The Benefits of Barcode Inventory Tracking Software
If you’re shopping for groceries, buying products or working in an industry that sells or wholesales products, the odds are you would have seen or worked with barcodes. Barcoding software helps business with various SKUs manage and organise their inventory, using unique coding connected to your computer software. If you are business you will probably find benefit to these systems, but before you commit to a software – what do you need to know?
Reasons why you should upgrade to inventory tracking software
Most retailers will utilise barcoding, and the odds are you purchase items every single day using barcodes. However, the digital age has transformed the way we service, and even hospitality industries are utilising two-dimensional barcoding for check-in purposes.
- You warehouse your inventory
Keeping track of thousands of inventory items in a warehouse can be difficult if you don’t have an easy-to-use system to keep an eye on item counts, details, and so forth. A barcode system is a must if you warehouse your own inventory.
- Your vendors/retailers require barcodes
If your inventory gets sent to vendors or retailers, they might require barcodes for the items they purchase from you.
- You’re maintaining Barcoding Inventory
You might already have existing barcodes, but if you have unique barcodes for all variants, you’ll probably be overwhelmed with the quantity. Barcoding software can categorise variants to help you ship and stock the same products effectively.
Optimize inventory management & tracking
Managing all with digital scanning means streamlining the process and reducing the risk of human error. Tracking software helps you know exactly where your stock is at every step, and any shops or vendors can easily “check-in” products to notify you of the whereabouts.
Choosing the barcode software for your needs
Barcode types can be categorized into three main groups: numeric, alpha-numeric, and two-dimensional. The first two types are considered one-dimensional and include only numbers or a combination of letters and numbers as well as bars of varying widths. The last type is most commonly seen as a QR code: a square or rectangular shape showing a combination of short lines and dots.
How to set-up
Once you know the type of barcoding software, it’s time to set up your business. Generally speaking, you will need to ensure you have:
- Defined all SKUs and variants
- Chosen the software system
- Define all barcodes for inventory
- Create barcodes for inventory
- Update inventory management system
- Put barcoding inventory in place
The process can take time, but you will receive the right support from B&DCS, and once it is set up you will notice the difference it makes.
Ready to start optimising your stocktake tracking?
Whether you have an existing system or are new to barcoding, the team at B&DCS have been delivering high-quality tracking and barcoding solutions for a range of businesses. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, you can guarantee exceptional service, with innovative solutions. Reach out to the team today to get started. 1300 369 513.