Also known as The Universal Product Code. A linear barcode required in the retail industry and in the food service industry. The UPC has a fixed length of twelve digits and it uses numbers only. Virtually all products sold in North America use the UPC-A bar code or UPC-E, which is just a smaller version of UPC-A.
The Postal Numerical Encoding Technique barcode, or PostNET, is used by the United States Postal Service. Linear barcode used for zip codes that include the mandatory five digit zip code and the optional four digit extension. PostNET makes it easier to automate the sorting and delivery of mail.
Linear barcode used in industrial and manufacturing environments, primarily used on shipping containers. Has a higher information density over Code 39. Is especially applicable in situations where numeric information must appear in a limited area.
Linear barcode used for inventory tracking and other coding purposes in manufacturing and other industries. This code can be set at a length that fits the specific requirements of any kind of application. Code 39 can encode digits zero through nine, upper case letters A through Z, and a few special characters such as a dollar sign.
Primarily used by Canada Post to encode supplementary delivery information. Every symbol includes two check characters. Bar Code 93 was designed to complement Code 39.
128 Linear barcode used in the shipping and packaging industries. This code is designed to be very compact. It is perfect for squeezing a lot of information onto a shipping label. It can be used for alphanumeric or numeric barcodes.
Also known as the European Article Numbering System and is most commonly seen in Europe. Like the UPC barcode in North America, it is used for identification of retail products. Unique EAN numbers are allocated to each separate retail product, not just by product brand but by variation. There are two basic formats, the 8 and 13 digit variants. The 13 digit code is more common. The 8 digit code is generally used where space is restricted.
Linear barcode used by libraries, blood banks, and air parcel services. It was designed to be accurately read even when printed on dot-matrix printers for multi-part forms.