How can I generate UPC codes for Amazon?

Q&A ProCategory: Amazon SellersHow can I generate UPC codes for Amazon?
Rachel Marshall asked 5 years ago
1 Answers
Dani Avitz Staff answered 5 years ago

Universal Product Codes (UPCs) are one of many methods of notating individual products on the marketplace for the sake of inventory management and product identification. Understanding UPCs, and knowing how to convert amongst other codes like European Article Number (EAN) and Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN), is a staple skill for retailers and sellers, both online and offline.

Finding these codes can be challenging, especially if you have incomplete product information. If you are missing a product’s unique identifier code, how do you generate a UPC code in order to sell it on Amazon? There are a few methods you can employ.

  • If the retail packaging is still intact, the barcode should contain the product code.
  • You can use a ASIN to UPC or EAN converter tool as offered by Algopix
  • You can search for the product using its name on a product research platform like Algopix.

If you want to generate a UPC or convert amongst the different coding schemes, an online tool is probably your best option. Algopix is one solution that shows you the UPC, EAN, ASIN, exact model, brand, and dimensions of a specific product all in one convenient screen.