February 22, 2013
The majority of products which companies or individuals launch to the market need to carry a retail barcode. But which one does your specific product need? Books, newspapers and magazines require a differently formatted barcode from conventional products such as food and beverage products, and other consumer goods. Here we explore how each is made up and explain which barcode you will need to buy for your specific offering.
UPC and EAN Barcodes for normal retail goods: The original retail barcode – the UPC – was invented back in 1973 by George Laurer, and contains...
November 2, 2012
Have you written or are you planning to write a book which you intend to sell? Then you will need to obtain an ISBN – or International Standard Book Number – to display on your publication. This allows the bookshops and libraries (and your publisher if you are not self-publishing) to locate and keep stock of how many copies are available – just like a retail barcode. We’ve put together an easy guide to get your ISBN and its corresponding barcode in 5 simple steps.
Before we begin, let’s have a look at what an ISBN is and where they originated. Basically an ISBN is a 13-digit number which...
Our blog researchers include local barcode experts from the SA Barcodes team: Cat Robinson and Andreas van Wyk
SA Barcodes Team
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