Barcode is the name for a sequence of lines that represent a code that can be read by a scanner. Depending on the coding system, this code can only consist of numbers or a combination of numbers, letters, and punctuation marks.

GS1 DataBar barcode

In the domain of barcode, developments are increasing and evolving quickly. For example, in 2010 the GS1 entered the retail market. The GS1 DataBar is small in size and can contain an article code as well as additional information, such as the variable weight, the expiry date, the batch number, and other product information. You can save 50% space compared to the current barcodes.

The benefits at a glance:

  • More marketing space in the package
  • Preventing the loss of fresh products
  • Faster checkout handling for discounted fresh items
  • Faster start and handling of promotions
  • Reduce stocks
  • Improve Category Management

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QR-code en datamatrix

A QR code is a two-dimensional (2D) bar code developed in 1994 by Denso-Wave, a subsidiary of the Japanese company Denso. The letters QR are an abbreviation for Quick Response; the code was developed to be decodable quickly. QR codes were originally intended for identifying car parts But are now widely used in Japan in magazines, on bus stops, and on business cards. In the Netherlands, the code can is found on the e-tickets of the Dutch Railways. With most telephones the code is easy to read, making customer-orientated supply chain concepts possible.

The data matrix code is an industrial version of a 2D code.