Don’t worry, it is pretty easy and inexpensive if you don’t expect to need more than a few dozen UPCs. The initial license fee is as low as $250 with a much smaller annual license fee. It really depends on the number of products for which you expect to need UPCs for in the near future.
- Head to the source, GS1.
- Click on “I Need a Barcode” and you will be taken through a setup process.
Once you pay the inital license fee you’ll get a member kit including your Company Prefix which you can use to start making your own UPC codes. see: (How do I make my own UPC codes with my company prefix?)