Your Barcode Verification Reports? Probably Inaccurate…

A verifier is an important piece of equipment and something many companies consider essential for their barcode quality assurance. What many companies might not be considering is the work that needs to be done to ensure the verifier is delivering accurate results. What should you be doing?  As an Axicon reseller, we’ve found their documentation […]

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GS1 General Specifications Revision January 2019

GS1 has just released the latest revision of the GS1 General Specifications Version 19.  The global standards address identification and barcode marking for numerous industries. The vast majority of the retailers follow these specifications.  The GS1 General Specifications have grown to 471 pages. Please forward this information to individuals in your company who are responsible […]

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Significant Upgrades Launched on Barcode Label Ordering Website

Bar Code Graphics’ client label portal; www.orderbarcodes.com  has been updated with a fresh new look and added functionality.   In addition to a much more user-friendly experience, we’ve streamlined label ordering, and added a Data Import Function (beta).  The Data Import Function enables clients to provide us with spreadsheets with barcode data and descriptions and have us […]

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SmartLabel – Transparency & Consumer Connectivity

This week marked the third anniversary of SmartLabel, which is an initiative enabling consumers access to expanded digital content available for the majority of products in US grocery stores. Detailed product information from more than 36,000 products from over 826 brands are instantly accessible by consumers from either a barcode scan or web lookup. More […]

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How Your Brand is Impacted by Barcodes

Uh Oh! Who’s scanning the barcodes on my products? You put thought and effort into how consumers interact with and perceive your product. Would you be OK with a defective product getting onto store shelves? Would you be OK with a glaring packaging typo making its way to production? “Mt. Alpine Winter Boots” are not […]

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New GS1 Rules: No UPC Reuse

  GS1 announced a significant revision in the GTIN Management Standard Rules with respect to GTIN reassignment. In the past, different industry segments had stated periods of time in which GTINs could be reassigned after a product’s last production date. For example, apparel/clothing required 30 months before a GTIN could be reused and time period […]

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What Exactly is Data Hub & Should My Company Use It?

Included in the licensing of a GS1 Company Prefix is limited access to an online tool, called Data Hub. Data Hub is a suite of tools provided by GS1 US to help improve identification in the marketplace.  While GS1 is a non-profit standards organization, they still charge subscription fees for the various Data Hub functionalities.  […]

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Wait a Minute! Not All UPCs Will Work For Amazon?

Amazon now accounts for over 44% of all ecommerce in the US, and is gaining market share in numerous product categories.  Existing manufacturers are constantly rethinking their Amazon strategy and most new manufacturers plan on leveraging Amazon’s dominance in the consumer marketplace. For identifying books and ebooks, Amazon relies on  a 13-digit ISBNs (International Standard […]

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Databar Encoder & Decoder Tool Subscriptions

The GS1 Databar barcode coupon is relatively new to the retail environment. In the original UPC specifications from the 1978, a version of the standard 12-digit UPC-A was used to encode coupon data. Both changes in the UPC Company Prefix structure and the needs of the coupon industry required a change. During the late 1990’s […]

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UPC Barcode Frequently Asked Questions

UPC Barcode – Basic Overview UPC barcode numbers are not random numbers chosen by a brand owner, but a string of numbers which adhere to a global standard to enable products to be sold worldwide. To ensure authenticity and to prevent duplicate UPC barcodes from being assigned, the data in a UPC barcode must contain […]

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