QR Coded Dog Tag Test

Sign up for the QR Coded Dog Tag Test is now closed. We are not accepting any more participants at this time. Thank You.

How does the study work?
1. Put the tag on your dog’s collar and have your dog wear the tag until May 2019.
2. In mid-April you will receive a short survey and return envelope in the mail. Please fill out the survey and return it along with the tag by May 1, 2019.
3. After we receive your survey results and tag, we will mail you a $20 gift card. There will be a list of gift card options to choose from such as Amazon, Starbucks, Panera, etc. Your survey results will also enter you into a drawing for a chance to win our Grand Prize, a $100 gift card to PetSmart.

Please note: We are only accepting the first 100 dogs that are signed up.

Become a Reseller/Distributor

Are you looking to carry more items in your label, tag, or commercial printing shop? Become a National Band & Tag reseller and offer any of our products that fit with your target market. We have over 160+ shapes of tags and bands to choose from, most styles can be customized to meet your needs.

How it works:

  • Choose what bands or tags you would like to sell and list them on your website. We can assist you in getting pictures.
  • Once your customer orders, send us the order. We can process the orders one by one, in batches, or weekly. We are happy to work with you to set something up that works for everyone.
  • NB&T can ship to you or directly to your customer in a plain box without our name or logo on it. We are also able to ship worldwide.
  • Open Accounts are available and may be applied for by filling out the credit application form.
  • After you have reached the threshold to qualify for Wholesale Pricing, that will be offered to you.

Why become a NB&T Reseller?

  • We have a wide range of products and are proficient in providing custom made identification solutions.
  • We will take care of manufacturing and shipping your tags, all you have to do is order.
  • You can choose which of our products you want to sell and what limitations you want to offer.
  • Our sales reps will work with you on support.

National Band & Tag is always looking for resellers, especially ones outside of the United States! For more information on becoming a reseller of NB&T products, contact us at 859-261-2035.



International Shipping

Did you know we can ship your bands and tags anywhere in the world? Currently NB&T ships to 100 of the 196 countries in the world. All our tags ship from our location in Newport, Kentucky, USA.

How it works: Using your shipping address, we get shipping quotes from UPS, FedEx, and DHL, and then choose the best price for you. If you have an account or a 3rd party shipper that you prefer to use, we can use them instead.

To celebrate all the countries we ship to, we hung up flags in our office! Which country will be the next to be added to our wall?

What to expect when doing business with NB&T

As a U.S. manufacturer, we custom make all our products to order. Only limited amounts of tags are stocked on the shelves through our quick ship programs.

After you call, email or send a quote request through the website, a sales representative will send you a quote in 2-4 business days. Once you approve the quote, it becomes an order, the credit card is run (unless you have established an open account with us) and the order is placed. A second sales rep then checks the order for accuracy. You will receive an acknowledgment (receipt) from your sales rep. The amount of time your order spends in the office can vary depending on the time it takes to receive quote approval or payment. After that, your order is sent to the factory.

Once in the factory, orders are scheduled to a press and are put in line to be produced. Standard orders that have no extra options added to them are usually in the factory between 2-4 weeks. Less popular tag shapes and special tag options can add additional weeks onto to the production time, these options include:

  • Paint Fill
  • Strip Packing
  • Links Attaching
  • Flat (Skin) Packing
  • Wet Tumbling
  • Wires Attached

After the tags are produced they are then sent to the shipping department. If you look at your acknowledgement, there will be an anticipated ship date that will always be a Friday date. Your order will be shipped out any time that week, with the Friday date being the absolute latest.

The amount of time your order spends in the office or factory may change during our busy season (October – December). During these months, we always recommend placing your order as soon as possible to make sure you get your tags on time.

If you have any questions, our sales representatives are happy to answer any questions you may have about doing business with National Band & Tag Company.

Call us at 859-261-2035.

Or email us at [email protected].

From the President

At National Band, we have always sought to serve our customers to the best of our ability, by making the highest quality identification products. And in recent years, we have started to focus on not only producing good products, but also building more trust, accuracy, and integrity into our daily operations. I feel so honored to be the current President of such a wonderful company–a company that has been in my family for 5 generations now. I cherish the history and legacy of this place, and have such high hopes for where we can continue to grow.

faye wendel

Faye Haas Wendel, President

When I started at National Band in 1981, I never dreamed to be sitting in the position I hold right now. As the first woman in the family to work here, I had a lot to prove. I haven’t always done everything right in my tenure, but I’ve learned and grown more through being a small business owner than I ever anticipated. It has taught me to be strong, to trust myself, and to not shy away from a challenge. Family business is tough, but one of the most rewarding things I can imagine being a part of.

As we close out our first month of 2016, I want to offer my thanks to the incredible customers who have faithfully come back to us year after year. I want to thank our amazingly hard working employees who have come and gone over the last 113 years–you’ve made this legacy possible. I want to thank my family for constantly seeking improvement and growth for us as individuals and as a company.

Our Vision statement says that “we live for the day when the spirit of our unbreakable family blesses everyone we reach; when trust is built into every solution we produce from concept to delivery; and when National Band and Tag is the #1 choice for identification bands and tags.”

We continue to focus on this vision. And as President, that is my commitment to our customers, vendors, employees, and family this year and always.

Faye Haas Wendel

What Colors of Aluminum Do We Have?

One question that we receive at National Band & Tag often is about our colored aluminum and what shade it is. You’ll see a chart of the colors we offer below, however, keep in mind that different computers and devices show colors differently. This means a blue tag on your smart phone might look a different shade of blue on your desktop computer.

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Dog, Cat, and Industrial Tag Aluminum Colors

Also, when we purchase our material, there is a certain amount of shade variation from one order to another. One batch of red may not be the same shade of red as another. It usually stays within a certain color range, but we cannot guarantee that the red tag your received last year will be the same exact red you get this year.

The most accurate way to see a color is to request free samples of the styles you are interested in. Our free samples come from overruns of current orders so it is coming from our current material stock. Colors can vary by products as well and by what we have in stock. Please contact a sales representative at 859-261-2035 to find out what colors are available or what can be ordered.

Our aluminum colors for dog, cat, and industrial tags include: plain, red, blue, green, orange, yellow, gold, black, white and purple.

Our aluminum colors for wing bands and poultry products include: plain, red, light red, blue, light blue, green, light green, yellow, orange, light orange, pink, light pink, purple, light purple, brown, light brown, tan, black, gray and white.

aluminum colors for poultry bands

Poultry Bands Aluminum Colors

Champions of Problem Solving

NBT employees“Agile and solution-centered customer service.”  At National Band & Tag Co, we feel so strongly about the importance of customer service we included this statement in our Mission.  Each day, our solution centered customer service team reaches people all over the world, assisting with orders, helping customers choose the appropriate items for a specific purpose, and answering numerous questions regarding the type and use of our products.  They are champions at problem solving and delivering information in a professional and courteous manner.

About a year ago when our company updated its logo, we added a Thank You card to many of our orders.  This was our way of letting the customers know they were receiving the best products from the best team of people, from order entry to manufacturing through shipping.  It is a team approach for each order!  We are always thankful the customer chose our company to meet their tagging needs.

Looking ahead to 2016, we are grateful for each and every customer and look forward to hearing from you again in the new year.  We will continue to provide excellent customer service, making the decision making and order process simple and solution-centered.  If you have not ordered from us yet, look over our website.  We hope to have the product you are looking for and if not, give us a call or e-mail us.  We will work with you hoping to accomplish your tagging needs.