Using the Website

make barcodeWelcome to the website.  Now approaching the end of its 9th year, the site remains an outstanding place to find information about various elements of the bar code industry.  

In the definition of the words "bar code", we include QR codes, 2D codes, RFID and areas like the supply chain and the use of bar codes in retail, industrial, field service, supply chain, manufacturing and municipal / governmental areas. 

Since inception, millions of visitors have used us for news, information and bar code resources like printing a bar code, buying a bar code, finding bar code software for your small business or enterprise-wide barcoding for a Fortune 100 company.   

If you want to learn about actual implementations of bar codes in the supply chain or factory automation, visit our Barcode Solutions section.  You'll find ten different categories of implementation, and numerous case studies and success stories in each category.

If you are just getting started with bar codes, you might want to visit our section on Learning About Bar Codes.  There are dozens of informational articles that talk about whether to print your own bar codes or buy them preprinted, or what kind of bar code labels to use, discussions of mobile bar code printers, how to verify a bar code and much more.  

The website has over 5,000 articles - many from top experts in their niches.   We encourage you to use the Search link on the left side to find what you need. "Multi word" searches should be in quotes. does not sell any products or services.  We are independently owned and operated and have no ownership in any company, except for the occasional investment in a publicly traded company.  If we feel a product is worthwhile, we will endorse it.  If not, we will say so.   If you need help on an issue, you are welcome to write to us using the Contact link on the Footer menu. relies on sponsors to stay in business.  Just as with any publishing business we employ writers, graphics people, programmers, accountants, lawyers, marketing people and more.  We hope that you will patronize the sponsors on this site, and that you will let them know you found them here.   Thank you!