European Joomla VirtueMart Barcodes Deluxe EAN
I know there have been some webmasters who use Joomla Virtuemart in Europe suddenly faced with clients or bosses requiring EAN barcodes displayed for every product.
The major barcoding systems are handled with Authenticated Merch software, including ISBN and its counterpart ISSN. Barcodes Deluxe can possibly assist point of sale systems as well. In some instances you may want to make the barcode the default tab if you know how.
The following barcodes are handled by the server and served individually with separate subscription accounts:
- You must have Apache or Linux for auto install, otherwise you will have to install manually. When finished add the barcode information into the products information. Barcodes are delivered securely via SSL to your new secure VirtueMart inventory system.
- Subscription to the unlimited barcode server is required for proper images to show up on your website. However, one free year is included with the purchase of all software at Authenticated Merch at the time of this writing.
- Depending on your needs (internal use / client visibility / point of sale) you may need to register your barcodes for each product listed in your inventory.
From the Authenticated Merch Forum:
If your client has products that need bar codes to be able to reach the retail market as required by law, shop around for a registrar.
It can get expensive as each color, size, etc of a product classifies it as a separate product and needs it’s own registered bar code.
A couple places like walmart (not many but large companies) require a GS1 bar code which is quite expensive.
For other retail outlets, a more simple less expensive version is available. I would suggest Barcodestalk.com, only because I have used them myself but you may use other providers as well.