21 July 2018 Last updated at 21:38:31

Using the YouShopping.co.uk EAN database - EAN Lookup API

By YouShopping EAN Products Codes Directory

The YouShopping.co.uk EAN Codes Directory is an online database containing an extensive selection of the commercialised products in the world.

YouShopping.co.uk is providing this invaluable EAN data as a free API, that can be used by anyone for any purposes.

Why is it free?

We have decided that EAN codes information should be freely available to anyone that provides product information online, and that needs to easily access information and data about products using a simple interface.

We only request that you credit us (http://www.youshopping.co.uk/ean) on your projects. We are supplying this API under the License: Creative Commons (Attribution 2.5 Generic).

What is an EAN ?

EAN, or EAN13, stands for European Article Number. It is an extension of the UPC codes and you'll find them as barcodes on most everyday products. Sometimes the barcode is also called GTIN or GTIN13 (Global Trade Identifier).

GTIN-13 number encoded in EAN-13 barcode. The first digit is always placed outside the symbol; additionally a right ">" indicator is used to indicate a "Quiet Zone" that is necessary for barcode scanners to work properly. wikipedia

Why use our EAN Codes database API?

The directory allows you to use barcodes to empower consumers with valuable information about the products they buy.

The EAN Codes directory also helps you building the database and applications consumers need to make informed decisions.

But mainly, you can use our directory of EAN codes to find the best deals online from a wide selection of recommended online sellers.

How to use the API? Simple GET request

It is quite simple to use YouShopping.co.uk Ean API, simply send us a GET request and we will output the results in JSON format.


So on your API GET request you only need to replace the "code/5011423181219" with "code/youreancode" instead. If we find the ean code in our EAN database then we will display the information in JSON format. If we cannot find the EAN code then we will display an empty result page.


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