How Many Barcodes Do I Need?

Generally speaking, a different barcode is needed per unique product. This means that if you have various sizes or colours, then you need a different barcode. This is especially true if the price is likely to change between the products (in which case you definately need different barcodes).

In some cases it is possible to have the same barcode on different product variations (i.e. different colours). This depends on the store, as many stores use barcodes both for establishing price and reordering information (in which case you would need different barcodes). Some stores however only use barcodes for establishing the price at the checkout. In this case you may be able to use the same barcode on different product variations (as long as the price doesn’t change).

In general, the easier you make it for your retailers, the more happy they are likely to be to stock and keep stocking your product. So, if at all possible we would recommend having different barcodes for each variation.

If you require a large quantity of barcode numbers, please contact us for a specialized quote