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Bar Code Graphics is a certified GS1 Solution Partner which provides companies assistance obtaining, managing and creating UPC barcodes. GS1 US is the US organization, which establishes identification standards for various industries (i.e. retail, healthcare) and licenses unique GS1 Company Prefixes, which are necessary to create UPCs.

Number of Items
Needing a UPC Barcode

Barcode Services*

Total Annual
Renewal Fees* **

1 – 10

$400 (incl. GS1 fee $250)

$150 (incl. GS1 fee $50)

1 – 100

$1000 (incl. GS1 fee $750)

$300 (incl. GS1 fee $150)

1 – 1,000

$4,500 (incl. GS1 fee $2,500)

$730 (incl. GS1 fee $500)

*GS1 US fee is included in the amount but charged separately by GS1 US **GS1 US annual renewal fee is mandatory to retain Prefix.


Companies need to assign unique UPC barcodes for each product they sell, and this includes differences in sizes and colors. In order for companies to obtain UPC barcodes, they must join GS1 US, whose fee structure is based on the total number of UPC barcodes needed. By joining GS1, you will get your own licensed GS1 Company Prefix and a listing of assignable UPCs. In addition, you will have access to the GS1 US product data repository (Data Hub), so you can store and manage your UPC product information.

Our GS1 Barcode Services provide the necessary customer and technical support you need to properly identify and barcode your products. With 9 certified GS1 Barcode Professionals on staff, an in-house digital label printing department, and the only certified application to create precise digital barcode artwork, Bar Code Graphics is uniquely qualified to assist. Our GS1 Barcode Services include the following:

Expedite Obtaining GS1 Company Prefix:

  • Obtain unique licensed GS1 Company Prefix to create UPC assignments
  • Establish account at GS1 US Data Repository (Data Hub) with your unique credentials

UPC Management:

  • Assist in assigning UPC numbers (GTINs) and calculating check digits
  • Assist assigning GTINs to outer packaging, when necessary
  • Provide template to add product data to GS1 data repository
  • Validate and upload UPC data to GS1 data repository

Facilitate Barcode Identification:

  • Single sheet of printed UPC labels is provided for each assigned UPC
  • Provide 1 digital barcode file for first UPC. Additional GS1 certified digital barcode files available from $10 each.
  • Assistance with barcode location for products and packaging
  • Assist with Amazon barcode label marking, when necessary
  • 50% discount on standard UPC barcode testing fees. (Standard fee $50)

For companies who have existing licensed GS1 Company Prefixes, we offer the above UPC Management and Facilitate Barcode Identification services.

Number of Items
Needing a Barcode

Bar Code Graphics
GS1 UPC Barcode Services Fee

Bar Code Graphics
Annual Renewal Fee

1 – 10



1 – 100



1 – 1,000




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Information on Alternatives to GS1 for Obtaining UPC Barcodes

Please be advised that there are third-party companies on the internet who offer to sell single UPC bar codes for discount rates. Most of the main retailers will not accept their numbers since their supply chains are dependent on unique GS1 Company Prefixes. Quite SIMPLY, buying “upc barcodes” from any organization other than GS1 US puts you at risk for acceptance by retailers. There may be smaller retailers and online marketplaces which do not require a unique GS1 Company Prefix. However, if you plan on someday selling to any larger retailer in the future, you do not want to have your products marked with UPC barcodes which may not be accepted.

Most retailers have a formal policy regarding accepting UPC barcodes which are DIRECTLY assigned from GS1 US. The following list is just a small sampling of retailers who will only accept products with UPC barcodes and GS1 Company Prefixes assigned directly by GS1 US.

*The retailers listed have explicit instructions or guidelines on their supplier requirements. Most other retailers (small and large) simply request suppliers to follow GS1 guidelines and they are not aware of the damaging reseller market.

  • Wal-Mart
  • Kroger
  • Home Depot
  • Sears
  • Lowes
  • PetsMart
  • Whole Foods
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • Nordstrom
  • Wegmans
  • CVS
  • True Value
  • Meijers
  • Kohl’s
  • Macys
  • WalMart
  • JCPenney
  • Target
  • SuperValu
  • Dillards
  • Jo-Anne Stores
  • Michaels
  • Cabelas
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • SuperValu

If you are solely need a UPC for an online store (i.e.your website) you may be able to use an assignment from a reseller. Please visit .