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 a business that relies on knowing where their inventory is and what their stock levels are.

However, many businesses are often put-off with the thought of having to pay out for a scanner system, especially if their reasoning behind moving to a barcode solution is to save money and time.

As the majority of today’s workforce has some form of smartphone with a high quality or HD camera built in, there’s no reason that smartphone barcode scanning shouldn’t be an option for those businesses who feel that investing in a dedicated barcode scanner system is out their budget.

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Why Small Businesses Need Barcoding

It can be easy to presume that only large corporation and companies with millions of items of stock would need to have a barcoding solution in place, but here at GSM Barcoding, we know that’s simply not the case at all.

Big or small; essentially any size business can utilise the benefits of installing a barcoding system, especially when it comes to inventory management. Whether you want to increase productivity or streamline the management of your stock, barcoding solutions are essential.

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Can Using Data Help Smoothen Your Processes Over the Festive Period?

Christmas is a hectic time for year for both consumers and manufacturers alike. While shoppers are frantically trying to gather the perfect gifts for their loved ones, product manufacturers are working equally as hard to put their products in front of the consumer masses and meet the many demands that they face.

As the season is the busiest time for almost every industry, it’s essential that businesses are adequately preparing themselves for the season in advance and this can easily be done with the help of data collected from systems such as barcoding solutions.

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Barcoding in the Food Industry

Barcodes can be found all around us, from the items that we buy in shops to billboards that provide people with more information. With the advancement of technology, barcodes have also developed from when they were first introduced to the UK in 1979.

One of the many industries that use barcodes is in the food industry, but why and how is it used, and are there any advantages?

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Barcoding and the Modern Commerce World

Invented in 1948 by Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, barcoding was developed to provide a fast and efficient way of automatically reading information about products during checkout. The modern commercial world has increased the demand for efficient barcoding solutions and regulation systems.

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How Does Barcoding Work? [Infographic]

Barcoding is a vital component to easily read information about products, and it is used around the world. But do you know how it works?

 

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The Benefits of Forward Planning

Benjamin Franklin once said that ‘by failing to prepare, you prepare to fail’. This applies to anyone that has a hobby and even to small businesses. If a small business fails to prepare for certain things or they don’t prepare themselves for an oncoming obstacle, they will inevitably fail. This is where forward planning is an important thing to take into consideration and it is useful to know its benefits.

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4 Important Qualities of Logistics in Business

Logistics is important for any business, especially for small businesses and within a warehouse environment. But how is your logistical operation? Could it be better? Because there are important reasons to commit to strong logistics for your business.

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Increasing Your Business’s Productivity

Saving time and money is vital for any business; efficiency and productivity in every aspect of your company ensures that you stay ahead of your market competitors. If you own a small or medium sized business, your resources will be limited compared to bigger companies, which makes it more important to streamline every aspect of your company.

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How to Improve the Efficiency of Your Warehouse

The less time and energy is wasted getting something done, the more efficiently your warehouse will run – and the more results you’ll see in your bottom line. An improvement in warehouse efficiency leads to an increase in productivity, which in turn is crucial to customer satisfaction. This means that every little action counts, from little tweaks to major changes, as everything can contribute to a fully operational and well-organised business.

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