Why Use Barcodes?

Barcodes are used as a simple and cost-effective way of allowing products to be identified when scanned and sold in an efficient way which reduces time and cost. Barcodes allow retailers to standardise their supply chain processes and to track products as they move through the supply chain.

What Is Barcode Verification?

As the name implies, barcode verification is the process of ensuring your product barcodes are readable, accurate, and compliant with the barcode standards set by the GS1, International Standards Organization (ISO), and regional organizations like the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and the European Committee for Normalization (CEN).

The result? You avoid paying massive penalties from your clients in lost revenue due to problematic barcodes.

Make sure your barcodes are 100% accurate and readable before you start production.

The Problem With Poor Quality Barcodes

At the retail checkout, whenever a barcode fails to scan, it slows down the trading process because it forces the cashier—or the customer at self-checkout counters—to manually key in the product number or price of the affected item, which also presents the risk of human errors.

At the supply chain level, the failure of the barcode to read can halt shipments, disturb manufacturing processes, and provide incorrect product information.

But that’s not even the worst possible outcome. In some cases, vendors end up rejecting an entire consignment of goods due to problematic barcodes, resulting in lost sales and, as we’ve talked about earlier, may incur serious fines.

Barcode verification fixes all this by identifying any issues with the barcode prior to release and eliminating all issues right at the source.

Boost Efficiency

Stop wasting time reprinting barcodes for entire consignments of goods.

Avoid Costly Fines

Keep your partner vendors and retailers happy with accurate, readable barcodes.

Minimise Lost Revenue

Make sure every single item in every shipment can be scanned anywhere in the world.

Reduce Returns

Stop losing serious revenue on returns due to inaccurate and unreadable barcodes.

Get Your Company Certified in Barcode Verification

With the recent change in retailers’ policies regarding barcode verification in Australia, certified vendors can now perform barcode verification in-house, saving them serious time, money, and effort in packaging updates.

Intermax has been supplying Axicon ISO Graaded verifiers in Australia for well over a decade and has been a trainer in these systems for just as long. As such, we have been accepted as a trainer by Axicon to certify companies like yours to comply with the required verification standards.


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