For which countries this barcodes can be used?

UPC and EAN are the most common types of barcodes for sale on trading platforms such as Amazon and eBay. UPC — USA and Canada, EAN — rest of the world.


  • UPC (Universal Product Code)
Countries: Primarily USA and Canada.UPC-A: 12 numeric characters.UPC-E: 6 numeric characters (compressed version of UPC-A).
  • EAN (European Article Number)
Countries: Internationally, especially in Europe.EAN-13: 13 numeric characters.EAN-8: 8 numeric characters.

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