UPC-E Overview

UPC-E is a variantion of UPC-A which allows for a more compact barcode by eliminating the extra zeros. UPC-E barcodes is an 8-digit code with number system 0 or 1, which is a shortened version of UPC-A barcode. It is generally used on products with very small packaging where UPC-A barcode couldn’t reasonably fit.

UPC-E Barcode

Programming

UPC-E 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-E by scanning the barcode below*:
(For D730 and S730 click the barcode to print and scan)

UPC-E Enable


Disable UPC-E by scanning the barcode below*:
(For D730 and S730 click the barcode to print and scan)

UPC-E Disable

See full data reader programming guides  for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the D750 programming guide Opens New Window.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

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

A: Retail point of sale



Q:
 How to convert UPC-E to UPC-A (read as 12 digits)?

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


Q: How to remove the check digit (last digit of the barcode)?

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


Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.

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