Content about Barcodes

March 28, 2014

EBay, Google and Walmart have endorsed a new GS1 U.S. guide that resolves incorrect and duplicate product information online.

Lawrenceville, N.J. -- EBay, Google and Walmart have endorsed a new GS1 U.S. guide that resolves incorrect and duplicate product information online. Developed for e-tailers, retailers, e-commerce platform providers, content aggregators and content distributors, the GTIN Validation Guide offers best practices for leveraging GS1 standards to enhance the consumer shopping experience while boosting e-tailer efficiency, revenue and loyalty.

January 24, 2014

A new online tool from supply chain information standards organization GS1 US, called the GS1 US Data Hub, will make it possible for retailers, e-tailers, data pools, solution providers and a variety of application developers to access the detailed information associated with GS1 company prefixes, the specific combination of numbers embedded in GS1 identifiers and barcodes to identify a company.

Lawrenceville, N.J. -- A new online tool from supply chain information standards organization GS1 US, called the GS1 US Data Hub, will make it possible for retailers, e-tailers, data pools, solution providers and a variety of application developers to access the detailed information associated with GS1 company prefixes, the specific combination of numbers embedded in GS1 identifiers and barcodes to identify a company.

October 14, 2013

SAP demonstrated a concept consumer app called “Snap” at its recent Retail Forum in Dallas. Snap provides customers with interactive 3-D assembly instructions for a vast array of products. The instructions are pulled from manufacturer CAD files and delivered via cloud after the customer scans a product barcode or QR code, with options such as zoom and audio. Snap even lets shoppers register products for warranties and automatically request replacement parts.

SAP demonstrated a concept consumer app called “Snap” at its recent Retail Forum in Dallas. Snap provides customers with interactive 3-D assembly instructions for a vast array of products. The instructions are pulled from manufacturer CAD files and delivered via cloud after the customer scans a product barcode or QR code, with options such as zoom and audio. Snap even lets shoppers register products for warranties and automatically request replacement parts.

October 8, 2013

FineLine Technologies and Scanbuy announced a broad and comprehensive agreement that will enable retailers to easily implement a QR Code, Microsoft Tag, and/or an NFC mobile-enhanced packaging solution across their global supply chains, and directly into the hands of shoppers.

Atlanta -- FineLine Technologies  and Scanbuy announced  a broad and comprehensive agreement that will enable retailers to easily implement a QR Code, Microsoft Tag, and/or an NFC mobile-enhanced packaging solution across their global supply chains, and directly into the hands of shoppers.
 

March 5, 2013

By Mike Poldino, Motorola Solutions

By Mike Poldino, Motorola Solutions

Unless you have recently upgraded your point-of-sale (POS) systems, chances are the bioptic POS in your grocery store today can only scan 1D bar codes printed on the paper labels placed on items or on paper coupons. While that met the needs of yesterday’s POS, times have changed. And in order to provide your customer with the best possible experience at the POS, your POS needs to change too.

Beyond 1D — the new types of bar codes appearing in your POS lanes

January 16, 2013

Quick Response (QR) codes are gaining increasing acceptance among consumers in North America and Europe, particularly among younger consumers, according to a new research report commissioned by Pitney Bowes.

Stamford, Conn. -- Quick Response (QR) codes are gaining increasing acceptance among consumers in North America and Europe, particularly among younger consumers, according to a new research report commissioned by Pitney Bowes.

QR code usage as reported by more than 5,000 consumers surveyed stands at 15% on average and at 27% for consumers 18 to 34 years old, according to “QR Code Use” study.

March 1, 2012

Connectivity and convenience: that’s what today’s consumer wants more than ever before. And mobile marketing and more specifically, mobile barcodes, play a pivotal role in helping brands and retailers deliver in this new world of enhanced communications and on-demand information.

By Laura Marriott, lmarriott@neom.com

September 1, 2011

By Jane Fazzalari, VP, Retail Industry at JDA Software

By Jane Fazzalari

Since the global standards organization GS1 first announced its plans for DataBar — a new labeling system that stores massive amounts of product data — retail industry stakeholders have been discussing its potential impacts. Major retailers such as Target and Walgreens have already started replacing the standard UPC code on their coupons with DataBar bar code and updated their POS systems according to accommodate the new labelling system.

August 15, 2011

Survey results released Monday by ComScore showed that approximately 6.2% of 14 million mobile phone users have scanned a quick response or bar code on their mobile device.

Reston, Va. -- Survey results released Monday by ComScore showed that approximately 6.2% of 14 million mobile phone users have scanned a quick response or bar code on their mobile device.

Among 14,452 users surveyed in that have scanned a QR or bar code, 58% of them scanned a code at home, while 39.4% and 24.5% of respondents have scanned codes at a retail store or grocery store, respectively. As far as what they scanned, 49.4% said they scanned a QR or bar code found in a newspaper or magazine, while 35.3% scanned product packaging.

April 13, 2011

Brookstone has launched a new Quick-Response (QR) code program in 30 New York-area Brookstone stores, including locations in Rockefeller Center and JFK airport, to provide shoppers with reviews, videos and product information.

Merrimack, N.H. -- Brookstone has launched a new Quick-Response (QR) code program in 30 New York-area Brookstone stores, including locations in Rockefeller Center and JFK airport, to provide shoppers with reviews, videos and product information.

The program allows to shoppers will see black-and-white QR codes located next to products. By snapping an image with their smartphone QR application, consumers can quickly access real-time customer reviews and product videos and even shop a greater selection of similar products at Brookstone’s website.

March 24, 2011

The Home Depot partnered with Scanbuy to launch a national communications strategy utilizing mobile barcodes enabled by Scanbuy’s ScanLife system.

New York City -- The Home Depot partnered with Scanbuy to launch a national communications strategy utilizing mobile barcodes enabled by Scanbuy’s ScanLife system. The initiative incorporates 2D bar codes (QR codes) that give customers immediate access to such information as product rating and reviews, How-To guides and videos on specific products.

November 23, 2010

Mobile is not just another customer communications channel; it is rapidly evolving into an effective commerce channel.

By Carsten Thoma, carsten.thoma@hybris.com

Mobile is not just another customer communications channel; it is rapidly evolving into an effective commerce channel. Strengthening the link between existing channels such as physical and online stores, mobile now enables customers to start shopping using their mobile devices and finish the process online, via a contact center, in the brick-and-mortar store, or even on the mobile device itself.

November 8, 2010

Toys “R” Us said Tuesday that it has introduced several new advancements in its mobile...

December 10, 2008

Eugene, Oregon-based Datalogic Scanning is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new QuickScan®...

October 5, 2008

Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.based Honeywell announced its newest addition to the 3800 linear barcode scanner family....

July 31, 2008

Retail forensics has turned the returns counter into a potential CSI episode—either a customer-service...

June 30, 2008

Do you know what a QR Code is? If not, stop reading and immediately...

March 2, 2008

Dayton, Ohio-based NCR is expanding its family of retail barcode scanners with the debut of...

November 30, 2007

Targeting its smaller commercial customers, Staples’ 1,400 U.S.-based store shelves now feature two new barcode...