Universal Product Code

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Universal Product Code

n. Abbr. UPC
A number and barcode that identify an individual consumer product, often used for tracking inventory.

U′niver′sal Prod′uct Code`


n.
a standardized bar code in widespread use in retail sales.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.Universal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laserUniversal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
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The search feature enables site members to locate items to be sold by entering a keyword or UPC bar code.
The only problem with that approach is that Uniform Code Council (UCC) guidelines say that a UPC bar code can only be reduced to 80 percent of its conventional size.
More than 80 percent of it is covered with tattoos, including a UPC bar code on one arm.
To use it, customers simply take a CD or video off the shelf, swipe the UPC bar code under one of several laser scanners, and either watch a preview on a video monitor or listen to samples through headphones.
Model number 5F60589 is printed on a white label on the bottom of the toaster and above the UPC bar code in the lower right hand corner of the product packaging.
After consumers first purchase of Banquet French Bread Pizza, they can mail in the certificate on the package, along with the UPC bar code and cash register receipt, to receive either a check for the original purchase price of the Pizza or a $1.
Consumers who buy any of the eligible products will send in a coupon obtained at the point of purchase, a copy of their sales receipt, and the UPC bar code to receive two tickets to any of Six Flags Theme Parks' seven locations, redeemable until May 31, 1996.
In a micro market a customer picks up a product from an open rack display, a reach-in refrigerated cooler or freezer, then scans the UPC bar code at a payment kiosk.
A sticker attached to the bottom of trunk has a UPC bar code numbered 24441018 and one of the following PO numbers: 200450992, 200450994, 200450995, 400450998 or 400450999.
Make no mistake, item-level RFID, or the tagging of each individual item on the store shelf, is a technology that will undoubtedly become the norm in the supermarket, eventually replacing the UPC bar code.
The affected product is limited to Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars with the UPC bar code ending in 31108 and best before dates: Oct 29 11 RB, Oct 30 11 MM, Oct 30 11 RB, Nov 22 11 RB, Nov 23 11 RB, Nov 24 11 RB, Nov 27 11 RB, Dec 22 11 RB, Dec 22 11 MM, Dec 23 11 RB, Dec 23 11 MM, Dec 24 11 RB, Dec 24 11 MM stamped on the side of the package.