888 Barcode Numbers
Customer Question – Can we get 888 barcode numbers instead because many consumers do not know that the first few digits on the EAN-13 barcode indicate the country origin of the 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.
To clear up this confusion, some countries e.g Australia are now labelling food with the percentage that is Australian and percentage that is imported.
Our clients can also register product and company infomation on barcodesdatabase.org which helps reduce consumer misconceptions about the barcode numbers. Please see below.