Barcodes for Cards


Greeting cards and postcards can be barcoded in 3 different ways:


1. Each card could have a different EAN-13 barcode

EAN-13 Barcode
EAN-13 Barcode

This is the option that we recommend. It is the best option because it is compatible with all retail systems, and it allows retailers to do an automatic stock-take. However, it can be more expensive because you have to buy one EAN-13 barcode per card (e.g. if you had 20 different cards, you would need to buy 20 x EAN-13 barcodes). You can view our prices or place an order for EAN-13 barcodes below (please scroll to the bottom of this page).


EAN-13 with supplements
EAN-13 with supplements

2. You could get one 13-digit EAN-13 barcode number and then add a 2-digit “supplement” barcode to the end of it (ranging from 01 to 99) to indicate the different cards

This is the middle price option (more affordable than option 1, but a bit more expensive than option 3). Please email us for a quote if you are interested in this option ( Please note that some retail systems don’t recognise the extra supplement digits, so this will only work in some retail systems (please check with your retailer).


3. You could use the same EAN-13 barcode on all your cards

This is the most affordable option. The disadvantage of this option is that your retailers will have to manually check which cards are selling out the fastest and manually re-order. Please note that a different EAN-13 barcode is needed for each different price category (if you have 3 different types of birthday cards – each for sale at a different retail price – you will need 3 different EAN-13 barcodes). If you want to proceed with this option, please order your barcode(s) below. Our prices are one-off (no future fees), and you will receive your barcode(s) by email straight away.


If you are selling greeting cards or postcards and need to get barcodes for them, we are happy to give you advice or a quote. Please send us an email –


Purchase EAN-13 barcodes for your greeting cards or postcards below:

  • EAN-13 Retail Barcode Packages

    EAN13 Barcode Packages images
    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 each NOW ONLY $8.25 each