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The Zebra Sales Kick-Off 2019: Capture Your Edge

Posted January 29, 2019
We are joining Zebra on their sales kick off in Washington D.C. from Jan 29-30th! As a premier partner with Zebra we are pleased to be asked to join this event at the Zebra Sales kick off this year. This internal Zebra event is a unique opportunity to meet with all the Zebra sales representatives in the North and Latin America Region. We will be able to capture and learn about all the latest mobility solutions for distribution, warehouse, voice picking, supply chains, and store and channel management and share them with our valued customers. Last night we sponsored the Zebra Sales Networking Event to start the kick off for the next few days. Make sure to follow us on our social media to catch all the latest mobility solutions that we encounter!
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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.

Transform Janam’s XT2 Series Touch Computer into an RFID Reader

Posted January 24, 2019

Turn your touch computer into a handheld RFID reader with the new Janam RFID sled for the XT2 Series! With the high-performance UHF RFID sled for the XT2 series touch computers you can snap it on and turn your mobile device into a RFID reader.

It has been proven that RFID can identify opportunities in a warehouse to enhance day to day operations. Workers can walk through the warehouse with Janam’s XT2 with RFID reader and be able to read multiple tags simultaneously from 22 feet away. That means they can scan an pallet of goods in a few seconds creating greater efficiency and productivity in the workforce.

Using RFID can improve inventory control along with eliminating errors and inaccuracies. RFID allows you to capture real-time inventory data which allows real time visibility of what materials are on the floor immediately in a fraction of the time it takes to capture data through bar code scanning.

Features:

  • Powerful UHF RFID technology for tag writing and locationing
  • Reads EPC Global Gen2 ISO 18000-6C RFID tags
  • Own 3350mAh battery to ensure full shift power and eliminate downtime
  • Lightest UHF RFID sled in its class
  • Able to read a tag from more than 22 feet away

Watch the video below and see how the Janam’s XT2 Series and along with the new RFID sled can bring you more efficiency and visibility in your supply chain.

Contact us if you have any questions into improving your operational efficiency and decrease downtime in your workforce.

 

ICYMI: Transforming Retail with RFID

Posted January 24, 2019

In case you missed our webinar today on Transforming Retail with RFID, you can revisit the webinar from the video below.

With the changing face of retail, stores are banking on the shift to upgrades to improve the customer journey.

Some Drivers for RFID Adoption are:

  • Inventory Accuracy
  • Real Time Data
  • Loss Detection
  • Product Location
  • Pick/Pack Accuracy
  • Electronic Proof of Delivery
  • Authentication and Anti- Counterfeiting

Some major retailers have already deployed RFID to their stores such as Target, Lululemon, Macy’s, Walmart, and more.

Proven business benefits includes better inventory accuracy, reduce cycle count time, reduce receiving time, improved conversion rate, increased units and sales. Ultimately visibility equals customers can find what they want to buy so associates have more time to spend with the customers and find items more quickly.

Watch our webinar to see how the RFID data that are being collected are transforming retail in our stores today! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on the process or products that you need.

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

Zebra ZT410: The Barcode Printer for Your Warehouse Solution

Posted January 21, 2019
Whether you are working in a manufacturing warehouse, distribution center, or material management, having an advanced industrial printer is crucial to having a profitable and productive supply chain. The Zebra ZT410 is the right printer solution for your warehouse needs. It is designed to grow with your evolving business needs, featuring great enhancements such as print speed, quality, and wide array of connections to keep your warehouse well connected and operations at optimal efficiency. With the Zebra ZT410, you can expand your printing capabilities through a large range of media options. It is effortless to integrate and easy to operate, the Zebra’s Link-OS option allows you to monitor, manage, and maintain your printer from any location creating a fully integrated solution in your warehouse.
Features:
  • Ethernet, USB, and Bluetooth with optional Wi-Fi addition
  • Direct and Thermal Transfer Printing
  • Handles wide range of media
  • Dual USB port for added flexibility
  • Intuitive icon-based interface with an optional LCD screen to show any alerts
  • Easy media and ribbon loading
  • Rugged durability for demanding applications
  • Energy Star qualified
  • Link-OS Solution
The ZT410 delivers advancements in print speed, quality, connectivity, management, and support tools that can drive efficiency, value, and savings. Get your supply chain up to speed with the ZT410 to decrease downtime, improve productivity, and empower your workforce for operations to run smoothly. Enhance your warehouse processes where it counts! Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how the ZT410 can help your in your daily operations. Don’t forget to use Zebra consumables to help ensure you are getting the best print quality and stock.

Join Us for Free Webinar on Transforming Retail with RFID!

Posted January 21, 2019

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Last Chance to register with us on this free webinar on transforming retail with RFID! With the highly- competitive retail landscape, today’s retailers must tackle many challenges in the era of industry transformation. Customer are expecting more when they enter a retail store, so how do you stay ahead? Register for our webinar to learn more about how can you transform retail with RFID.

With the growth of e-commerce, it has become evident that inventory visibility and accuracy is more important than ever.  Consumers will want the most easiest path to purchase what they want and receive it quickly. An inventory system needs to provide retailers most efficient way to fulfill consumers orders. Join Barcodes and Zebra to learn about the current trends and the way that RFID is making a difference today! If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 866-751-5063!

Transforming Retail with RFID
Thursday, January 24 from 11-11:30 AM CST

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Ways To Save Money on Consumables

Posted January 18, 2019

Let’s be honest, barcode printers are not cheap. When you spend money on a printer, you also have to think about the consumables. Some printers require ribbons and all printers require labels or reciepts so how do you save on that?

Barcodes, Inc. can help:

  1. Join our Sign Up & Save Program– If you know the amount of labels and ribbons you need every month, find out how you can save money on purchasing consumables from us in a weekly, monthly, or quarterly cycle.
  2. Use the right labels with the printer – avoid printer jams and won’t need to mess up new labels
  3. Going on right now, save 10% on all consumables on our site with code*: STOCKUP

Shop Top Consumables

Contact us and find out how you can save on your consumables, we can help you find the consumables you need and give your the ROI you are looking for.

*10% OFF all printer consumables is available online only at Barcodesinc.com. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer valid on web pricing only. Offer cannot be applied to existing quotes. One time use only. Valid through 1/18/2019 at 11:59 pm CST.

Transforming Retail with RFID

Posted January 15, 2019

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With the highly- competitive retail landscape, today’s retailers must tackle many challenges in the era of industry transformation. Customer are expecting more when they enter a retail store, so how do you stay ahead? Register for our webinar to learn more about how can you transform retail with RFID.

With the growth of e-commerce, it has become evident that inventory visibility and accuracy is more important than ever.  Consumers will want the most easiest path to purchase what they want and receive it quickly. An inventory system needs to provide retailers most efficient way to fulfill consumers orders. Join Barcodes and Zebra to learn about the current trends and the way that RFID is making a difference today!

Transforming Retail with RFID
Thursday, January 24 from 11-11:30 AM CST

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