Barcode scanner in the supermarket


The product labeling of every wholesale and retail company is varied and must both inform customers and conform to standards and legal regulations. Depending on the location and storage as well as the product and its ingredients, there are different requirements for labeling in wholesale and retail. For example, different requirements apply to outdoor products than to food in supermarkets.

Barcodes for quick handling of goods in retail

In order to make products and packages absolutely unique, labels that carry variable information are increasingly needed; this can be barcodes or other data. Barcode labels can also show individual check digits. For this purpose, digit logs must be kept in order to manage incorrect numbers. Barcodes, or barcodes, have revolutionized the way large quantities of goods and automated production processes are handled. The introduction of barcodes has also significantly simplified the handling of goods in retail.

Different barcode types tailored to the application

Some barcodes only contain numerical information (UPC/EAN, Interleaved 2 of 5), others contain numbers and letters (Code 93, Code 128 or Code 39). The barcode 128 allows all 128 characters to be encoded. With linear barcodes there are only two different bar widths. Multiwidth codes allow three line widths and more. The more detailed the barcode information is, the higher the print quality must be. The range of possible uses for barcodes is very large. As an IT logistics system house, Integer Solutions offers a variety of solutions for different labels in the retail sector that optimize the shopping experience for customers and make information about the product visible. Labels provide important core information about the product and can be created, recorded and evaluated quickly and easily with our solutions.

Labeling to quickly capture information is essential in retail.

Even small data often decides whether a product is taken to the checkout or put back on the shelf. Information about the product or the price is often crucial for the customer's purchasing decision. If the customer lacks information, the probability of non-purchase is high and the customer leaves the store without the product. Labels are available in a wide variety of sizes and qualities. Basically there are two different systems with which the labels can be printed. Standard labels are over Thermal transfer printer printed, which in turn require their own thermal transfer ribbon. Direct thermal labels are printed directly using heat (thermal direct barcode printer) and do not require such a ribbon.

Barcode scanner in retail

With high customer frequency, flexible barcode scanners ensure speed

So-called imager scanners are ideal for this because they are particularly immune to interference. You can move freely when using it and are wireless Barcode hand scanners not tied to any location via Bluetooth. The barcodes are recorded from a short reading distance. Stationary scanners, built-in scanners and presentation scanners are particularly suitable for cash register systems, for example in supermarkets. In retail, wireless and wired barcode scanners are ideal. In the office and administration, barcode scanners with imager scanning modules are perfect for reading documents with barcodes or labels, for example. From a technical perspective, barcode scanners work like all other scanning options (e.g. flatbed scanners): The surface of the object to be scanned is illuminated and sensors record the optical differences within the barcode (light/dark). Conversion software then generates the stored information from the raw data read. These barcode scanners are connected to the PC via an integrated RS232 interface or a USB interface or using Bluetooth technology.

Shorter waiting times thanks to self-service checkouts

As an IT logistics system house, we offer consumables such as: Labels and ribbons also the appropriate barcode scanning technology, for example high-quality barcode scanners that can efficiently scan barcodes (1D or 2D) on vouchers, coupons or products. Our barcode scanners record the price directly, which reduces waiting times at the checkout even at busy after-work times and the customer can take their products with them quickly. Modern self-service checkouts further speed up the checkout process and increase customer satisfaction. With this special cash register system, the customer scans the goods they have purchased and carries out the payment process independently. In industrial manufacturing, barcodes are used to correctly control automated production processes. Where human workers would otherwise be necessary to control or initiate the various production parts and production steps, a sophisticated, automated system does this.