We occasionally get asked about free barcode generators.
Retail barcode generators (EAN/UPC)
If you require a barcode purely for your own use, for example, within your own store, or for asset tracking, then you can generate your own barcode numbers using an online tool. However, if you require a barcode for use on a retail product being sold in other stores, or on Amazon or elsewhere on the internet, then you can’t just generate a random barcode number. Retailers require a legitimate EAN or UPC retail barcode number, which can be purchased from us for a one-off cost.
We supply barcode numbers beginning with ’07’ which can be used worldwide. We don’t require membership or annual payments to lease the barcode numbers – they are yours to own for life.
QR code generators
Free online QR code generators do work fine assuming you have the right strategy for what data to encode, its output size and how to make them last as long as possible. Very few ‘free’ QR code generators are actually free without restrictions – please check how many scans of your QR code you are allowed, and how long the QR code will work for.