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Alibaba Has The Worlds Largest Collection of Barcodes

Although a number of companies have attempted to put together a large database of barcodes, none have exceeded 30 million barcodes – at least as far as we know, up till now. – soon to be the world’s largest shopping portal – claims to have a database of 100  million barcodes, as reported by Want China Times.  

Recently, according to Want, Alibaba held a promotion to encourage users to scan barcodes on mobile devices by offering a discount to users who did so.   Their campaign reportedly attracted over 1 million buyers.  

The largest databases we are aware of elsewhere include- - reported 20+ million barcodes about 2 years ago. 

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