Barcode Knowledge

February 16, 2024

What’s the Difference Between a Data Matrix Code and a QR Code?

QR codes and Data Matrix codes are both 2D barcodes or ‘2D codes’, and are both becoming much more commonly used by manufacturers, but in very different ways. From extending product packaging to communicate brand messaging to providing options for internal track and trace and anti-counterfeiting measures, 2D codes can offer a wealth of opportunities for manufacturers in all industries. But, which 2D code is right for your business? In this blog, we seek to outline the fundamental differences between Data Matrix codes and QR codes, so that you can make an informed decision on which 2D code is right […]
July 20, 2022

What is a Barcode Scanner and How Does it Work?

Everyday we interact with items that were invented with the purpose of making our lives easier. Computers, Smart Phones, and cars are some of the first that come to mind. However, there are many other inventions that we encounter that we don’t even consider how they have impacted our lives. Everywhere you purchase a product with a barcode label, a barcode reader of some type is utilized to gather the information contained on the barcode label. Have you ever taken the time to think of what a barcode scanner is? How does it work? Or why it was invented in […]
April 9, 2022

code 128 barcode

Code 128 is the barcode specification defined by ISO/IEC 15417:2007. Code 128 barcodes can encode all 128 ASCII characters (including numbers, upper and lower case letters, symbols and control characters). CODE128 code is a barcode code system widely used in enterprise internal management, production process, logistics control system. Because of its excellent characteristics, it is widely used in the design of management information system. CODE128 code is the most widely used barcode code. one of the system. CODE128 code is a high-density barcode introduced in 1981. CODE128 code can represent a total of 128 characters from ASCII 0 to ASCII […]
March 31, 2022

How to choose QR Code, PDF417 or DataMatrix?

Basic introduction of 2D Barcode A QR code (Quick Response code) is a 2D barcode type. It consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by a camera, scanner, or other imaging devices. PDF417 barcodes are a type of stacked, variable length, bi-directional 2D barcode. It is one of the most widely used 2D barcodes, most commonly found in logistics, transportation (boarding passes), government identification (driver licenses and identification cards), inventory, and document management (postal packages). The Datamatrix is a 2D high-density barcode symbol. Since 2000, this barcode has been recognized as a standard of ISO/IEC […]
March 31, 2022

The Difference Between Intelligent Mail barcode, Postnet and Planet

Intelligent Mail barcode, Postnet and Planet are three universal postal barcode types developed by the United States Postal Service. In this article, we will discuss the usage of each symbol and make a comparison between them. Basic introduction of postal barcode The Postnet (Postal Numeric Encoding Technique) barcode symbology was used by the US Postal Service (USPS) for directing mail of items. The Planet (Postal Alpha Numeric Encoding Technique) barcode was also used by the USPS to identify and track mail. These two symbologies were typically used in conjunction and they were part of the USPS’ Confirm service efforts. Postnet was superseded by the USPS Intelligent Mail […]
March 24, 2022

UPC Case Code Label

This is the standard Universal Product Code (UPC) Case Code label that the warehouse can use to track inventory in the warehouse. It contains the UPC Case barcode that provides information about the item and case quantity. Layout and Preferences Print Documents Label Formats Print Service Print UPC Case Code Label Manually The UPC Case Code Label is printed manually upon user request through the Inventory Console. The UPC Case Code Label provided with the Sterling Warehouse Management System prints is displayed here: Figure 1. UPC Case Code Label Layout and Preferences Field Description Item ID The identifier or serial number for […]
March 1, 2022

What Is The Amazon FNSKU Number?

The FNSKU is an acronym for Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit in Amazon. It is a way Amazon used to identify a product as unique to the seller. All Amazon fulfillment centers use the FNSKU number to easily identify and track your products and are used during the fulfillment process.  In this blog, we’ll discuss what the Amazon FNSKU does and how you can get one. Why an Amazon FNSKU is Needed FNSKU is used by Amazon to print your product labels.This code serves a unique purpose for your product. You might have this question in mind: Why do I […]
March 1, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Barcodes

There are many barcode guide posts out there, but the topic still seems to be blurry for some. What does a barcode exactly do? Why do you need barcodes to sell products on Amazon? In this ultimate barcode guide, you will learn all these things. We are here to guide you through the step by step process of understanding the purpose of barcodes. What Is a Barcode? First of all, what is a barcode? A barcode is a machine-readable code consisting of parallel lines of different widths, numbers, and letters. It is printed on products to make it their identifier. […]
What’s the Difference Between a Data Matrix Code and a QR Code?
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