Purchase a Company Prefix Today
Trust the experts at Prefix-Xchange to provide the most seamless process for purchasing your UPC barcode company prefix. We'll work with you to ensure your business receives a company prefix in a timely and efficient manner while avoiding costly GS1™ annual renewal fees. Plus, you'll own 100,000 UPC item codes instantly with your purchase! Get started by following our three-step process below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get with the purchase of a company prefix from Prefix-Xchange?
You will receive a bill of sale from the previous owner and the paperwork allowing you to request a GS1™ Prefix transfer of your new UPC company prefix. These documents are proof of your company's ownership of the prefix and will be needed to transfer the company prefix. Even after the transfer has gone through, it's important to keep these forms on file. With the ownership document in hand, you will be able to distribute your branded products (up to 100,000) worldwide within the worldwide barcode system.
Anything I should know about submitting the transfer form to GS1™?
As part of your purchase, we will supply you with the correct GS1™ Transfer form. You will complete the form by including your company/contact information and mail the form to the GS1™ office. After you've submitted the form, GS1™ should update their membership files showing your company as the new owner. It can take a while for this change to be made as GS1™ is not known for updating their data base on a timely basis. In the interim, your bill of sale is evidence of your ownership of the company prefix.
What makes Prefix-Xchange different than other distributers of company prefixes?
We pride ourselves on streamlining the process of securing a company prefix so you can give your attention to more important matters. Some of the other advantages of working with Prefix-Xchange include:
- Save time by working with a knowledgeable UPC broker and avoiding the hassle of originating GS1™ registration
- You pay a one-time purchase fee instead of the ongoing annual license fee from GS1™
- Your business will own your company prefix in perpetuity
- With your purchase you receive 100,000 UPC barcode numbers you can use immediately
- Your business can safely issue coupons without the concern of conflicting with another brand owner and possible fees/fines associated with a recall, duplicate product code, repayment fees etc.
Can Prefix-Xchange help with zero-suppressed UPC codes?
While all the company barcode prefixes we sell automatically come with 100,000 product codes available, some prefixes also allow for a certain number of product codes to be zero-suppressed. These zero-suppressed symbols are smaller than what you see on most packages in the grocery or other retail store and they can be most useful if your items are very small. If you are interested in zero-suppressed UPC codes, please contact Prefix-Xchange to learn more!