The International Article Number
) is a 13-digit barcode standard for marking and identifying sellable products. Each EAN
uniquely identifies the product, manufacturer, and its attributes; the EAN
is typically printed on a product label or packaging as a barcode.
EAN-8 is the short form of EAN-13. This code is only used if the article is too small for an EAN-13 code.
Compare to: GTIN, UPC. EAN is a superset of the UPC (Universal Product Code). A UPC formed in the United States can be transformed into an EAN by prefixing it with a zero.
The original full name of EAN is European Article Number.
|GTIN||Global Trade Item Number||GTIN|
|ISBN||International Standard Book Number||ISBN|