Happy post-holidays everyone! I hope that you all enjoyed a marvelous holiday season with your loved ones!
Today I will be bringing forth some info on something that we’ve been getting a lot of questions about recently… UPC codes!! I’ll admit that it may not sound like the most exciting topic in the world, but these little suckers will help you rock your craft business!
To shed some much-needed light on the subject I have recruited the help of our very own expert on labeling, regulations, and gmp (good manufacturing practices), Marie Gale!
This wonderful woman served on the HSCG Board of Directors from 2003-2004, then as the HSCG’s President from 2004-2009, and now currently acts as our subcontracted webmaster! Needless to say, she’s been providing our members and the rest of the industry with invaluable knowledge for quite some time.
Click here to see Marie’s take on UPC codes, and to learn everything you need to know about using them for YOUR products!
If you’ve decided that UPC codes are the way to go for you and your business and are ready to take the next step, then check out this list of some of the internet’s top places that you can get your UPC’s from:
>> www.gs1us.org – The “top dog” of UPC code purchasing, and primary wholesaler where ALL UPC codes originate.
>> www.instantupccodes.com (Reseller)
>> www.simplybarcodes.net (Reseller)
>> www.codeupc.net (Reseller)
>> www.nationwidebarcode.com (Reseller)
Do you already HAVE a UPC code and want to test it and look it up in an online database? Check out this UPC tool from Scandit.com!
Do you use UPC codes for your products? Do they work well for your business? Where did you purchase yours from?? Share your experience in the comments below!