How Small Businesses Can Survive the Age Of Free Shipping

It’s not easy for small businesses that sell online—or exist at all, really—to survive in the shadows of retail giants like Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target. The giants have too much economy of scale, b

How Small Businesses Can Avoid A United Airlines PR Nightmare

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 r

Tax Season: What Can You Do Better This Year?

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 millio

The Biggest Supply Chain Trends

We’re still just starting the year 2017, and already there are some important supply chain trends to take note of. This is a space that is always in flux—those involved in logistics are constantly l

Barcodes And Improving Healthcare In The UK

Barcodes are often associated with the cash register and buying basic products. Though with the rise of new barcodes, like the ubiquitous 2D barcodes, increasingly consumers are learning there is mo

The Youth Sports Embezzlement Epidemic And Asset Management

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 connectio

2017's Emerigng and Under-the-Radar Retail Trends

The year 2017 is an exciting time to be alive, and believe it or not, the world of retail is no exception. Retail is an ever-changing space, susceptible to changes in technology, popular culture, an

The Tax Break Designed To Help Small Businesses Succeed

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

What Are Some Of the Challenges of Going Global?

As a business owner, you have goals and dreams for your company. However, economic growth continues to be a challenge facing small businesses in the U.S.  In fact, the 2017 State of Small Business R

Why Employee Satisfaction Is The Best Investment For Small Businesses

Happy employees are the fundamental building blocks of successful companies. Maintaining high employee satisfaction rates will help prevent your small business from collapsing. Starting a new busin

FreshDirect Shows How Valuable Effective Fresh Food Management Can Be

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 an

Retailers Are Returning To the Bricks and Clicks Model

When it comes to retail, we are approaching the singularity. In the commerce context, this isn’t the somewhat-terrifying fusion of humans and robots into one mind, but the combination of online and

Inventory Management Tips For Suppliers and Vendors

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 snafu

How Robots Are Changing the Automatic Data Capture Market

If there’s one technology trend we can say is sweeping almost every part of modern life—including ecommerce, warehousing, supply chain management and business in general—it’s quite simple: robots. W

Why Small Businesses Must Avoid Reusing Barcodes

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 ea

7 Strategies To Keep Up With Your Fast Growing Business

Chocomize, a New Jersey-based custom chocolate company, was a relatively new company. Business was good and growth was steady. That is, until Oprah Magazine caught wind of the company’s chocolatey o

How Barcodes Are Making Hospitals In The UK Safer And More Efficient

By 2020, the NHS wants every patient to have an individual barcode to make sure people get the right medication and treatment while also increasing hospital efficiency and reducing paper use. To ach

3 Ways To Make Customer Service Your Best Supply Chain Strategy

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 sh

An Employee For All Seasons: Seasonal Help For Your Small Business

According to the 2017 State of Small Business Report, more than 50 percent of small businesses plan to hire new employees in the coming year. While the focus of this plan may rest more on permanent

Three Challenges: The Top Concerns For Small Businesses In 2017

2017 promises to be a year filled with surprises. A new president, a shift in partisan politics, and a number of questions and concerns that beg for answers await everyone, especially small business

3 Ways to Adapt to Changes in the Workplace

There are those of us who embrace change with every fiber of our being, and there are those of us who become frightened at the very thought of it. Change enables us to break monotony. Change encoura

Robots In The Warehouse: Not just for Amazon

In the past, we thought of autonomous robots—whether in the workplace, the warehouse or in our personal, everyday lives—as the stuff of science-fiction. In recent years, they’ve come to fruition, bu

2017 State of Small Business Report: The Survey Says….

Small businesses (SMBs) are the heart of the American economy. In fact, studies show a new business is started in the U.S. every minute. It’s even been said that more than 50 percent of all workers

What Your Business Can Learn From Etsy

As 2017 begins in earnest, one of the most intriguing companies to watch is Etsy, the peer-to-peer ecommerce platform that specializes in unique crafts. Now in its 11th year, Etsy’s growth has the b

How Uber Transformed More Than Just Transportation

It’s been said that 2017 will be the year that retail begins to undergo “Uberization.” In a few short years, Uber has gone from simply a new take on calling a car to shorthand for completely overhau

Are Small Businesses Looking Forward to President Trump?

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, respon

The Results are in 2017 Small Business Report

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 acr

Drones and Robots in the Warehouse Are Assistants, For Now

There may come a time when flying drones and automated robots make the human warehouse worker obsolete. In fact, this is a fear that pervades many companies across a variety of industries. But based

Asset Tracking For Schools Throughout the Year

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

Four Ways Businesses Are Behind the Technology Curve

Generally speaking, small business are slow to adopt new technology. We all know it: We see the mom-and-pop shop that still takes orders over the phone, writes everything down on paper and doesn’t t

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