Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) is numeric,
computer-readable tags used to track products in a store or warehouse. GS1 is
the only body that the numbers of the original UPC barcode can give companies
in the United States. The acquisition of authentic bar code numbers for your
UPC labels, you need a partner and GS1 bar code numbers for your payments.
1. Suppose your company expects annual turnover, number of
products that will sell that require UPC bar codes, contact information and
2. Go to the site of GS1 and GS1 U.S., apply for the program
Connections partners. Pay your membership online by credit card, or follow the
instructions as part of an application to send a check.
3. Log on to the GS1 site a day after your membership is
processed to determine your company's prefix number. This number is unique to
your company and is an essential part of your bar code numbers. His company
prefix, the first 2-6 numbers of the barcode. Download your number of UPC bar
code on the site of GS1.
4. Print your labels, UPC bar code at home or third company
to print. You can choose to print bar codes directly on the product packaging.
5. Make sure your UPC barcode labels and height requirements
for the color of GS1 distribution of your product needs. Labels that do not
meet these requirements cannot be read by machines, bar code scanner.
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