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The Pitfalls of DIY Barcoding

Many companies purchase barcode software and equipment so that they can produce their own barcodes in house--and eliminate the expense of outsourcing barcodes to another company. This strategy may be a great approach for companies whose barcodes primarily stay in-house, for inventory or other purposes. But for companies that need more robust barcode systems, outsourcing to an established barcode company ultimately saves money in the long run.

Creating and maintaining a barcode program requires extensive expertise and working knowledge of industry standards. Therefore outsourcing the development and continuance of a barcode program actually makes sense for most companies:

Ultimately the majority of companies realize significant savings when they outsource their barcode labeling to a reliable barcode company. A partnership with a reputable company ensures quality work, eliminates the learning curve, and reduces equipment expenses.