Can I have barcodes put on my plastic cards?

  • by Plastic Card Services
  • 17.04.2013
  • Articles

As with almost any type of manufacturing, the plastic card industry is one that is incredibly bespoke and when you do create a card then you have the ability to add to it or remove from it any information or coding that you require as an end result. Barcoding is a popular choice for many people who are involved with plastic cards, and this allows the user to easily identify each individual card, which can be ideal when running a loyalty program.

Barcodes can give your plastic cards an incredibly hands-on approach by allowing their information to be quickly read by a barcode scanner and entered into a computer system. This means if you are purchasing items at a register you can easily swipe or scan your card to have loyalty points added.

How can barcodes benefit my cards?

There are a number of benefits that barcodes can bring to your cards depending on the environment in which they are used. Barcodes allow you to quickly and easily identify each individual card and ensure that you can add and remove points and information as needed. They offer an incredibly simple interface with a computer system and ensure that efficiency is of the essence when you are looking to transfer information.

Barcodes can be individually coded with your information to ensure that when they are scanned your information can immediately be brought up on a screen. This can be ideal for membership cards and other associated cards if you are looking to bring up specific information before giving access or entry to a cardholder.

In which situations might I need to put barcodes on my plastic cards?

Barcodes are a popular addition to many plastic cards and  here are some of the reasons why:

  • Barcodes are a popular choice across membership cards
  • Barcodes allow you to access data simply by scanning a card
  • Barcodes give you the ability to make each card individual
  • Barcodes can work directly with a computer network through a scanning device
  • Barcodes make a quick and easy interface between your card and a computer system.