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A barcode is “A machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on and identifying a product.”
The lines and patterns on a barcode are actually representations of numbers and data and their development allowed basic information about a product to be easily read by an optical scanning device (a barcode scanner) and automatically entered into a computer system. This massively reduces the time to record products information and eliminates human data entry error.
Barcode systems help businesses and organizations track products, prices, and stock levels for centralised management in a computer software system allowing for incredible increases in productivity and efficiency.
Barcodes started out with simple 1-dimensional designs, consisting of basic black lines that could only be read by specially designed barcode scanners. However, today barcodes come in many shapes and sizes and a wide range of designs and many can even be read by mobile phones and other devices.
PAN Card of the Applicant Entity ( for Proprietorship entity, PAN of Proprietor)
GST Registration Certificate ( Optional- required in case of GST Registered)
Request Letter for Barcode allotment (on Company Letterhead)
Copy of Audited Balance Sheet
Certificate of Incorporation (Company/LLP)
Partnership Deed ( for Partnership Firm)
Memorandum and Article of Association ( for Company)
Cancelled Cheque Copy
Different application requires different barcodes with capability to hold different data. Therefore, to diverse requirements, Barcode system standards are used for that distinction between barcodes. Different types of barcode symbols are also distinction between different barcodes. Barcodes can be categorized into the following categories:
EAN/UPC (European Article Number/Uniform Product Code) Family of barcodes is instantly-recognizable barcodes that are printed on virtually every consumer product in the world. They are the longest-established and most widely-used of all barcodes. Used for Retail stores for sales checkout; inventory, etc.
DataBar barcodes are often used to label fresh foods. These barcodes can hold information like an item’s batch number or expiry date, in addition to other attributes used at the point-of-sale such the item weight.
128 and ITF-14 are highly versatile 1D barcodes that enable items to be tracked through global supply chains. The 128 barcode can carry any of the ID keys, plus information like serial numbers, expiration dates and more. The ITF-14 barcode can only hold the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) and is suitable for printing on corrugated materials.
Two-dimensional (2D) barcodes look like squares or rectangles that contain many small, individual dots. A single 2D barcode can hold a significant amount of information and may remain legible even when printed at a small size or etched onto a product. 2D barcode could do much more than just keep track of assets and inventory.
Today, 2D codes, especially QR codes, which can hold as much as 7,000 digits or 4,000 characters of text, are used by companies to share information or websites and videos with consumers, or by healthcare facilities to monitor medication, and even to integrate data with programs like MS Office, MS SQL Servers, and other databases and files.
2D barcodes are used in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and warehousing to logistics and healthcare.
Barcodes work through the combination of a symbology (the barcode) and a scanner that can read the symbols and convert them into useful information, often information about an item’s origin, price, type, and location. The scanner reads the barcode and automatically enters the information stored in it into a system – often some type of database.
This tool has provided many, many benefits for businesses. It paved the way for the globally connected distribution channels we now have and it is what allows big Departmental Stores like BigBazaar, Walmart, Pentaloon to ensure they have products properly stocked and priced around the stores located in all cities. It has also become a crucial tool to help small and medium businesses, as well as hospitals and government groups, keep track of assets and improve their efficiencies.
Some of the ways businesses use barcodes include: