UPC-A Overview

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.

UPC-A Barcode

Programming

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*:
(For D730 and S730 click the barcode to print and scan)

UPC-A Enable


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

UPC-A Disable

data reader programming guides  for more info and troubleshooting.

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.

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