As the name suggests, barcode labels consist of a barcode. They are affixed to a particular object and are machine readable. The barcode, when read by a machine, translates into data or references held in a database.
What are they used for?
Barcode labels are used for tracking many different types of products. They are also often used for maintaining a floor inventory in warehouses. However, these labels are most commonly found in retail stores selling just about every type of item imaginable.
Barcode labels are usually lightweight and quite affordable. The labels can be constructed from different types of materials, so you can choose the best type for your needs. Barcode labels can be applied to most types of solid products irrespective of the nature of the surface, as different types of adhesives are available.
How are they created?
These labels are created with simple software which ensures that every barcode is unique and can be read by a barcode scanner with ease.
These are just the basics of barcode labels, and if you’re looking to invest in them you should conduct a little further research.