What is a UPC Barcode?
A UPC Barcode (or Universal Product Code) is a globally unique 12 digit number that is encoded into a barcode using the UPC Barcode symbology. They are effectively a subset of the EAN-13 numbers and work within the same system. These are the most common type of retail barcode used in the USA and Canada whereas EAN-13 barcodes are more common elsewhere. Having said that both formats can technically be used in any country, and are globally unique regardless. However, if you are mainly selling in the USA or Canada, we recommend that you use the UPC-A format. Please see the difference between UPC and EAN-13 barcodes here.
How to get a UPC Barcode?
UPC Barcodes can be easily purchased in barcode packages here. once an order is received we will email you through your UPC number with the images as attached files. This will be followed by an EAN-13 format number which is sent through automatically. You can then just incorporate the UPC barcode into your product packaging in an easily visible flat location. When a retailer first receives your product, they will scan the barcode and input the product information into their system. From that point onwards, every time the barcode is scanned, your product information will automatically appear.
Please see our FAQ page if you have any questions, or contact us.
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