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`

a standardized bar code in widespread use in retail sales.
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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 Randon Weight Seafood Universal Product Code (UPC) System developed by the National Fisheries Education and Research Foundation (NFERF) in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Ad Hoc Committee on Randon Measure Product Numbering received official approval from the Dayton, OH-based Uniform Code Council in August 1989.
Likewise, ChannelAdvisor's Marketplaces solution helps map the proper Universal Product Code information and category data to each Eddie Bauer product on Amazon to guarantee accurate listings on the marketplace.
Nielsen analyzed nationwide sales data from Universal Product Code (UPC)-coded food items to establish a relative price index that allows for comparisons of food prices across the country.
In all my years, I've seen nothing that has changed the industry like the universal product code,'' said Bob Martin, a former Wal-Mart executive.
Universal product code (UPC) and electronic data interchange (EDI) are techniques for getting information up and down the QR chain.
It was the first purchase of an item to be scanned into a cash register by using the Universal Product Code - better known as the bar code.
The proposed deadline requires retailers to remediate systems to process 8- and 130-digit EAN codes, as well as the current 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPG).
Snacks on the Go with Celery, Carrots, Tomatoes (Canadian universal product code 16519 01505-2)

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