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What You Need in a Mobile Business

Posted January 5, 2018

Food-truckPop-up retail and mobile food trucks isn’t new. It is a secret weapon that small business owners use to get their product out into the world and into the hands of their customers. In the pop up world, business owners will find a venue like a coffee shop, store, craft fair, or farmer’s market, then set up a retail or food shop for a limited of time: anything from one day to a few weeks.

This is an opportunity for VARs to serve a growing trend, particularly because of the mobility and connectivity to customers are key for business owners running pop up shops.

What’s the point in pop-up?

Mobile locations are more flexible for entrepreneurs looking to grow a brand and gain funding without risking everything on their venture.

  • It’s authentic. Business owners are standing behind the customers, answering questions, building credibility, and connecting with the customer.
  • It’s special. The pop-up won’t be there forever, the perfect time for an impulse purchase.
  • It’s affordable. Your expenses are low, so you can just focus on the price points.
  • It’s mobile. Businesses travel to their customers, which is a great way to test the viability of a new business or a way to expand an existing business in a new location.

Solutions for a Pop- Up:

Pop-Up shops are becoming an accessible venture for many owners to expand on their current businesses without needing to fully commit to purchasing a location. Popular restaurants can simply park their food truck near a sporting event or music festival and capitalize on an event even if their actual location is far away.

Check out the solutions we have available for a pop-up. Feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers if you have any questions to pick out the tools you will need in your mobile business.

 


Value of Visibility in Your Supply Chain

Posted January 3, 2018

Visibility in the supply chain is valuable data to a company. It allows company to be informed about their inventory from when it is stored or in transit in order to optimize time and allocate labor and staff.

Value of Visibility


A Textbook Way to Use QR Codes

Posted December 27, 2017

qrbookMost of today’s youth have access to smartphones or tablets and through those pieces of technology a whole world of media such as videos, infographics, podcasts, etc. are at their fingertips. Bubbles technology brings a new way to incorporate the use of digital media content into traditional learning modes. Bubbles containing QR codes are spread throughout textbooks; thus students and teachers will have access to short, interactive modules. This could help a student get a much deeper understanding of the course material through audio clippings and visual snippets that complements the curriculum.

All the student or teacher has to do is simply scan the QR code via a tablet or smartphone with a free QR reader app, or click the link if it’s an eBook, to unlock a 60 to 90 second interactive lesson. For example a math textbook trying to explain a complex equation, the text can only do so much. A QR code associated with this complex equation can be scanned prompting an interactive lesson to open and explain the equation in much more detail using animation, audio, and graphics.

It is believed that the future of education lies in what they are calling a “flipped classroom”. A flipped classroom is the idea that students would study the content at home using books and interactive technology. Then the following day in class students would complete practice exercises with the ability to discuss last nights learning material with other students and teachers. QR codes have been used in many areas of the world and they could be utilized to help teach the next generation.

To read more about QR codes in textbooks, read “QR Code Technology Brings Textbooks To Life


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Barcodes, Inc.!

Posted December 26, 2017

Barcodes, Inc. would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

To celebrate the holidays Edeka, a supermarket, thought of a great way to surprise their shoppers by playing Jingle Bells using their check out scanners.
What a great way to spread the holiday cheer!

Check out the viral video below and also check out our in- counter barcode scanner selection!

For any questions or a quote on any of your Scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

 


Supplies Price Increase FAQ

Posted December 20, 2017

faq-iconWhy is Barcodes, Inc. raising supplies prices?

After 6 years of stable label pricing, Barcodes has received notification from all our suppliers regarding industry-wide price increases on labels. These increases are being announced to the market as high as 9%.

What are some of the raw material drivers causing these price increase?

  • Freight increases – Caused by a strong US economy, rebuilding after deadly hurricane season causing high demand for an already strained trucking industry
  • Hourly wage increases – Up 12% since 2011, due to historically low unemployment and strong US economy
  • Pulp paper increases – Up over 20% in the last 18 months
  • Paper Liner increases – Caused by mill closures and strong US economy
  • Leuco dye shortages – Caused by the closure of a major Chinese supplier, creating shortages and price increases of 9% on POS receipt grades
  • Devaluation of US dollar – Down 12% in 2017, which is causing higher import costs for imported raw materials
  • Adhesive increases – as high as 40% over the last 18 months, caused by higher crude prices and Hurricane Harvey
  • Polyester and Polypropylene film increases – Up 10% caused by higher crude prices

How will this affect my current quotes?

Barcodes will honor any pricing indicated on any current quote for 30 days from when the quote was sent. Effective February 1, 2018, all price increases will take into effect.

What price increase should I expect on ZipShip products?

Most stock paper and synthetic items – 4%

Please contact our dedicated account managers if you have any further questions, Thanks!

 


Elo’s Paypoint Plus: The All-in-One mPOS Solution

Posted December 13, 2017

Paypoint PlusElo just announced the next generation of PayPoint, point of sale solution for iPad and Android. The all-in-one mPOS solution provides everything a merchant needs including a fully integrated 2D scanner from Honeywell, a 3-inch printer from Star Micronics, an encrytable MSR from Magtek, full-sized 16- inch cash drawer and connections for third part peripherals. Featuring a large touch screen display and rotating display head allowing customers to participate in loyalty programs, view their purchases, and sign to complete their transaction. Paypoint Plus’s single-cable design makes setting up the POS system fast and easy, ideal for retail, salons, hospitality, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Merchants can customize the platform to their needs by third party peripherals, including a scale, secondary cash drawer, handheld scanner and EMV terminal.

Paypoint Plus for Android Includes:

  • A full high-definition (HD) 15.6-inch TouchPro Pro-G projective capacitive (PCAP) display, multi-touch capable, enabling up to 5-touches simultaneously
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity
  • 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat) and EloView compatible
  • Fully integrated Star Micronics TSP100III 3-inch printer, Honeywell N3680 2D barcode reader, and Magtek 3-track encryptable MSR
  • A full-size 16-inch industry-standard cash drawer offers a 3-position lock and the ability to use a second cash drawer through an additional I/O port
  • Four USB 2.0, one mini USB 2.0, two RJ45 serial, one RJ12 cash drawer port, one micro HDMI, one 12V power USB, and one ethernet (Gigabit) ports
  • 3 year manufacturers warranty

Paypoint Plus for iPad Includes:

  • Docks designed for use with 9.7-inch iPads or a 12.9-inch iPad Pro model
  • SDK support for iOS 10 and later
  • One type A USB (for charging), one mini USB (for charging), and two RJ45 serial ports
  • Fully integrated Star Micronics TSP100III 3-inch printer, Honeywell N3680 2D barcode reader, and Magtek 3-track encryptable MSR
  • A full-size, 16-inch, industry-standard cash drawer that offers a 3-position lock
  • 3 year manufacturers warranty

The Perfect Fit: Honeywell’s Mobile Receipt Printer PR2/PR3

Posted December 12, 2017

PR3 and PR2 Mobile Receipt Printers Honeywell - Google Chrome_2017-12-12_16-58-18The small and lightweight PR2/PR3 receipt printer from Honeywell is the perfect fit for mobile field workers who need a mobile receipt printer in the agile work force. They deliver a quick, compatible, and upgradable solution that’s ideal for invoice printing and mobile point of sale applications.

Available in two and three inch print width, the mobile printers can be worn all day and withstand 4ft drops to concrete. The PR series can connect seamlessly via Bluetooth or IrDA to produce receipts in high demand. It is also MFi certified, made for easy pairing with Apple iOS devices.

The PR series and its’ accessories are designed to enhanced productivity and reduce cost of ownership. With its fast time to first label and excellent battery endurance for all day mobile printing provides a productivity advantage to your workforce and swiftly providing your customers with a printed invoice.

Features & Benefits:

  • Small and lightweight
  • Capture Payment at Point of Service
  • Easy pairing with Bluetooth and Apple devices
  • Fast printing
  • Simple to use with a clam shell design for easy media exchange

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile printing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


More Efficient. More Productive. More Connected. And Now 5% Off!

Posted December 6, 2017

A more connected world is a more productive world. At Barcodes, Inc. we are blending physical products with software solutions to link people and businesses to the information they need to be more efficient, more productive and more connected. In this emerging Internet of Things (IoT) era, the world is moving from simple, digital transactions to complex digital-to-physical interfaces.

Whether you are connecting driver, freight, or retail solutions, Honeywell has the scanning, mobility, and printing devices to increase productivity and efficiency in this IoT era.

From now until December 29, 2017, receive 5% off your next Honeywell purchase by entering promo code 5HON at checkout or contacting one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.

 

Xenon 1900Honeywell Xenon 1900 Scanner - Research, Buy, Call for Advice

General Duty Barcode Scanner

  • Custom sensor enhances scanning aggressiveness
  • Multiple scanning options: high density, standard range and extended range
  • Durable: withstands up to 50 drops to concrete from 6 feet up
  • Optional wireless option: Xenon 1902

 

CT50

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Mobile Computer - Research, Buy, Call for Advice

           Enterprise Handheld Computer

  • Powerful, versatile platform with Qualcomm processor
  • Sleek, yet rugged IP67-rated design
  • Unparalleled 2D scanning performance
  • Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise or Android 6.0 operating system options

 

Intermec PM43 Printer - Research, Buy, Call for AdvicePM43

Industrial Barcode Printer

  • Fast to deploy and easy to integrate
  • Run apps right inside the printer
  • Flexible connectivity options, including Wi-Fi
  • Available with large, color, multilingual touchscreen

Save Up to $550 Per Printer with the Go Zebra Trade-in Program

Posted December 1, 2017

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Outdated printers hold back operations and cost you time and money, so when it’s time for an upgrade Zebra makes it easy. With the Go Zebra Trade- in program, you can upgrade your old printers to the next generation of compact, user- friendly, reliable, and cost- effective printers from Zebra. Save up to $550 per printer when you trade up to the latest Zebra printers to keep your operations running smoothly and efficiently.

Upgrade and Save in 4 easy Steps with Barcodes Inc Puzzle BiFold DRAFT (NEW):

1. Contact our dedicated solution providers at Barcodes Inc–  We will take your users, applications, work environments, as well as your upfront and ongoing costs of ownership into consideration to help you find the right solution.

2. Purchase a Qualified Product– Ask us about which printers are qualified for the trade- in program. You can be sure any qualifying product that you select is built to improve productivity, lower costs, and raise efficiency in your work flow.

3.  Submit your Reclaim Form– Register for your rebate by completing a trade- in application within 90 days of your invoice date.

4. Trade in Your Legacy Devices– After you have completed your registration, you will receive a Trade- in Merchandise Authorization (TMA) with instructions.

After submitting the claim you can log on to Go Zebra to check on your claim status to when you will receive your rebate. It’s that simple! Any questions feel free to reach out to our dedicated solution providers at Barcodes Inc.

The table below shows examples of how much you can save with the Go Zebra Trade- in Program when you purchase a new Zebra printer.

Go Zebra

To learn more about our Zebra printers, visit us at: https://www.barcodesinc.com/zebra/zebra-barcode-printers.htm


Barcodes, Inc., Janam, and Unitech Donates for Hurricane Relief

Posted November 30, 2017

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In late August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Southeast coast of the US and the Caribbean. A lot of people were affected by the wind, flood, and the destruction that it had caused. Disaster victims were left without homes and power.

Barcodes, Inc. worked on a few office fundraisers, including a coin drive and additional monetary donations, in order to help the people that were affected by the devastations. In addition to monetary contributions, our employees also contributed to the food and blood drive to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

We are happy to announce that Barcodes, Inc. has raised $1000. We would also like to issue a big thank you to our partners, Janam (provider of rugged handheld mobile devices) and Unitech (provider of barcode scanners and mobility) who matched our donations, which brought us to a total of $3,000 raised and donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Red Cross will use donor dollars to provide meals, shelters, and health services for individuals and families affected by the hurricanes.

We hope that this will help our friends in need at this time and we will continue our efforts in our fundraising activities to do more and help others in need.

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