Barcodes Blog Posts

How the Barcode Makes Real-Time Package Tracking Possible

Do me a favor: Go find a package you recently received. Did you find one? Great, now look at the label. Do you see that mass of blocks and black? You should recognize that from other purchases you made in-store: It’s just a regular barcode, or possibly a quick response (QR) code, the same as you … [Read more...]

What are the Advantages of 2D Barcodes?

Small businesses wanting to make a big impact with customers can utilize 2D barcodes.  2D barcodes can include more information in the code than their 1D counterpart, like price, quantity, web address or even an image. Small business owners constantly need to be improving to stay ahead of the … [Read more...]

Future of Barcodes, RFID, & Image Barcodes; How They Will Impact IOT

Picture yourself purchasing a can of Coke at the store. The store clerk picks it up to scan it at the register, but it lacks a scan-able barcode. Instead, the clerk moves the can in front of a scanner with image recognition technology. The system recognizes the red and white label as a can of … [Read more...]

Barcode: The Ultimate Guide to Barcodes

Every time we purchase something we interact with a barcode, but rarely do we give them much notice. Yet barcodes play a crucial role in the effective and efficient operation of our economy, from small businesses to large multinational conglomerates. What is a barcode? A barcode is … [Read more...]

5 Key Benefits of Barcode Software

From healthcare to education, the uses of barcodes are far-reaching and, as a result, so are the benefits of the software used to create and scan these barcodes. Aren’t using barcode software yet? Here are five key benefits of barcode software that might just make you change your mind: Easily … [Read more...]

Should Your Business Be Using QR Codes?

Are QR codes dead? Ask Google that question and you get a variety of different headlines and just as many opinions.  A number of journalists have provided arguments for and against using QR codes in business. In her Ad Age article, “QR Codes Are Dead, Trampled by Easier-to-Use Apps,” B.L. Ochman … [Read more...]

Barcode: Happy 62nd Birthday!

The anniversary of the barcode’s patent is October 7—making today the barcode’s birthday.  From adding items to a gift registry to scanning products for purchase, barcodes are an integral part of the shopping and sales process. However, in the modern world, barcodes are also used for a number of … [Read more...]

How Investing in Barcodes Saves Money

World Class Controls in the Palm of Your Hand Big box stores, Internet giants, logistic companies, and freight handlers control each step of their operation. By using real-time data they can improve capacity, inventory control, track assets, and increase efficiency. Small to mid-size businesses are … [Read more...]

How Can Custom Barcode Labeling Help Your Small Business

Custom barcode labels help your company identify fixed assets and manufactured or retail products while also maintaining your individual brand. A barcode system that includes built-in, barcode design capability, allows you to generate custom barcode labels that can consist of both images and 2D … [Read more...]

To Err is Human: Reduce Errors with Barcodes

All types of businesses profit from increased efficiency and error reduction when they begin using barcode software and equipment. The results might be most dramatic in health care centers where miscoding, poor handwriting, and heavy workloads result in errors that cost money and threaten patient … [Read more...]