Barcodes for Beer, Cider, Spirits & Wine
You can purchase barcodes for spirits, wine, cider and beer products from below – you will receive EAN-13 barcodes that are suitable for use on all food and beverage products (including wines and beers) in New Zealand and around the world. Please refer to the FAQs at the bottom of this page if you need more information about barcodes for wine bottles. We have been selling barcodes to customers in New Zealand and worldwide for many years. Many of our customers are craft brewers, distillers and wine growers, wine distributors, and local businesses that produce and market wine, spirits and beer products.
Congratulations to our clients for their success in the 2023 NZ Spirits Awards;
Black Collar Distillery, Good Bones Distilling, Waiheke Distilling Co, The Whanganui Distilling Company Ltd, Mothers Ruined Gin Ltd, Fenton Street Gin, The Cambridge Distillery Company,
Saddle Hill Brewery & Distillery, Mt Fyffe Distillery, Lunatic & Lover,
EAN-13 Retail Barcode Packages
Instant email delivery
If you buy a barcode package from us below, you will receive:
1. A unique EAN-13 barcode number
2. 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 Barcode (incl GST) 1 $ 59 2 $ 54 each 3-4 $ 51 each 5 + $ 49 each 10 + $ 39 each 15 + $ 34 each 20 + $ 30 each 30 + $ 25 each 40 + $ 21 each 50 + $ 15 each 75 + $ 11 each 100 + $ 9 eachNOW ONLY $8.25 each
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FAQs about alcohol barcodes
Usually, a 13-digit EAN-13 barcode is used on wine and beer bottles in New Zealand (and the vast majority of countries). You can buy these barcodes above, and we will promptly email them to you.
The New Zealand Winegrowers Labelling Guide advises that the EAN-13 barcode is typically used in New Zealand for wine products. The EAN-13 barcodes we sell are globally unique barcodes that comply with the standardised retail barcoding system used in New Zealand and worldwide. Our barcodes are compliant with all retail barcoding software and barcode scanners, both in New Zealand and worldwide.
It is not a legal requirement to have a barcode on your wine products. However, most retailers require barcodes, so it’s an excellent idea to get them. Retailers use barcodes for stocktaking purposes (so that they can easily keep track of their inventory) and make the sales/checkout process efficient and fast.
Every different retail product requires a different barcode number (including product variations such as size or wine type). You will need two EAN-13 barcodes if your wine is being sold both as individual bottles and in cartons to be sold by the case.
You need 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 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).
Some retailers and wholesalers require ITF-14 barcodes (also called GTIN-14 barcodes) to go on the pallets of wine and wine cases. An ITF-14 barcode goes on the delivery boxes that contain your wine bottles – please discuss this with your retailers to find out if they require these. ITF-14 barcodes are 14 digits long and are based on the 13-digit EAN barcode that goes on the wine labels. They are scanned when each delivery carton enters the warehouse/storage area so that your retailers know how many bottles of wine are in each box. This helps them keep track of the remaining stock in their warehouse and 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. Occasionally a retailer/wholesaler might also require that you get a GS-128 barcode that encodes particular details (e.g. batch number, date, GLN number of the vineyard). If you need a GS-128 barcode, we can provide this – please contact us for a quote (and tell us what information you need to be encoded into the GS-128 barcode).