Introduction: What is a European Article Number (EAN)?
An EAN is a unique 13-digit number that identifies any product sold in Europe. It can be found on the packaging of an item, or in the checkout process when purchasing online.
The EAN code is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15418) that was introduced to simplify the process of identifying products across borders and languages. The code is used by retailers and manufacturers to identify products for sale or distribution.
How to Create an EAN Barcode
An EAN-13 barcode is an identifier for retail trade items, usually on a product label, consisting of 12 digits arranged in three groups: 6 digits followed by 3 digits. The first group identifies the manufacturer or retailer, and each subsequent group identifies the product or package type and its position in a package.
Creating a barcode label in Word is easy. All you need to do is open up Microsoft Word and start a document. Make sure to left-aligned the company information. The following line should contain all of the pertinent contact information including phone number, address, and website URL. Next, type in the number that will go under your barcode
Why do you need a GS1 unique barcode?
GS1 unique barcode is a 12-digit code that allows companies to identify their products. The company have been the leading standard for product barcodes.
GS1 unique barcodes are necessary because they help to identify products and provide information about them to consumers. They also make it easier for businesses to track inventory and shipments.
What is a Barcode Scanner and Why Do You Need One?
A barcode scanner is a device that is used to scan barcodes. They recognize the numbers and letters that are in them. This device can be used for any kind of scanning, but it is mostly used for scanning products when you are shopping.
A barcode scanner works by sending a signal to the barcode and then measuring the time it takes for the signal to bounce back. The number of bars in the code determines how many times this process needs to be done before the code can be read.
The barcode scanner came to full use in 1980 when they introduced it in retail stores.