Small Businesses: Using Virtual Inventory to Compete with Amazon


As a consumer, you love the low prices and the vast inventory Amazon offers on a daily basis. On the other hand, if you are a small business, Amazon's enormous warehousing strategies place a large hurdle in your company's path to success. Most small businesses have little choice but to be drawn … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Reduce Inventory Cost


Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your inventory cost, chances are you’re stocking too much inventory. Too much on-hand inventory increases your storage costs—thus your cost of goods sold—and ties up liquid cash. Here are three … [Read more...]

How Investing in Barcodes Saves Money


World Class Controls in the Palm of Your Hand Big box stores, Internet giants, logistic companies, and freight handlers control each step of their operation. By using real-time data they can improve capacity, inventory control, track assets, and increase efficiency. Small to mid-size businesses are … [Read more...]

4 Unsung Reasons Why Running a Classroom is like Operating a Small Business


“You have to do a LOT of bookkeeping,” explains Lynn Maslinkski, a veteran third-grade teacher in Avon, Ohio. “Our bookkeeping involves attendance, keeping track of grades, keeping track of student data, and much more.” Teachers must excel in many of the same operational tasks as small business … [Read more...]

Custom Barcode Labeling


Custom barcode labels help your company identify fixed assets and manufactured or retail products while also maintaining your individual brand. A barcode system that includes built-in, barcode design capability, allows you to generate custom barcode labels that can consist of both images and 2D … [Read more...]

Benefits of Handheld Mobile Computers


According to a Cisco study, 3 out of 5 workers say they don’t need to be in the office to be productive.  Mobile computing devices allow these individuals to choose a work location instead of the task determining where work is completed.  Currently, smartphones, tablets, and mobile computers are the … [Read more...]

Managing Inventory for Education


For those in education, an automated inventory system can be priceless. Schools and universities are responsible for the storage of nearly limitless supplies and books—from front office supplies to classroom texts and full libraries. The information and materials available at these institutions is … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Walter White (and Every Small Business Owner) Should Implement Inventory Tracking


WARNING: this post contains Breaking Bad spoilers (and useful advice for your small business). Winning an amazing 5 Emmy's last night, there’s no doubt Season 5 of Breaking Bad was well received. But now we wonder how Heisenberg would have been able to effectively manage his inventory if the … [Read more...]

To Err is Human: Reduce Errors with Barcodes


All types of businesses profit from increased efficiency and error reduction when they begin using barcode software and equipment. The results might be most dramatic in health care centers where miscoding, poor handwriting, and heavy workloads result in errors that cost money and threaten patient … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to use Laser Barcode Scanners


The ubiquitous barcode scanner has been with us for decades. It fills the need for accurate, timely capture and use of inventory data, with applications from the checkout stand to the complex inventory management systems of major corporate and government organizations. It has rendered obsolete … [Read more...]