UPC-E Overview

UPC-E Barcode

UPC-E is a variantion of UPC-A which allows for a more compact barcode by eliminating the extra zeros. UPC-E barcodes is an 8-digit code with number system 0 or 1, which is a shortened version of UPC-A barcode. It is generally used on products with very small packaging where UPC-A barcode couldn’t reasonably fit.

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

Supported Host Device


Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.


Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest CaptureSDK was implemented in your app. See the latest CaptureSDK version.

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK:



UPC-E is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Enable UPC-E by scanning the barcode below*:

UPC-E Enable

Disable UPC-E by scanning the barcode below*:

UPC-E Disable

See the full programming guide Opens Worldwide site for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: What is the typical usage of UPC-E?

A: Retail point of sale

Q: How to convert UPC-E to UPC-A (read as 12 digits)?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.

Q: How to remove the check digit (last digit of the barcode)?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.