A Guide to Creating Your First Shipping Label

A Guide to Creating Your First Shipping Label If you are someone who is just starting the journey of building an e-commerce business, you are probably worried about making your first sale. However, once you get that first order, you will then have a new challenge to overcome:  shipping your first order!  A crucial part of that challenge is making your first shipping label.  Although they may not seem like a big deal, labels are a significant factor in how your product gets from you to its final destination. Therefore it is essential you [...]

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: What You Need for Your Inventory System

Making a Barcode: What You Need for Your Inventory System 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 needed? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48 million people get sick due to a foodborne illness every year. To make matters worse, [...]