Submission Guidelines

Accepted formats

EAN-13 (International Article Number, formerly European Article Number) – Length 13 digits including final check digit.  12 digit UPC-As with a leading zero are accepted into the database as EAN-13, e.g., a search for “728238959241” or “0728238959241” will both return “0728238959241”.

UPC-A (Universal Product Code, formerly UCC-12) – Length is 12 digits including the final check digit.

ISBN-13 (International Standard Book Number) – Length is 13 digits including the final check digit.  ISBN’s are prefixed with “987”.  Do not submit an ISBN as an EAN-13.

ISBN-10 (International Standard Book Number) – Length is 10 digits including the final check digit.

EAN-8 (shorter version of the EAN-13) – Length is 8 digits including the final check digit.

UPC-E (shorter version of the UPC-A) – Lenght is 8 digits including the final check digit.

JAN (Japanese Article Number) – Length is 13 digits and is identical to EAN-13.

Accuracy

Please ensure the GTIN entered is entered exactly as it is shown on the product including the final check digit.  To ensure the check digit is calculated correctly see gs1.org/services/check-digit-calculator.  Once a number is submitted through the GTIN Submission page the same GTIN cannot be added again.  Please ensure the product description, Brand, Manufacturer is correct.