GS1 2D barcodes
More and more, businesses as well as consumers, are wanting to know more about a product on-shelf or online.
GS1 2D barcodes offer many benefits because they can have significantly more product information encoded in it, such as batch/lot number, serial number, best before date use-by-date and much more – and all in one, single (and small) barcode symbol.
When the barcode is scanned at the checkout, for example, customers can be alerted if the product is past its expiry date or is subject to a recall. More accurate expiration date management will assist retailers in automating markdowns, date-based discounts and inventory management. Product suppliers will benefit by having a smaller barcode on packaging and labels than traditional linear barcodes.