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UPC EAN
TABLE OF CONTENT
Why Is There Confusion Between UPC vs EAN Code?
What Are The Differences Between UPC vs EAN Code?
What Information Are In EAN And UPC Codes?
Where Should You Use UPC or EAN?
WHY IS THERE
CONFUSION
BETWEEN UPC
VS EAN CODE?
2
1
EAN13 & UPC
symbols are
interchangeable
UCC referred UPC
as a 10-character
symbol
3
Europe used
UPC 13 digits &
EAN 13
4
Project SUNRISE
was initiated by
the UCC
UPC was changed
to GS1 US
5
THE ORIGIN OF
UPC VS EAN CONFUSION
WHAT ARE THE
DIFFERENCES
BETWEEN UPC
VS EAN CODE?
The bars' width and the
distances between them are the
same precise width
The positioning of the numerals
below is the only difference
UPC EAN
Density
Character
set
Maximum
capacity
Error
detection
Region
Usage
scenarios
Moderate
Numeric
Numeric: 12
Modulo-10 check digit to
detect error
Modulo-10 check digit to
detect error
Retail point of sale
US and Canada
Moderate
Numeric
Numeric: 13
Retail point of sale
Worldwide
WHAT
INFORMATION
ARE IN EAN &
UPC CODES?
As you give your product
information & barcode to stores
or merchants, this information
is linked to your UPC or EAN.
You can utilize the barcode with
the associated product details
for online listings.
WHERE
SHOULD YOU
USE UPC OR
EAN?
Only if you are in the retail industry and only do business
in Canada and the US should you use UPC
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BARCODELIVE.ORG
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