Barcode labelling

GS1’s barcodes enable the fast and secure transfer of information from objects to computers. They are used globally to mark for exemple packages. That the barcode is readable and has a high quality are essential.

Marking consumer packages

Items which are handled at a store’s checkout are barcoded so that the item number can be quickly and easily read. Using the item number, prices and the item name are fetched from the store’s article database and printed on the receipt. The item number is also a requirement for collecting reliable sales statistics for, for example, purchasing decisions, profitability follow-up and shelf space planning.

Marking outer packages

An outer package is a package containing a number of consumer packages. Outer packages are often the item level that can be ordered from a supplier or wholesaler. When the outer package has an item number, buyer and seller can be sure that the correct item has been ordered.

Marking pallets

The GS1 Logistics Label is a standard label which is used for marking logistic units such as pallets. By using the label a logistic unit can be tracked through the entire supply chain from manufacture to end customer.

Bar code quality

Barcodes simplify the flow of goods and information from manufacturer to carrier, in the warehouse, in the hospital and in the store. Things can be done faster and the chance of a number being wrong is reduced when it is read with a scanner rather than being input manually. That the barcode is readable is a prerequisite for these flows to work.