How to generate a barcode?

Generate an EAN barcode for products or services you want to sell with Paymash.

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Written by Karyna Ilina
Updated over a week ago

There are a few things to consider when creating your own EAN codes.

We recommend using codes with the EAN-8 and EAN-13 standard. These have 8 and 13 digits respectively.

The first digit must be a 2, so that your own EAN codes can be distinguished from purchased ones. Otherwise you would have to register and pay for your EAN code.

The last digit is a check digit and can therefore not be determined by you.

The following link will take you to a website that calculates this check digit:

Enter your own code on the website, eg: 258763494932

Press "Calculate check digit", the page should now have added the check digit for you, in this case 8.

"2587634949328" is now a valid and compliant EAN-13 code that you can use with Paymash. You can stick it on your product with a label printer, for example.

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