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Are Small Businesses Looking Forward to President Trump?

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While there’s plenty of interesting data in the Wasp Barcode State of Small Business Report this year, one section stands out: Because we’re in the early days of 2017, and Trump's presidency, respondents—over 1,100 small business owners and executive leaders—were asked for their outlook in regards … [Read more...]

The Results are in 2017 Small Business Report

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The Wasp Barcode 2017 State of Small Business Report is here. For the third year running, Wasp Barcode has put together a survey featuring over 1,100 small business owners and executive leaders across a number of fields. The results provide us with a better understanding of what small and … [Read more...]

Asset Tracking For Schools Throughout the Year

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As the school year starts, the last thing you want to think about is the end of year audits and asset tracking, but the truth is, you know it is coming, and there is no better time to think about it than early in the year. If you start tracking right now, the end of the year will be a cause for … [Read more...]

Poor Supply Chain Management Is Killing Apparel Brands Like Banana Republic

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Traditional apparel companies in the United States are in trouble, and one big reason why is their slow adaption to the new world order of supply chain management. Put simply, many top brands are doing a terrible job of inventory control. [Tweet "Many top brands are doing a terrible job of … [Read more...]

What Kind of Barcode Would Work Best For Your Company?

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We’ve all seen the barcode labels affixed to products with their parallel lines and mysterious digits or patterns made up of dots, squares and even hexagons. When these mysterious bars and lines are scanned by a barcode scanner or smartphone, useful data and information about the product is easily … [Read more...]

Santa’s Inventory Management Elves

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It’s holiday season, and one of the enduring images that returns to us around this time is that of Santa, a sleigh piled high with presents, hurtling across the country, and the world, to deliver gifts on Christmas. This classic tale raises some questions: How does he keep track of his inventory? … [Read more...]

Avoiding Asset Management Mishaps In Schools

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How poor asset management can affect school beyond budgetary matters School seems so much different in this modern era than it did in my childhood! Children appear to learn so much more in much less time and in vastly different ways.  Also, the backpacks I've seen kids carrying around seem to … [Read more...]

North Pole Prep; How Does Santa Do It?

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How Santa Prepares for His Big Night with Barcodes He’s making a list, and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. With millions of children to deliver toys to in one night, Santa sure does have a lot on his hands. While Santa’s elves and reindeer are a merry help for the old … [Read more...]

How Inventory Management Prepares Your Warehouse for the Holiday Blitz

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With the holidays less than two months away, retailers have already swapped out spooky masks, jack-o-lanterns, and candy corn for holly, garland, and ornaments for the upcoming holiday shopping season. This is the time you’ve trained for all year — Black Friday and the crazy busy shopping days … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Your Small Business For Cyber Monday

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Somewhere between back to school and Halloween, it begins. It may only be a store or two at first, but before all the treats are handed out and the ghosts and goblins are stored away, it’s an epidemic. Department stores everywhere are donned in Christmas décor and the season is in full swing. Too … [Read more...]