UPC-A Overview

UPC-A Barcode

The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbologythat is widely used in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries for tracking trade items in stores.

UPC (technically refers to UPC-A) consists of 12 numeric digits that are uniquely assigned to each trade item. Along with the related EAN barcode, the UPC is the barcode mainly used for scanning of trade items at the point of sale.

Back to: EAN/UPC Barcode Family | All Barcodes

Supported Host Device

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Supported Business Application:

 

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK.

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Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest Capture SDK was implemented in your app. See the latest Capture SDK version.

See complete list of Partner Applications.

Non-Capture SDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK

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Programming

 

UPC-A symbology is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.



Enable UPC-A Symbology*:

To enable the UPC-A symbology scan the barcode below:

UPC-A Enable


Disable UPC-A Symbology*:

To disable the UPC-A symbology scan the barcode below:

UPC-A Disable

See the full programming guide for more info and troublshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programmign guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

 

Q: What is the typical usage of UPC-A?

A: Retail point of sale



Q:
 How to remove the leading zero (first digit of the barcode)?

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com


Q: How to read UPC-A as 13 digits?

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com

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Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: https://barcode.tec-it.com/