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October 10th, 2008

Search for UPC’s by Item Description

In a past Question of the Week I explained how you can Search for Barcode Information Using GEPIR, but what do you do if it’s the other way around?  How do you find a UPC with only a description of the product? I’ve had a few people send in this question and thought this type of search might be of use to other readers.  UPC Database not only offers a search of UPC’s to find product information, but also a search by description to find the product UPC.  The question I received today mentioned searching for music cassette UPC’s, so I decided to test the search.  I typed in a band name (in quotes) and sure enough the results displayed cassettes as well as CD’s released by the band.  I heard that Amazon.com is requiring UPC’s or EAN’s on products now, so hopefully this search will come in handy for a lot of you.

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2 Responses to “Search for UPC’s by Item Description”

  1. Another site that let’s you search UPC codes by description is: http://www.upcscavenger.com/

    You can search by UPC, EAN, ISBN, product model number, and general keywords.

    Several APIs are used in order to retrieve new UPC information based on user searches. The site also incorporates user contributions and product reviews.

  2. Melina says:

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the great tip!

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