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How to Obtain UPC Codes

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Hello and sorry if this has already been asked but I could not find an answer.

We sell appliances, appliance repair parts and electronic repair parts.  We sell a lot of OEM but we also sell some aftermarket parts.  

We do not have all UPC's for even some of the OEM parts as they do not come with a UPC sometimes. I am sure Whirlpool or Samsung may have a UPC for these products but how do we obtain those? Asking for them has went no where.  Is there a place you can purchase a UPC code list for all products manufactured by certain companies such as Whirlpool?

Also some of the aftermarket companies do not even have a UPC for some products. Can we purchase our own UPC for these products so that we can list them on Google?

This is really going to hurt the majority of our sales if we do not get this figured out.  Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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March 2016

Re: How to Obtain UPC Codes

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merchants should never, ever, purchase any upc --

there is absolutely no requirement to purchase upc.

 

if valid global-trade-data (gtin,brand,mpn) exists and has been
assigned by the manufacturer, to the exact item being sold then,
valid global-trade-data must be submitted for that item.

valid gtin is stamped on the product or package,
at the factory, by the manufacturer who actually
built the item being sold for retail sale --
http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc
the gtin attribute accepts a valid upc, isbn, ean, itf, or jan, value.

 

the gtin submitted must be for the exact item (part) being sold --

the product the part is for, or the product the part is compatible

with, should never be used as the gtin.

all merchants selling the same item must submit identical
global-trade-data values (gtin, brand, mpn) for that item --
self-assigned or approximated global-trade-data is not allowed.

otherwise, simply submit identifier_exists with an exact value of FALSE
and do not submit any global-trade-data, whatsoever, for that item --
do not submit a brand, do not submit an mpn , do not submit a gtin.

there is absolutely no need to ever purchase any upc or any gtin values --
google does not want any global-trade-data that does not currently exist
and has not already been assigned by the manufacturer.

merchants cannot self-assigned any global-trade-data
and self-assigned global-trade-data will not be accepted --
only the manufacturer can assign valid global-trade-data.

if no global-trade-data currently exists for an item
simply submit identifier_exists FALSE without any
global-trade-data (brand, mpn, gtin) for that item.

otherwise, if valid global-trade-data does exist,
but cannot be submitted for any reason then,
the item must be removed from the feed until
the proper global-trade-data can be submitted.

otherwise, the item, data-feed, website, merchant, or account, may be
disapproved or permanently suspended from the program, at any time.

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Accepted by MosheTLV (Top Contributor)
March 2016

Re: How to Obtain UPC Codes

[ Edited ]
Top Contributor
# 2
Top Contributor

merchants should never, ever, purchase any upc --

there is absolutely no requirement to purchase upc.

 

if valid global-trade-data (gtin,brand,mpn) exists and has been
assigned by the manufacturer, to the exact item being sold then,
valid global-trade-data must be submitted for that item.

valid gtin is stamped on the product or package,
at the factory, by the manufacturer who actually
built the item being sold for retail sale --
http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc
the gtin attribute accepts a valid upc, isbn, ean, itf, or jan, value.

 

the gtin submitted must be for the exact item (part) being sold --

the product the part is for, or the product the part is compatible

with, should never be used as the gtin.

all merchants selling the same item must submit identical
global-trade-data values (gtin, brand, mpn) for that item --
self-assigned or approximated global-trade-data is not allowed.

otherwise, simply submit identifier_exists with an exact value of FALSE
and do not submit any global-trade-data, whatsoever, for that item --
do not submit a brand, do not submit an mpn , do not submit a gtin.

there is absolutely no need to ever purchase any upc or any gtin values --
google does not want any global-trade-data that does not currently exist
and has not already been assigned by the manufacturer.

merchants cannot self-assigned any global-trade-data
and self-assigned global-trade-data will not be accepted --
only the manufacturer can assign valid global-trade-data.

if no global-trade-data currently exists for an item
simply submit identifier_exists FALSE without any
global-trade-data (brand, mpn, gtin) for that item.

otherwise, if valid global-trade-data does exist,
but cannot be submitted for any reason then,
the item must be removed from the feed until
the proper global-trade-data can be submitted.

otherwise, the item, data-feed, website, merchant, or account, may be
disapproved or permanently suspended from the program, at any time.