Business Solutions

QR Codes: A Way to Analyze Consumer Behavior

QR Codes: A Way to Analyze Consumer Behavior  It’s quite the comeback story.  QR codes, short for quick response codes, were first utilized in the mid-90s by the automotive industry to track vehicles during their manufacturing process. Then in the early and mid-2000s, they made the leap to consumer advertising and marketing, which at the time gained them more popularity and public use. However, the transition to bridge the gap between the print and digital worlds was not as successful as planned. Problems with easy useability halted any further advancements, and QR codes took [...]


Shipping Solutions for eCommerce Platforms

Shipping Solutions for eCommerce Platforms  If you are an online seller, you know that shipping is a crucial part of your business. How quickly and efficiently your packages get from your address to their final destination is a key element in any eCommerce market.  One way to help eradicate the stress of managing and shipping your online orders is through a shipping platform. These programs help streamline shipping and fulfillment for any size business no matter how unique their process is.  Think a shipping platform is the next step for your business? In this [...]


License Plating for Optimal Traceability

License Plating for Optimal Traceability  From the moment a shipment arrives in the receiving dock, it is imperative that the contents are identified and its location is followed throughout the warehouse process. Knowing what product you have and where it is at a moment’s notice is an assured way to maximize warehouse efficiency and management.  Here is where license plating comes in handy. This method of optimizing information eases the strain of warehouse hardships so manufacturers are able to track and access critical data with the simple scan of a barcode. Let’s take a [...]


An Everyday Guide to Inkjet Label Printers

An Everyday Guide to Inkjet Label Printers Adding splashes of color to labels is a step many small and moderate businesses are looking to take. This unique customization is possible through the use of inkjet label printers. These printers manufacture high quality images and text that enhances the value of labels used in dozens of industries and markets. However, depending on the make, model, and functions, the price of these printers can climb from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Let’s take a look at the information surrounding inkjet label printers and [...]


Amazon FBA: How to Barcode & Label Your Products

Amazon FBA: How to Barcode & Label Your Products Amazon is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world. One feature they offer to users is FBA, which stands for Fulfillment by Amazon. FBA works like this: you send an item you want to sell to Amazon and Amazon stores your products in one of their warehouses, taking care of the packaging and shipping when a purchase is made. This service offers customers the chance to become retailers without the hassles associated with online selling, and with the added bonus of linking [...]


Making a Barcode: Your Inventory System Needs

Making a Barcode: Your Inventory System Needs Barcodes are everywhere: in stores, warehouses, hospitals, on mail and packages. One single scan of a barcode can relay an endless amount of information. They help reduce human error, save time, and overall reduce unnecessary losses that inaccurate data end up costing a company. Choosing to use barcodes for your business is taking a step toward proper inventory management. This data collection system is essential for organizing any business, big or small, and offers a more efficient and cost-effective way to regulate products. In our previous article, [...]

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How to Make a Barcode Inventory System for a Small Business

How to Make a Barcode Inventory System for a Small Business At Smith Corona, we have built our business around the barcode.  Without it, the label industry wouldn't have experienced the growth that it has over the past 20 years.  It's easy to forget that some businesses are just starting to barcode and label.  This guide is for those customers who are just beginning to use barcodes and need a good foundation. Inventory management is an essential aspect for many businesses - big or small. While it is possible to track inventory by hand [...]

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Your Company and FSMA Compliance

FSMA Compliance The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, was signed into law by former president Barack Obama in January 2011. The FSMA gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate how food is grown, harvested, processed, and transported. With the cold supply chain rising and showing no signs of slowing down, the FSMA is needed now more than ever. Why is the FSMA Necessary? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48 million people get sick due to [...]