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...

There are many types of barcodes—and each brings unique opportunities and challenges to the table. With such a range of options to choose from, it can be tough to determine which barcodes will best suit your products, inventory or assets. Should you invest in 1D or 2D barcodes? Which barcode variants work best for your specific industry? And, most importantly, which barcodes will provide the highest efficiency and business value...

Usually we focus on scanning of barcodes rather than printing barcodes. But being able to scan a barcode presumes that you (or your users eventually) have a barcode to scan. This means that as developer or even brand owner you need to select a barcode type – sometimes also called a barcode symbology – for your purposes. There are a number of questions to address when it comes to barcode...