Note: This is a guest post by Donna Thompson of Custom Labels. The author’s views are entirely his own and may not reflect the views of Infopixi.
The development of the technology has brought many benefits to the business world. Thanks to many technological inventions, the time for doing work tasks is reduced while the quality of the process is improved. Also, the possibility of human error in everyday work is decreased due to automatization of the working process. As a result, companies can downsize their costs and have bigger revenues.
One of the most important invention for companies whose the core business is retail is the barcode. The barcode was introduced to the world in the 20th century and as the time goes by, the number of industries that are using the advantages of this invention is on the rise.
The reason for that lies in the fact that product barcode can hold the various type of data. Barcode scanners collect the information important for tracking the product by scanning the black and white parts of the barcodes. Businesses use this collected information to ease and speed up the process of storing, selling and shipping goods.
Nowadays, many companies print barcode labels and simply apply them to the specific products. Although it is a simple process, many problems may occur if the barcode labels aren’t properly printed and applied to the product.
In those cases, barcodes can become a huge obstacle in everyday business. Entire workflow can be affected if the barcode scanners aren’t able to read these labels. And, what once was an advantage of the barcode usage, now can become an unpleasant and expensive problem.
To avoid situations like this it is very important to understand what can cause the unreadable barcode labels. An incorrect data structure, low contrast or wrong printing orientation are only some of the causes.
Check out this infographic from Custom Labels that shows common causes of the barcode label problems and offers constructive solutions for preventing them.
Fig. Most Common Bar Code Label Problems and Solutions, Credit: Custom Labels