Any code can be used to identify a product. False!
False. Although a barcode doesn’t necessarily have to identify a manufacturing location or have a specific owner, it must be unique and distinctive to avoid confusion. Barcodes must adhere to GS1 standards to ensure accurate and reliable product identification.
Barcodes can only be obtained through the local GS1 office. False!
While many local or national GS1 offices provide barcodes through rental arrangements with membership fees and leasing fees, there are also codes available that are not tied to such conditions. These codes must, however, guarantee uniqueness and identification through GS1 search channels. Therefore, obtaining barcodes can be done in various ways, depending on your business needs.
Online barcode sellers are illegal. False!
The legality of online barcode sellers depends on their reliability and professional ethics. While some vendors may offer counterfeit or non-compliant barcodes, there are also reputable services that provide authentic and certified GS1 barcodes. It’s essential to research and choose reputable barcode providers. In our case, we always distribute GS1 barcodes, including certified ones, and they can be registered to the manufacturer through our Coding Service.
GS1 barcodes always require membership fees and renewal charges. False!
Some services offer barcodes without expiration dates and membership fees. These services can be a convenient solution for businesses that want barcodes without committing to recurring costs. However, it’s important to review the specific terms and conditions of such services to ensure compliance with your business needs. Our exclusive services can provide barcodes without expiration dates and without membership fees, both through the Standard Service and the Coding Service.
Barcodes are a vital tool for product identification and tracking. It’s essential to understand the basics and dispel common misconceptions surrounding them. With the right knowledge and resources, businesses can effectively utilize barcodes to enhance the shopping experience and operational efficiency. Leveraging our extensive industry experience, we are committed to providing reliable, certified barcodes to help you achieve your business objectives responsibly.