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A barcode is a product identifying system. It is a depiction of product data in the form of parallel lines that vary in width and spacing. It can be scanned by a machine and is commonly used in supermarkets, malls, and businesses for automatic product identification. Across India, we provide barcode registration services.



Barcode is an recognition method for products. A barcode is a arrangement of vertical bars and spaces carrying information about the object to which it is attached in a machine readable format, and is widely used in supermarkets, malls, stores etc.; for automatic identification of the product.Barcode registration in India is regulated by GS1 a Ministry of Commerce approved unit. ‘Barcode Registration’ means that your barcode number(s) and product(s) will be registered in some of the dominant bar code databases on the internet.





Procedure of Barcode Registration in India

Registration of barcode helps to increase your product internet profile. All bar codes must originally come from the GS1 system to makesure that they are unique.The process of obtaining barcode includes the following steps:-

Step - 1 : Choose type of barcode you want or need.

The barcode is of different types and it can be taken in different lot sizes. The process begins with the identification of requirement by the applicant


Step - 2 : Arrange documents.

With barcode application above mentioned documents need to be annexed.


Step - 3 : Government fees as DD.

The government fee is paid in form of demand draft after determining the lot size and the validity period of the barcode to be acquired.


Step - 4 :

The authorised director must file an application in Form SH-7 with the pertinent ROC with attachments such as a copy of the revised MOA & AOA, Special Resolution, and so on, once the shareholders' permission is acquired through the passing of the special resolution in the EGM. The company's authorised capital has increased as a result of the approval of the SH-7.

registration form

Step - 5 : Concerened ROC will check the E-Form and attached documents and will approve the increase in authorised share capital.


Most frequent questions and answers

A barcode essentially is a way to encode information in a visual pattern that a machine can read. The sequence of black and white bars (elements) represents different text characters which follows a set algorithm for that barcode type. If you change the arrangement of elements you get different text. A barcode scanner reads this pattern of black and white bars that is then turned into a line of text that your computer can understand

A barcode can hold any type of text information you encode but with product labels the price in not usually encoded. The barcode will denote what product it is and your POS software or database will have pricing information associated to this.

A 1D (linear) code is the typical “picket fence” style barcode that people are most familiar with. There are several versions of 1D codes and some encode only numbers while others can encode any keyboard character. All the information in the code is organized horizontally from left to right. These types of codes can be read by any type of barcode scanner. 2D barcodes are a bit more complex as they organize information vertically and horizontally. This allows 2D codes to hold much more information and take up less space than a 1D code. 2D codes require an imager scanner to be read properly.


Depending on the specific barcode type, 1D barcodes can have from 20-25 characters while 2D codes go up to 2,000 characters. The main practical concern is that as you increase the amount of information in the barcode the bigger it will become. This is especially the case with 1D barcodes and in use most people encode 8-15 characters.


The barcode image cannot be opened using standard office software packages, and is intended to be used in a page layout program.  It should be forwarded to the designer or printer who will have an appropriate program.

A barcode scanner picks up the alternating black and white elements of the barcode which follow a specific algorithm that is turned into a corresponding text string by the scanner. This information is then sent over to your computer by the scanner no different than a standard keyboard does. This string of text will populate where ever your cursor is on screen at that time.

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