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bar code

(bahr kōd)
A code consisting of a group of printed, variably patterned bars and spaces scanned by lasers into a computer to identify the object it labels.

bar code

A parallel array of alternately spaced black bars and white spaces representing a coded number, numbers, or letters, depending on the format employed. It is used clinically for patient sample identification as well as analyzer and operator ID.
See also: code
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The popularity of hypermarkets and supermarkets results from the fact that customers generally reason they prefer a car (an average of 4.87) as a means of transport to the point of sale and spend an average time of almost 14 minutes to get to the place of purchase.
On May 31, 2006, Ontario implemented the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), (12) restricting tobacco point of sale promotions in any place where tobacco products are sold.
The company said its box office and concessions software will also be deployed by UltraStar to run on Radiant's P1520 hardware terminals along with its in-theatre point of sale and site management systems.
DM Assistant automates much of the sales process, DRC explained, with any inadequate or conflicting information identified, resulting in the notification to the point of sale to allow for correction and resubmission.
Sally Hodgson added: "From a point of sale perspective, we want to differentiate our customer service by our ongoing commitment to improving customer experience and increasing speed through the checkouts."
Another feature of the current converting market is being driven by an increased emphasis on presentation quality for point of sale materials and technology advances in printing equipment.
This means that the point of sale system has been eliminated as a "point of failure" in the chain's operations--no lost sales, and no lost customer goodwill can be attributed to system problems.
``Add to this the widespread media coverage concerning the high prices charged by store cards, and it comes as no surprise that credit cards are eating into the store card market.'' The report said point of sale credit, which includes store cards, mail order and catalogue credit and financing on purchases such as white goods and carpets, had also fallen.
(NASDAQ:INTU)) has launched QuickBooks[R] Point of Sale Solution for Retailers, a complete and affordable PC-based point of sale (POS) offering that helps give small business retailers the same levels of insight and control over sales, inventory and customers as large superstores and department chains.
All mortgage functions, from point of sale to closing, can be added as needed.
An excellent starting point is mandatory commission disclosure at the point of sale. Making producer compensation and overall marketing allowances transparent to the buyer would help bring about lower first-year commissions and more emphasis on long-term relationships.
The companies say the agreement also solidifies the development of leading-edge wireless technology in the future, as Wallet Ware has already developed a point of-sale infrared solution that automatically captures electronic virtual receipts at the point of sale or hotel checkout.