UPC-A Overview

UPC-A Barcode

The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology that 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.

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

Supported Host Device

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Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.

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

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK

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Programming

UPC-A 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 by scanning the barcode below*:


UPC-A Enable


Disable UPC-A by scanning the barcode below*:


UPC-A Disable

See the full programming guide  for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming 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 fill out a barcode support form.


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

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.


Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.