A barcode is a machine-readable representation of data, commonly used for product identification in stores. It consists of parallel lines of varying widths that are scanned and decoded by barcode scanners. Barcodes are prevalent in industries like retail, manufacturing, shipping, and logistics, facilitating inventory tracking, order management, and product authentication. They can also provide consumers with product information such as nutritional content or ingredients.
There are two main types of barcodes: linear and two-dimensional (2D). Linear barcodes, with parallel lines, are the most common, while 2D barcodes use a grid of dots or squares and offer greater data storage capacity.
Benefits of using barcodes include increased efficiency, improved accuracy, enhanced customer service, and reduced costs:
- Increased Efficiency: Barcodes streamline processes in retail, manufacturing, and shipping, automating tasks like checkout in stores, saving time and resources.
- Improved Accuracy: Barcodes enhance accuracy in inventory management and product tracking, reducing errors and preventing fraud by ensuring correct product scanning at the checkout counter.
- Enhanced Customer Service: Barcodes provide consumers with detailed product information, such as nutritional facts or ingredient lists, aiding informed purchasing decisions and improving customer satisfaction.
- Reduced Costs: Barcodes help cut costs by automating processes, reducing errors, and minimizing the need for manual data entry.
The barcode fields, as described on the supported fields page, are readily available and fully functional from the outset of Veryfi API use. Day 1 ready. No training required.
- QR + Barcodes
Use Cases for Barcode Fields
Here’s a brief run down of how you can use these barcode fields either in your app to take advantage of the wealth of data Veryfi OCR API provides.
|QR + Barcodes||Scanning provides information about products, links, or encoded data.||Marketing campaigns, ticketing systems, inventory management, contactless payment systems.||Retail, marketing, logistics, transportation, events|
|PDF417||Enables storage of extensive information, such as licenses or IDs.||Government identification, ticketing, inventory management, data storage applications.||Government, identification, healthcare, events|
|EAN||Allows accurate product identification for inventory and supply chain management.||Retail, e-commerce, logistics, inventory management, point-of-sale systems, product tracking.||Retail, e-commerce, logistics, supply chain management|
|UPC||Provides unique product identification for sales and inventory tracking.||Retail, e-commerce, inventory management systems, checkout processes, accurate product information retrieval.||Retail, e-commerce, logistics, inventory management|
|Code128||Flexible encoding of information, highly readable by scanners.||Inventory management, shipping labels, healthcare systems, document tracking.||Logistics, shipping, healthcare, manufacturing|
|Code39||Versatile encoding of numbers and letters.||Inventory management, healthcare, industrial applications, tracking products, assets, documents.||Inventory management, healthcare, industrial, logistics|
|I25||Efficient for encoding large amounts of numeric data.||Warehouses, shipping, order fulfillment systems, tracking, inventory control.||Warehousing, logistics, shipping, order fulfillment|
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