Aren’t we all looking for ways to make our life easier and our business work smoother? If you use barcodes in your inventory management, you will know they are a great help to your day-to-day workflow. Here are 3 tips for an efficient barcode system for your inventory management:
1. Print on Sticky Barcode Paper
Do you need to add barcodes to products in the easiest possible way? Here is the solution you’ve been looking for: sticky barcode paper. When you print your barcodes on this, there’s no need for manual cutting and gluing. Just print and stick to your products! If you haven’t figured out how to print barcode labels yet, check out this article.
2. Print Barcodes or Multiple Products Onto One Standalone/Reference Sheet
Sometimes products are too small or oddly shaped for a barcode sticker. The easy way to get around trying to make your barcodes stay attached to your product is this: print out several barcodes onto a sheet and keep it close to your barcode scanner.
The sheet will have the barcodes and the names of the products, and you can easily scan the correct product when selling or making a purchase order. You could even laminate your barcode printout to make it last longer!
3. Barcode Packing Material
This one might sound weird, but let us explain. In order to know what packing material you have on hand, it’s crucial to have it entered into your supply chain management software. But how will you remember to keep stock levels up to date when it’s not something you actually sell?
In order to manage correctly your barcode system for your inventory, you can utilize the barcode of your packing material and you can easily scan it when you make a new sales order. Set the item price to zero and scan as many bags/bubble wrap meters as you need! Add the barcodes near to your scanner similarly as in tip 2, and never forget to update packing material inventory! Setting a stock level alert will help you remember to restock at the right time.
There you have it, three simple ways to make your work easier. Are you ready to try our supply chain management software?
Irene Dimakides does Digital Marketing and Content Creation for Megaventory. Her passion is to see people and businesses reach their full potential and move forward in that more freely. When she’s not writing the next piece of original content, you can find her at the beach with a book or getting food with friends.