Hello readers, I am Ishika Doshi from Techwebx.com.
Whenever we purchase any product, even a small book or an electronic product, we see a barcode on it—the box with black and white lines along with the numbers of series.
Even during billing in the supermarket, the person making bill scans the barcode and then allows the product to be in our bag.
All these things make one thing clear that barcode is quite an important thing. But how and why it is so important. And why it has such an uneven structure which is not even easy to read.
In this blog, I will give you answers to all the questions you have related to the barcode. What is a barcode? How is it treated? What are the uses of barcodes? And many such.
What is Barcode?
The box on any product which contains numbers of white and black lines in the linear form at the end of which you can see the numbers is nothing but the barcode.
How are these lines specify?
In total barcode has 95 black and white lines which are divided in such a way.
We have a pair of three lines at starting, in the centre, and at the end of the barcode. These lines are slightly more significant than the rest lines.
The segments between starting line and centerline have 42 tracks in between and so as the numbers of lines are present from Center to End.
These pairs of 42 white and black lines are arranged in 6 box which contains 7 lines in each and is combined in a way so that we can number them and read them quickly.
Why is Barcode Important?
Suppose a company is manufacturing more than and one or two products that too on a large scale. It becomes quite challenging to track every product, where they are supplied, how much stock is left and many such things. In that case, to avoid all these hard works, barcodes have been used.
From where the barcode has been received?
The company that makes the barcode of different numbers is named GS1, that is Global Standard 1. This is the company that produces different barcodes with various combinations. And all the rest companies that sell the product in the market need to purchase one barcode for them and apply it to their products.
One series is fixed for a particular country, just like the serials of mobile numbers. The way India has +91 as an Indian series for the call. Similar way 890 is the series of barcode allotted for Indian companies.
The barcode on the product is written as, first the number of series of a particular country then, the number of the company from where the product is produced and then the number of products.
To purchase a single barcode it can cost from thousand to lakh depending upon the subscription you choose.
Can I check the barcode of any product?
If you want to know about the barcode of any product, then you can check the official website of GS 1. You can enter the barcode of the product you have at your home, from there you can easily see that which company have been allotted with this barcode at what time and for what product.
Can I make my barcode?
If you want to have a personal barcode for your particular inventory, then you can surely have it with the permissions of central authority. But in that case, you cannot sell your product. Your barcode will only apply to the products you have for your use and not for selling.
The drawback of barcode:
We talked about, What is a barcode? How is it used? What is it’s importance everything?
Playing so much important part in a field, barcode has few drawbacks.
- If the barcode is in any way gets spoiled or torn apart. Then it is a difficult job to understand the barcode.
- Barcode only saves the information in the form of numbers. Hence in case if you want your text to be secured in a way, then barcode cannot help you.
Alright! This was all about the barcode and its importance. I hope it was helpful and knowledgeable for you to read.
Thank You so much for reading so far.