Barcodes are everywhere: on our favorite products, in the advertisements we see, on our mail and now even on the foods we eat. But that hasn’t always been the case. What began as an attempt to automate the grocery store checkout experience has evolved into an entire industry of automation and data capture that has taken the world by storm— revolutionizing many standard business processes that we still use today. While...

UPDATE: This post is no longer up-to-date. To read more about the many types of both one-dimensional and two-dimensional barcodes please see our latest guide to choosing the right barcodes. A couple of days ago we’ve introduced you to the basics of different barcode types, remember? It was all about whether you should opt for a 1D barcode or implement QR codes. So if you’ve decided to go for 1D barcodes...