Almost all beer and wine products in Australia (and worldwide) have barcodes on their labels. Barcodes are required so that retailers can easily keep track of their inventory and simplify the sales process. We have been selling barcodes to customers in Australia and worldwide for many years. Many of our customers are Breweries, beer distributors, and companies that specialise in various beer products.
Barcodes for beer products can be purchased below. If you purchase “Barcode Packages” below, you will receive EAN-13 barcodes that are suitable for use on all food and beverage products (including beer) in Australia and worldwide. For more information about barcodes for beer, please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page.
EAN-13 Retail Barcode Packages
Instant email delivery
If you buy an EAN-13 barcode package from us below, you will receive:
1. A unique EAN-13 barcode number
2. EAN13 Barcode images (in 4 different formats: jpeg, png, SVG & pdf)
3. A guarantee certificate
4. Free Barcode Registration on the International Barcodes Database.
Quantity Price per EAN13 Barcode 1 $ 75 2 $ 65 each 3 $ 58 each 4 + $ 52 each 5 + $ 45 each 10 + $ 37 each 15 + $ 31 each 20 + $ 25 each 30 + $ 21 each 40 + $ 18 each 50 + $ 15 each 100 + $9 eachNOW ONLY $8.25 each
FAQ’s about Barcode for Beer
What type of barcode do I need for beer products?
Beer bottles and products in Australia (and most parts of the world) usually have a 13-digit “EAN-13” barcode on them. You can purchase this type of barcode above and receive it by email instantly.
The EAN-13 barcodes we sell are globally unique barcodes that comply with the standardised retail barcoding system used in Australia and worldwide. Our barcodes are compliant with all retail barcoding software and barcode scanners, both in Australia and worldwide.
How many barcodes do I need for my beer products?
Generally speaking, you need a unique barcode number for each different retail product (this includes different product variations – e.g. different craft beer flavours or sizes). If your product is for sale both individually (e.g. individual bottles) and in a multi-unit set (e.g. a 6-pack of beers), you’ll need one barcode for the bottle and a different barcode for the 6-pack.
It would help if you definitely had a different barcode for each product when the price changes. If the price is the same (across all the product variations), then you might get away with using the same barcode number on all the product variations. This depends a bit on which retail stores you are selling your products in – the larger retail stores, in particular, might require a different barcode for each product variation (especially if they do stocktaking automatically, instead of manually).
What type of barcode do I need for the outer delivery packaging of beer?
You may need to put an ITF-14 barcode (a 14-digit Shipping Code) onto the delivery boxes that contain your beer products – please discuss this with your retailer’s to find out if they require this. ITF-14 barcodes are 14 digits long and are based on the 13 digit EAN barcode on the beer labels or packaging. They are scanned when each delivery carton enters the warehouse/storage area so that your retailers know how many cases or different beer products are in each box (this helps them to keep track of the remaining stock that’s in their warehouse and to know when they’re running low on a particular product and need to order more). Usually, you’ll need one ITF-14 barcode for each EAN-13 barcode that you have. You can purchase an ITF-14 barcode here if you need one.
Do we need to give you any product information?
No, you don’t. All you need to do is buy the barcodes you need below on our website and pay by credit card. You will receive your barcodes automatically by email as soon as we receive your payment. The barcodes will be a globally unique sequence of 13 digits encoded into a barcode image (the vertical black bars and white spaces). No product information will be encoded into the barcodes – your barcodes and products will only be linked together once you give them to your retailers, and they enter the information into their inventory system (after that, when the barcode is scanned, the product/price information will appear on the retailer’s checkout screen).
How do we use our barcodes?
Do we need to register the barcodes in a database?
No, you don’t. You can allocate the barcodes to your beer, get them printed onto the labels, and start using the barcodes immediately. There is no compulsory (or comprehensive) barcode database for beer products or other retail products in Australia or worldwide.
There are several general barcode databases online (where all types of retail products – food, beverages, clothes etc. – can be listed), but none of these databases is complete. One of the best ones is the International Barcodes Database. If you purchase “EAN-13 Barcode Packages” (above), you’ll be able to register your barcodes for free on that database. Registration is an optional service. It is not compulsory. For more information about barcode registration, click here.
Can we purchase a roll of sticky barcode labels from you?
Yes, you can. We can send you a roll of barcode labels (via courier) for you to stick onto your existing beer labels. This could be a good option if your labels were printed before you got a barcode (or if the barcode printed on the labels is not scanning correctly for some reason). You can purchase barcode labels here.