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3 Signs Your Operations Need to Speed Up Efficiency

Posted April 27, 2021

In the age of instant gratification, speed and accuracy are imperial to keeping businesses competitive. However, the rising number of omnichannel shoppers has posed a challenge to maximizing speed and accuracy at the same time. Inefficient speed can be harmful to supply chains, which is why Barcodes, Inc. helps small and growing businesses recognize the signs of ineffective acceleration through the following signs:

  1. More inaccurate orders are leaving the loading dock
  2. Workers are consistently overwhelmed
  3. Inventory counts are rarely accurate or updated

While there are multiple optimization routes businesses may take to streamline operations, Barcodes, Inc. recommends starting with simplified inventory labeling.

Accelerate productivity and maximize accuracy with Zebra Mobile Printers  

When inventory is readily and accurately identified, workers can quickly move products down the supply chain without wasting time. Zebra’s mobile printers go a step further by bringing optimized labeling to every point of the warehouse along with:

  • Dramatic reduction in travel and wait times since workers no longer need to walk over to centralized printing stations.
  • Long-lasting battery power that makes sure workers can count on continuous uptime throughout longer shifts.
  • Faster printing speeds and easy media loading to eliminate any technical complications and downtime.
  • Easy Bluetooth tap-to-pair for faster connectivity with your mobile devices.
  • Pre-installed PrintSecure that protects any sensitive data printed through your device by warding off unauthorized users.

In their commitment to strengthening small and growing businesses, Barcodes, Inc. strives to lower operational costs with future-forward solutions that grow with your operations. See how you can speed up productivity when you contact Barcodes, Inc. for a free consultation of your workflows to target growth opportunities.

How to Maximize Visibility and Minimize Costs at the Same Time

Posted March 25, 2021


Inventory management is a prominent struggle for most businesses, especially small and growing warehouses. Inconsistent stock counts can severely impact customer loyalty as they lead to surprise out-of-stocks, shipping delays, and misplaced products within the warehouse. Since the effects of improper inventory management can be detrimental, enhancing operational visibility is key to remaining competitive in today’s high-demand markets. To do so, businesses have sought to eliminate:

  • Paper-based systems – Small data entry errors can yield enormous costly consequences over time.
  • Disparate spreadsheets – Although digital spreadsheets are less likely to contain errors compared to paper-based systems, disparate logs can cause more confusion in the future as employees must navigate through several databases to find needed information.

As a Zebra Premier Solutions Partner, Barcodes, Inc. simplifies inventory management for small and growing businesses with Zebra’s adaptable mobile computers.

Increasing Visibility With Zebra Mobile Computers

Reduce the number of deployed devices and increase digital visibility when you optimize your inventory management system with Zebra. No matter which device you choose to integrate, Barcodes, Inc. closely assists you in connecting your workflows on a digitized platform, enabling:

  • Streamlined data capture and processing – Capture barcodes and upload data immediately via your handheld computer to eliminate wait times for faster order fulfillment.
  • Greater data security – Not only does Zebra’s fortified Android facilitate onboarding, but it also protects your data with government-grade encryption and recurring security patches.
  • Sustained communication systems – Keep your teams unified with integrated push-to-talk capabilities along with long-range WiFi connectivity.
  • Maximized uptime from day one – Barcodes, Inc. works alongside your team from design, to deployment, to ongoing support to make sure your visibility solution remains functional whenever and wherever you need it.
  • Mobile device management – Barcodes, Inc. can help augment your IT staff by loading mobile device management software, pushing out updates and troubleshooting devices that are down in order to keep your mobile workforce fully operational.

Contact Barcodes, Inc. today to see how you can start optimizing your crucial tasks with technologies built for more efficiency and affordability.

7 Benefits of Adaptable & Accelerated Data Capture

Posted March 8, 2021


According to Zebra’s 2019 Warehousing Vision Study, over 70% of warehouses plan to integrate automated solutions into their operations by 2024. In order to remain competitive, businesses have turned to a plethora of different modernization strategies, yet not every solution is built to adapt to today’s dynamic demands. However, Barcodes, Inc. works with adaptable solutions that can grow to meet new demands without increasing costs. For example, Zebra’s DS457 Fixed Mount Scanner empowers teams to embrace automation without difficult learning curves or extraneous backend modifications.

See how in our Video:

With automated scanning, maximized accuracy is just the beginning

In addition to ensuring more successful first-time scans, Zebra’s fixed mounted scanner prioritizes both adaptability and speed, enabling:

  1. Seamless integration into smaller workspaces such as checkout lanes and airport check-in terminals
  2. Comprehensive data capture for 1D, 2D, DPM codes, and drivers’ license parsing
  3. Hands-free data capture with unique aiming patterns
  4. Customer-facing scanning due to its sleek and user-friendly design
  5. Dependable error-proofing in manufacturing operations
  6. Maximized worker comfort thanks to omnidirectional scanning
  7. Intelligent data capture to scan barcodes on virtually any surface, including cellphone displays.

Plus, with Barcodes, Inc.’s Design, Deploy, and Support services, modernization becomes easy and seamless as you get specialized assistance from implementation to maintenance along with reliable TrueSupport.

To see how automated data capture can benefit your operations, contact us for a free comprehensive assessment of your current workflow.

Is Zebra’s CS60 Companion Scanner Part of Your Next Store Modernization Strategy?

Posted February 16, 2021


With so many modernization options available today, it may be tempting to just jump into the latest and greatest device. However, the key to a successful modernization strategy lies in careful planning. That’s where versatile technologies such as Zebra’s CS60 barcode scanner can be quite useful as it provides an adaptable and scalable modernization option to overcome present and future retail challenges.

Who Can Benefit from the No-Compromise Companion Scanner?

While Zebra’s new CS60 companion scanner is set to enhance storefront workflows, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to assess implementation possibilities before integrating the next generation of mobile retail data capture:

1. Are you currently using multiple scanners for varying scanning needs?

Different tasks may require different scanning capabilities such as hands-free for contactless transactions. Instead of managing multiple corded and cordless scanners throughout the store, convertible scanners like the CS60 can reduce the number of deployed devices, ultimately reducing TCO in the long run.

2. Are associates utilizing scanners in non-traditional settings consistently?

While handheld scanners are traditionally used in the checkout lanes, they have also made their way into inventory management and cycle counting as automated data capture is proven to reduce data entry errors. Mobile scanning enables automated data capture in space-constrained counters, self-service kiosks, and shopping aisles, allowing your associates to stay efficient anywhere they go.

3. Do you need to simplify your device management plan?

Multiple devices mean multiple service and repair plans. Not only does the CS60 preform in various scanning scenarios but its inductive charging feature also eliminates the need for constant recharging. Zebra’s WiFi Friendly mode also secures scanner efficiency without WiFi interruptions. Lastly, pre-installed Virtual Tether prevents device loss by keeping scanners within range and locating misplacements within seconds.   

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, your operations may benefit from new data capture devices like the Zebra CS60. To learn more about how you start modernizing your storefront, contact us for a free consultation.

How Clinical Mobility Improves Patient Care

Posted February 10, 2021

Studies conducted by the Joint Commission have found that nearly 70% of medical errors stem from inefficient communication channels. Facing increasing demands and stress, today’s healthcare providers need -and deserve- dependable technologies that simplify workflows, much like Zebra’s TC52-HC touch computer.

According to Zebra’s 2022 Hospital Vision Study, 72% of facilities reported improved quality in patient care after enhancing clinical mobility. Not only do modernized devices minimize the likelihood of dangerous errors, but they also assist in implementing future-forwards healthcare initiatives without extensive workflow changes.

One mobile device…thousands of possibilities.

Performing several indispensable healthcare tasks such as barcode scanning, push-to-talk, and EHR sharing, the TC52-HC serves as a gateway into several mobility benefits that enhance patient care such as:

  • Telehealth – Combine high-speed and long-range WiFi connectivity with the TC52-HC’s high-resolution cameras to reach patients without requiring them to leave their homes and possibly risk their health.
  • Faster admissionsZebra’s MobilityDNA app, SimulScan helps expedite data capture by scanning multiple barcodes at the same time without compromising accuracy. This frees up staff from conducting repetitive clerical work, so they can focus on providing better care.
  • HIPPA-compliant data sharing – Unlike other outdated or consumer-grade operating systems, Android for Enterprise helps protect sensitive data with government-grade encryption and recurrent security patches. Moreover, Zebra’s secured text messaging feature enables staff-to-staff communication without risking privacy breaches.
  • Efficient and dependable disinfection – Made for constant wipe downs, Zebra’s TC52-HC can be regularly cleaned and disinfected without compromising functionality, minimizing the transmission of HAIs via dirty clinical devices.

To make implementation all the more stress-free, Barcodes, Inc. works closely alongside your IT team and staff to prepare, deploy, and maintain devices with assisted procurement, on-site installation services, and TrueSupport technical support to keep your solution running faster and longer. Contact Barcodes, Inc. today for a free comprehensive evaluation of your facility to start empowering your staff with mobility made for healthcare.  

How to Add an Extra Layer of Mobility to Your RFID Tracking System

Posted February 9, 2021

Given today’s changing customer demands, new safety regulations, and the e-commerce boost, managing inventory continues to be a struggle for most warehouses and distribution centers. As a result, RFID has remained popular across industries since it accelerates throughput while increasing accuracy rates in both the receiving and loading docks. To take RFID efficiency a step farther, we recommend integrating it into your mobile printers with the ZQ630 and ZQ630 RFID:

Why combine mobility and visibility?

Inventory management has been cited as one the top struggles warehouses face today, which means solutions simplifying inventory management can help sharpen your competitive edge. A few issues that further complicate efficient management are:

  • Sudden demand increases
  • Lagging stock updated that leads to stockouts
  • Increasing labor turnover rates that lead to high adoption rates for new technologies
  • Lack of real-time visibility

By empowering your workforce with mobile RFID devices, you are able to streamline crucial tasks such as data capture, data sharing, and even label printing, ultimately delivering real-time updates across every avenue your workforce uses. For example, RFID mobile printing allows you to:

  • Print updated RFID tags anywhere in your workflow in the event of sudden demand spikes
  • Decrease processing time by eliminating unnecessary travel paths
  • Deploy an end-to-end tracking system with easy-to-use devices for faster onboarding
  • Label incoming inventory immediately with RFID tags to start tracking stock in real-time
  • Lower employee density in printing stations
  • Increase mobility with lightweight enterprise-grade devices

Working alongside your team, Barcodes, Inc. assists with design, deployment and support services to maximize printer uptime, so your workforce can confidently manage inventory with tools that move with them. Contact us today for a free consultation to see where can implement RFID mobility in your operations.

Bringing Personalized Shopping into the Storefront

Posted February 2, 2021

Studies indicate that well over half of customers are expecting a personalized shopping experience despite new shopping patterns. While price continues to be the driving force in finalizing purchases, quality shopping experience remains key in bolstering brand loyalty and enterprise success. In addition to meeting demands, personalized shopping can accomplish many other goals1 such as:

  • Increasing sales by up to 14%
  • Reducing operation costs by up to 20%
  • Increasing customer satisfaction
  • Increasing employee/customer engagement by up to 30%

Where to Start?

While there are many next-generation options capable of modernizing POS and employee engagement, Zebra’s PS20 personal shopper streamlines several functionalities within one user-friendly interface that can be used easily by both associates and customers. See how in the video below:

Because of its adaptive platform, Zebra’s personal shopper can also help operations facilitate new purchase patterns such as BOPIS, click-and-collect, and curbside pickup. By integrating high-speed WiFi connectivity, intelligent scanning, and push-to-talk capabilities through one device, Barcodes, Inc. helps prepare storefronts while also:

  • Assisting in software selection
  • Configuring devices and accelerating deployment nationwide
  • Providing on-site installation and repairs
  • Managing deployed devices and service contracts

To see how you can start enhancing your storefront, contact our modernization specialists for a thorough assessment of your operations.


1 Lindecrantz, Erik and et al.  Personalizing the customer experience: Driving differentiation in retail. McKinsey & Company. Apr 28, 2020. 

Check out our case study today to see how we’ve used the PS20 to enhance operations at a major grocery retailer.

How Modernization is Changing the Face of Public Service

Posted December 1, 2020

When it comes to today’s public sector, citizens are expecting dependable and agile service now more than ever. Concerning the efficiency of modern public services, 53% of citizens believe agencies should reinvest in innovative solutions, especially in those that create unison with the private sector[1]. Because many critical tasks still operate via legacy technologies, modernization is a risk most agencies can’t afford to take. A data breach in government branch agencies can lead to leaked social security numbers, voting affiliations, citizenship status, and other sensitive data beyond payment/ credit card information. Therefore, modernization must be seamless and safe.

Simplifying modernization, Barcodes, Inc. and Zebra Technologies now work alongside the NY OGS to open new opportunities in the public sector with:

  • Facilitated and transparent collaboration
  • Predictive analytics to handle sudden changes
  • Automation of repetitive tasks
  • Reduced errors in reporting, data sharing, and audits
  • Increased flexibility and mobility for deployed field services
  • Dependable government-grade security

Barcodes, Inc. is one of the few authorized partners registered to work with NY OGS. To see this partnership eliminates the long bidding processes for faster deployment, download our infographic.

Design and deploy your modernization strategy with a wide variety of choices.

Partnering with Zebra Technologies, Barcode, Inc. strives to make modernization simple, seamless, and error-free by integrating customized solutions with:

  • Rugged tablets
  • Mobile computers
  • AT&T FirstNet certified connectivity for your handhelds
  • Ultra-rugged scanners
  • Mobile printers
  • Assisted device procurement
  • Software development
  • Barcodes, Inc.’s TrueSupport

To see how you can integrate future-forward technology into your agency without disrupting workflows, explore the full list here.   


[1] Public services that move at the speed of life. Accenture. Sept 27, 2019.

Get Ultimate Flexibility with AirTrack Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Posted March 23, 2020

Don’t spend your day stepping over cords or shifting boxes when you can move around freely with AirTrack Bluetooth barcode scanners! The AirTrack S1-BT for 1D barcodes and the S2-BT scanner for 2D barcodes have a wide read angle and highly visible scan lines so you can easily scan any barcode.

How Can Bluetooth Flexibility Help Your Business?

AirTrack 1D and 2D Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

With the ability to connect to Android and iOS devices using Bluetooth, the AirTrack S1-BT and S2-BT scanners can be easily integrated into any workplace. But why should you upgrade to AirTrack Bluetooth barcode scanners?

Wirelessly connecting via Bluetooth instead of with wires that can get tangled or cause people to trip makes it much easier to move around the workplace and still quickly and easily scan barcodes whenever you need. Especially in retail, warehouse and manufacturing, or records management, it is easier to bring the scanner to the product rather than being limited by the range of a cord.

1D and 2D Barcode Scanning

The AirTrack S1-BT barcode scanner is designed to quickly and easily scan 1D barcodes, even longer or wider barcodes.

For more flexibility, the AirTrack S2-BT scanner can read 1D and 2D labels that are both printed or displayed on smart phones or tablets.

Each barcode scanner model has a durable design with an IP41 water and particulate sealing rating. The scanners can withstand drops onto concrete from 5 feet. Shop the AirTrack S1-BT and S2-BT Bluetooth barcode scanners, or check out these other professional-quality AirTrack products.

Join Barcodes, Inc. at MODEX 2020! Booth #3106

Posted February 20, 2020

We are showcasing our latest distribution and supply chain equipment and solutions at MODEX!

Discover how Barcodes, Inc. can help Design, Deploy and Support your automated supply chain solutions. Join us from March 9th through 12th at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta to learn all the latest ideas and solutions to drive efficiency and productivity in your workforce.

Visit us at Booth #3106 and book a meeting with us here.

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