If you are a business owner trying to decide how to label a product, you may be wondering if barcode label print services are right for you. Barcodes provide multiple benefits for a business including counterfeit prevention, helping inventory software to monitor stock levels, and even the spread of helpful consumer information.
Barcodes are a way to transmit data on a product’s packaging. These codes are images that are captured by a mechanical device that determines information that identifies the product. This technology was first used in railroads, being printed on the side of cars to provide information on what was being transported. It was not until 1974 that the first barcode was used in commercial products and became the universally known system that we use today.
If you wish to have a product that contains a label that is globally recognized in the retail industry, it should be approved by GS1. This worldwide tracker of barcodes will provide your product with a 12 digit number that is assigned specifically to your product, and another number that identifies your company or brand. After you receive these numbers, your products will be recognized in the global barcode system and you are ready for barcode label print services. The UPCs(Universal Product Codes) set by GS1 cand SKUs can be confusing to new sellers. SKUs are Stock Keeping Units are assigned to each product in a seller’s inventory for tracking and inventory management purposes. For example, if you are an Amazon seller, you can either create your own customized SKU or have Amazon generate one for you. You can read the guide https://www.sunkenstone.com/blog/amazon-sku/ to know the difference between SKU and UPC.
Blue Ribbon Tag and Label Corporation has been producing barcode labels for business owners since 1980. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product, performance, and customer satisfaction. We understand the need for specialty products and go out of our way to ensure the satisfaction of our customers. If you are considering choosing barcode label print services, contact Blue Ribbon Tag and Label Corporation from our website for an estimate.