888 Barcode Numbers
Customer Question – Can we get the barcodes starting with 888 instead because a lot of consumer do not know that the first few digits on EAN-13 barcode inducate the country origin of barcode not the product.
Our Answer – Sorry but the ONLY legal source of 888 numbers is GS1 Singapore – see https://www.gs1.org.sg/
Unfortunately you have to become a member and they are expensive – they charge a joining fee and then exorbitant annual fees for the rest of your product life
They currently cost $750 joining fee plus $750pa in annual fees – please see https://www.gs1.org.sg/Members/GS1FullMembership%28BarCodeApplication%29.aspx
We have some alternative versions of our barcodes that we can supply – these might help reduce consumer misconceptions about the barcode numbers – please see below