Barcodes are everywhere, appearing on nearly every product, part and package. Barcodes automate and streamline the production, shipping and receiving processes. But when barcodes fail, problems ensue. While your equipment may scan your barcode, it may not scan at the receiving dock.
Unreadable barcodes break the chain of data and disrupt operations. Products are not on the shelves, affecting sales. And unreadable barcodes can increase returns or result in chargebacks, fees and fines. Excessive chargebacks and fees can affect your company’s reputation and can result in retailers not doing business with you in the future.
Barcode verification is the best way to avoid problems associated with unreadable barcodes, ensuring that when a barcode leaves the facility, it’s 100 percent accurate 100 percent of the time.
What Is Barcode Verification?
Barcode verification is the process of grading the quality of barcodes using industry standards such as ANSI or ISO. Barcode verification works by grading barcodes A through F for ANSI, and 4 through zero for ISO standards.
Barcode verification ensures that barcodes meet industry standards and are readable when they leave the warehouse and also ensures customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.
Why Do You Need Barcode Verification?
For companies that do business with Walmart, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or other big retailers known for issuing chargebacks for unreadable barcodes, barcode verification will help keep product moving to and through their shelves, keeping sales up and costs down.
For companies that work with regulated industries such as health care, automotive or aerospace, fines for non-compliance can be avoided.
In all cases, your company will remain in the good graces of your customers, and provide these other benefits.
Benefits of Barcode Verification
Barcodes are everywhere because they automate processes to ship quickly and accurately at the lowest cost. But when the barcode becomes a weakness in the process, the opposite happens. Barcode verification keeps your products moving swiftly through the supply chain while minimizing costs due to chargebacks, fees and fines, and will help you preserve your good customer relationships.