How to Increase Profit Margins with Barcode Tracking

We have discussed how barcode inventory tracking systems can increase your warehouse’s productivity many times before. Barcode productivity affects your business efficiency and can save you money in your business. But how exactly can you increase your profit margins with barcode tracking? How can your company benefit from investing in this technology?


Barcode management systems can speed up daily processes, keep track of your inventory, cut down on paperwork, and so much more, which can translate into cost savings at the end of the month. Below, we highlight some of the ways you can cut down costs by using barcode tracking:

Identify What Sells

One of the great advantages of barcoding is that it allows you to keep track of your slowest-moving inventory. This is crucial! You’ll be able to know which goods sell better and faster, and which ones don’t, so you can take the appropriate measures that will help you in your business. You want to keep inventory that is easy and fast to shift, not inventory that will stay in your warehouse for a long time, not making you any money.

Manage Stock Audits Quickly

Another way barcode tracking can help you is by allowing you to perform audits quickly or, alternatively, speed up warehouse and operational processes. This is achieved via barcode scanners over Wi-Fi to count stock.  Barcode scanning for audits enables quick checks of stock and produces validation against what should be expected. Barcoding in the warehouse also allows the quick processing of stock from inbound shipments, put away to recorded locations to picking and shipping, all done in real-time with mobile computers.

To Raise or Not to Raise Prices

A common issue for many business owners is how they are not sure whether to increase prices or not, often with the fear that they will drive customers away. However, with inventory tracking, you will be able to see whether your business expenses are growing and if you need to raise costs. This will improve not just your cash flow, but your profit margins too.

Don’t Lose Stock

Keeping track of your inventory is crucial for improving your profit margins. Inventory loss can occur for many different reasons, such as theft and mistakes. Implementing barcode tracking can help you to know what you have and don’t have – and act accordingly. Are any items disappearing? You can compare your stock with the database, for instance.

Prevent Overstocking

It’s important that you don’t carry extra inventory either. Overstocking can mean that you won’t be able to sell everything (or selling it all would take too long), so you will want to make sure that you only keep items on hand that you can shift. You don’t want to have goods tied up in your warehouse, as that will signify that your money is also tied up.

Because barcoding can help you to track your products, you will also be able to know when to cut their numbers down. This way, you won’t have to stock large amounts of inventory for a long time and can focus on the goods that do sell.

Barcode tracking systems allow you to plan your stock intelligently and know which items sell better and faster. The last thing you want is to be left with items to sell, so you can rely on your management system to tell you which is the right amount of stock to have. Errors are also easier to catch with barcode tracking.

At GSM Barcoding, we offer barcode tracking solutions that can help you to keep track of your inventory and, of course, increase your profit margins. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about how our barcoding technology can help you and a friendly member of our team will discuss it with you!

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