All About Barcodes UK

If you are looking for barcode info for the UK, you are in the right place.

Barcode UK Numbers

The greater majority of all retail barcode numbers used in the UK are EAN-13 format barcodes. These are 13-digit numbers that all come from an international database, and they are all encoded into barcode format using the EAN-13 symbology. This barcode type is used on all products, except for Books and Magazines (which each uses ISBN and ISSN numbers, respectively). The only other type of barcode that might be scanned at the UK checkout is UPC-A Barcodes (this is a 12-digit barcode, which, while designed for international use and can be used in the UK, is used almost exclusively in the USA and Canada).

We can provide EAN-13 numbers and UPC-A numbers and provide the images for them as part of our UK Barcode Packages. We can also create barcode images for your ISBN Book barcode number and your ISSN Magazine number.


Retailer Requirements – Barcodes UK

There are no stores in the UK that absolutely restrict the use of our barcodes to our knowledge. There are a couple of stores that require barcode verification. This is a test scan of the product barcode as it is printed on the product packaging to ensure that the barcode will scan easily when it enters the retail store. Please see our Barcode Acceptance page for details of which stores require this. If you require barcodes UK verification, please see our Barcode verification page, and we can arrange this.


UK Businesses Using Our Barcodes

Below is a small selection of UK businesses using our barcode services. These are just a few of the most recent, as we have thousands of customers successfully using our barcode labels on their products in the UK:

Mrs Bennett’s Pickles & Chutneys

Q bag Limited

Piccolo Press

Little Comfort Farm

Jigsaw Counseling & Consultancy Services

Trade Right International


Ora Naturals Ltd

Le Mark Self Adhesive Limited

London Blinds Ltd

European Rail Timetable Limited

Honey Bee suppliers

Ecoegg limited


Eko Forest Group Limited

Key Haven Publications Ltd

Xcel Concepts LLP

Logic Certification Ltd

Kingfisher Resources Ltd



Look here for Barcodes OnlineCD barcodes, DVD barcodes, barcode labels, ISBN book barcodes, ISSN magazine barcodes and other product barcodes. You can even buy a barcode online – we have a variety of barcode packages online.