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UPC (Univeral Product Code)

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UPC (Univeral Product Code)

A Universal Product Code (UPC) is a type of code printed on retail product packaging to aid in identifying a particular item. It consists of two parts – the machine-readable barcode, which is a series of unique black bars, and the unique 12-digit number beneath it.