Working with GS1 US to get your Amazon barcode involves a few easy steps. First, determine how many UPC codes for Amazon you will need. Each product variation requires a unique barcode. GS1 US offers a barcode estimator tool to help you with this.
There are two options for how to get a UPC code for Amazon. If you only have a few products that need barcodes, getting a single UPC might be the most cost-effective route. It works well for small businesses that are looking to quickly list their products online and it has no renewal fee.
The second option is a GS1 Company Prefix, which allows businesses to get multiple barcodes at once. GS1 Company Prefixes are available at different levels that allow you to barcode as few as 10 unique products and as many as 100,000 unique products.
No matter which option you choose, you will receive a free subscription to GS1 US Data Hub, an online tool, to manage your barcodes and other types of product information.