Introduction: QR code vs barcode
Many people always had a choice: to add a QR code or a barcode to the packaging of some products. And despite the fact that everyone knows that QR code is more convenient and the list of its features is much wider, users still do not always distinguish between these two things.
Therefore, today we will talk about the specifics of work and the difference between QR and barcode.
What is barcode and how it is used? What type of information is encrypted in it?
We meet with barcodes every day. If you paid attention to the packaging of goods, then you definitely noticed a sequence of black and white stripes, or other geometric shapes. It was a barcode.
A barcode is encrypted information about a product in the form of parallel black and white stripes. This code contains important information such as manufacturer's name, product description, price, etc.
Sometimes users are mistaken about the functions of barcodes and believe that the presence of a barcode indicates the quality of the product. This is not true! The barcode carries general information about the product, but has nothing to do with quality.
Barcodes were invented before QR codes. But despite this, QR code is more popular among users. Why is that? We are looking for answers together.
Why is QR code more convenient? Analyzing barcode types.
The structure of QR codes during scanning allows them to be read both vertically and horizontally. Its composition is more complicated. What does it mean? This means that QR codes keep more information and scan them faster and easier. While the barcode can only be read horizontally.
Therefore, it is called a linear or one-dimensional barcode. It contains less info, and therefore are used less often. In addition, it can only be scanned with a certain device. But if you just need to inventory products or some goods, the barcode is perfect in this case.
Through the features of barcodes and their types, QR code types are considered more advantageous to use.