ISSN barcodes in South Africa
Barcodes for magazines, newspapers and other serial publications
SA Barcodes offers a high-quality design service for ISSN numbers. Please kindly send us an e-mail in order for us to reply with details on how to obtain the 8-digit ISSN code from the ISSN Centre in Paris, France and once you have received the code, our design team can convert your ISSN number into a high-quality digital barcodes, ready for printing.
ISSN stands for International Standard Serial Number, and is a unique number assigned to a publication such as a magazine, newspaper, periodical, or other recurring publication. An ISSN number contains 8 digits which are assigned to a particular serial publication. Note also that the issue number also appears on the barcode – so depending on your intended retailer’s system you may need to have a barcode created for each issue of your publication, although not all retailers require this.
SA Barcodes offers a fast and efficient design service for ISSN numbers. Please kindly use this website to apply for your ISSN number. If you have never registered for an ISSN before, you will need to apply for a number from the ISSN Centre, after which our design team will take over the process to convert it from a number to a digital barcode. Thereafter, we offer a lower rate for future barcodes depending on how frequently your publication comes out; be it weekly, monthly, or quarterly for example.
The ISSN Centre will require you to fill in a brief application form, providing the necessary details of the publication. If you need help on how to complete the form, click here. You will need to pay 40 Euros for the registration fee and they will also need you to submit copies of the following pages (they need not be the final versions!) in PDF or Jpeg formats:
These files can be low-resolution or even photocopies of the initial mock-up of the publication. The final versions can be sent through after the issue has been printed. Detailed instructions on the application process are included with each purchase. Please feel free to contact us for an application form or if you require any further information.
How to make a purchase (Card/EFT):
You may purchase a single ISSN number design package (including barcode images) using your Credit/Debit card by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. This will take you to Payfast – our secure online payment provider. Payfast accepts a variety of payment options including credit card, debit card and UKash.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to pay by EFT or would like to order more than one ISSN design, please deposit a total of R275.00 (per ISSN number required) into the bank account below (using your name as the reference) and please remember to send us proof of payment via fax – 086 663 8699 or
email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banking details for EFT payments:
Account holder: SA Barcodes
Account number: 62360097440
Branch Code: 204209
Account type: Cheque
As soon as payment is received, we will send through the necessary links and instructions.
Please also feel free to contact us at any point should you require more information.