Why should I purchase from Bar Codes Talk instead of directly from GS1?

There's only two ways to legally acquire a GTIN (UPC/EAN barcode number): 

1: You can rent it from GS1 directly for a hefty upfront fee + annual fees forever. *If you stop paying the fees they take the codes back and have the right to recycle them. 

2: You can own it outright from a legitimate barcode broker like ourselves. This is due to GS1/UCC's class action lawsuit & their settlement in 2002. More on this here: (GS1/UCC Settlement)

Our inventory of GTIN prefixes (huge blocks of barcode numbers) originate from GS1-US (Previously UCC "Uniform Code Council") before 2002, this is how you can legally own them instead of being forced by GS1 into renting them for life. Each UPC/EAN (GTIN) that we provide is globally unique, never used, and are only issued once to you. You then own them for life as they never expire. 


We’re able to sell GTIN's in whatever quantity you need, whereas GS1 groups them in 10's, 100's, 1,000's and so on, making sure you pay ever increasing cost & annual fees when you need more codes.

Bar Codes Talk has been in the barcode business for over 10 years, printing barcode labels & have sold over 125 million UPC & EAN numbers to over 150,000 companies worldwide!.

Give us a call and let us know how we can help you! 1-877-263-1343 option 1.