Some Things We Do
Barcodes NZ (Barcodes Ltd) – selling barcodes in NZ and 8+ other countries directly – with happy customers in 100+ countries. This business is owned by our charity (Better World Initiative) so all profits go towards charitable purposes.
International Barcodes Network (International Barcodes Ltd) – our other barcodes business – selling barcodes through licensees in non-English language countries.
Barcodes Database – an international database of barcode numbers and products
International Barcode Registry– another international database of barcode numbers and products
Our previous businesses
Unicycles NZ – our first business in NZ was selling unicycles – started at the same time as the unicycle.com guys. The business was successful, and many competitors started & tried to ride the wave of interest, including The Warehouse selling cheap (junk) unicycles. The market got saturated with unicycles, including many that were poor quality … so we closed down (moved on to other things) & then the competitors closed down … and now the closest unicycle shop to NZ is in Australia. It was great while it lasted, and we loaned unicycles to about 120 schools – o there might be a small generation with some kiwi kids that learnt to unicycle.
Edugames – our second business in NZ – designing and selling educational games in NZ such as Kiwi Quiz, Discover NZ (English and Te Reo versions), Discover Wildlife, and Brit Quiz. We no longer run this business – but the games we designed are still available (including updated versions) from Papawai Media.