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Redefine Your Shop with an All-in-One Point of Sale System

Posted November 6, 2018

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Transform the customer experience with the HP Engage One All-in-One System!

The HP Engage One All-in-One System can transform your retail space with a versatile point of sale system that uplifts the customer’s experience and supports your business operations. With its sleek, durable, and secure features it can help transform your retail and hospitality space.

HP Engage One comes with Microsoft Windows 10 Pro or Windows IoT and 7th generation Intel processors. It is an all-in-one point of sales system with a 14 inch diagonal, wide aspect touch display. Whether in retail or hospitality setting, it is designed to withstand the demands of long hours, humidity changes, and temperature changes, as well as drops.

HP-Engage-One-2Features:

  • Security, durability, and flexibility all-in-one
  • Adaptable configurations
  • Versatile printer options
  • Interactive signage
  • Self-service
  • Protect customer information and data
  • Prevents unauthorized access
  • 3 models available to best fit your need (difference in screen specs and processor)
  • Abundance of accessories to build up your ideal checkout

Today’s retail and hospitality businesses needs technology solutions that empowers employees to engage with customers and support your daily business operations. To maximize loyalty and revenue potential, there’s HP Engage One. Its sleek design allows employees to give customers a personal experience, check inventory, complete registrations, and close sales. Protect your customer’s data with Trusted Platform Module 2.0 from any malware attacks, and HP Sure Start Gen3 protects your system and ensures uninterrupted productivity by automatically detecting and recovering from BIOS corruption beyond the operating system.

Contact us if you have any questions or if you are interested in the POS system, we will be able to guide you on what you will need to set up your point of sale system in your shop.

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Tech Tip Tuesday: 6 Steps to Flawless Fulfillment

Posted October 30, 2018

Operational issues such as inaccurate information, lack of visibility, and paper process marks the greatest hindrances to a flawless fulfillment system inside a warehouse. To combat that and drive a better warehouse,  automation and connectivity enable the modern warehouse to stay compliant, deliver on time, and ensure more overall customer satisfaction.

With the shift towards smarter technology, increasing mobile devices in your operation can improve accuracy in item selection, packing, and shipping. Create a more efficient, compliant, and profitable warehouse with these six steps. 

  1. Deploy Industrial Wireless Solutions– connectivity to deliver real time access to the WMS to optimize productivity and workflow
  2. Improve Staff Communications– ensure efficient task management through voice and data communications
  3. Mobility for Order Picking Process–  accurate locations to conserve time so workers can process more orders with fewer errors
  4. Advanced Inventory Capabilities– real time inventory data collection to improve efficiency and accuracy leading to better trend analysis and improve buying practices
  5. Upgrade Inbound Handling Operations– quickly validate and update any returns, overall increase in accuracy and productivity to process more shipments
  6. Accurate Outbound Handling Operations– improve shipping and delivery times as trucks are fully loaded with the right contents

To learn more, read the 6 Steps to Flawless Fulfillment e-book below and discover how mobility can bring new levels of efficiency, accuracy, and visibility to your warehouse. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to know how Barcodes can help develop a solution that best meets the needs and goals of your business.

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Get Your Mobile Operating System Enterprise Ready with Honeywell!

Posted September 18, 2018

Are You Ready to Move to 4G and Android?

The end of 2G and 3G support is near, this will present an issue for current devices on cellular coverage. It is time to make your mobile devices enterprise ready for your mobile workers with Honeywell.

Migrating to LTE features:

  • Better coverage
  • Increased productivity, security, and efficiency
  • Shorter Latency Times
  • Modern devices to increase performance

How Honeywell Helps: Honeywell-support

Honeywell is strongly committed to cyber-security and the Android Lifecycle management. To aid enterprise customers restrict access through the use of a Mobile Device Management or on their Honeywell Enterprise Launcher app. Removing the user’s ability to install or run unauthorized apps makes the system far less vulnerable to security exploits caused by user actions. Additionally, to aid in the lifecycle management, they offer a program to provide patches for security vulnerabilities applicable to the supported operating system for 2+ years after Google security patch support ends to close the gap in support coverage.

Barcodes and Honeywell can help you get your systems ready to go and increase your efficiency and productivity in your daily operation. Contact us at 1-877-877-9613 or email at [email protected] to see how we can help you with the best solution in your workforce.

 

Ways To Save Money on Consumables

Posted September 11, 2018

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: SPL10

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 consumables is available on Barcodesinc.com on all orders over $200. This offer cannot be combined with other offers, promotions, or discounts. Offer cannot be applied to existing quotes. Online use only. Valid through 9/12/2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Connectivity

Posted May 29, 2018

With all the different type of barcode scanners available, it is important to choose the right scanner with the right connection. Whether you are purchasing a new scanner or repurchasing a scanner that you have used before it is always important to check the barcode scanner cable to make sure it works with your system.

The most common connection is the USB, but if USB port is not available, that’s when you have to check what kind of connection you should use.

Below are a few of the common cables and their connection ports for scanners used with a PC.

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AirTrack S1  (1D)                                           Honeywell Granit 1980i (2D)                                        Xenon 1900 (2D) 

With all the options available for barcode scanners today, it is important to find the right device for your business needs. Knowing what type of connection you need saves you time on finding the scanner that you want. If you are having troubles or have additional questions, feel free to give our scanner experts a call. We will be happy to help!

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Mobile Printers and Zebra ZQ300 Announcement

Posted May 22, 2018

To maximize productivity, workers need mobility to better serve your customers. Put a mobile barcode printer in your operation for greater efficiency and productivity in any application.

Mobile Barcode Printers are the perfect solution for printing on the go. It can create high quality labels or receipts in any environment, indoors and out. These printers can boost your operation’s productivity through their high quality printing, long hour battery to make it through a full shift, and many convenient charging accessories for longer printer uptime. Connect it to a mobile computer, tablet, or smartphone through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a USB connection and be able to print and scan. Avoid the downtime and cost, check out some of the popular mobile printers below.

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Zebra QLn 220                           Intermec PB22                   Citizen CMP-30                            Printek FP530

 

zq310Additionally, replacing the iMZ Series of Zebra Mobile Printers comes the ZQ300 Series, ZQ310. It is the next generation of the mid-tier mobile printer with major enhancements including class- leading battery and power technologies, outlasting, faster wireless connections and two models to meet specific needs. Perfect for printing receipt paper or barcode labels in retail.

If you have any questions regarding mobile printers please contact our dedicated account managers and we will be happy to help.

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: What Do I Need To Print Out Amazon Labels?

Posted March 20, 2018

Many merchants use Amazon as a platform to reach out to their customers. Each unit that you send to Amazon for fulfillment needs a scannable barcode to enable storage at their facility.

So what do you need to do to label your inventory for Amazon?

Amazon advised that you should,

  • Use a direct thermal printer with a print resolution of 300DPI or greater. (Each label must be readable and scannable for 24 months)
    Amazon fulfillment centers currently use the Zebra GX430t models with direct thermal setting. (More affordable and comparable option, Airtrack DP-1)

    • Labels to include
      1. Barcode
      Format: Code 128A
      Height: Greater than 0.25″ or 15% of barcode length
      Narrow Barcode element: For 300 dpi printers-3.33mils For 200 dpi printers-20mils
      Wide to Narrow Ratio: 3:1
      Quiet Zone (sides): Greater than 0.25″
      Quiet Zone (top and bottom): Greater than 0.125″
      2. FNSKU: Used by Amazon fulfillment centers to identify each unique product. To get the FNSKU, set the product as Fulfilled by Amazon, and then launch it to Amazon. Once the item is in your catalog in SellerCentral, Amazon will assign an FNSKU to the product.
      3. Title and Description
      4. Condition of the Unit
      5. Any Optional information to specify the product

Label Specifications require it to be printed on a white label and recommended to print on a dimension between 1×2″ and 2×3″ with a removable adhesive if directly on product. If you do not wish to label your own inventory, you can sign up for the FBA Label Service and have Amazon apply barcodes to your eligible items. (Per-item fee applies)

What about Shipment Labels?

Each box or pallet that you send to Amazon must be properly identified with a shipment label.

  • Labels supports the measures of 4×6″.
  • Don’t place labels on the seems of the box. (Might get cut by a box cutter which results into an unreadable barcode)
  • FBA shipment label should be placed next to the carrier label. Both needs to be uncovered for easy scanning.
  • Each box you include in the shipment must have its own label from the shipping Queue.
  • Each pallet needs four labels, one on top and the center of each visible sides.

For more in depth packaging and shipping instructions, please review this reference guide from Amazon.

Feel free to click on a few of our products that can help you create the labels you need for your business. If you have any needs or uncertainty, contact our dedicated account manager and they can help you pick the right equipment you need.

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Labels!

Posted March 13, 2018

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How do you know what type of labels you will need?

There are a few things you want to check before you purchase labels.

  1. What type of printer are you using? Direct or Thermal Transfer? (Direct Thermal- heat transfer and Thermal Transfer is will require ribbons to transfer ink onto labels)
    Or if you have not chosen your printer yet, figure out how long do you need your labels to last and choose between direct or thermal transfer.
  2. Look at the maximum print width that your printer will print, have a plan on what size you want your labels to be. (For example: 3×1 will be 3inches across and 1 inch tall) Normally, sizes for shipping labels will be 4×6 and shelf labels will be 2×1 or 3×1.
  3. Print Material– The main type of print material revolves around three and it’s mostly paper, polypropylene, or polyester.
    Paper- $, used mostly indoor and max lifetime is 5-7 months
    Polypropylene(paper and plastic texture)- $$, can be used indoor and outdoor and max life time is 2 years
    Polyester(plastic texture)- $$$, used indoor or outdoor, gloss on label, scratch/smear, and water resistant and max life time is 3 years
  4. Below are the sizes of the label cores that you have to confirm before purchase, just to make sure it will fit inside your printer. (Often times this is the step that most people overlook and realize that the roll won’t fit when it arrives. So keeping note now will prevent any mis-order in the future)
    Desktop Printers: (core in diameter)
    Inner Core: 1 inch              Outer Core: 5 inches
    Industrial Printers:
    Inner Core: 3 inches          Outer Core: 8 inches
    Mobile Printers:
    Varies

Take a look at some of the labels that we have available for desktop, industrial, and mobile printers. If you are still unsure about the type of labels you need, feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers and they can help you find the type of labels you need.

Tech Tip Tuesday: What Do I Need To Print Out My Barcodes?

Posted March 6, 2018

Following up on the last tech tip Tuesday, now that you have figured out how to get your own barcodes it is time to print them out. So what do you need to print out the barcodes?

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First, you have to design and create the barcodes in a barcode software. A few that we suggest is Bartender by Seagull Scientific, Nice Label, or Teklynx. These software allow you to design your label and barcodes to hold the info that you need.
The next thing you have to do is to choose a printer that suitable for your need. Below are the printer size we recommend, depending on how many labels you print out in a day and what size do you want your labels to be.

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Direct Thermal– chemically treated label is heated directly (short-term life on label) Usually used on shipping packages.
Thermal Transfer– ribbon ink is transferred onto the label (will stay on longer on label) Usually used on warehouse/retail store racks.

Desktop Printer– This type of printer, like the GX420t, is made for small volume applications. Usage is suitable for about 300-500 labels per week. It is perfect for asset labeling in an office or light printing duties at a retail store.
Industrial Printer It is larger and more rugged than desktop models for high volume print applications, like the Datamax I-4212e. Usage is suitable for printing thousands of labels per day. It is great for manufacturing and distribution centers as well as large retailers.
Mobile Printer– This type of printer provides mobility to users, like the Zebra QLn320. It’s small existence allows users to print on the go and perfect for delivery drivers and field workers to create label or receipt.

If you have any questions about what kind of software and printer that you should use, feel free to contact our dedicated account managers and they will be able to provide you with the best solution for your application.

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Honeywell’s Xenon 1902 Trigger Function

Posted February 6, 2018

Here at Barcodes Inc, we want to share on tips on how to configure your product. Every Tuesday we will share a tip on a product so you can have the knowledge on how to use your new scanner.

The Honeywell’s Xenon 1902 series delivers a superior barcode scanning and digital image capture. Whether you want to use it in retail or at a health care environment. There’s two ways to scan with the the barcode scanner, a normal mode (press trigger to read) or a presentation mode (the scanner is activated when it sees a barcode). The presentation mode is usually being used with the stand to hold the scanner and for products to be scanned right below it.

In order for you to switch between the two modes, here are barcodes that you can print and scan to change the setting.