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Retail products need to carry a Universal Product Code (UPC) symbol. This coding was originally developed more than 30 years ago by the retail industry to control inventory more efficiently, provide faster and more-accurate customer checkout, and gather information for immediate and accurate marketing studies. Bar coding is now a global standard practice of medical manufacturers that use it to provide tracking throughout the supply-chain transaction.

A unique UPC is required for each product. UPC codes can be acquired from a number of sources, including:

Uniform Code Council Inc.
www.gs1us.org/gs1usnamechange.html
www.uc-council.org/ean_ucc_system/index.cfm

Barcodes West LLC
www.buyupc.com

Subdivisions Inc.
www.buyabarcode.com

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