A superset of the Universal Product Code that includes the base UPC code and two or three additional characters that indicate the country that issued the number (not necessarily the country of origin for that product).
the European equivalent to our UPC here in the U.S. The EAN is a standard bar code symbology used to label products. It is numeric only and is of fixed length (there are a couple of different lengths, depending upon use). Check digits are used in EAN decoding.
Coding to support Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) speeding up goods flow and reducing costs in the FMCG sector.
The primary product identifier used throughout the world outside North America on commercially available products and services. It is encoded on products including books in the EAN bar code and is 13 digits long.
A European, 13-digit bar code that identifies products and shipping containers, which is compatible with U.S. and Canadian UPCs, although there are differences in format.
the international standard bar code developed by IBM for retail food packages corresponding to the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) in the United States. Also called International Article Number (IAN).
A standard international numbering code system that is used primarily in retail applications. It is also compatible with the U.S. UPC (Universal Product Code).
A European Article Number (EAN) is a barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system developed in North America. The EAN-13 barcode is defined by the standards organisation GS1. It is also called a Japanese Article Number (JAN) in Japan.