GS1 QR code Table of contents
GS1 has taken the initiative for the introduction of the QR barcode as a successor to the well-known EAN13 barcode.

The disadvantage of the EAN13 barcode is that it essentially doesn't offer space to store more data than just a reference to the item being sold. Information referring to a purchasing party, details about the item (height, color, etc.), serial numbers, and many other interesting data cannot be captured in the EAN13 barcode. Alternative barcodes are available, such as the QR code and the Datamatrix barcode, which allow for this. These are called two-dimensional barcodes and have much more space to capture various additional data.

A complaint from many garden centers is that determining the margin on plants is very problematic, and drawing conclusions from sales data statistically is very difficult. Therefore, NedFox has taken steps in recent years with the introduction of the ViridiCode.

GS1 has also recognized the need for capturing additional item information in a barcode and is now working on global standardization in the form of a QR barcode. This is called the 'GS1 Digital Link' barcode. GS1 aims to have this barcode available for retailers by 2027. RetailVista can already handle 2D barcodes, but due to the unique structure of the GS1 Digital Link, some changes are necessary. NedFox will ensure that RetailVista POS can also handle the GS1 Digital Link barcode by 2025.

More information from GS1 about the QR code can be found on GS1 Digital Link | GS1. More information about NedFox's ViridiCode can be found here.

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