How to Find Movie UPC Codes on Amazon
By Arn Goldman
Every movie available for purchase has a UPC (Universal Product Code) tag. UPC codes are unique numerical identifiers assigned to individual items; these identifiers are used by stores for tracking. Finding out what the UPC code is without having the DVD in hand, however, can be difficult--unless you have access to the Internet. Online tools make finding out the UPC code for any movie very simple.
Navigate any web browser, such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, to Amazon.com.
Enter the name of the movie whose UPC code you wish to find in the main search bar.
Pick out the DVD in the search results by clicking on its name. Verify that you've chosen the DVD version; it's easy to select a downloadable version, Blu-ray version or soundtrack by mistake.
Copy the URL of the Amazon page containing the DVD you are looking for the UPC of using the copy/paste function on your computer. On PCs, highlighting the text and pressing "Control" and "C" will perform this task. On Macs, hit "Command" instead of "Control.
Navigate your browser to a UPC lookup utility. You can find a link to one in the References section.
Paste the Amazon URL for your DVD into the blank field on the page. Click inside the field and press "Control" and "P" ("Command"-"P" for Macs) to paste the text into the field.
Click on the national flag of the Amazon site you searched in; you can choose from the Canadian, American and British Amazon sites.
Press "Lookup." If you've performed the steps correctly, the UPC code for your movie will appear on your screen.
Arn Goldman is a recent liberal arts grad interested in all things culture, both high and low. He writes about entertainment, tech and sports. Goldman received his B.A. in English and philosophy in 2009 and has written for eHow, Trails Travel and Answerbag.