How to Use Your Barcode
If you purchased a retail (EAN) barcode from us, you will receive an email containing:
a. Your unique 13-digit EAN barcode number;
b. Your barcode images (in 5 different formats – jpeg, eps, pdf, tiff & bmp);
c. A guarantee certificate; and
d. A request for product information, so that we can register your barcode for you (barcode registration is completely optional).
After you receive your barcode, you can begin using it immediately – just follow the steps below.
1. Email your product details to us for registration (optional):
After we receive your barcode order, we will email you to request your product details. If you want us to register your product & barcode, just reply to our email with your product information. We will then get your barcode & product registered (note: registration is completely optional, your barcode will work fine without it).
2. Insert the barcode image into the design your product packaging or label
Choose the image format you prefer (jpeg, eps, pdf, tiff or bmp), and insert the barcode image into the design for your product packaging or label, before printing. Resize the barcode image (if necessary). The smallest officially recommended barcode size (for EAN barcodes) is approximately 20mm x 30mm. See the official barcode dimensions guide here.
3. Print your product packaging or label
Get your product packaging or labels printed.
4. Give your product to your retailers
When you give your product to your retailers, they will enter the barcode number & product details into their inventory system. After that, when your barcode is scanned, your product details will appear on their screen.