Is a Barcode Scanner or Mobile Computer the Best Fit?


A comparison of capabilities and functions for every type of barcode reader and mobile computer. Barcodes have come a long way from their first retail use on a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum in the 1970s. They are now nearly ubiquitous, used in healthcare on patient wristbands and medications; in … [Read more...]

How the Economy Could Transform the Holiday Season


Since the nascent days of the internet and even earlier, enterprising individuals have made money on the side by engaging in freelancing, whether running deliveries as a courier or performing handy work and other odd jobs. The recent rise of the smartphone and automated inventory management has led … [Read more...]

How Can Retailers Afford to Offer Free Holiday Shipping?


The holiday season is approaching. More big retailers are joining forces, whether online only or of the big-box variety, to entice consumers with promises of free shipping for all their orders, regardless of the volume of their purchase. Amazon always offers this perk to its Prime customers, but now … [Read more...]

When Your Start-Up Has Too Much of a Good Thing


What do start-ups need to know about inventory management? “Knowledge is power” might sound like an overused cliche, but when you are a start-up company, access to information or lack there of can make or break your business. You may think that because you’re small right now, you can’t afford … [Read more...]

6 Critical Inventory Metrics Every Small Business Should Know


As your company evolves, it’s vital that you stay attuned to key performance indicators (KPIs) that mark growth areas within your operations. KPIs are important because they essentially tell you how your business is doing. As a small-business owner, you are likely focused on keeping the … [Read more...]

3 Benefits of Tracking Your Time Accurately

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  Whether you’re a small business owner or employee, accurate time tracking can be crucial to understanding how you spend your working hours. That knowledge can be the difference between staying in business and looking for a new job. For small businesses, the line between success and … [Read more...]

What to Do After Publishing a Blog Post


Guess how many blog posts get published every day…  1,000? 10,000? 100,000? No, there are 2 million blog posts published every day. There are some common reactions to this information.  For someone with a blog, they realize they publish in competition with those 2 million other blog posts. … [Read more...]

Why You Must Use Barcodes to Avoid Disaster


Barcode Technology Needed To Prevent Inventory and Asset Management Disasters Inventory shrink resulted in over $44 billion in losses for retailers in 2014, over 50% of it the result of internal theft, administrative errors, and unknown causes. The city of Houston and its public agencies, which … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Move Into a New Era of Asset Management


Fixed assets, which are assets purchased for long-term use in the production of income, range from land and buildings to vehicles and computers. Those in charge of managing fixed assets know that this challenge grows exponentially along with your business, and that job will only get more complex in … [Read more...]

What are the Advantages of 2D Barcodes?


Small businesses wanting to make a big impact with customers can utilize 2D barcodes.  2D barcodes can include more information in the code than their 1D counterpart, like price, quantity, web address or even an image. Small business owners constantly need to be improving to stay ahead of the … [Read more...]