How to use your barcode
We send through retail barcodes via email with the barcode images as attached files in the standard size. Once you have your barcode you can begin using it easily and immediately by following the simple steps below.
1. Incorporate the barcode image into your product packaging or design
Choose whichever barcode image format suits you best (Bitmap, .eps, Tiff, Jpeg, Pdf). You can now resize this to fit best into your product packaging. If you decide to do this, then please keep in mind our ‘Barcode Specifications‘.
You can then incorporate the image into your product packaging in an easily viable flat location (to ensure ease of scanning). You could also have the barcode printed onto adhesive labels to be manually applied to your product.
2. Print your packaging
The next step is to have your packaging printed. It is a good idea to do a sample print and check that the barcode prints and scans correctly. If you require barcode verification, you can submit your printed sample for verification before having all of your product printed. To find out if you need verification please see here.
3. Send your product to your retailers
It is at this stage that the barcode is connected to the product. When the barcode is scanned for the first time, the product information is entered into the system by the retailer. After this, whenever the barcode is scanned, your product information appears.
At any time before or after this process, you can purchase Barcode Registration.