4 reasons to use a barcode scanner for your business

If you have a business, you may have thought about incorporating barcodes into your business, but you might question the value it provides compared to the effort. The truth is that there are a lot of good reasons to use barcodes in any business. Below are four of the top reasons to buy a barcode scanner and incorporate barcodes into your business today.

Eliminate Human Error 
When you’re using barcodes to track your inventory, you are going to virtually eliminate the error that humans make.  When someone enters the items manually, there are going to be a lot more errors than when a barcode scanner is used. Barcoding can raise the accuracy level to nearly 100%. Barcode scanners are reliable and fast and will take a lot less time than when the data has to be added manually.

Reduce Process Training Time 
When you are using a barcode system, you won’t have to spend as much time training your employees. It will only take a few minutes for new employees to master the scanner. The employees also don’t have to become familiar with the pricing procedure or inventory. It also accelerates the new on-boarding time, since they can get on the job a lot sooner.

Reduce Costs 
When you are designing your own barcodes, you will discover the process is very inexpensive. In general they only cost pennies, no matter how they are being used or where they are going to be put. And there is very sophisticated, yet inexpensive, barcode design software on the market that complies with GS1 barcode symbologies. 

The Basis for Data Collection 
They are able to be used for any kind of data collection. This might be pricing or for inventory. In addition, they can be attached to wireless networks or via Bluetooth (not to mention the basic cable) and they can be used for tracking products, equipment, and shipments.

If you are interested in knowing more about barcoding and what it can do for your business, contact us. Supply Chain Services can give you advice and help you see how incorporating barcodes into your business can help you.

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