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Cutting down on errors made is an advantage that barcode scanning can bring to any business, big or small. The error rate for a human manually entering data is one for every 300 characters. With barcodes, it can be as accurate as one error every 36 trillion characters. This not only helps with obtaining data reading, but also lessens the likelihood of employees making costly errors at the till.
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