Universal Product Code (UPC) and European Article Number (EAN) barcodes are two widely used barcode for identifying products in point of sale retail application. Generate & read UPC/EAN Barcodes barcode with Yiigo .NET Barcode Plugin.
UPC-A Barcodes Information
UPC-A barcode is one of the most common and well-known linear barcode, widely used for retailing industry, mostly in USA, to track Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) since 1970s. A UPC-A barcode comprise of 4 parts: number system, manufacturer code, product code and a check digit.
UPC-E Barcodes Information
Short version of UPC symbol, UPC-E barcode is also widely used for retailing industry; however, mainly used on small packages where a standard UPC-A can't fit reasonably. A UPC-E barcode comprise of 4 parts: number system, manufacturer code, product code and a check digit.
EAN-13 Barcodes Information
EAN-13 barcode is a European Article Numbering international retail product code, once used only in Europe, but now in all over the word to identify products. The products contain the EAN number or GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) to identify itself. Besides, it also plays an important role in modern logistics.
EAN-8 Barcodes Information
EAN-8 barcode, known as UPC-8, GTIN-8, GS1-8, EAN/UCC-8, is a short version of EAN-13. Like EAN-13 barcode, EAN-8 barcode is also used in retail industry, however, only on the small packages that don't have the enough space for an EAN-13.
EAN 2-Digit Supplementary Extension
EAN-2 supplementary barcode is add-on for EAN/UPC barcodes, often used for indicating magazines and newspaper issue numbers.
EAN 5-Digit Supplementary Extensions
EAN-5 supplementary barcode is 5-digit add-on barcode for EAN/UPC barcodes, often used for marking suggested retail price of books.
UPC/EAN Barcodes Encoding Data & Length
UPC/EAN Barcodes is capable of encoding numeric only data with fixed length:
UPC/EAN Barcodes Check Digit Calculation
UPC/EAN Barcodes is self-checking barcode. A Modulo 10 check digit is used for consistency verification in all UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13 and EAN-8 barcode types.
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