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- List three measures that IBN takes to assure barcode buyers of their barcode uniqueness, validity and legitimacy.
Ideally, barcode suppliers and users should be able to check numbers against a single global database of barcode number allocations.
However, such a database doesn’t exist and would be very difficult to maintain.
How we assure barcode uniqueness and validity:
Therefore we follow the well-established industry standard procedures, which include the following:
- We provide an audit trail of proof-of-purchase back to the original UCC/GS1 member, from whom we purchase in batches of 100 000.
- We provide a legally-enforceable guarantee to our barcode purchasers.
- We check every barcode against these comprehensive records prior to the sale: