Do I need a UPC barcode?
Retail barcodes come both in the UPC – 12-digit format; and also a 13-digit format known as EAN. When you purchase barcodes through SA Barcodes, we give you both formats so that you can satisfy the requirements of your intended retailers. However, the formats are very similar and most modern stores will accept either version – we advise that you check with your intended retailer about which format they prefer before doing your final print run.If you are in any doubt of course, feel free to contact us and our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to assist you.
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