Our EAN-13 and UPC barcode packages come with FREE barcode registration on the International Barcodes Database and IBNREG (International Barcodes Network Registry).
This allows you to register your product and/or company details alongside the barcode number in an online database, which auto-feeds this information to other online databases.
Advantages of barcode registration
Our barcode registration service is completely optional – however, there are several advantages to registering your barcodes online:
- Registration makes your product visible on some cell phone app scanners – Barcode registration helps with some cell phone app scanners (such as the Zebra app). When the product barcode is scanned, the product information will appear. Click here for more information on barcode scanning apps.
- Registration Increase the internet profile of your product – Barcode registration will increase the internet profile of the product so that when the barcode is searched for on Google or another search engine, the product information will appear. This makes it easier for retailers and customers to find your company & product information.
- Registration helps prevent theft or accidental misuse of your barcode numbers, as you have extra proof that they belong to you. If a barcode is registered on internet databases, it can dissuade people from using the barcode number illegally on sites like Amazon. If a quick internet search tells the person that that barcode number is in use, they will be much less likely to use the barcode. While people cannot legally use legitimately sold barcode numbers, if they are being used illegally, it is an extra hassle for the legal owner of the barcode number to follow this up. This can be easily avoided with barcode registration.
- Registration helps prove that your barcodes are valid & legitimate – Registration helps those few reluctant retailers who still think GS1’s database has all the answers – you can point them to this independent database where your barcodes are registered, as proof that they are yours, and are valid and legitimate – this can save a lot of wasted time and unnecessary frustration with some retailers.
It is easy to copy a barcode – anyone can see a barcode number and then duplicate that barcode on a different product. Our registration helps protect you against illegal use of your barcode numbers, and helps retailers and customers find the details of your product and business.
How to register your barcode numbers:
After you purchase barcodes from us, the barcodes will be emailed to you. Registration instructions will be included in the email. You can then register your barcode numbers and product/company details on the International Barcodes Database https://barcodesdatabase.org/barcode-registration/ (your company name and barcode numbers will be automatically registered already on the IBNREG.org database). Barcode registration on the International Barcodes Database is optional. However, it will increase the profile of your product on the internet.
After you register your barcode number and product details on the International Barcodes Database, your product details will be displayed when customers search for your barcode number in online search engines (e.g. Google) or smartphone apps (e.g. the Zebra app). Please note that some smart-phone barcode apps only search in online stores such as Amazon.com (they don’t search in the online barcode databases). This means that their database of barcode numbers/product details are minimal. The best smartphone barcode app’s (e.g. the Zebra app) search in Amazon and other online stores and the main online barcode/product databases.
Note: Barcode registration is free if you buy EAN-13 or UPC barcodes from our company. If you have EAN-13 or UPC barcode numbers already (which weren’t issued by our company) and register those numbers, please purchase barcode registration here.