Most Common Barcode Label Problems

Barcode labels first appeared in retail industry. The first product to ever have a barcode is Wrigley’s chewing gum. Nowadays, barcode labels can be seen on almost any product or package there is. They can be seen in a variety of industries. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering barcode’s functionality.

The invention of barcodes improved inventory tracking, reduced data entry errors and improved efficiency. The purpose of barcodes is to transfer information about the product via barcode scanners. The information about the product is embedded into barcode’s black and white lines.

What happens when barcode labels become unscannable? With 1-D barcodes there is an option to enter the product information by hand. If the barcode fails to be read, the cashier could enter the number below the vertical lines. But, imagine what would it do to the overall productivity and efficiency!

Check out the infographic and find out what are the most common barcode label problems, what causes them and how they can be prevented.


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