Do I need to send my supplier my product’s UPC code?

Unless you intend to sell your product through retail channels outside of Amazon, you do not need to have your supplier put your UPC on your product.  You do need a UPC to create your Amazon listing, but once you use the UPC to create the listing, you no longer need it.  Amazon requires their FNSKU bar code on your products instead of the UPC.  The FNSKU is how your product is identified on Amazon.  Amazon will generate the FNSKU, which you can download as a PDF and then send to your supplier to put on your product packaging.

You can get your UPC from places like Barcodes Mania  You will need a UPC for each version of your product.  You can buy a single UPC or multiple UPCs if you know that you will have more than one product right away.

 

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