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The Barcode Advisory Service provides free advice and information to help you get started when you need to use, create and print good quality barcodes.


Barcodes are used in the retail supply chain, as well as in other sectors such as healthcare, transport, motor manufacturing, civil and military aviation, to identify products and other types of item, such as assets and returnable transport items. There are a number of industry-specific applications as well as international standards that relate to barcodes and these define the data content of the barcodes, the type of barcode to be used, and their size.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions page for answers to some basic questions about barcoding.



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