It’s easy to simply associate barcodes with a checkout counter – regardless of the item you’re purchasing, it will more than likely have a barcode on it. While decades old, this simple technology is still growing and is used in a variety of ways.

Advertising

If you’ve read our previous blog, you’ll know that QR Codes (a form of barcode) are a brilliant way to link the online and offline world. They are often used to direct customers to a website or offer via familiar technology such as a smartphone.

Hospitals

Barcode labels are widely used within hospitals, whether it’s to label small medical vials, medications or patient information tags. In this context, they play a crucial role in ensuring patient safety and accuracy.

Retail

Within the retail industry, barcodes are used in everything from monitoring stock levels to identifying prices and product details.

Postage

Barcodes are printed on all parcels mailed within the UK. A parcel barcode is scanned at every key point in its journey, allowing businesses and consumers to track and monitor its progress. This is key to time management and accountability, especially with valuable deliveries.

Barcodes can be printed directly onto self-adhesive labels; we can provide advice on factors to consider such as the printing of the labels, the type of printer you’re using and the material.

If you want to chat with our team about the creation of barcode labels within your business, call us on 01642 474230 or email sales@firstchoicelabels.co.uk.

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