Barcodes for selling on Amazon
To sell your products on Amazon, you will need to add a product identifier for most categories. In other words a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) and possibly a barcode, which contains the GTIN.
GS1 Australia is the only officially licensed barcode provider with authority to supply GTINs for the Amazon marketplace in Australia.
Please be aware that if you obtain your barcode numbers from an unauthorised source, you may suffer losses if you need to re-label or re-package your products, or if your products are rejected by your retail customer. All costs linked to an invalid barcode number are incurred by the seller.
Amazon recommends GS1 GTINs
Amazon recommends obtaining your GTINs directly from GS1. GTIN, UPC and EAN are all equivalent terms for GS1 barcode numbers (GTINs).
Amazon verify the authenticity of product GTINs by checking the GS1 database. GTINs that do not match the information provided by GS1 will be considered invalid and could impact your Amazon account.
Visit Amazon Seller Central to learn more
What you need to do
To start assigning barcodes to your products follow these three easy steps;
- Join GS1 Australia online, Joining is easy.
- Receive your unique GS1 numbers.
- Start allocating GS1 numbers and get the barcodes printed on your products
You have your barcode numbers, what's next?
You can create and manage all of your barcode numbers (GTINs) online for all of your products. To apply the barcodes to your products you first need to convert the barcode numbers into a barcode image using software.
It is important that the images of your products match the requirements of your online marketplace. The way you present your products influences a customer’s decision to buy. For Amazon, if your product images do not meet the Amazon specifications they may be suppressed from the site. GS1 Australia offers members a service that specialises in e-commerce lifestyle photography and, most importantly, can produce your images to meet the Amazon requirements.
Visit GS1 Australia Product Photography.
Images produced by GS1 Australia Product Photography for Zavu Amazon listing.
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