UPC-E - Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK

What is a UPC-E?

The UPC-E is a variation of the UPC-A which allows for a more compact barcode by compressing out unnecessary zeros. This helps result in the UPC-E barcode being only about half the size of a UPC-A barcode. So, the UPC-E can generally be used in a very small space where a full UPC-A barcode couldn’t reasonably fit.

Original UPC-A Barcode:


Equivalent UPC-E Barcode:


Where is a UPC-E used?

The UPC-E barcode is used in retail and warehousing, especially in the USA and Canada.


  • Retail
  • Warehousing

How could Dynamsoft help you with UPC-E?

Dynamsoft barcode reader enables you to efficiently embed high-speed and reliable barcode reading functionality in your web, desktop or mobile application using just a few lines of code.

Download the free trial SDK, explore our helpful resource center including sample codes, tutorials, guides and more to get started.