UPC Barcode

What is a UPC Barcode?

A UPC Barcode is a globally unique 12 digit number that has been encoded into a barcode using the UPC Barcode symbology. These are the most common type of retail barcode in the USA and Canada and are used in the same way as the EAN-13 type barcodes which are used more commonly in every other country. 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 barcode format. Please see the difference between UPC and EAN-13 barcodes here.

How to get a UPC Barcode?

UPC Barcodes can be easily purchased our in barcode packages here. Once we receive an order we email you through the barcode number with the images attached as files. 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 that 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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