’s not as simple as slapping a title and an image on a webpage and calling it done. There are a few common Amazon listing mistakes everyone should avoid if they actually wan...

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5 Things You’ll Need To Begin Selling Your Products Online

For a wide variety of modern companies, selling online is by far the smartest way to reach the most customers possible in the shortest amount of time. Even businesses that have brick-and-mortar stores are selling their goods online to quickly boost sales and expand their reach. If you want to be successful when selling your products online, you’ll want to make sure you ha...

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What Information Is Stored in a UPC Barcode?

We see barcodes so often on the items we buy, yet many people don’t really understand what those barcodes do or what kind of information they have inside of them. UPC barcodes aren’t as mysterious and full of data as people might think. Let’s take a look at what information is stored in a UPC barcode to demystify what they are and what they translate to when y...

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Amazon’s New UPC Barcode Requirements — what they mean…

Once again Amazon has tightened their requirements for barcodes when listing a new product on their site. This is due to the fact that so many illegitimate vendors of UPC barcodes are selling dirt cheap numbers they’ve simply created out of thin air. The whole point of barcodes is that every product will have its own unique 12-digit barcode number (called a UPC). Thi...

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Are There Alternatives to GS1?

By The Barcode Guru Yes. Many new companies looking to buy UPC codes for Amazon and countless other retailers want to know if there is an alternative to GS1 as their UPC barcode source.  After all, GS1 has virtually no customer service and is incredibly slow and expensive.  GS1 also charges steep annual fees that never end.  These facts alone reduce most people...

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Difference Between QR Code and UPC Barcode

You might have noticed black and white patterns on the back of products. The ones with vertical lines are traditional ones, known as UPC barcodes, but there are other new ones too. These black and white dotted or uniquely patterned codes are called QR codes. You might have also heard about a QR code and even scanned one with your smartphone. With this in mind, what are UPC barc...

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Selling Products Globally Through Amazon: A Complete Guide

Selling and delivering your products globally through online platforms is a way to grow your business exponentially. One of the top platforms you can use is Amazon. When it comes to expanding their eCommerce business, most sellers prefer to stay in their home country. They believe that selling products in a foreign country can be intimidating and might trigger some very complic...

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Types of Barcodes and Standards

The Most Common Types of Barcodes and Standards  If you are looking for a way to track inventory across multiple locations or a massive supply chain, you have probably thought about barcodes. At the same time, what barcodes work best for your needs? There are countless types of barcodes available, and it is important to understand some of the most popular types of barcod...

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The Big Amazon Barcode Question

(Everything you need to know FINALLY explained!) By Erik Quisling  Over the past couple of years, a lot has been talked about Amazon’s new and evolved barcode requirements. The purpose of this article is to explain what has changed, what barcode documentation Amazon now requires to list a new product, and how these changes affect products that are currently listed...

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Buying UPC Codes for Apparel

By Erik Quisling (The Barcode Guru)     A very common question we are asked every day is “How many barcodes do I need for my apparel products?”     Specifically, customers want to know if they need to have a unique barcode for every different style and size of the clothes they are selling.   In short, the answer is YES.  ...

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Buying Barcodes for Amazon

A list of Amazon UPC Barcode Error Messages       Over the past several years, much has been written about Amazon’s evolving requirements with regard to UPC barcodes.  Needless to say, it has caused a great deal of angst among those attempting to list their products on Amazon.  The point of this article is to clear up any confusion once and fo...

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How to Easily Buy Barcodes

By Erik Quisling Buying a barcode should be a fairly simple and hassle-free process. If you are considering purchasing a barcode, the first step is to determine whether you require a unique retail barcode. This is most often the case if you have a retail product, as the majority of retail stores require products in their stores to have barcodes on the packaging. Some online ba...

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Understanding Barcodes

By Erik Quisling Barcodes are useful tools that help businesses track products, prices, and stock levels through a computer system to allow for significant increases in productivity and efficiency. The lines and patterns on a barcode allow product information to be easily read by a scanning device, and automatically enters that information into a computer system. This makes re...

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What Industries Buy Barcodes

By Erik Quisling The invention and implementation of barcodes allowed many industries to undergo positive changes such as reduced costs, increased efficiency, and enhanced inventory management. Although barcodes are used in many industries-- healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics are the main ones.    In the healthcare industry, barcodes are very importan...

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Do's & Don’ts For Selling On Amazon

By Erik Quisling As Amazon continues to be one of the top marketplaces for ecommerce sellers, there are some things to keep in mind when creating a listing. If you are new to selling on Amazon or need a refresher, here are a few do’s and don’ts that may be useful to know:   The Do’s of Amazon Product Listing:   DO become familiar with the Sell...

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