What is the difference between a GS1 UPC Barcode and Speedy Bar Codes Resellers?

I notice the Speedy Bar Codes is a lot cheaper.

But is GS1 a LOT better? If so, in what ways? It is way more expensive.

6 Answers

  • 6 years ago
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    While we can't speak to the legitimacy or business practices of the specific company you've mentioned, here are some key points about us, one of the oldest UPC resellers:

    - As you noted, it's cheaper!

    - We do not require annual renewal fees. In other words you OWN your UPCs rather than leasing them.

    - We include the high-quality print-ready digital barcode images ready to use as part of the purchase.

    - We fill orders same day; sometimes within minutes.

    - Our experience with clients in 134 countries can support your export ambitions.

    The key drawback to using a reseller to obtain your UPC codes is that The Kroger Co., Macys, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, and Sears Brands, LLC require direct GS1 membership. Therefore, when you get big enough to fill huge orders for these guys, you will have no choice but transition from the reseller UPCs over to GS1.

    So, starting out with a reseller makes a lot of sense. As you grow, it usually makes sense to transition over...

    Hope this helps.

    Your friends at Simply Barcodes

    Simply Barcodes


  • boren
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Upc Reseller

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    All of the barcode number we sell were originally issued by the UCC (Uniform Code Council), known today as GS1, and were issued prior to August 28, 2002. That date is important because that’s when GS1 started sending out renewal notices demanding that past prefix holders pay renewal fees and agree to the new terms and conditions. Eventually, a class action suit was filed against GS1, in the State of Washington, and GS1 lost. All prefix owners prior to August 28, 2002 became discharged from any GS1’s renewal fees and a new codified agreement. The settlement agreement indicates that if a prefix holder paid a membership fee to the UCC prior to August 28, 2002, the prefix holder will be entitled to perpetual membership in the UCC and not be obligated to pay annual renewal fees to the UCC, either now or in the future. Also, the Terms and Conditions of the original ownership agreement with the prefix holder and the UCC, was deemed null and void. All of the barcodes sold by SpeedyBarcodes.com are included in the terms and conditions as stated above and therefore, all of our barcodes are legal and legitimate.

    Speedy Barcodes has been verified and approved by George Laurer. Mr. Laurer developed the Universal Product Code (UPC) in 1973 when he was an engineer at IBM. His website, Authenticated UPC Registration Directory, has a list of companies that he has checked out and verified that they have the legal rights to sell barcode numbers. You can visit his website at www.authenticatedupcregistrationdirectory.org.

    Our website is fully automated. This means that you can place an order at any time, day or night, and your barcode package will be ready for you within a very few minutes! You don’t have to wait for us to manually process your order.

    We offer the lowest prices for barcode numbers on the Internet. We have a vast amount of barcode numbers in our inventory and we feel that they should be priced low enough that everyone can afford them.

    Your barcodes will never expire. There’s no expiration date. They will always belong to you.

    There’s no renewal fees. You pay for your barcodes once and that’s it. There are no additional fees and no hidden costs.

    There’s no registration needed. No product information is needed. You do not have to tell us what products you will be assigning your barcodes to.

    Speedy Barcodes keeps an up-to-date database of all divided barcode prefixes to ensure than no barcode numbers are ever duplicated. Information such as the name that the barcodes are transferred to, purchaser’s name, company name, address, telephone number, email address, and any other pertinent information.

    We have sold over 1,000,000 of these barcodes without any issues. We guarantee our numbers.

    Still need help or need more information? Our experienced customer service team welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about your unique situation. Call us now! Toll free (888) 511-0266.

    Our Hours of operation are 9:00am to 5:00pm MST. If you need assistance after hours, please send an email to sales@speedybarcodes.com and we will contact you within 24 hours. Thank you!

    Best regards,

    Dianne Ward

    Speedy Barcodes, LLC


  • 5 years ago

    Thank you for this helpful answer. Is there a universal UPC database that gets updated once we assign a product to the code? If so, how long does it take for the database to get updated?

    At first, I was interested in making sure that consumer product databases like "RedLaser" got updated, but I think this is data we can submit manually. I want to make sure that when people scan our products, they do not see a different product (i.e. original product assigned to the UPC).

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  • Lawrie
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Posting this was a really good idea. Well done. EDIT: What is wrong with you people. Who is giving all those thumbs down? Support foreign economies instead of your own - not too smart.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    complicated thing. try searching using yahoo or google. that will could help!

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