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Now search on Amazon ASINs!

Finally – you can now type an Amazon ASIN into the search box above and get a list of products, including the UPC. Try it now! Search for B07XLGMM47 (example). You can use this to reverse search UPCs from ASINs, the 10-digit code beginning with B that all Amazon products have. Go to Amazon and …

New bulk UPC tool

We have just added a new tool for people working with big lists of UPCs – our UPC bulk extractor/validator (and soon – submitter). The tool allows you to simply paste a large block of text into the text box provided, and our extractor will go through and try to identify everything that looks like …

Check out our new online UPC validation tool

Been meaning to do this for AGES. Finally added a UPC validation tool! I mean, we do UPC validation on the back end for every UPC that tries to enter our system, but we wanted to provide a tool for users, too. The page linked above allows you to enter a UPC in the on-page form …

Site speed drastically improved

Apologies to users for the incredibly slow running of the site recently. It took ages to first realise there was a problem and then get round to checking it out, and then actually fix it. Turns out we broke something in an update a while back – what a surprise. So for the techies, basically …

Minor bugfixes 1st November 2018

After fixing the problem with our SSL certificate we took the opportunity to look into a few more bugs that have been present for a while but never properly addressed, mostly to do with the PriceTracker: PriceTracker storing 0.00 prices: for whatever reason, some vendors report prices of 0.00. Obviously they are not giving anything away, …

Back up and running after SSL renewal

Sorry if you got a scary warning visiting our site over the last few hours – our SSL certificate, the cypher that all modern websites use to keep your browsing private – expired briefly. Many browsers, Chrome especially, start throwing panicky warnings about criminals stealing your data and whatnot. We assure you that the chances …

Major unplanned downtime – sorry

Just checking in to apologise if you couldn’t reach UPCZilla over the last 24 hours. A server misconfiguration, possibly coupled with some kind of DDoS attack, caused our server to completely fail, and as luck would have it nobody noticed for almost a day – seemingly our emergency notification also failed. Sigh… So it’s back …

Price tracker now displays charts for tracked prices

This is something we have been looking forward to implementing for ages – ever since we first launched our Price Tracker feature back in January 2018! Now we have collected enough price points for many products – currently more than 700,000 price points in total! – we have been able to implement these handy-dandy charts, …

Two million UPCs and counting!

We did it – we made 2,000,000 UPCs! Let’s make it clear – quality is the goal on UPCZilla, not quantity. We could probably have dumped huge numbers of UPCs into our database a long time ago, but we prefer a slow and steady approach. There are technical issues to address, we need to make …