There are several databases available and none of them are complete.
There are new products created every day and they come from giant manufacturers and from home-based entrepreneurs.
Here is a partial list of databases and their purpose:
- UPC Database – www.upcdatabase.com This is an informal database created as a college project and is now a hobby project There are over 1,000,000 items in the database. Although this sounds like a lot, it barely scratches the surface. This database allows you to enter in a UPC or EAN number and see who manufactures the product. It does not allow you to enter a product and get a UPC code.
UPC Data – http://upcdata.info Another hobbyist site
- Google Merchant Center – This is an interesting database since they feed this information to Red Laser and the Google and Android phone barcode applications http://www.google.com/merchants
- GS1- This database is good for locating company codes. Very few products are listed. http://gepir.gs1.org/v31/xx/
- upcbarcodes.com – This site allows you to upload your product information along with the UPC code with the purpose of pushing information to the internet search engines and barcode scanning applications.
Although there are no “official barcode databases” where retailers pull information, these databases can help to secure your products and your UPC barcodes in the marketplace.