Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard
But its technically not yours. We looked into doing this and if I remember correctly the number is a number that has already been "used" by someone else. However, the number is being reissued so to speak to you for your use. We were advised by people not associated with the the UPC company that issues the numbers, to go ahead and spend the money to get your own.
Go to your state's secretary of state page and it should be there.
GS1 is the authority that issues a barcode prefix.
Taken fro WIKI
is the GS1
Member Organization in the United States of America
. Note: GS1 US was formerly the Uniform Code Council, Inc
GS1 US is responsible for managing the GS1 System in the USA. GS1 US assigns GS1 Company Prefixes to companies/organizations in the USA. The most common use of a GS1 US assigned GS1 Company Prefix is the creation of Universal Product Codes
or U.P.C.s, which contain a 12-digit Global Trade Item Number
GS1 US publishes the following Electronic Data Interchange
guidelines based on the ANSI ASC X12
standard: Industrial/Commercial EDI, Uniform Communication Standard (UCS) (used in the grocery industry), and VICS EDI (used in the general merchandise retail industry).
GS1 US is also the code manager for the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC
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