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What Industries Buy Barcodes

By Erik Quisling The invention and implementation of barcodes allowed many industries to undergo positive changes such as reduced costs, increased efficiency, and enhanced inventory management. Although barcodes are used in many industries-- healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics are the main ones.    In the healthcare industry, barcodes are very importan...

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Understanding Barcodes

By Erik Quisling Barcodes are useful tools that help businesses track products, prices, and stock levels through a computer system to allow for significant increases in productivity and efficiency. The lines and patterns on a barcode allow product information to be easily read by a scanning device, and automatically enters that information into a computer system. This makes re...

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How to Easily Buy Barcodes

By Erik Quisling Buying a barcode should be a fairly simple and hassle-free process. If you are considering purchasing a barcode, the first step is to determine whether you require a unique retail barcode. This is most often the case if you have a retail product, as the majority of retail stores require products in their stores to have barcodes on the packaging. Some online ba...

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Buying Barcodes for Amazon

A list of Amazon UPC Barcode Error Messages       Over the past several years, much has been written about Amazon’s evolving requirements with regard to UPC barcodes.  Needless to say, it has caused a great deal of angst among those attempting to list their products on Amazon.  The point of this article is to clear up any confusion once and fo...

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Buying UPC Codes for Apparel

By Erik Quisling (The Barcode Guru)     A very common question we are asked every day is “How many barcodes do I need for my apparel products?”     Specifically, customers want to know if they need to have a unique barcode for every different style and size of the clothes they are selling.   In short, the answer is YES.  ...

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The Big Amazon Barcode Question

(Everything you need to know FINALLY explained!) By Erik Quisling  Over the past couple of years, a lot has been talked about Amazon’s new and evolved barcode requirements. The purpose of this article is to explain what has changed, what barcode documentation Amazon now requires to list a new product, and how these changes affect products that are currently listed...

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Types of Barcodes and Standards

The Most Common Types of Barcodes and Standards  If you are looking for a way to track inventory across multiple locations or a massive supply chain, you have probably thought about barcodes. At the same time, what barcodes work best for your needs? There are countless types of barcodes available, and it is important to understand some of the most popular types of barcod...

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Selling Products Globally Through Amazon: A Complete Guide

Selling and delivering your products globally through online platforms is a way to grow your business exponentially. One of the top platforms you can use is Amazon. When it comes to expanding their eCommerce business, most sellers prefer to stay in their home country. They believe that selling products in a foreign country can be intimidating and might trigger some very complic...

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Difference Between QR Code and UPC Barcode

You might have noticed black and white patterns on the back of products. The ones with vertical lines are traditional ones, known as UPC barcodes, but there are other new ones too. These black and white dotted or uniquely patterned codes are called QR codes. You might have also heard about a QR code and even scanned one with your smartphone. With this in mind, what are UPC barc...

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Are There Alternatives to GS1?

By The Barcode Guru Yes. Many new companies looking to buy UPC codes for Amazon and countless other retailers want to know if there is an alternative to GS1 as their UPC barcode source.  After all, GS1 has virtually no customer service and is incredibly slow and expensive.  GS1 also charges steep annual fees that never end.  These facts alone reduce most people...

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Amazon’s New UPC Barcode Requirements — what they mean…

Once again Amazon has tightened their requirements for barcodes when listing a new product on their site. This is due to the fact that so many illegitimate vendors of UPC barcodes are selling dirt cheap numbers they’ve simply created out of thin air. The whole point of barcodes is that every product will have its own unique 12-digit barcode number (called a UPC). Thi...

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