Sporting Life EDI UPC And EAN Code (Universal Product Code And International Article Number) Requirements
Sporting Life EDI UPC And EAN Codes must be provided by all vendors via NPLS or Product Catalogue. UPC or EAN codes are required; as this is how Sporting Life’s supply chain identifies products, and is integral to its receiving process. Sporting Life does not accept any UPC or EAN substitutions, once the UPC or EAN codes have been approved by the data admin team, they must remain consistent with product labelling and ASN/packing slips. All GTIN’s must adhere to GS1 standards.
Universal Product Code (UPC)
- A UPC code is a 12 digit number used to identify a specific product
- The first 6 digits of the UPC are the manufacture identification number
- The next 5 digits represent the item number
- The last digit of a UPC is the check digit. This is used to verify the entire UPC code International Article Number (EAN)
- The EAN is a 13 digit barcode, similar to the UPC code
- Some European vendors will have EAN codes as opposed to UPC’s. Sporting Life will also accept product with EAN codes.
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
- A unique numerical commercial book identifier (before 2007 10 digits, after Jan.1 2007 13 digits)
- An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book
- Represented by EAN-13 barcodes.
Vendors not set-up with UPC codes can obtain their unique six digit manufacturer’s number by submitting their application, and one-time fee, through the GS1 website.