For Retail Products
For retail store shelf stocking and scanning products at the register, we offer a wide variety of Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code labels designed for small businesses. For each specific item, the UPC code—or UPC Bookland/EAN code for books and magazines—is linked to its manufacturer and tracked through the GS1 System to provide control and security of goods in the supply chain.
To purchase UPC labels, you must first get a UPC number for your product from the GS1 US global standards organization. More information about UPC barcodes and how to get one.
Once you have been assigned your UPC number(s), The Label Experts help with printed labels or blanks to print your own.
QuickStart UPC Label Printing Systems
If you are new to bar code labeling, our complete QuickStart™ UPC Label Printing Systems are an easy way to get up and printing fast. These all-in-one packages come in two options―one for printing with your own laser printer or the other with a compact desktop thermal transfer printer. We’ll help you find the right system to fit your needs and provide you not only a good supply of labels but an Instructions Guide and ready-to-use label templates.
UPC Label Solutions for Small Business
If your product is sold in the retail marketplace, it MUST have a UPC code. While mass-marketed items made in mass quantities often incorporate UPC codes directly into their printed product labels, small businesses may want to use UPC labels.* You may only want a small quantity of labels, or you may want to try a design but plan on changing it if your product is successful. We can help you layout a label to fit your product and even add graphics. We’re familiar with retail packaging requirements but we can work from your own designs too―even with logos, security cuts, special shapes and sizes. The options are limitless.
Blank or Preprinted UPC Barcode Labels?
The choice is yours. We can print your UPC labels for you with assurance they will meet GS1 print quality and barcode scanning standards. Purchase preprinted UPC barcode labels if you need labels in a hurry, do not have the time or the manpower to do the printing, or do not want to invest in a barcode label printer or software. If you really prefer to print your own UPC labels, we have the right combinations of label software, blank labels and printers, as well as barcode scanners for retail operations.
*NOTE: For packaging that incorporates a UPC or ISBN right in your graphic design, we can provide the code in electronic format—typically an EPS file. Contact our Label Experts for more details.