Total current barcode entries: 21,987,359
At Barcode Lookup, you instantly get product information, photos and product reviews for millions of items worldwide — just by typing in the item's barcode number. We leverage the power of our gigantic database of barcodes and product data, sourced from big retailers and e-commerce sites all over the world, to bring you clear, useful info on any product you're interested in.
A barcode is a one-of-a-kind code composed of numbers, along with a specific pattern of stripes that represents a particular product. These codes are designed to be scanned by optical readers, like the ones at checkout counters in retail stores — but since the lines correspond to a list of numbers, its easy to look up any product with a barcode simply by matching those numbers to an entry in a database. Barcodes have different formats and symbologies.
The U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand — and many other countries — generally use barcodes known as Universal Product Codes (UPCs).
Merchants in Europe and other areas around the world often use a barcode type known as International Article Number (EAN, since it was formerly known as European Article Number).
Books often use the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) barcode format, which is compatible with EAN barcodes.
A product's packaging may not tell you everything you need to know about that product — where it comes from, how well it works, or how it's priced at other stores. Enter a barcode from any product into Barcode Lookup, and you'll find all kinds of information about the item — including its manufacturer, name, and description, as well as photos of the product and customer reviews. We'll even show you links to online stores where you can buy the same item — often for less than your local retail store is charging. We're here to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you're looking for, so you can make the right decision about which product to buy.
We work directly with over 1,500 retailers, who provide us with massive amounts of data and the latest barcodes in their inventory systems. We've got just about everything in our system — from common grocery items to obscure, lesser known products. We use our own proprietary analysis technology to sort through the data, sift out the most useful information, and present it to you in a searchable, easy-to-use format.
A worldwide database of millions of barcodes isn't enough for us. We're constantly on the lookout for new barcodes, which we immediately import into our searchable database, to make sure you'll be able to find them. What's more, we're constantly checking and re-analyzing all the data in our barcode database to ensure that it's accurate and up to date. If you happen to notice anything wrong or missing, please contact us so we can get it fixed right away.
All the product info in our huge barcode database is packed into our FREE apps for Android and iOS devices. These handy mobile apps give you instant access to the millions of barcodes in our system, along with all the product info, descriptions, manufacturers and brands, customer reviews, photos, and links to online stores you'd find here on our website. Just pull out your phone, scan, and look up a barcode, right there in the store. And just like this website, our mobile apps are completely free to use.
In many countries, Google merchant accounts now require the use of Global Trade Item Numbers, known as GTINs, in shopping data feeds. These internationally recognized codes enable online merchants across the globe to identify products in a way that other merchants and customers can recognize. A growing number of online merchants have begun including product UPC and EAN barcodes in their shopping cart back-end systems. We can even help you fill in the gaps for products whose barcodes you don't have. Just run a search by product and brand name or manufacturer part number (MPN) to find the barcodes you're missing.
Need to look up a large number of barcodes in a flash? No problem! Use our convenient Bulk Lookup service to grab all the info we've got on a large number of barcodes, all at once. Just send us a list of UPC or EAN codes or manufacturer part numbers and we'll do the lookup. We'll send back a CSV file with product names, descriptions, categories, manufacturers and brands, and photos. Check out our Bulk Lookup page for more info on how to sign up for this service.
If you're a developer looking for an easy-to-use API for barcode lookups, we've got you covered. Whether you're building a shopping application, a barcode scanner app, a product information lookup app, or any other mobile application or website using barcode lookup technology, our API is easy to integrate. API calls are made by simply sending us a barcode number or search term. We search our database and return that product's name, category, description, customer reviews, photos and more. See our API page for details.
You don't have to be a large corporation to get your very own barcodes for the products you manufacture. All you've got to do is order them! Run a quick search on your favorite search engine, and you'll find plenty of websites that can set you up with your own UPC code, or your own EAN or ISBN. It's fast, easy and affordable — and it's worth doing if you'll be selling your product via retail stores or e-commerce websites. Just be aware that different types of GTIN codes are appropriate for different types of products and selling situations, so be sure to check up on the rules with whomever you're buying your barcode from, before you make a purchase.