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Barcodes, Inc. Named Top 20 Best Retail Tech Provider by My Tech Mag

Posted May 27, 2020
20 Best Retail Tech Solution Providers 2020

Barcodes, Inc. was recently included in My Tech Mag’s list of Top 20 Retail Tech Solution Providers of 2020, which recognized companies who offer creative solutions to retailers, helping them perform better, faster, and more efficiently. The Top 20 list was included in My Tech Mag’s April issue and featured an in-depth profile highlighting the strengths of each company.

The profile covering Barcodes, Inc. showed the company’s longevity and evolution within the AIDC industry, from their founding in 1994 to now providing over 70 product categories on the industry’s leading ecommerce website. President and CEO of Barcodes Group, Dan Nettesheim, said “Barcodes, Inc. has served tens of thousands of retail customers over the past 25+ years. Our solutions and services have evolved and will continue to evolve as our retail customers’ requirements change.”

Barcodes, Inc. provides barcodes scanners, receipt printers, payment terminals, touchscreens, and RFID equipment to retailers and is “equipped to deliver Android migration, AWS, warehouse management, point of sale, and other software and integration solutions,” My Tech Mag stated. Additionally, Barcodes, Inc. provides support services for pre-sale, deployment, and post-sale. A recent customer project included in the Top 20 article explained how Barcodes, Inc. worked with a leading adjustable air-supported sleep systems manufacturer to provide payment terminals, staging, kitting, and installation services for their 550 retail stores. BarcodesEdge, the professional services division of Barcodes, Inc. managed the implementation and now provides ongoing services for this client. My Tech Mag highlighted how the Design, Deploy, Support approach used by BarcodesEdge allows Barcodes, Inc. to provide more complete service to customers and will be a focus for the company as they continue to grow.

To read more check out the article on My Tech Mag

Barcodes, Inc. Logistics Facilities & Technical Support to Continue Operations as ‘Essential Services’

Posted March 25, 2020


To Our Barcodes, Inc. Customers and Communities:

Multiple state governments have enacted ‘stay at home’ orders to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This means all residents are mandated to ‘remain at home’ and only essential businesses may remain open to provide critical services. Under these orders, residents of the states must remain in their homes except as needed to maintain continuity of operations in 16 specific critical infrastructure sectors. Two of those critical infrastructure sectors, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, are the information technology and transportation & logistics sectors.

Chart of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Barcodes, Inc. plays a vital role in the information technology and logistics sectors and in serving the supply chain in this unprecedented time of need. Therefore, our warehouses and support centers across the country will remain open and operational and our field services technicians will remain available to continue to serve our customers in fulfilling the critical technology needs of the nation’s federal, state and local governments, healthcare facilities, and education, industrial and financial services sectors.

We currently have large stocks of finished goods are closely coordinating with our suppliers and logistics partners to ensure prompt service. This will enable us to continue to serve our valued customers as we all work together to support the supply chain and critical industries in the U.S. and Canada.

We continue to implement strict precautionary measures in all our logistics and integration centers, in accordance with government and public health requirements, to reduce risk for colleagues who are performing their duties.

If you have questions, please contact your Barcodes, Inc. sales representative or contact Barcodes, Inc. at 1-800-351-9962.

We value your business and will continue to do everything we can to provide the best possible service to all our customers during these exceptionally challenging times.

Best Regards,
Daniel Nettesheim
President & CEO

Update on Company Response to COVID-19

Posted March 11, 2020

To Our Barcodes, Inc. Customers and Communities:

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to evolve, we want to let you know that Barcodes, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries has a comprehensive plan in place to continue to protect our employees and support the ongoing operations of our customers.  We are closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health officials around the world, and we will rely on their cumulative recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions. 

I want to share some of the actions Barcodes, Inc. is taking to help protect and support both you and also our employees. As a precaution, we are:

  • Continuously monitoring our supply chain to understand any disruptions which could cause a delay in the delivery and support of your mission critical operations. We will continue to update our messaging to ensure our customers have accurate information to make appropriate decisions.
  • Adopting work from home practices as needed as part of normal business operations and leveraging a complete portfolio of cloud-based systems, which will allow our dedicated account managers and staff to support their customers’ operations and critical business functions without undue risk.
  • Modifying our paid time off policies to ensure that our employees-including hourly employees-who miss work due to illness or to care for sick family members do not suffer loss of income or other benefits.
  • Implementing several measures to ensure the health and safety of our facilities, including suspending international travel and limiting non-essential domestic travel, reducing large customer events and gatherings, limiting visitors to the office, and maximizing health and hygiene activities across all office locations by maintaining sanitation supplies and encouraging an “if you are sick, stay home” mindset.

We deeply appreciate your partnership with Barcodes, Inc. We understand that this can be a very difficult time within your teams and communities. We offer our deepest sympathies to those who have already been affected. Rest assured that as circumstances continue to develop, one thing will remain the same: We will make our decisions with the health and well-being of our customers, employees, partners, and communities as our highest priority. 

Best Regards,
Daniel Nettesheim
President & CEO

Barcodes Volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Posted March 22, 2019
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Recapping our volunteering event at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, a group of 25 Barcodes Team volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We helped play an essential role in distributing food to a network of pantries and programs in Cook County. Our group was tasked with sorting and packaging bread. At the end of our session, we packed 657 cases of bread, which equated to 9,504 pounds. Our volunteer session helped distribute the equivalent of 14,418 meals! We want to thank everyone who volunteered! Check out the pictures of our team hard at work helping our hunger in our community.
Barcodes Volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Barcodes Volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository sorting and packaging bread.
Barcodes volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Barcodes volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Top 5 Benefits of a Pocket Barcode Scanner

Posted March 19, 2019
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Simplify business processes while improving accuracy and efficiency with the freedom of mobility. A pocket barcode scanner is ideal for flexible inventory control, asset management, and point of sale applications. Drop the cords and find out the benefits of a pocket barcode scanner. Benefits of a Pocket Barcode Scanner:
  1. Compact in size and easy to carry around
  2. Mobility without the tangle of cords
  3. Avoid costly mobile computer costs
  4. Reliable data collection in wireless or in offline batch mode
  5. Fits comfortably in the palm of workers hand for all day use
Airtrack’s line of pocket barcode scanner can help capture the data you need to provide visibility in your inventory, assets, and transactions. It enables users to make barcode data collection easy and efficient. These flexible portable scanners have the option to scan 1D or 2D barcodes independently store in memory in batch mode or connect wirelessly to your smartphone and tablet for immediate data access. The Airtrack pocket barcode scanners delivers fast and accurate scanning performance and incorporates a rugged design against moisture and dust with an IP 42 enviornmental sealing withstanding 5-foot drops to concrete. Airtrack SP1-C Pocket 1D linear imager
Airtrack's SP1-C pocket wireless 1D mobile barcode scanner.
Features:
  • 1D barcode scanning capability
  • 1 inch OLED screen 128×64
  • 2MB of memory, stores about 20,000 barcode scans
  • Lightweight at 1oz
  • Bluetooth range of 33ft (capable of pairing with Windows and iOS devices)
  • Scan up to 5,000 scans per charge
Airtrack’s SP1 Pocket 1D Laser Scanner
Airtrack's SP1 Pocket 1D laser barcode scanner.
Features:
  • 1D laser scan engine
  • Easy Pairing
  • 2MB of memory, stores about 20,000 scans
  • Lightweight at 2 oz
  • Bluetooth range of 30ft (capable of pairing with Windows and iOS devices)
  • Battery to last up to a full shift of 8 hours
Airtrack’s SP2 Pocket 2D Imager Scanner
Airtrack's SP2 Pocket 2D imager barcode scanner
Features:
  • 1D and 2D scanning capabilities
  • 1 inch OLED screen 128×64
  • Storage for 10,000 scans
  • Easy Pairing
  • Lightweight at 2oz
  • Bluetooth range at 30 ft (capable of pairing with Windows and iOS devices)
  • Battery to last up to a full shift of 8 hours
Discover how you can increase speed and accuracy in data collection. Contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to learn how Airtrack’s pocket barcode scanners can help improve productivity and efficiency in your daily tasks.

Living on the Edge: Barcodes 2nd Annual Sales Kick off

Posted March 10, 2019
Summing up our 2nd Annual Sales Kickoff, from March 4-6th, 2019 was a big success! This year our theme was Living on the Edge,  this event provided an interactive and engaging opportunity for all our partners and attendees. Our manufacturer partners came into Barcodes Headquarters and hosted unique workshops to share their latest mobility solutions for distribution, warehouse, supply chains, retail, and channel management. As well as, putting on a grand showcase of all their products for our attendees to test it in action. Barcodes would like to thank to our manufacturers and sponsors at Honeywell, Zebra, Epson, Citizen, Janam, Gigatrak, Elo, SOTI, Impinj, Sato, Datalogic, and Panasonic for sponsoring our event! Thanks to all our manufacturer partners who helped us create this engaging environment and networking opportunity to learn all about the latest products and mobility solutions.
Barcodes Sales Kickoff Living on the edge during the grand showcase where partners are showcasing their products in warehousing and latest mobility solution and a list of all our sponsors
Barcodes Sales Kickoff Living on the edge during the grand showcase where partners are showcasing their products in warehousing and mobility solutions
Our platinum sponsors from Zebra and their booth from our sales kickoff showcase.
Our platinum sponsor and partners from Honeywell showcasing their latest mobility solutions at Barcodes HQ
At one of our Zebra workshops learning about new warehouse and mobility solutions, and the latest trends.

Barcodes Acquires the Ultimate ID Card Business in the UK

Posted February 19, 2019
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We are proud to announce the acquisition of Digital ID. Headquartered in Stockport, England, Digital ID is the largest ID card business in the UK. The global expansion opens the door for us to serve our global customer base across the UK and Europe. The recent acquisition combines AlphaCard Systems, a Portland based Barcodes Group company, and Digital ID, creating the world’s largest ID card company. We will leverage Digital ID’s strong access control, photo identification, and smart card technology capabilities to expand its breadth in their already robust ID business. We’ll help you learn everything you need to know about ID card systems, from how the printers work to the important advice when setting it up. You’ll be able to shop complete ID card systems designed for special industries including employee badge systems, school ID cards, for students and staff, retail membership cards, and more. The recent acquistion aligns with our strategic initiative to be a best-in-class platform and continue to grow into the largest global solution provider in barcode, mobile computing, RFID, and ID solutions. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to help.
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RACO is now Barcodes! See Customer Benefits Below.

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer Benefits

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our customer benefits below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Business as Usual
RACO’s rebrand to Barcodes simply means you have more resources and support at your disposal. You’ll continue to receive your industry leading sales and support staff. Aside from a new email address for your dedicated Account Manager, it is business as usual.

Customer Service
We are, first and foremost, customer-focused and measure our success by how well we deliver quality solutions that meet each customer’s unique needs. We dedicate an Account Executive or Account Manager to every managed account. Complete customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Integration Services
We have the largest professional services team in the industry. Our deployment and installation services manage device roll outs from cradle to grave. With a Midwest configuration office outside Minneapolis, MN and services offices across North America, we enable you to realize the full value of your technology through dedicated, efficient deployment management, full service onsite installation and training, and lifecycle support so that your teams have immediate and full use of their mission critical devices.

TrueSupport
This platinum support service provides you with guaranteed help desk access, technical support, and repair management. Our experienced TrueSupport teams maintain many industry certifications to help you triage device issues and manage the repair process for you.

Supplier Relationships
Barcodes holds premier partner relationships with all the top brands and has close working relationships with many of the OEM engineering teams. These relationships enable us to deliver inventory ahead of competitors, offer the best technologies available in the industry, provide quick fixes to device issues even if it requires engineering support, and offer competitive pricing for small to large projects while maintaining industry-leading service and support.

Digital Platform
Our customers have access to the most robust digital platform in the industry. Our online platform consists of our website for secure ordering, authorized team logins and special pricing, an online portal for returning and tracking devices in services, and asset management software to track assets.

Technical Knowledge
We have deep technical knowledge and industry certifications to help you design, deploy and support your barcoding, RFID and printing solutions.

Experience & Financial Stability
We started in 1994 as a barcode integrator and have grown every year since our founding. We have tens of thousands of active customers, from SMB’s to Fortune 100 clients. Our largest customer accounts for only a few percent of our revenues. We are one of the top 5 partners for all the key brands in barcoding and RFID and we are backed by a top-tier private equity fund with capital for investment.

 

RACO is now Barcodes- FAQs

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer FAQs

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our FAQs below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Q: Will the RACO contact information that I have continue to work?
A: The phone information will remain the same as you have now. The email addresses that you have will change to the @barcodesinc.com domain. It is okay if you don’t update to the new email address immediately. The old email address will forward to the new email address for long after this branding change. Emails received from Barcodes will be from the @barcodesinc.com email domain.

Q: Will we need a new W-9 from you?
A: No. The current W-9 is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Will payables made out to RACO Industries still work?
A: Yes. Payable information is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Are we required to have an updated Tax Exemption certificate as a result of this change?
A: No. The current Tax Exemption certificate is not affected by this branding change.

Q: If we need to update our supplier records, who should we contact?
A: The best contact for this information is your Barcodes account executive.

BARCODES, INC. ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT BY ODYSSEY INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Posted January 23, 2019

CHICAGO, January 23, 2019 – Barcodes, Inc. announced today that Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC invested in the Company to acquire it from Cortec Group.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, Barcodes is a leading solution provider of products, software, and services used to automate the supply chain. The Company’s solutions enable businesses to digitally capture and act on data related to their assets, people, and transactions.  Barcodes has historically sold to small and medium-sized businesses, and more recently, is also serving large enterprises in the design, deployment, and support of supply chain automation. The Company’s products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile devices, networking, and related technology peripherals, enable customers to improve productivity and the customer experience in their businesses. To deploy and maintain these devices, Barcodes offers value-added services including system design, configuration, integration, and technical support services. For more information on, please contact us

CEO Daniel Nettesheim and the management team will continue to lead the business under Odyssey’s ownership and have invested in the transaction.  Mr. Nettesheim has been an owner of the business since 2005. 

Mr. Nettesheim said: “The Company continues to provide the latest technology and services to make it easy for our customers to quickly automate and improve their operations and customer experiences. Cortec has played a critical role in funding our investments and helping us to drive strategic growth. We are excited to now partner with Odyssey given their experience and track record of driving growth in market leading companies.”  

Craig Staub, a Managing Principal of Odyssey, said: “Barcodes has built leading platforms in highly fragmented and growing markets, and is led by a deep and experienced leadership team. We are excited to pursue an aggressive growth strategy to capitalize on Barcodes’ unique business model, incorporating industry leading websites, deep technical expertise and value-added professional services.” 

About Barcodes, Inc.  

Barcodes, Inc. with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 20-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. Barcodes has partnered with private equity firms to leverage their capital and experience to drive strategic growth.  

For more information contact:  

Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager 

[email protected]

312.582.4893

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