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Already have a UPC code and need labels? If you've already applied to the UCC and received your unique UPC number then click this link.

Don't have a UPC code? If you don't have a UPC (Universal Product Code) from the UCC (Uniform Code Council) then click here to apply for your number. A UPC code is required in most POS (point of sale) and retail environments.

My UPC number

How do I Get a UPC number for my product? CALL THE UNIFORM CODE COUNCIL AT 1-937-435-3870

The short answer is, in the USA call 1-937-435-3870, the Uniform Code Council, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Or you may contact them via mail: Uniform Code Council, Inc., 7887 Washington Village Drive, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45459. For a fee, the Uniform Code Council will issue you a company number and send you a packet of information about how to use it. Outside the USA, contact the equivalent organization for your country. You can apply online, by phone, or by fax. The contact information for the Uniform Code Council is:

Telephone: (937) 435-3870
Fax: (937) 435-7317
If you want to know more about it before you call, read on.

Many consider the Uniform Code Council as the point of origination for the automated identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. The Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) created widespread business cases that proved to the world there was practicality and value in automated identification in the supply chain. As a home of sorts to the AIDC industry, the UCC carries on full-scale development of technology based solutions for the many business problems that have been identified within the supply chain. UPC (Universal Product Code) numbers are controlled in the USA by the Uniform Code Council in Dayton, Ohio. The system is designed to avoid letting two manufacturers happen to market products with identical codes. More information.

STEP ONE: Your company will need to obtain a UCC-12 (U.P.C.) number. (The U.P.C.-A bar code symbol represents your UCC-12 (U.P.C.) number).

Where does my company obtain the UCC-12 (U.P.C.) number?

Other countries use similar systems managed by corresponding organizations.

STEP TWO: In order to have the U.P.C.-A bar code printed, provide your UCC-12 (U.P.C.) number to Data ID or you can print it yourself.

How does my company get the U.P.C.-A bar code marked on our product?

The bar code can be printed provided your company has a UCC-12 (U.P.C.) number. The product packager, or you, printing your own UPC code, etc. may use bar code software that is available commercially to actually produce the symbol.

Printing your own UPC Codes
This is where Data ID can help! We have several solutions for printing UPC codes:

BarTender Pro

Label View Pro for Windows

Thermal Transfer Printers

Once you have the entire UPC code worked out, contact us for all of your label , bar code fonts, hardware and software needs. We will be pleased to help you.



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