Track and organize your products with unique, custom barcodes. Shopify’s online barcode generator is fast and easy to use. Simply enter your email address and the text or data you want to appear along with your barcode and click Submit. In seconds, you can generate a new barcode that you can download and print.
A barcode is a machine-readable snippet of data that consists of parallel lines of varying widths and spacings. For ecommerce, barcodes identify and track products, making inventory management and ecommerce accounting more efficient. Once you scan a product’s barcode, you can access its price, description, stock levels, and more.
There are several types of barcodes commonly used in retail and ecommerce. Each has specific purposes and features. Some of the most common barcode types include:
There are advantages to using our barcode generator, you can:
A barcode generator is a software tool that creates custom barcodes for products, inventory, and other items by converting data into a barcode image. Common usages of a free online barcode generator include creating individual barcodes for ecommerce or in-store products, inventory management, and assets management.
The barcode generator works in three easy steps:
That’s it! A PNG file of your barcode will arrive in your inbox and is ready to be used.
Yes. Barcodes can be read by barcode scanners all over the world regardless of where they are generated, they work much like a universal language. The one caveat is that there are actually two barcode types, but every scanner is programmed to be able to understand both.
Universal product code (UPC) barcodes can either be global EAN-13 barcodes, or US/Canada based UPC-A barcodes. The barcode image can look very similar but the barcode data inputs are different.
You can generate a barcode using a web based tool like our barcode generator on this page for free. To make a barcode, enter your email and the text or own data you want to appear when your barcode is scanned and click submit.
Once you submit you will receive an email with your custom barcode attached and linked. When you open your attachment you can scan the barcode image to see the data you entered. You can download your barcode as a PNG file.
There are two ways to generate a UPC, depending on whether you require your own identification number for your business.
If you do, you need to first obtain a paid membership with the GS1 US, a global standards organization and the official provider of UPC codes. Following that, you can purchase UPCs from them. UPCs purchased directly from GS1 US contain your own, unique identification number.
If you don’t, some companies purchase UPCs in bulk from the GS1 US and sell them to other businesses. You can get UPCs from them to save yourself the hassle and cost of paying for and joining the GS1 US.
You can convert a number to a barcode easily with a barcode generator. Shopify allows you to enter a number and then generate a barcode in the format of Code 128.
Absolutely. As long as you have the barcode data available and access to a barcode generator, you’re set. You can enter the information into the generator above to generate your own unique barcode now.
You can create your own QR codes by following the three simple steps using our free QR code generator. Simply enter the information you want to include in the code and the generator will provide you with a printable QR code.