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How Airlines Use Barcodes to Reduce Lost Luggage

Many of us have been there, standing at the end of a long flight waiting around the baggage carousel, desperately searching for your checked-in baggage. Perhaps you tied a brightly coloured ribbon around the handle or used one of those rainbow coloured straps to help identify your suitcase. But still, it doesn’t appear. Even...

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How Barcoding Your Receipts Can Help Your Retail Business

There’s an ever-widening range of uses for barcodes across all sectors of business and the service industry, some more unusual than others. Over the last few years, it has become commonplace to find barcodes at the bottom of sales receipts from many large retailers. With the retail sector including online sales ever-increasing in market...

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Your Business Needs Millennials: Here’s Why

In recent years, millennials have become the largest generation and most influential consumer group (roughly anyone born between the early 1980s to mid-1990s). When planning your marketing strategy, it’s essential to understand what influences their purchasing decisions and consider how effective your labelling system is. Their spending power is huge, so ignore them at...

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What Can Barcodes Do for You?

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What Can Barcodes Do for You?

Barcodes greatly enhance a customer’s experience of your product or service. That’s exciting for them and excellent news for you, as happy customers mean more brand loyalty – and that means continuing sales! Here are some examples of how large and small businesses use barcode technology to save time and money, and keep everything...

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An Unlikely Battle: Barcodes vs. Illegal Logging

While it might be hard to imagine, barcodes have become an integral part in the fight against illegal logging in countries around the world. The Negative Impacts of Illegal Logging The World Bank has estimated that illegal logging costs the world’s economy in excess of $10 billion every year in lost taxes and reduction in market...

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Barcode Technology in the Healthcare System

Barcodes have been used in the healthcare system for many years, helping trace products and information across large organisations. As we reported in 2017 with the introduction of the Scan4safety initiative, NHS trusts across the UK and other healthcare providers around the world are benefitting from the modern uses of barcodes, and their ability...

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Using Barcodes in the Food Industry

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Using Barcodes in the Food Industry

Whether you’re a small-scale manufacturer or a national distributor, barcodes play a major part in the food industry, especially when it comes to food traceability. Food packaging is, of course, one of the many applications on which barcodes are commonly found – the first barcode ever scanned was a Wrigley packet of Juicy Fruit...

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QR Codes: Everything You Need to Know

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QR Codes: Everything You Need to Know

QR codes were invented as a response to the ever-growing need for more capabilities from barcodes, such as the type or quantity of data requirements. Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about QR codes. What Is a QR code? QR stands for ‘Quick Response’, which is a direct reflection on the...

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Choosing the Right Barcode Label

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Choosing the Right Barcode Label

Whether this is your first time buying barcode labels for your business or you have a new project that requires something different, there are many components to consider when choosing the right barcode. Here are some of the most common questions we’re asked on how to choose the right barcode for your needs. What...

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Does My Small Business Need Barcodes?

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Does My Small Business Need Barcodes?

Running a small business is time-consuming and often stressful. With a barcode system, your company can operate much more efficiently, and it’ll save you a great deal of worry. Barcodes aren’t just for major retailers. They’re an easy and cost-effective way for small businesses to streamline their processes. This gives you more time to...

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