Barcode Essentials: Everything You Need to Know About in One Place

Did you know that a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum was the first item marked with a barcode, scanned in 1974?

Since then, companies and industries have incorporated them into our daily lives, from product labels to boarding passes to identity cards. They exist everywhere: on the products you buy, on the books you borrow, on the tickets you scan, and even on your smartphone.