Legitimizing your Items-Demystifying UPC Codes Part 2
Now that you have a product you have produced, it`s time to take it to market. Besides labels, hang tags and packaging you need an UPC code.
From Wikipedia an UPC-The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology (i.e., a specific type of barcode), that is widely used in the United States and Canada for tracking trade items in stores.
Guess what, if you want your items to be carried in big chain stores, they need and request an UPC code. UPC codes will cost anywhere from 20 dollars to 40 a piece. This can be a costly investment if you don`t know where to get it and every different kind of item you have in stock, will need one.
You can buy multiple UPC codes and get discounts depending on the company. I googled the information and found several companies willing to sell multipe codes for very low fees. Please note that many companies out there are not legit and you will have to call them and venture on your own. I personally used two UPCExpress.com and www.mozian.com/.
UPC Express provided me with an UPC code instantly for $30 dollars. It was the easiest of them all, yet expensive if I had more than one item to do, and I did. Mozian was easy as well, provided a discount for multiple items and it took one hour for me to receive the UPC codes.