There are many types of barcodes, and each one is designed to perform a specific function. Depending on the type of company and the industry, some types of codes will be used more often than others, but it is very interesting to review them all. In this kind of overview, we will list the main types of barcodes.
EAN (European Article Number) barcode. This is the type of barcode used to mark products that are scanned from a cash register. The EAN symbols have a fixed length (as you can see by looking at them) and are mandatory for use in sectors such as retail or food industry. In fact, they are hardly used in any other areas.
They allow 13 digits to be included in a relatively small space, and are widely used in warehouses to control inventory. This type of barcode was originally developed in Europ...Read More