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How Can Small Businesses Compete Today?

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How Can Small Businesses Compete Today?

Running a successful business is always going to be challenging. For small and medium-sized businesses, competing with larger enterprises can be daunting indeed. However, a smaller operation can be far more flexible and this, together with a barcode system, can be your secret weapon Here are several ways of making your size an advantage....

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Is Your Workplace Green?

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Is Your Workplace Green?

Recycling at home is commonplace now, but this isn’t always the case at work. If you haven’t got a system in your workplace yet, it’s time you got started. It isn’t just about being sustainable; it’ll have distinct advantages for your business as well. Not sure where to start? A barcode system and our...

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Invisible Barcodes: a Retail Revolution

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Invisible Barcodes: a Retail Revolution

Invisible barcodes are the next big thing for consumers and retailers. They open up some amazing possibilities and, yes, they really are invisible to the naked eye. What Is an Invisible Barcode? A traditional 1D barcode stores data in the form of numbers and parallel lines. When scanned, the barcode provides data on cost,...

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Get Ready for HMRC Without the Pain

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Get Ready for HMRC Without the Pain

Preparing for the end of the financial year is always an alarming prospect. When you’re busy with the daily nitty-gritty, it’s tempting to leave the tedious accounting stuff for another day. Then, before you know it, January happens… Fortunately, with a little thought and planning (and a certain degree of discipline!) it is possible...

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6 Simple Steps to Reduce Business Costs

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6 Simple Steps to Reduce Business Costs

In business, every penny counts and it’s too easy to rack up unnecessary business costs. Happily, a few simple measures will help improve your bottom line and keep your business profitable. Save on Your Taxes Many expenses are tax-deductible so this is an easy way to reduce your tax bill. Make sure you know...

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How Airlines Use Barcodes to Reduce Lost Luggage

Many of us have been there, standing at the end of a long flight waiting around the baggage carousel, desperately searching for your checked-in baggage. Perhaps you tied a brightly coloured ribbon around the handle or used one of those rainbow coloured straps to help identify your suitcase. But still, it doesn’t appear. Even...

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Preparing Your Retail Business for Christmas

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Preparing Your Retail Business for Christmas

As the end of the year draws closer, there’s only one thing on many retailers’ minds – Christmas! If you haven’t already, now is the time to start preparing for the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some ways in which you can get ready for the Christmas rush and reap the...

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Label Printers: Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer

A question we’re often asked is which type of label printer is better. The answer is not always straightforward, as it depends on how you’ll be using your labels, and how much time and money you want to invest in equipment and maintenance. As discussed in our previous article, there are multiple factors to...

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How Barcoding Your Receipts Can Help Your Retail Business

There’s an ever-widening range of uses for barcodes across all sectors of business and the service industry, some more unusual than others. Over the last few years, it has become commonplace to find barcodes at the bottom of sales receipts from many large retailers. With the retail sector including online sales ever-increasing in market...

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Protect Your Business with Security Labels

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Protect Your Business with Security Labels

Protecting your products is an essential part of your business. Your customers need to be confident their goods are as specified, fit for purpose and damage-free. Security labels help protect your customers and the integrity of your business in a variety of ways. They can be applied to anything you choose to provide evidence...

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