Many small businesses run into the challenge selling online and the requirements for bar codes from several online merchants. If you need UPC and or EAN codes, this may save you a bit of research. Large companies that need hundreds of bar codes are best served to get them from In the case of small businesses, there are several options, this study has been run for a small business that needs 50 UPC Codes. - The official site for bar codes. To register my company and and get the minimum purchase block of 100 UPC codes would cost $760. - UPC Codes are $1.99 each and purchased in blocks of 10, 20, 50,100, and 200. No volume discounts on the site at the time of this writing. Can only get to the information buy clicking the red "BUY" logo on the right side banner on the page. Site states: Maximum 1,000 bar codes per customer. Offer valid for first purchase only and prices are a limited time promotional offer and subject to change without notice. The site does state that the bar codes are good for 8 years. Cost of 50 UPC Codes $100. We ultimately elected this company to go with and their codes do work on Amazon.Com. - Allows purchase of UPC or EAN codes. Allows purchase of as little as 1 bar code for $10 or up to 100,000 for pennies each. Price list found here. Cost of 50 UPC or EAN codes $167. - 1-9 UPC codes - $9.95 each, 10+ UPC codes - $1.99 each (10 UPC codes only $19.90), 100+ UPC codes - $1.29 each (100 UPC codes only $129.00). Site states that with each code purchased you get both the UPC Code & EAN Code). Site does not have a phone number. With this pricing model for the price of 2 at $9.99 each, you could just as soon purchase 10 for the same $20. Cost of 50 UPC Codes: $100 - Pricing can be found here. Codes from this site start at $20 each and go down to $10. They say be wary of other sites with low cost UPC codes. Cost of 50 Codes would be $500. - Flat fee of $8.95 per UPC bar code.Cost of 50 Codes would be $448. - Flat rate of $10 per bar code with no volume discount. Note that at this rate for 75 bar codes, you could open your own account with and get 100. Cost of 50 Codes would be $500. - Pricelist found here. Price of codes starts at $23 each and with the max purchase of 100 goes down to $14 each. Cost of 50 Codes would be $270. - $40 per bar code, no apparent volume discount. Cost of 50: $2,000. - free online bar code generator.

Please feel free to respond to post with any comments or questions. We will be opening an account with one of these suppliers and will be glad to repost on the findings.

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