How to Enter an EAN number

An EAN (European Article Number) is an 13-digit number used to identify products internationally. Find your EAN on your product's packaging or back cover.

When entering an EAN for a listing using Pre-Filled Item Information, be sure to enter the number at the bottom of the bar code and include the number on the left hand side.


In many cases, eBay only has access to the information relating to the latest version of the product. Older editions may have different EANs. As a result, you may be unable to find an item by EAN.

As always, you can list any item the ordinary way, without using Pre-Filled Item Information.