What is UPC?

A Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode that is widely used in the United States and Canada for tracking stock such as books, magazines and CDs. UPC codes are particularly useful when you are locating or ordering stock from suppliers. 

UPC codes consist of a sequence of twelve numbers with no letters or characters. These codes can be scanned to be quickly identified. 


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