Scandit’s Product Database provides massive amount of Grocery Product Data for German-speaking Europe

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Scandit’s Product Database provides massive amount of Grocery Product Data for German-speaking Europe

In a world of mobile apps, linking grocery product data and barcodes makes sense, and we’re going to tell you why.

There are many different scenarios that call for grocery-centric product data in apps. And one of the easiest ways to deliver this data to users is by allowing them to scan a product’s barcode. Some common use cases are:

  • Dieting Apps which lookup nutritional facts
  • Shopping or list-making apps which display nutritional facts, pricing, and availability information
  • Apps which provide allergen or health or safety information about certain products
  • Recipe apps that find uses for products at home or in a store
  • Price comparison apps
  • Shopping game apps which reward users to interacting with products (like shopkick!)

And the list goes on and on…

A couple months ago we released our Product API, which provides a convenient way for app developers to access our product database featuring over 25 million UPC/EAN-based product entries. At the basic level we provide UPC/EAN numbers and product names, and at the premium level there is a large variety of specialized data available including pictures, categories, descriptions and more. Below we list the attributes for a specialized subset of product data we have for 10.4 million products in German-speaking European countries:

Data for 10,4 million products (Germany, Switzerland and Austria)*

  • Product description short
  • Detailed product description
  • Price
  • Pictures


Additional data for 134,000 products,  mostly food and cosmetics**

  • Categories (4 levels)
  • Ingredients
  • Nutritional values
  • Certified labels
  • Producer
  • Origin
  • Quantity
  • Pros and cons
  • Pictures

*Data verified by producer/dealer
**Crowdsourced data

It’s simple to get started with our Product API. Simply sign up for our free community edition to get your API key, review our API documentation, and get in touch if you need access to premium data.

Now we know what you’re thinking—what about accessing all this sweet grocery product data in English-speaking countries as well?!? We’ll have a dramatic response to that shortly—stay tuned.