A device that serves one of the most important roles in a point of sale environment is a barcode scanner. Their design is such that it can be easily held with hands. A barcode scanner is used to read coding language or a set of information that is stored in form of codes called barcode. The barcode has derived its name from the parallel bars or set of lines of different width that are printed on product’s label. Barcodes serve various purposes right from containing the vital information regarding the product to stock control. The complete details of the commodity stored in form of barcode are displayed on the terminal when the barcode is scanned by the barcode scanners.
In a supermarket, groceries stores or other retail stores, the point of sale system is used to carry out sale and transactions. In these stores, all items are packed with a cover and some information is either directly printed on the packet or it is printed on the label that is pasted on the packet. As the details of the products can be lengthy, it is stored in a compact form in code language. This compact form is known as a barcode. With advancing technology dimension of the barcode has also transformed from 1D or one dimensional to 2D or two-dimensional. The 1-dimensional barcode is simply set of parallel lines and on the other hand, the two-dimensional barcode is a combination of graphics, geometrical shapes like rectangular and hexagonal shapes.
Due to its ability to provide fast services, a barcode scanner is an important tool in a commercial environment. Grocery products are generally marked by the standard unit called UPC or Universal Product Code which is a form of a barcode. When a customer buys any product, the details of the product along with the details of the customer are stored in the system when product label is scanned by a barcode scanner. This data is helpful in understanding the liking of a customer for a particular product. This information is used as a marketing tool by business owners to invite the customer when the same product or similar feature product is promoted by the store.
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