EAN is a standardized barcode and marked on most commercialized products currently available at the stores. EAN is used in POS system that is widespread through the convenience stores. EAN is compatible with UPC of U.S.A. and Canada and JAN of Japan. It is a universal code throughout the world.
A UPC, short for universal product code, is a type of code printed on retail product packaging to aid in identifying a particular item. It consists of two parts – the machine-readable barcode, which is a series of unique black bars, and the unique 12-digit number beneath it.