What do the numbers on a barcode mean?

Answer Numbers on barcodes are identification numbers that reference more detailed information that is stored in computers. Barcodes on retail items reference information such as price, vendor, quantity i... Read More »

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Is it possible that the numbers in a barcode be repeated for another product?

Bar codes are a computers way of reading numbers. each product has its own serial number so they all have to be different for that store. Computers read things in 1 or 0 or on or offblack for on wh... Read More »

Is there any Barcode Scanner Application for PC that would take a barcode and give you the product's info + $?

Yes, there are several that will import the data into a Windows PC. You may then need to reformat into a .csv or excel file, though, or perhaps there is some extra software for that. The softeksoft... Read More »

How come barcode scanner can scan barcode upside down with same results..?

Yes. Each barcode (whether it is UPC, EAN, Code 39, etc.) includes a start and stop character. Depending which is encountered first will tell the scanner what direction it is reading the barcode. W... Read More »

Are the numbers on the back of the Social Security card the routing numbers for the Federal Reserve?

Newer cards issued by the Social Security Administration have a red number printed on the back. Rumors state that these numbers signify a routing or account number within the Federal Reserve bankin... Read More »