No one wants barcode labels to fall off or start peeling away. When this happens, you can end up wasting time and money reprinting labels or tracking down missing products, shipments, or equipment.
When choosing barcode labels, many businesses look for the cheapest option. But focusing on the up-front cost comes with a long-term price. Cheaper means lower quality, which often leads to poor print quality, adhesive failures, scanning issues, and other headaches.
If you’re printing a barcode label, there are thousands of label types to choose from. But you can quickly narrow down your choices and find the right label by understanding the following key factors.
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Many retail stores face a growing challenge.
As more and more technology falls into the hands of consumers, some shoppers are leaving traditional retail associates behind. This is seen in Zebra Technologies' 2017 Global Shopper Study.
Shoppers hate out-of-stocks. Period.
First, they drive to the nearest store. They park, walk inside and proceed to search for where that item should be. If they can’t find it, they might ask an associate for help – or they might leave and repeat the pattern at the next store. But when they do find where that item is supposed to reside and they find that shelf, hook, or peg empty… well. That’s a lot of time and effort wasted. And money, too, with the cost of gas today.
There’s no denying that online shopping is here to stay and growing daily. Yet brick-and-mortar retailers still have two distinct advantages over their online-only competition:
Offering the right selection of fulfillment options is an important strategic decision for any retailer.
More and more businesses are discovering competitive advantages in providing the fulfillment methods their customers want. In this post, we’ll identify the major types of fulfillment, why customers want those options, and how you as a retailer can provide them.
Your customer places a product in their online cart. Then they proceed to checkout and… nothing.
The sale never goes through. And you’re left wondering why.
The 2017 holiday shopping season is behind us. And, as always, there were clear winners and losers in the retail industry. The winners view those holiday victories as precursors to a strong 2018, and will seek to capitalize on the things they did right. The losers, meanwhile, will scramble to distance themselves from their holiday failures. Many of them will have already begun pivoting to copy the success stories, attempting to turn their 2018 fortunes while also preparing for a better showing in next year's cycle.
Topics: fleet management