What is the Barcoding System?

The barcoding system, created in the 1970′s by George Laurer, is a universal system for keeping track of items and prices in inventory systems internationally. It is now used by almost all retailers worldwide and works under the premise that each barcode is only allocated to one product, therefore in any store there is no chance of a barcode being on two different products. This system incorporates both UPC-A numbers and the superset EAN-13 Numbers.

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