There are 2 main types of barcode: 1D and 2D.
Most of you might be more familiar with 1D barcode (including EAN-13, EAN-8, ISBN, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code128, Code39, etc.). 1D barcodes are a row of parallel lines of varying thickness:
You can create barcode labels with 1D barcodes for your products, and then use a barcode scanner to quickly add products to cart to shorten searching and adding time while checking out a customer.
To connect RockPOS with a barcode scanner, you just need to follow instruction to connect the scanner to your computer. If your computer can recognise the scanner, RockPOS will work smoothly with it.
2D barcodes are a pattern of black and white blocks arranged in a square:
2D barcodes are less used on products but rather on gift cards or on physical confirmations as a reference.
At the moment, RockPOS hasn’t support 2D yet but it is our future plan.