What is the difference between a UPC code and an EAN code?

What is the difference between a UPC code and an EAN code?

A UPC code will be 12 digits, while an EAN code will be 13. The registration pages default to UPC code, so if you have a 13 digit barcode, you need to switch the drop down to EAN. If you do not change this selection, you will receive an "Invalid Code" error message.
These two formats are predominantly used in their own regions, the UPC is used only in the US and Canada, while the EAN is used everywhere else globally.‚Äč
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