Amazon UPC code As an Amazon seller, you should be aware that every product on Amazon has an identification number. These codes are called Amazon UPC codes. Product identifiers can be used to create new product pages and lists. Many categories on Amazon have specific UPCs. The only legal manufacturer of globally available Amazon UPCs is GS1 (Global Standard 1). This company offers global standards for supply chain barcoding. Global Standard 1 publishes every item on Amazon with the Global Trade Item Number.
To follow GS1 requirements, you need to take into account the type of products you want to retail, the quality of your product data, and the specific requirements for selling in that product category.
In this article, we will explain the role of GTINs and UPCs for promoting your product on the Amazon global commerce platform.
However, before I move forward, I should point out that Amazon will begin cross-linking UPC codes assigned to various ASINs in its marketplaces against the GS1 database. This may mean that any seller that does not contain genuine UPC codes may be removed from Amazon search results. Amazon UPC code
Amazon UPC codes: what are they and why do we need them?
The UPC code is a barcode symbol that is uniquely assigned to each trade item. It is widely used in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other English speaking countries. The UPC consists of 12 numbers denoting the company prefix, item reference, and check digit. The first digit numbers assigned by GS1 to uniquely identified brand owners must mark products with UPC symbols.
The next five digits are used to show the item reference. They are appointed by the brand owner to reference a particular item.
And the last digit is called the check digit. It is a calculated figure based on a MOD check digit calculation from previous digits.
UPC codes can be of two types, UPC-A and UPC-E. The difference is that the UPC-E code is shorter and zeros are suppressed. This means you don’t see the 0’s in the barcode only within the relevant GTIN.
What is an ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number)?
Amazon Standard ID Numbers are used to identify Amazon items. These consist of unique blocks of 10 letters and numbers. You can find the ASIN code of the required product on the Amazon product information page. It should be noted for books that Amazon uses the ISBN barcode. The standard identification number is the same for books like ISBN. However, for all other items, the new standard number is created when the item is uploaded to the Amazon catalog.
The product’s ASIN code is placed on the product details page among other product details such as color, size. This code can be used to search for products in Amazon’s catalog. By entering a specific ASIN or ISBN code in the Amazon search box, you will get the required search results with that code (provided a product is listed in the catalogue).