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Topic: common barcodes

Barcoding 101: The Different Types of Barcodes

Barcodes are a useful tool to improve inventory management in any business. In particular, barcodes increase data reliability, speed up data entry and allow you to easily implement real time inventory control. A barcode is essentially an image that represents data, and although the concept behind barcodes is simple, it pays to understand the variet ... Read More

  September 6, 2017     

A Short History of Barcoding

Today, barcoding is a staple of inventory management and life. Virtually every consumer product is barcoded with EAN or UPC codes, our mail is often labeled with barcodes and even advertisements often now contain ‘2D’ barcodes pointing us to a merchant’s website or promotion. Without barcodes, the task of controlling large inventories would b ... Read More

  August 23, 2017     

Six Common Barcodes Explained

Barcode symbols are used to encode information such as product numbers, serial numbers and batch numbers. Barcodes can be scanned electronically using laser or camera-based technology that allows goods to be tracked throughout the supply chain. There are over 100 various barcode symbols which are typically either one or two-dimensional. The linear, ... Read More

  May 31, 2017