Some of the most essential inventions in the modern world are taken for granted. That is probably what makes them so good – they fit so snugly into our daily life and meet our requirements so easily that we never give them a second thought. Barcode labels have been around for decades the consumer rarely gives a second thought to how all the clever but simple technology allows them to zoom through the Friday night checkout. The businessman too tends to view t barcode labels one dimensionally and often does not use it to its full potential. Below are 6 ways in which simple barcode labels can help save any business big or small start saving time and money.
Keeping track of stock
Once a basic Inventory tracking system is in place processes are faster, you have relevant data at your finger-tips and you are ultimately in control of your stock at any one time.
Enhance auditing of business assets
Keeping a track of fixed assets and IT assets within any business whether large or small can be a headache but barcode systems can be used in exactly the same way as with stock. Barcoded asset tags are attached to each asset, and can be scanned to check items in or out in your asset tracking software. Ultimately this makes accountability easier and streamlines auditing.
Introducing the barcode scan sheet
Many items in stock are just too small to add a barcode label to. (think screws nails, nuts etc). In order to keep the checkout process streamlined consider adding a scan sheet. Here the cashier has a well organised list of all the stock in store. She can then just find the item and scan the barcode next to it.
Barcode labels and mail
If your company sells products that require registration by post, add a barcode to the return-
Expecting a lot of RSVP’s from consumers attending an event? Simply add the barcode to the RSVP postcard to track who has responded.
Security in invoicing
Adding a barcode that represents the client numbe,r when sending out an invoice, makes for a much easier way to match client with invoice when payment is made – leading to less chance of incorrect admin and a much more controllable process.