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Zebra Brings Limitless Efficiency to Ulta

Posted June 10, 2022

Barcodes and Zebra teamed up to make it easier than ever for associates at Ulta stores to manage inventory while providing the very best beauty shopping experience. Watch the video and contact us to learn more.

Honeywell’s CT45XP Mobile Computers: Perfect for Retail, Transportation, Logistics, and Industrial Use

Posted February 22, 2022

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In order to keep frontline workers fully connected and ready for split-second decisions, equip them with the CT45XP mobile computer from Honeywell.

Why the CT45XP is Perfect for Harsh Environments

The Honeywell CT45XP mobile computer is easily adopted, thanks to the familiar Android OS, WiFi 6, and seamless integration with push-to-talk (SmartTalk). The key improvement is an even more rugged design, suited for fast-paced retail, transportation, logistics, and industrial use.

With the open Android ecosystem, the CT45XP accommodates your preferred software all while heightening security and making deployment faster than ever.

The rugged, all-purpose productivity of the mobile computer combines reliable performance, real-time data visibility, and crystal clear voice communications for all frontline workers.

The bright, 5 inch display of the CT45XP improves worker productivity while maintaining a low total cost of ownership.

Additional CT45XP Specifications

Overall Dimensions163mm x 79mm x 19.2mm
Scanning & DecodingHoneywell FlexRange 1D & 2D
BluetoothV5.1 and BLE
WLANIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax and 2*2 MU-MIMO
RFIDIntegrated NFC reader, ISO/IEC compliant
Operating SystemAndroid 11 – 15 Supported
MemoryMicroSD card up to 512 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Octa-Core, 2.0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 Resolution, 12.7 cm Display
CameraFront and rear facing, 8 megapixels in front
BatteryLess than 3 hours to full charge, Li-Ion, 3.85v, 4020mAh, Integrated Diagnostics
Environmental-4 degrees F to 122 degrees F operating temperature, cold storage, 95% operating humidity
Tumble1,500x at 1m (3.28 ft), multiple drops to concrete (6ft)
IncendiveYes – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 (Quad Bands)

The Honeywell CT45XP is also built extremely tough to both operate and be stored in extreme temperatures (such as cold storage and high humidity). Accidental drops are not an issue, even to concrete from 6 feet. Lastly, the CT45XP has incendiary protection ratings of 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 (quad bands). It’s the mobile computer workhorse industrial environments need, even those with harsh chemicals and temperatures.

Honeywell CT45XP Video

Shop the Honeywell CT45XP online or contact your Barcodes, Inc. Account Manager for more information on the best rugged mobile computers today.

Line Busting Solutions from Epson: What You Should Know

Posted October 18, 2021

What is Line Busting?

Line busting is the elimination of long lines and wait times in a retail environment.

A commonly used retail industry term for rush hour coffee shops, popular restaurants with to-go orders, and busy stores in a holiday season, line busting in this context is referring to the point of sale technology utilized to keep customers happy.

Mobile checkout solutions from our partners at Epson are a major contributor to any retailer’s line busting efforts.

Line Busting Checkout Solutions for Retailers of All Shapes and Sizes

Keep customers happy by getting them in and out, quick. Let’s start with the receipt printing technology behind the counter.

The Epson TM-m30 solution is built for point of sale applications, so you’ll be able to use it with tablets and smartphones alike. This receipt printer looks sleek on any counter, connected to the point of sale system of your choice. Printing 3-inch receipts has never been easier. Keep lines moving and watch as guests and customers return for repeat business. Beyond the countertop, further line busting efforts can be enacted with a little mobility and ingenuity.

The Epson TM-P60 receipt printer also pairs seamlessly with mobile devices in any retail environment. This compact, portable printer is equally lightweight and durable. Employees can comfortably carry the TM-P60 directly to customers in a long line, take their order, and print the receipt on the spot. In addition to printers and snappy POS software, here are a few more considerations to improve wait times.

Freedom of Movement for Employees

A mobile printer is not the only tool at an employees’ disposal for line busting efforts. Being able to move freely in the store environment enables staff to answer customer questions on the spot. Tablets and mobile devices can be used to quickly check inventory or order items for pickup at a later date (or delivery to a home address). The POS software and cloud connectivity, as well as the ability to pair with any device are essential.

Avoid Multiple POS Systems

If you have a checkout process on a tablet, inventory databases on smartphones, and a printer stationed back at the counter, you can see where this makes long lines even more cumbersome. Don’t make customer heads spin. Consider a single secure cloud POS system (Epson has many all-in-one POS solutions).

Is Line Busting for Everyone?

The most important aspect to a successful retail environment is understanding the customer journey. Line busting solutions are easier said than done and may not be the best experience in every environment. Customer satisfaction isn’t solely based on wait times – the entire buying experience should be considered.

To learn more about solutions from Epson, or other line busting efforts (such as in-store kiosks), contact us today.

Introducing Honeywell’s RT10 Rugged Tablets

Posted October 12, 2021
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It is crucial for every company to keep workers and managers connected and provide them with real-time data updates when they need it. To facilitate this, you need mobile devices, such as the Honeywell RT10 rugged tablet, that not only suit your workflow, but also your workforce.

When workers choose not to use a device to its full capabilities, the advantages of connectivity, data capture, and productivity/efficiency are not realized. The RT10 is luckily incredibly easy to adopt. It works just like a Windows or Android tablet, with a protective design much better suited for industrial environments.

With its bright, high-resolution, 10.1-inch display, perfect balance of ruggedness and lightweight design, and integrated barcode scanner, the Honeywell RT10 improves worker productivity while maintaining a low total cost of ownership. The RT10 rugged tablet is ready to be used all day long with standard 8-hour or extended 16-hour hot-swappable batteries.

The Honeywell RT10 is ready to be integrated into your daily workflow and is perfect for rapid user adoption.

Shop the Honeywell RT10 online or contact your Barcodes, Inc. Account Manager for more information on the best rugged tablet solution for your organization.

5 Ways Traceability Can Improve Your Manufacturing Plant

Posted August 31, 2021

Traceability and visibility are crucial measures for your manufacturing operation and production line. Proper traceability and visibility increase efficiency in the production line by catching defects before they leave the plant, thus reducing recall costs and effects. Without complete visibility, traceability systems will fail to report inaccuracies.

In fact, 69% of companies do not have total visibility over their supply chains, which leads many scrambling to prove everything is up to code during audits and inspections. When defects are identified in a product, organizations need to sort through mounds of data to track and trace raw materials. Otherwise, they may be facing a mass recall. These errors can cost your business millions of dollars, but the good news is that they are avoidable.

Effective tracking and locationing technologies empower manufacturing facilities to deliver fast, accurate, and quality service that secures efficiency for the whole supply chain. See how in our video:

Ensure Proper Tracing and Accurate Visibility with Barcodes, Inc.

Proper tracing and accurate visibility are key components to the well-being of manufacturing plants. Barcodes, Inc. ensures that your manufacturing plant is up to date with integrated solutions. Here are some ways proper tracing and visibility can impact your business.

  1. Streamline cause analysis – Having access to the data on your products enables manufacturers to dig deep and find the root cause of problems. Identify and solve problems faster to minimize impact.
  2. Consistent improvement – Once you are able to see how parts and products move through lines, it’s easier to see where improvement is needed. Knowing where and when bottlenecks and delays occur makes real-time optimization possible.
  3. Enhance your value stream – Since traceability and visibility monitors how your products move through your manufacturing process, it also helps with value stream mapping. Equipped with detailed product genealogy records, manufacturers gain supply chain visibility, which provides your operation the ability to see the bigger picture.
  4. Quality and engagement – Part traceability along the entire production line can also help find key points where quality check-ups should be added. It also increases accountability and engagement on the shop floor.
  5. Simple real-time tracking – Easy-to-use technologies such as Zebra’s locationing hardware simplify on-the-fly tracking of your high demand inventory, by digitally connecting data to your centralized management system. This means workers spend less time looking through files and reports for faster and more accurate audits.

Download our brochure to see more ways effective tracking enhances the production floor.

Contact us today to learn more about RFID technology designed to maximize traceability and visibility in your manufacturing plant.

What are customers expecting from your home improvement store?

Posted June 1, 2021

After being confined to their homes for almost a full year, over half of American consumers undertook home improvement projects, leading to increased sales amounting to nearly $400 billion[1] in revenue in 2020. However, along with increased sales came new customer expectations, demanding more from home improvement stores. To keep up with current trends, retailers are expected to provide:

  • Stress-free tool rental – Reverse logistics has posed issues to many storefronts in the past, yet tool rentals have been expected to increase store revenue as customers are more likely to make additional purchases and refer retailers offering rentals. 
  • Faster customer assistance – While customers still expect amiable and personalized shopping experiences, the average expected wait time for customer service is around 2 minutes[2] or less.
  • Contactless curbside pickup – Following the COVID-19 outbreak, at least 59%[3] of consumers still plan to use contactless curbside pickup due to convenience and speed.

Build a shopping experience that exceeds expectations with Barcodes, Inc.

Product and price are no longer the only driving factors when it comes to retaining customer loyalty. That’s why Barcodes, Inc. partners with leading tech players like Zebra Technologies to optimize the entire shopping experience. Readapt home improvement storefronts to integrate…

  • Intelligent RFID store visibility – Facilitate shelf replenishment when you keep inventory accuracy rates at 99.99% with best-in-class technologies like Zebra’s RFID sensors. 
  • Wall-to-wall connectivity – Keep workers connected to each other and current inventory levels, preventing out-of-stocks while providing quick service with as many resources as needed available.
  • Contactless checkout – Reduce customer density and prevent germ spread with multiple contactless payment options such as self-service kiosks and curbside pickup.
  • Around the clock support – From initial solution design to ongoing maintenance, BarcodesEDGE services simplify device procurement and deployment for faster uptime and noticeable ROI.

See how Barcodes, Inc weaves Zebra’s best-in-class technologies into the modern storefront in our flyer.

Go beyond customer expectations with a modernization solution centered on your goals. Contact Barcodes, Inc. today for a free consultation to get started.


[1] Home improvement market size in the United States from 2008 to 2024. Statista

[2] “Servicing Customers Essential for Home Improvement Retailers to Differentiate, J.D. Power Finds”. J.D. Power. Jun 11, 2020.

[3] Jansen, Caroline. “After COVID-19, is curbside delivery here to stay?”. Retail Dive. May 14, 2020.

Grocery Shoppers Are Expecting Three Things. Are You Delivering Them?

Posted April 30, 2021

Price, convenience, and speed are key trademarks when it comes to current customer expectations. However, positive customer experiences have also become a driving factor in securing customer loyalty and profitability. Studies show that shoppers can spend up to 140%1 more after engaging in a positive shopping experience. On the flipside, negative experiences are more likely to be shared between current and prospective shoppers, impacting brand identity and decreasing sales. While expectations can vary from brand to brand, today’s customers generally anticipate…

  1. Omnichannel options – Online shopping is most certainly here to stay. It is expected that as much as 70%2 of shoppers in the US will be purchasing groceries online since it serves as both a convenient and safe way to shop.
  2. Contactless pickup – Similar to online shopping, BOPIS and curbside pickup have also grown in popularity due to their convenience and safety.
  3. Personalized experiences – Studies show that 43%3 of customers expect some sort of personalized service from stores in response to their loyalty. 

What would seamless hassle-free grocery shopping look like?

To surpass these three common expectations, Barcodes, Inc. recommends targeting the following areas within the supply chain.

  • Faster shelf replenishment – Simply put, if products aren’t visible on shelves, customers can’t buy them. That’s why quick cycle counting and fast replenishment are crucial to avoid out-of-stocks. Mobile technologies such as Zebra’s touch computers and hands-free scanners can enable real-time inventory updates as associates scan products immediately during stock counts.
  • Intelligent point-of-sale – The longer customers wait in line, the less likely they are to return. Faster data capture through devices like Zebra’s enterprise scanners and MP7000 scanner can help accelerate checkout while empowering self-checkout lanes and loyalty scanning.
  • Quicker order picking – As associates adapt to accommodate BOPIS transactions, they must move faster and more efficiently to assemble orders within stipulated time frames. Real-time inventory locationing can help reduce pick paths, accelerating order assembly.

Download our solutions brief for more areas of optimization.

While these are optimum areas to start enhancing the grocery storefronts, there are many other ways to deliver seamless shopping experiences. Leverage Barcodes, Inc.’s expertise in developing a smoother shopping experience, equipped with user-friendly technologies that put the customer experience first. Contact us today for a free consultation.


1 The true value of customer experiences. Deloitte. 2018.

2 Djordjevic, Milos. 20 Incredible Online Grocery Shopping Statistics for 2021. Save My Cent. Feb 6, 2021

3 Wollan, Robert et. al. Put Your Trust in Hyper-Relevance. Accenture Strategy. 2017.

6 Key Performance Indicators Every Small and Medium Business Should Track

Posted April 26, 2021

No matter the operation’s size, every business strives for better profitability and customer retention. To do so, companies often track several key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and forecast business growth. While there are many viable KPIs to track, small and growing businesses are often encouraged to monitor the following indicators:

  1. Order accuracy rates address how often orders are shipped with the correct products to the correct customer within the correct allotted time.
  2. Inventory turnover rates can record the fluctuating demands for any particular product while assessing your ability to move goods down the supply chain.
  3. Gross profit margins provide a clear picture of final profits after operational expenses such as labor, shipping, and the like are paid off.
  4. Cash flow forecast assists small businesses in predicting the costs of high demand, so they can make adjustments accordingly before profits are hindered.
  5. Funnel drop-off rates allow you to see how many potential customers abandon purchases to optimize business tactics.
  6. Market share clearly depicts how your business compares to competitors by measuring company sales with total industry purchases.

To track multiple KPIs in real-time without costly errors, Barcodes, Inc. recommends simplified and scalable digitization

Track it all with Barcodes, Inc. Digitization Solutions – built with Zebra’s Scanners

Unlike paper-based systems, digitized warehouse management curbs the likelihood of manual data entry errors, misplaced files, missed sales, late deliveries, and bottlenecks. Zebra’s enterprise-ready scanners successfully transfer all your crucial data into the digital system of your choice, all for…

  • Faster order throughout
  • Increased order accuracy rates
  • Sharable data with minimized workflow disruptions
  • Easy configuration for faster deployment
  • Faster onboarding thanks to their intuitive user-friendly build

At Barcodes, Inc., digitization doesn’t have to be complicated. Take a closer look into how we make optimized inventory management seamless, simple, and scalable with Zebra’s rugged scanners. Contact us for a free assessment.

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.

OCR Canada named the WaspLink Top Reseller of the Quarter for Q4-2020

Posted March 4, 2021
WaspLink Top Reseller of the Quarter

We are pleased to announce that OCR Canada, a subsidiary of Barcodes Group, has been named the WaspLink Top Reseller of the Quarter for Q4-2020 for their achievements and commitment to providing solutions for Wasp Barcode Technologies.

The WaspLink Top Reseller of the Quarter is a quarterly award presented to a WaspLink Partner Program reseller who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to customer success and satisfaction. OCR Canada has a proven track record of selling Wasp asset and inventory tracking, printing, and barcoding data collection solutions to their long list of customers. 

Wasp is a leading provider of cloud-based asset tracking and inventory management software that enables partners like Barcodes, Inc. and OCR Canada to assist customers with their operational management and workflow solutions.

Barcodes, Inc. is ready to assist you on your next asset tracking or inventory management solution. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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