Barcode Labels Archive

Will Apple’s Passbook app really make life a lot easier for consumers?

Apple fans are waiting with baited breath for the arrival of the new operating system this autumn, with iOS 6 set to change the landscape yet again with regards to what is possible with mobile devices.

Over the past few years the ‘app’ has really taken off, with all smartphone manufacturers looking to get in on the act. It is not just Apple leading the way in terms of releasing and allowing access to applications that make things easier for their customers.

Barcode labels for countless applications

Barcode technology has moved on leaps and bounds over the last few decades. From their use on retail packaging to their use as an asset marking technology, it’s clear that barcodes are here to stay.

If you regularly go shopping you’ll recognise that barcodes are attached to every product you buy. They are an easy way to identify individual items and can be used effortlessly when stock taking or when pricing items.

Container barcode labels

We are used to seeing barcode labels printed onto just about every product we buy. However a barcode’s use is not confined to retail packaging. Barcodes are the perfect way of identifying a product and can be used as an effective asset management tool.

Barcodes can be printed on a variety of substrate materials which can even be subjected to harsh environments, such as in a factory or exposed to inclement weather conditions.

Barcode labels in warehouses

Barcode labels are now used the world over in retail and commercial establishments to keep track of stock items. Their use has increase exponentially over the past couple of decades and whilst many people might think that they are only used for pricing and stock quantity reasons, barcode labels have many other uses besides.

One of the areas where barcodes are used extensively is in warehouses. Yes, barcode labels are used for stocktaking, but it’s their ability to improve productivity and performance levels which stands them apart from the competition.

The future for barcodes and how shopping is being transformed

Barcode labels have been used for many years now and have proved to be invaluable in retail and commercial environments. They are handy at storing information about products, can offer safety and security to valuable items and ideal for retailers selling their goods.

It is this latter application that has really taken off over the past few years. As mobile phones have become more and more sophisticated, apps that can be downloaded to these devices allow the user to scan in the barcode present on all kinds of things and use this for a range of purposes.

Police Use a Form of Security Barcode to Help with Arrests

Barcodes are used every day for a variety of reasons; there are retail barcodes, barcode labels, asset labels and even sometimes barcodes on the post. However, of late there has been a shift in the kind of people that are using barcodes. Rather than only being useful to businesses and shops there has been a recent hype in the use of barcodes in technology.

New Tesco grocery ordering system uses barcodes

Tesco have a launched a new grocery ordering service at Gatwick Airport so passengers can make sure their fridge is stocked up when they return from their travels.

The system has a large interactive chilled cabinet-like display where an assortment of 80 products are displayed along with their corresponding barcode labels. If you want to buy any of the items on display you simply scan the item’s barcode with your smartphone.

Cheap barcode labels for inventory tracking

Just about every consumer product now features a barcode label on the packaging. Barcodes are extensively used for inventory tracking and product pricing in a retail environment. But they don’t just have to be printed onto a product at the time of manufacture, they can also feature as an add-on item which can be printed onto an adhesive label which can then be stuck onto an item at a point further in the product’s lifecycle.

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