We can display 10 different barcode formats in mobile coupons for fast and easy validation. You can import your own coupon validation codes and our platform will display them as barcodes for your POS to recognize. Scroll down to read about each one.
 

By integrating our coupons into your POS system, you can process mobile coupons directly into your POS system and validate them after usage. You can use your preferred barcode format with the barcode values which you uploaded. We can generate the following 1D and 2D barcode formats for mobile coupons:

UPC-A barcodes generator

The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology (i.e., a specific type of barcode) that is widely used in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and in other countries for tracking trade items in stores.

Its most common form, the UPC-A, consists of 12 numerical digits, which are uniquely assigned to each trade item. Along with the related EAN barcode, the UPC is the barcode mainly used for scanning of trade items at the point of sale, per GS1 specifications. UPC data structures are a component of GTINs (Global Trade Item Numbers). All of these data structures follow the global GS1 specification which is based on international standards. Some retailers (clothing, furniture) do not use the GS1 System (other bar code symbologies, other article number systems). Other retailers use the EAN/UPC bar code symbology but without using a GTIN (for products brands sold at such retailers only). 

Barcode format: 0-9
Barcode length: 11
Barcode type: 1D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in UPC-A format 

EAN8 barcodes generator

An EAN-8 is a barcode and is derived from the longer European Article Number (EAN-13) code.
It was introduced for use on small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large; for example on cigarettes, pencils (though it is rarely used for pencils), and chewing gum packets. It is encoded identically to the 12 digits of the UPC-A barcode, except that it has 4 (rather than 6) digits in each of the left and right halves.

EAN-8 barcodes may be used to encode GTIN-8s which are another set of product identifiers from the GS1 System. It begins with a 2- or 3-digit GS1 prefix (which is assigned to each national GS1 authority) 5- or 4-digit item reference element depending on the length of the GS1 prefix), and a checksum digit.

Barcode format: 0-9
Barcode length: 8
Barcode type: 1D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in EAN8 format 

EAN13 barcodes generator

An EAN-13 barcode (originally European Article Number, but now renamed International Article Number even though the abbreviation EAN has been retained) is a 13 digit (12 data and 1 check) barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system developed in 1970 by George J. Laurer.[1] The EAN-13 barcode is defined by the standards organization GS1.

The 13 digits in the EAN-13 barcode are grouped as follows:
– The left group: Digits 2-7. The left group also encodes digit 1, through a scheme of odd and even parity.
– The right group: Digits 8-13, digit 13 is the check digit.

The EAN-13 barcodes are used worldwide for marking products often sold at retail point of sale. The numbers encoded in EAN-13 bar codes are product identification numbers, which are also called Japanese Article Numbers (JAN) in Japan. All the numbers encoded in UPC and EAN barcodes are known as Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN), and they can be encoded in other GS1 barcodes.

The less commonly used EAN-8 barcodes are used also for marking retail goods; however, they are usually reserved for smaller items, for example confectionery. 

Barcode format: 0-9
Barcode length: 12
Barcode type: 1D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in EAN13 format 

CODE39 barcodes generator

Code 39 (also known as Alpha39, Code 3 of 9, Code 3/9, Type 39, USS Code 39, or USD-3) is a variable length, discrete barcode symbology.

The Code 39 specification defines 43 characters, consisting of uppercase letters (A through Z), numeric digits (0 through 9) and a number of special characters (-, ., $, /, +, %, and space). An additional character (denoted “*”) is used for both start and stop delimiters. Each character is composed of nine elements: five bars and four spaces. Three of the nine elements in each character are wide (binary value 1), and six elements are narrow (binary value 0). The width ratio between narrow and wide is not critical, and may be chosen between 1:2 and 1:3.

The barcode itself does not contain a check digit (in contrast to Code 128), but it can be considered self-checking on the grounds that a single erroneously interpreted bar cannot generate another valid character. Possibly the most serious drawback of Code 39 is its low data density: It requires more space to encode data in Code 39 than, for example, in Code 128. This means that very small goods cannot be labeled with a Code 39 based barcode. However, Code 39 is still widely used[1] and can be decoded with virtually any barcode reader. One advantage of Code 39 is that since there is no need to generate a check digit, it can easily be integrated into existing printing systems by adding a barcode font to the system or printer and then printing the raw data in that font.

Barcode format: 0-9A-Z
Barcode length: flexible
Barcode type: 1D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in CODE39 format

CODE128 (GS1-128 EAN-128) barcodes generator

Code 128 is a very high-density barcode symbology. It is used for alphanumeric or numeric-only barcodes. It can encode all 128 characters of ASCII and, by use of an extension character (FNC4), the Latin-1 characters defined in ISO/IEC 8859-1.
GS1-128 (formerly known as UCC/EAN-128) is a subset of Code 128 and is used extensively world wide in shipping and packaging industries as a product identification code for the container and pallet levels in the supply chain. The symbology was formerly defined as ISO/IEC 15417:2007.

Barcode format: 0-9A-Za-z
Barcode length: flexible
Barcode type: 1D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in CODE128 (GS1-128 EAN-128) format 

GS1 Databar Non Stacked barcodes generator

Most existing scanning systems are capable of reading the GS1 DataBar Expanded and GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked barcodes. Retailers may simply need to enable this functionality in their systems, but in some instances, software modifications may be required. To be able to process coupons seamlessly and to avoid a disadvantaged position in the marketplace, retailers need to implement and activate these technologies as soon as possible.

Retailers can reduce the time spent on processing coupons and speed up customer check-out by leveraging the GS1 DataBar barcodes on coupons.
Scanning the GS1 DataBar barcodes enables the efficient electronic validation of both consumer compliance with the terms of the offer and the authenticity of coupons through serialization. 

Barcode format: 010001234567890510ABC123
Barcode length: flexible
Barcode type: 1D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in GS1 Databar Non Stacked format 

GS1 Databar Stacked barcodes generator

Most existing scanning systems are capable of reading the GS1 DataBar Expanded and GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked barcodes. Retailers may simply need to enable this functionality in their systems, but in some instances, software modifications may be required. To be able to process coupons seamlessly and to avoid a disadvantaged position in the marketplace, retailers need to implement and activate these technologies as soon as possible.

Retailers can reduce the time spent on processing coupons and speed up customer check-out by leveraging the GS1 DataBar barcodes on coupons.
Scanning the GS1 DataBar barcodes enables the efficient electronic validation of both consumer compliance with the terms of the offer and the authenticity of coupons through serialization. 

Barcode format: 010001234567890510ABC123
Barcode length: flexible
Barcode type: 1D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in GS1 Databar Stacked format 

PDF417 barcodes generator

PDF417 is a stacked linear barcode symbol format used in a variety of applications, primarily transport, identification cards, and inventory management. PDF stands for Portable Data File. The 417 signifies that each pattern in the code consists of 4 bars and spaces, and that each pattern is 17 units long. It is represented by ISO standard 15438. 

Barcode format: all
Barcode length: flexible
Barcode type: 2D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in PDF417 format 

QR-code barcodes generator

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte / binary, and kanji) to efficiently store data;

The QR Code system became popular outside the automotive industry due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. Applications include product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, and general marketing.

A QR code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera, scanner, etc.) and processed using Reed–Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted. The required data are then extracted from patterns that are present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.

Barcode format: all
Barcode length: flexible
Barcode type: 2D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in QR-code format 

Aztec barcodes generator

Aztec Code, also known as Aztec barcode, is a two-dimensional matrix symbology containing dark and light square data modules. A two-dimensional imaging device such as a CCD camera is necessary to scan the symbology. Aztec Code produces readable codes with various printer technologies. It is also well suited for displays of cell phones and other mobile devices. 

Barcode format: all
Barcode length: flexible
Barcode type: 2D barcode

 

Example:

Mobile coupon barcodes in Aztec format