Why Do People Love Barcode Printers?

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Anyone who works in retail, shipping, or even healthcare and entertainment can tell you the value of a barcode printer. Whether it’s an industrial printer for use in the warehouse or a desktop machine that prints out tickets or receipts, the barcode printer comes in a number of forms and formats and … [Read more...]

15 Things Every Small Business Website Should Have

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It’s 2017 - and 44% of small businesses still don’t have a website. Even among the businesses that do have a site, many don’t include basic information like their street address, phone number, and email. That’s according to a recent survey of 1,100 small U.S. businesses from WASP Barcode … [Read more...]

How Small Businesses Can Avoid A United Airlines PR Nightmare

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By now you’ve probably seen the video setting the internet on fire: A man, after refusing to be involuntarily removed from United Airlines Flight 3411, dragged down the aisle like human cargo, and returning to the cabin bloodied and shaken. If you’ve followed this story, you know that as badly as … [Read more...]

Tax Season: What Can You Do Better This Year?

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Research from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found small businesses pack a punch in the U.S. economy. Of individual income tax returns filed in 2014 (the last time data was available), 46 million - or one-third of tax returns - reported income from a sole proprietorship, a corporation, … [Read more...]

The Youth Sports Embezzlement Epidemic And Asset Management

A multi-ethnic group of elementary age boys are sitting in the bench waiting for their turn to bat during the baseball game.

There are adults taking hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for the children of their communities and businesses thanks to the failure of making investments in asset management. The connection is stronger than you might think. For many businesses, fixed asset management means ensured … [Read more...]

The Tax Break Designed To Help Small Businesses Succeed

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We’re have already wrapped up 2016 and are focused on taxes. If you’re a small business owner, we want to know: Have you taken advantage of Section 179 yet? As you may have heard, and even if you haven’t, you need to get together with your accountant and discuss why. The end of 2015 was marked … [Read more...]

FreshDirect Shows How Valuable Effective Fresh Food Management Can Be

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Food e-commerce giant FreshDirect recently raised $189 million in an investment round led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, in large part due to the company’s ability to manage its inventory right and to deliver on consumer demand for fresh food. “As demand for fresh ingredients delivered to your … [Read more...]

Inventory Management Tips For Suppliers and Vendors

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Target recently announced new, stricter rules for its suppliers in an effort to increase efficiency and reliability in its supply chain. The big box retailer has been plagued with supply chain snafus leading to empty shelves and missed sales. This has made it more difficult for Target to compete … [Read more...]

Why Small Businesses Must Avoid Reusing Barcodes

A barcode is an optical, machine-readable, that describes something about the object that carries the barcode.

More small businesses are recognizing the power of the humble barcode, the decades-old technology that even retail giant Amazon uses to great effect in pushing thousands of items out to customers each day, to help bring order, clarity and savings to their business model. Unfortunately, some … [Read more...]

3 Ways To Make Customer Service Your Best Supply Chain Strategy

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Should your customers call the shots in regards to delivery expectations within your company? Quite a counterintuitive thought, isn’t it? You know your business best, so shouldn’t you design the shipping processes of your business? Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International disagrees, according … [Read more...]