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QR Codes vs Barcodes

When researching ways to monitor your belongings, you’ll come across a lot of information concerning QR Code and Barcode tracking possibilities. What are the distinctions between QR codes and Barcodes? Which is best for you?

Barcodes are all around us. They are the most often used auto-identification technology for stock management and storing basic product details. Traditionally, a barcode scanner was necessary to read the information in the barcode, but nowadays, your smartphone can decode this data as well. One of the downsides of using barcodes is that there is a limit to the amount of data it can store.

QR codes are a sort of matrix barcode. You’ll identify them as a combination of black and white squares and dots. QR codes may include a wide range of data.
QR codes are most commonly used to store website URLs, email addresses, contact information, and text content. However, QR codes may be used for a variety of unique purposes, including quick and easy access to your Wi-Fi connection.

The benefits of QR codes surpass the benefits of Barcodes; the amount of data a QR code can hold over a barcode is possibly the most critical distinction. The barcodes on the items we buy are not unique.  For instance, if you have four of the same items, they will all have the same barcode. This is an issue if you want to monitor commodities separately using the barcodes on your objects. Instead, QR codes may be utilized to give products a distinct identification. QR codes are very quick to read from any direction and is relatively easy to scan, if dirt and scratches are present on your card the QR code could still be easily scanned.