Buy GS1 UPC Barcodes


In order for an item to be seamlessly accepted around the globe, it must be marked with an identifier that adheres to a global standard followed by suppliers and retailers. The global identification organization which establishes standards for various industries (i.e. retail, healthcare)is GS1. Aside from establishing the identification standards, GS1 also manages the licensing of unique GS1 Company Prefixes through local country offices, which are necessary to create UPCs.

 GS1 UPC Barcode Services

Ever since the first product needed a barcode, Bar Code Graphics has been assisting companies with all aspects of their creation and implementation. As the authority on barcode creation and print quality, we have directly or indirectly touched most suppliers in the major retail stores. Bar Code Graphics team of consultants and standards professionals will facilitate the process of obtaining and managing UPC barcodes with a licensed UPC Company Prefix directly from the GS1. Click on the image above to view a tutorial video.

The GS1 Barcode Service helps companies with every step. In addition to application processing, personal assistance with GTIN assignments and product data uploads, high resolution digital barcodes (.eps) are included. Please note that printed labels may be substituted for digital files for 10 & 100 barcode packages.

To proceed, please click on the appropriate SELECT link.

Number of ItemsGS1 License (separate)GS1 Barcode Service FeeTotal FeeIncluded Barcodes 
1 -10$250$150$40010 .eps filesSELECT
1 – 100$750$250$1,000100 .eps filesSELECT
1 – 1,000$2,500$1,000$3,500$1,000 creditSELECT
1 – 10,000$6,500$2,000$8,500$1,500 creditSELECT
1 – 100,000$10,500$2,500$13,000$2,000 creditSELECT

CALL (800)662-0701 X250 or use CHAT for assistance

Online 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
  • 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) and do not fully understand the benefit of using UPC barcodes with a unique GS1 Company Prefix, please call us at Bar Code Graphics at 800-662-0701 x250 or email us at