About Buying UPC Codes
from EZ UPC
EZUPC is one of the best sites to buy UPC codes
We’re one of the earliest UPC resellers, founded in 2007 and we’re highly recommended as one of the most trusted sites to buy UPC codes. Even the Presidential Inauguration used EZUPC for their souvenir program!
We are a real company with a real office, real staff, we answer our phone, and have a credit card merchant account.
Your order is filled instantly and an email link to a download arrives within minutes of placing your order.
What You Get:
- Guaranteed unique numbers originating from the UCC (now called GS1)
- Certificate of Ownership, Uniqueness & Authenticity
- A complete spreadsheet list of your numbers with check digits
- Barcode graphics files for your product labels in GS1 standards-compliant Vector EPS format and universal PDF for maximum compatibility with whichever software programs you might be using for your labels.
- Unmatched customer service
No Hidden Fees
You will own your numbers outright for a one time purchase with no membership or renewal fees and no hidden fees.
We offer a 14-day no-risk Money Back Guarantee on orders of 20 or less so you can test them out with confidence.
Authenic GS1 Numbers
We are legally allowed to sell you unique UPC code numbers for your products because we own many UCC-issued company prefixes of 100,000 unused numbers each.
The UCC is now called the GS1 (since 2005). Due to a class action lawsuit against them in 2002 in which they agreed to a settlement, the terms of our original ownership agreement with them was deemed null and void as long as the prefixes were purchased prior to August 28, 2002.
We are therefore allowed to legally and legitimately sell you unused numbers and make it more reasonable and affordable for you to buy UPC codes for your products*.
You can use your numbers as UPC Codes (GTIN-12), EAN Codes (GTIN-13) and SSCC/ITF-14 Carton Codes (GTIN-14).
UPC Codes for Almost Any Product
Our numbers can be used on any type of product except pharmaceuticals, books and fresh produce sold in bulk (vs. pre-packaged), and are valid worldwide.
We have hundreds of thousands of numbers in use throughout the world and a 100% satisfied customer track record since 2007.
Your numbers don’t need to be issued in the country your product is being manufactured.
Get GS1 Codes Without the GS1 Prices
You are not required to buy through the GS1. The GS1 is a standards organization, not federal or regulatory. They are just a corporation like yours and ours that was founded originally as a task force organized by Walmart and Kroger to establish a standard in the grocery industry.
Barcoding is merely a standard used by your retailers. Nobody has a legal right to prevent you from using the legitimate barcode numbers you purchase from us.
Need Barcode Graphics?
If you already have your numbers from the GS1 and need UPC barcodes, Shipping Container Codes (SSCC Codes), ISBN Codes, QR Codes and any other formats, we offer inexpensive barcode graphics from our sister site My Barcode Graphics.
Where to Find EZUPC
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1309 Coffeen Ave Suite 1200
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*Click here to read the UCC Settlement that allows us to legally sell you barcode numbers.
Lukins & Annis, P.S.
1405 South Pioneer Way
Moses Lake, WA 98837-2458
Phone: (509) 765-9555
Fax: (509) 765-4265
The class action suit has been settled and those who signed up as part of the class have been paid. If a person or company did not specifically opt out of the class action suit, they are bound by the settlement and cannot file a new law suit for the same greivence. It does not matter what state they are in or even if they were not aware of the suit.
CASE OVERVIEW Uniform Code Council Reaches $3.89 Million Settlement with Long-Time Members in Renewal Fee Action The parties have reached a tentative $3,895,000 settlement in an nationwide action filed against the Uniform Code Council, Inc. on behalf of all persons that paid a membership fee to and acquired a company prefix from UCC prior to August 28, 2002, and to whom UCC mailed an unreturned “renewal invoice” for membership in UCC, or who otherwise paid a renewal fee to UCC. The action alleged that the company violated its own contract with exempt customers by attempting to require them to pay unnecessary fees.
To take part in the settlement, participants must submit a claim form postmarked no later than March 10, 2004. This lawsuit claims that businesses that paid membership fees to UCC and acquired a company prefix from UCC prior to August 28, 2002, are not obligated to pay annual “renewal fees” to UCC. UCC began sending annual “renewal fee” invoices to its existing members beginning in November 2002 and continued to send such invoices until June 2003. Some businesses that received the invoice paid the unnecessary renewal fee. Others did not. The action seeks a court order declaring that businesses who became members of UCC prior to August 28, 2002, are under no obligation to pay annual renewal fees as a condition for continued membership in UCC or as a condition for their continued use of the company prefix issued to them by UCC prior to August 28, 2002. The suit also seeks to recover damages for those who did pay the “renewal fee” invoice.
The settlement provides that:
1. If you paid a membership fee to UCC prior to August 28, 2002, you will be entitled to perpetual membership in UCC and not be obligated to pay annual renewal fees to UCC, either now or in the future, as a condition for continued membership in UCC, or as a condition for your continued use of the company prefix issued to you before August 28, 2002. However, this does not apply to any company prefix(es) issued to you by UCC after August 28, 2002.
2. If you are such a member, UCC’s “licensing agreement” –which pertains to your company prefix and accompanied UCC’s renewal invoice– will be declared null and void.
3. If you are such a member and you have paid the renewal fee, you are entitled to compensation from the settlement fund.
4. If you are such a member, you will be entitled to basic membership benefits, which are: (a) continued use of your company prefix issued by the UCC prior to August 28, 2002, (b) listing of your company in the UCC membership directory, (c) discount pricing on UCC events and products, and (d) Membership support through the UCC’s Customer Service organization, educational events, and Equipment/Service Provider Directories.
Though you are not required to pay a membership renewal fee, you may choose to do so. Such payment entitles members to certain enhanced benefits: access to the online UCC Solution Center, enhanced supply chain support through UCC’s customer service team; free web seminars on supply chain solutions; and a quarterly newsletter.
If you file a claim for reimbursement of your annual renewal fee, such enhanced benefits will not be available to you, unless you begin paying annual renewal fees sometime in the future. Your share of the settlement fund will depend on how much you paid UCC as a renewal fee and on the number of class members who file claims seeking compensation from the fund. As illustration, if every single eligible class member timely filed a claim, your gross recovery would be roughly 48% of the renewal fee you paid. Similarly, if half of the eligible class members file claims, your gross recovery would be roughly 100% of the renewal fee you paid.
Regarding the class action law suit brought by the law firm:
Bronson & Associates
Attorneys at Law
15 West 8th Street, Suite A
Tracy, CA 95376
We are here to help and will answer your questions about barcoding, product labels and printing, even if you don’t buy numbers from us.
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Remembering George Laurer, Inventor of the UPC Code
George invented the UPC (Universal Product Code) in 1973 under contract with IBM. He used to maintain a website with all the information about the origin of the UPC, the UCC and the GS1, and also shared details and info about the class action lawsuits against the Uniform Code Council (now the GS1) for monopolizing, as well as listing other legal resellers such as us.
We were one of the first resellers he verified and listed on his website. His site used to explain about the mechanics of bar codes and the numbering system, and shared great advice on how to determine if people like us are legal and legitimate.
It had a blacklist of websites he had found to be fraudulent or suspicious. Unfortunately several resellers who made plenty of money off of unsuspecting and trusting customers threatened him with legal action in late 2016 and at 91 years old, he threw in the towel and removed the information on his site that had been there for 15 years.
The sad thing is he was only trying to help by giving information so people wouldn’t be victims of fraud. George passed away in December 2019 at the age of 94.
AP News: George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94
His website can be viewed in the internet Wayback Machine. You have to view prior to 2016 to see the content prior to his removing of the recommended companies (like ours) and those on his Black List, which he removed when he was legally threatened in 2016. Here is our site on his recommended list all the way back in July 2007:
Looking for Easy UPC? Read here about how they were infringing on our trademark and selling bogus numbers under the domain EasyUPC.com
NOTICE: In 2016 we filed a UDRP complaint against a shady competitor infringing on our longstanding trademark with the domain EasyUPC.com. In January 2017 we won the dispute and the domain was transferred to us. You can read about it here.
We have since discovered they were selling fake numbers and are now operating another shady site under the name SnapUPC. In the process we discovered that the same competitor as well as another were fined $20,000 by the Federal Trade Commission back in 2014 for price collusion. You can read about that here.
Bottom line, if you want to buy from an honest, reputable business with real people that answer the phones and provide impeccable customer service and reasonable prices, then EZ UPC is really your only legitimate choice in the Barcode Reseller niche market.
Be cautious about purchasing from Resellers who are offering barcode numbers for pennies on the dollar or claiming to have sold millions of barcodes. If it were that easy to obtain legal prefixes to be able to practically give barcode numbers away or sell “millions”, then everyone would be doing it.
There are also many websites out there now who are selling made-up or unofficial numbers that they don’t own the right to sell, and they are simply banking on the consumer not being savvy enough to do their homework and not spending enough money to come back to them later and sue them or file chargebacks or complaints.