Some people are wary of introducing barcodes and scanners into their business. There is the fear it can lead to unnecessary complications. However, this doesn’t have to be the case- in a lot of instances barcodes can be incredibly useful and in this article, we are going to give you some of the best examples of how they can be used as an effective problem-solving tool.
More accurate stock taking
Even the most eagle-eyed person will make errors when noting a stock take. It is also fair to say that during this time anyone doing this task could be doing something else. When you can scan every item using clear barcode fonts like Code 128 it becomes a lot easier to note what has been sold and what has been brought in.
This also means it is harder to steal from a company as you can clearly see how much stock should be left at the end of the day.
The other useful is the fact that barcodes can store a lot of information whereas if you have to write everything down this can take a lot longer.
The benefit of barcodes isn’t solely restricted to shops or larger businesses. Let’s say that you are selling a comic at a convention. In the time, it takes for someone to check their wallet to see if they have the right change they may well decide that they would rather spend their money on cartoon merchandise or a celebrity’s autograph.
However, if you have the ability to scan products and allow people to pay with a card reader then they are more likely to make an impulse purchase, cutting out that extra moment or two to think about something else!
Another benefit of being able to scan and process orders this way is that it saves time. Additionally this saved time can also potentially mean saved money- for example it is estimated that the NHS could save as much as £1 billion in a year if prescription barcodes are properly rolled out across the United Kingdom (not to mention reduced queues and freed time for preparing prescriptions).
Using barcodes on wrist bands can be useful if you run a gig or nightclub. This means that anyone not wearing a band is likely to have sneaked in, while having this method of identification means anyone causing problems can be removed and you can make note to ensure they are not let in again.
The printing of barcode fonts is not as expensive as you might think- it can cost a few pennies for each code. However, the benefits of your businesses can be massive in terms of increased efficiency, faster transactions and so forth.
For more information on the best packages for your business and how it can specifically benefit you please contact Top Barcodes today and we will be able to find something that will work best for you.