Will my barcode work at every store?

The majority of retailers throughout the world will accept UPC or EAN Barcodes from Nationwide Barcode.

The exceptions are some of the major retailers like Jc Penney’s, Krogers and Walmart. These retailers require that you provide certificates directly from GS1. (Walmart.com, the online platform will accept UPCs from 3rd party resellers)

We have heard that Walgreen’s and Macy’s also ask for the barcode certificate but may optionally input the UPC number of each product.

It is your responsibility to ask your retailers if they will accept UPC or EAN numbers from a company that subdivides barcodes.

Click on this link for information about the difference between the GS1 and Nationwide Barcode to make an educated decision about buying barcodes.