Please note we are currently experiencing high server load for this service and have had to throttle indexing of user-submitted UPC lists until further notice. This means that indexing will happen a lot slower, but unfortunately we have no choice – this is a free service and we do not currently have room for expansion. In the meantime, you can still validate as many UPCs as you want and you will also be able to retrieve SOME results from our database, but to check the full list will take considerably longer. We have pushed some of the heaviest users down the queue to give priority to those making fair use of our service, but it will still take some time.
How to extract/validate/submit a large number of UPCs:
- Paste any block of text that you think contains UPCs (12-digit US-type unique product codes) into the field below.
- Press Extract UPCs
- Wait a few seconds (especially if you pasted a lot of text) and a validated, clickable list of extracted UPCs will appear below (validated just means that the checksum checks out, NOT necessarily whether the UPCs correspond to any products).
Note that this will also automatically add all of the UPCs you submit to our database for indexing and log your IP address. If you don’t want this happening for any reason, please do not use this service.
You can just copy-paste any web page or any list of products you may have in Excel etc. and our UPC extractor will find everything that looks like a UPC (no spaces or weird formatting).
There is a 128Kb limit (about 130,000 characters – around 10,000 UPCs). EANs and other codes aren’t supported right now.
Once your UPCs have been processed you will be able to check up on the indexing process and download a JSON file with some info on the UPCs you entered – read the green text (which appears after submission) for instructions.
You can give your feedback on this tool in the comments below, any suggestions appreciated!