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Part III: Other Common (and Expensive) Barcode Issues

In addition to shared prefixes, there are some other common and costly barcode issues that your business will want to protect itself against when getting a barcode for your product. From the time the UPC symbol was introduced in 1973 until the middle of the 1990s, when the desktop computer […]

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Part II: The Problem with Shared Prefixes. Oops!

In part one of this series, we discussed what a UPC barcode is and why we rely on them in the marketplace. Today, we’ll focus on an all too common issue that many companies experience when they purchase their barcodes from a wholesaler.  What Are Shared Prefixes? Let’s say a […]

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Part I: UPC Barcode: What Is It?

IS IT A UPC BARCODE OR IS IT MONEY?  The answer is both. Clearly, it’s a barcode, but its most vital job is to transfer the ownership of one product or service from one trading partner to another. Let’s look at the following example:  A pound of butter at your […]