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Expanding our database

It’s been a while since we made a significant effort to add more UPCs to our database – we have been fairly static around the 2 million mark for more than a year now. We were not actively pursuing the goal of ‘as many UPCs as possible’ because we were more interested in quality rather …

Fixed bug with $1 prices

If you browsed our site over the last month or so you might have come across some ‘bargains’ that were too good to be true! A Samsung S20 Ultra costing $1.00, that kind of thing! Well, unfortunately it was too good to be true. There was a regression in some recently rolled-out code. In programmer-speak …

Faster load times

Today we rolled out a much-needed update intended to incrementally speed up page load times. Users don’t want to wait too long to get the information they want, and Google likes faster pages as well. We implemented an update that was meant to parallelize some tasks when fetching or refreshing product info. This basically means …

Major update to Amazon product data

We have just rolled out what is for us a major update, and pretty relieved we are too to see that everything seems to be working fine. The update should change practically nothing for you, the site user, but it involved some pretty big changes on the back end to do with the way we …

Apologies for downtime

Sorry if you have found our site inaccessible over the last 24 hours, we have had a lot of downtime ‘thanks’ to bots misbehaving on our site. Because of its nature, people find our site useful for scraping product data, and we don’t even mind that up to a point, and we have until now …

Now submit your UPCs for indexing

We have extended the features of our bulk UPC validator/extractor. Now you can not only submit a block of text, list etc. and extract all the (valid) UPCs from it, but they will now also be submitted to our engine for indexing. This is going to be really useful for sellers with lists of UPCs …

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 now – submitter, too!). 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 …