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How many UPC Barcodes do I need? Are UPC Barcodes Different For Each Store?
By Erik Quisling
How many UPC Barcodes do I need? Are UPC barcodes different for each store?
These two questions are perhaps the easiest of all to answer (though they will require that you have at least 3rd grade math skills).
It should now be clear that UPC barcodes are a simple and convenient...Read More
Who Created Barcodes? What is GS1? Are they a part of the government?
By Erik Quisling
For more than 14 years I have been answering these two questions so let me sum up the answers as clearly as I can.
GS1 is not a governmental organization nor does it have any affiliation with the government whatsoever.
GS1 is the name of the private company that manages the barcoding...Read More
What Type of Barcode Do I Need? What is an EAN Barcode?
It is a very common question I receive every day. If you live in the United States or Canada and your product is not a book or a magazine, then you need what is called a UPC-A barcode, also known as UPC codes or UPC’s. All of them refer to the same 12-digit barcode you see on nearly 100% of all products you’ll find in a store. (UPC, by the way, stands for Univers...Read More
Are Barcodes and UPC Barcodes the same? What is a Barcode?
Every day I am very fortunate to speak with excited entrepreneurs who can hardly wait to introduce the world to their brand new product. From selling T-shirts and CDs to fishing lures and wine, entrepreneurs all come to me with the same set of questions:
What is a barcode?
Are barcodes and UPC barcodes the same thing?
How do barcodes work?