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Barcode DPI: What You Need to Know

Barcodes are one of the most common items that you will see in the retail and commercial industries; they are also very important, as they are responsible for ensuring the correct management and distribution of products around the world. However, … Continue reading

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Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer – Which is Best?

These two types of printing can be easily confused for one another, but they are quite dissimilar. Depending on your needs, you might find that you prefer one above the other. But what are the differences between direct thermal and … Continue reading

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Switching Your Warehouse Inventory System to Mobile

Warehousing is one of the most important aspects of any manufacturer, wholesale distributor, stockist, and business. Warehouses are used to store valuable business assets and are at the heart of product distribution, so it is vital to make sure that … Continue reading

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How to Create a Barcode

Barcodes have become increasingly popular over the past few decades or so, especially in the food packaging and retail industries. But what goes into creating a barcode? Well, we at GSM Barcoding work with barcoding systems every single day, so … Continue reading

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How Businesses Can Improve Their Stock Control in Sage 50

Sage 50 is one of the most widely used accounts packages that boasts an inventory control system used by many small to medium sized businesses. This software package offers a wide variety of features to business owners to allow them … Continue reading

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Reasons Why Excel Shouldn’t Be Used for Inventory Management

One of the most widely used applications that help to make tables and databases a lot easier to use is Excel; it is provided by Microsoft and it is incredibly versatile for what it is. It is used across the … Continue reading

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Different Types of Labels

Understanding the different types of labels is essential because if the label cannot be scanned, fails to adhere (stick) to the item, or cannot withstand the environmental conditions, then efficient operations management breaks down.  Goods can not go out the … Continue reading

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Why You Need to Improve Your Business’ Asset Management

Having an asset management system within a business has become commonplace over the years; there are a variety of different technologies and methods which are constantly developing which can make the job of tracking and organising your assets one of … Continue reading

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Barcoding in the Retail Industry

In the world that we currently live in, it’s hard not to find barcodes wherever you go. You can find barcodes on boxes of food, bottles, magazines, and even billboards in the street. In high street shops that you go … Continue reading

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Should You Use Smartphones as Part of a Barcoding Solution?

Many business owners who look into stock control or asset tracking solutions for their company are often searching for a way to reduce their overheads and general costs of running their business. Using barcodes can drastically increase the efficiency of … Continue reading

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