Believe it or not, WooCommerce does not support UPC product numbers out of the box! There have been many calls from users of WooCommerce to get this feature added, but it has still not landed in the software just yet. So to add a WooCommerce UPC product number, you will need to use a plugin.
Luckily, there are a number of plugins which add this functionality and in this guide we’re going to show you exactly how to get it setup on your site. Let’s go!
Step 1: Install a WooCommerce UPC product number plugin
Firstly, we’re going to install a plugin as discussed above. At WP Geeks, we’re currently working on a very simple and intuitive plugin for just this purpose, but until that is released, we recommend that you use the plugin built by Scott Bolinger.
Download the plugin and install it to your WordPress and WooCommerce store. Done? Great, let’s move on.
Step 2: Select the product to add to UPC product number to
Now that the plugin is installed, we need to find the product that you want to add the UPC product number to. You’re very likely going to want to add a unique product number to multiple different products in your online store. Whatever the case, let’s find the first product to add the number to from the Products tab on the WP Admin sidebar menu.
Once you’ve identified the product, click the edit button to edit the product. See the below screenshot to see where to find the edit button in the product listings. You can also click the product title.
Step 3: Add the UPC product number to the product data section
Lastly, we now simply need to scroll down to the Product data meta box on the product page. Click “Inventory” and you will see a field called GTIN (which stands for Global Trade Item Number). You should add the UPC code in to this field. See the screenshot below for what this field should look like.
And that’s all there is to it! Did you get stuck or have any questions, hit us up in the comments below. We’ll do our best to help you out.