BARCODES FOR RETAIL PRODUCTS

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The manufacturing and material handling industries in Uganda and East Africa are steadily growing, with the improved business outlook; this has meant greater number of locally manufactured and value added products entering the consumer markets.

Barcodes Uganda strengthens Manufacturing and Product Handling Industries

Barcodes Uganda has greatly contributed to increased production capacity through the supply of barcodes for retail products of all types. Therefore Barcodes Uganda strengthens manufacturing and product handling industries, by increasing the competitive advantage of regional products.

Barcodes Uganda leading supplier of barcodes for retail products

Barcodes Uganda is a member International barcodes, which is a network of barcode distributors. The company is increasing market presence with small and medium enterprises through the sale of product and retail barcodes. this is so, majorly because of the benefits that flow from the purchase of barcode products.  Particularly, the company doesn’t require any membership fees to be paid  and further offers very attractive discount prices for every block purchase of barcodes, which are considered very necessary by retailers worldwide.

Types of Barcodes offered by Barcodes Uganda

Barcodes Uganda service products compliment business success for mainly manufacturers of consumer and other products that must be put out on the market. Small  and medium enterprises that purchase our barcodes for their products, appreciate the benefits that comes with using barcodes.  Barcodes act as a way of tracking inventory within their factories, in addition to  tracking sales of their consumer products in the various market distribution channels.

ITF -14 Barcodes Images: (suited for product cartons)

Starting from the factory,  ITF-14 Barcodes are used to manage the number of cartons for products produced and how many cartons of consumer goods leave the factory. They scale down on the time taken for tracking inventory due  to human errors in inventory management and also helps eliminate factory frauds by unscrupulous employees. ITF-14 barcodes are used on delivery boxes or on outer carton boxes for a product. The boxes contain a set number of retail products going into stores. Ten different ITF-14 Barcodes  can be created from one EAN-13 number on the retail product within the carton box.

Retail Product Barcodes and Images

Barcodes Uganda supplies two major barcodes for retail product; EAN-13 Barcodes and numbers  and the UPC–A, barcode numbers and images. The difference, between the two is narrowing since all are suited for the sale of retail products on the consumer market. All major retail stores, that use barcode hardware or scanners for inventory control, will insist that all products sold through their retail store, possess barcodes. The difference between the two barcodes is the geographical area of usage; The EAN-13 also called the European Articles Number are used throughout the world, while the UPC-A are predominately used in the USA only. Geographical usage has a great bearing on entrepreneurs that intend to export their products outside the country of manufacture.

Other Barcodes supplied

Amazon Barcode Numbers

Standard Barcode Numbers

Code-128 & Code-39 = Asset Tracking Codes

GLN Numbers = Global Location Numbers

QR Code

SSCC Codes Serial Shipping Container Codes (used on pallets going into large retail stores)

2D and 1D Barcodes

How to choose barcodes for a product range.

Barcodes for retail products, are used as unique identifiers of a single and specific product produced by any enterprise or manufacturer. Using a single barcode number and image on different products at the same time, only makes the risk of financial loss greater. The most vivid example would for instance, be if you, manufacture consumer beverages of different specifications either in terms of quantity, ingredients, and prices, each specific differentiation would thus require a separate barcode. This means that a manufacturer of bottled drinking water in the following quantities of; 500mls, 1liter, 1.5liters, and 2liter, would naturally need 4 different barcodes for each quantity of bottled water. Since all the 4 specific quantities will have different prices.

International Barcodes preferred Barcode Supplier

Barcodes are preferred for business, considering the growth in manufacturing sector within East Africa. Barcodes Uganda; offers pocket friendly prices for the purchase of barcodes.  Greater benefit goes to manufactures, having a wide range of manufactured products, through discounted prices for every additional number of barcodes purchased in one go.

This comes with an additional benefit of a certificate for the barcodes purchased. This acts as a guarantee of authenticity and ownership. Furthermore, barcode registration is offered, which helps to increase the internet profile of barcodes and ensure that the product information appears when the barcode is scanned by cell phone apps. Barcode Uganda also does not charge any annual membership fees.

Benefits of using barcodes for retail products

Barcodes use is in almost every sector nowadays, from transport and logistics, employee tracking and identification, security and manufacturing. In Uganda the use of barcodes has gained prominence in retail product tagging and labeling.

Improved Time Management

The ease of using a barcode for retail products makes it an appealing alternative to traditional paper-and-pencil processing.  Not only do barcodes streamline processing time, but they also enable tracking individual items within a shipment. Using barcodes can save time in several material delivery and handling situations.

  • Inventories of in-house materials and equipment:  Traditional warehouse inventory may take several employees days to complete; hand-held barcode scanners mean the same inventory can be completed in a fraction of the time.
  • Processing incoming and outgoing deliveries (shipment):  Individual components of a shipment can be scanned quickly and easily, for a quick gauge on whether all necessary components are present.
  • Tracking equipment dispatched to different work sites or retail stores: Barcode information can identify which consumer products have been moved and this can be done within the shortest time, when machinery or supplies should be moved different distribution sites or retail stores.
  •  Product movement following among packing lines and at delivery points: Barcodes can be used to track movement along complex supply lines, so that exact locations can be pinpointed rapidly and accurately.

Ultimately, the time saved with barcode-based tracking systems allows employees to spend their time on other activities that generate income. It also means that businesses can cut down on staff for all these functions.

Increased Revenue

Revenue heavily depends upon the number of units produced and shipped during product handling and manufacturing. Refining each step in this process means increased productivity and decreased expenditures:

  • Reduce errors that cause duplication of work: Barcode errors occur in such small numbers that they are statistically insignificant. Barcode quality far exceeds human ability.
  • Improved accountability for products among employees: When employees know that items are inventoried through an electronic system.
  • Greater customer satisfaction;  Manufactured products reach their destinations with virtually infallible accuracy, customers are more likely to be satisfied, which pays off in terms of decreased returns and increased loyalty.

Barcodes provide a valuable opportunity to improve operations in ways that translate into significant savings and increased income over time.

A comprehensive barcode tracking system, meets the unique needs of the manufacturing and product handling sectors. Because of the sheer quantity of materials, products, supplies, and machinery used in manufacturing industries, barcodes tend to offer a particularly beneficial solution.In  Conclusion, not only do barcodes help reduce time spent on common activities like inventories and shipping, but they also improve revenue.

 

 

 

 

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