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 What is a Random Weight / Type II barcode?

Random weight UPCs are a way of price-marking items such as meats and cheeses.

The first digit in a Random Weight UPC is always 2.  The next 5 to 6 digits are locally assigned.  These 5 to 6 digits are also know as the PLU number.  The next 5 or 4 digits depending on the PLU will be the calculated price with 2 decimals.  The last digit is the check digit and is calculated normally through your barcoding device.

See the image below for a representation of a Random Weight / Type 2 Barcode.  This image when scanned on your Point-Of-Sale will display a PLU / ITEM ID of 0312 and a calculated price of $1.38.

Random Weight UPC

The following image is a sample receipt displaying what you can expect to see if you sold an item using the above barcode.  Notice that the receipt indicates the item is sold for $2.99 per pound and due to the imbedded price of $1.38 the iPOS calculates the weight of 0.46 lbs.

Invoice P10.0000001024



CAUTION!It's important to remember that if you change your Price Per Pound in your scale for labeling your items you must also update your Price Per Pound in OrderDog as well.  The price will either be updated in the the Priceor in the Discount Recordas shown in the image below.

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Article ID: 73
Created On: 04 Aug 2009 1:10 PM

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