Where can I purchase barcodes?
Basically, you have two options available when it comes to obtaining barcodes:
- From the official international barcode organization GS1 (https://www.gs1.org/standards/get-barcodes)
- From resellers
Buying barcodes from resellers is less expensive than obtaining them from gs1 but this option has several disadvantages:
- Those barcodes don't have your company prefix (we will talk about this below)
- You can't make sure that those same barcodes are not sold to another company
- Several big vendors don't accept them (Walmart, ...)
This is why we always recommend obtaining barcodes directly from gs1. When you obtain barcodes from gs1, you actually purchase a prefix (a set of digits) that will be unique to your company. This company prefix will be used in all of your barcodes which makes them unique to your company and identifiable all over the world.
How do I print barcodes?
Open the Designer from the main menu. Search for your product by using the search field located at the bottom. You can then click on the print button located on the top right corner of the screen to print all barcodes of the current product. You also ...
How do I adjust the length of generated barcodes?
You can adjust the length of barcodes that will be generated by Kodbar in the Settings Menu. This feature will let you generate barcodes compatible with other services. To access the types of barcodes, you must first select the box:
How do I manually assign barcodes to products?
If you don't want our software to automatically assign barcodes for you, you can deactivate this option in the Settings. You can then assign barcodes manually by clicking on the More actions > Assign barcode option available in the Product page, ...
Reasons why Kodbar is not assigning barcodes to products
In some cases, regarding the assignment, there are certain things that should be evaluated before considering that barcodes are not being assigned due to an error in the app: · If the assignment is being done through a CSV file: You must make ...
Invalid Barcode from Google Shopping on Kodbar
To sell your products on Google and other similar stores, you need to buy GTIN codes at GS1; it is crucial to purchase a GTIN prefix from gs1 and generate barcodes using that prefix (some exception exists for custom made products). Once the prefix ...