I love the tips that get passed around online that just make your life work a little easier. This quick tip was posted to me today.
I’d always known that standard barcodes included country information, but wasnt’ sure how to parse it out, or where the numbers matched up to. Well, here’s a few quick answers:
The short of it all is this, the first digits tell you where it’s from. 000 – 139 are US, though most unused still. Just as a note, older products didn’t have a leading 0, such as the posted example, so assume 0 padding for the full length when calculating.
690 – 695 is China.