Make checkout more efficient with card stock labels

The old-fashioned method of manually ringing up a product has practically been made extinct by the introduction of card stock labels with barcodes. Consumers are now accustomed to walking up to the counter and passing their items to the cashier for it to be digitally scanned. Once an item has been scanned, all the consumer needs to do is pay and the item is theirs. It’s technology that has really streamed the checkout process.

However, it isn’t just the checkout process that has been positively impacted by barcodes. Whilst it is the most efficient and accurate way to make the checkout process much faster for the consumer, it also has huge benefits for business owners.

By scanning card stock labels, businesses can automatically keep up with the amount of stock they have. This is because the digital information provided means cashiers can avoid ringing up an incorrect item during the checkout process. It also means that returns can be processed more smoothly and accurately, so that people don’t return a different product from the one actually purchased.

If you’re not using card stock labels with barcodes but would like to start, here are just a couple more ways the technology could benefit you and your business:

  • Reduce any inventory errors that may occur: Scanning barcode labels at POS gives you a much more accurate idea of the stock you have going in and out than manually typing in the SKU. The human error rate is fairly high (around 1 error per 300 characters), so this reduces the risk of this occurring
  • Instantly apply any markdowns: when you use barcode labels you can immediately implement markdowns, saving time when it comes to price tag switching

To start using card stock labels with barcode technology, you’ll need to make sure you have the correct Inventory Software to support the scanning at POS. You’ll also need to have the right barcode scanner that works well with the software.

If you want to find out more about the type of bespoke card stock labels we can help to design for your business, get in touch and we can talk you through your options. We can also speak with you in more detail about the many benefits of using barcode labels, and help you to understand the next steps for setting up the system.

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