Amazon is a very logical platform, and the premise of all operations is data-based. UPC is a small branch of Amazon's data operations. UPC is the abbreviation of product code. The full English name is Universal ProductCode. It is a product barcode composed of 12-digit codes. It can only be used to represent numbers. Its code set is numbers 0-9, with A, B, C, D, E five This version is developed by the Unicode Committee of the United States and is mainly used in the United States, Canada and other places. Other countries can also scan and read, but most countries use EAN.
The importance of UPC codes
1. When creating product identifiers, Amazon requires that all new listings have a different one, such as UPC, EAN, GTIN, etc.
2. The brand name of the new listing should be kept consistent with the brand name corresponding to the UPC in the GS1 database. This is what the Amazon platform needs to confirm. GS1 is the global standard for product barcodes and the channel for Amazon to verify the UPC.
If the seller's product does not have a UPC code, how can it be obtained?
1. Official channels
It is more formal to buy Amazon UPC codes from official channels . If Amazon requires the seller to provide the Amazon UPC code for authorization, the seller needs to purchase the official UPC code with the authorization letter. Amazon will not recognize your UPC code if the company name you look up is different from the name of the certificate.
2.UPC code generator
There are many tools on the market that can generate UPC codes, which can generate a large number of UPC codes for sellers for free. However, this method is relatively risky, because most of the generated UPC codes do not have certificates, and the probability of repeated generation is also relatively high. In order to avoid unnecessary trouble, it is not recommended to use it.
3. Purchase from third-party channels
To join the China Commodity Barcode System, the enterprise seller needs to apply, provide the business license registration number and organization code at the same time, and charge the seller a certain fee. Generally, the application can be completed within 2-3 weeks. Or go to Taobao to see if there are Amazon UPC codes for sale, and find a reliable store to buy.
If you are a brand-registered seller, you do not need to submit UPC codes when uploading products , just fill in key attributes; some sellers can also apply for products exempted from trade codes, and do not need UPC codes.