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Why barcode scanners are essential for e-commerce businesses

(Source: Datalogic)

If you’re an e-commerce business, then you know that accuracy and efficiency are key to your success. Barcode scanners offer one of the most efficient ways to do this, and they can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. 

Selecting the right Datalogic barcode scanners for e-commerce businesses

There are several things that you need to consider when selecting a barcode scanner for your e-commerce business. These include: 

  • The nature of your business: If you have a retail store, then you will need a scanner that can be used for scanning products at the checkout counter. If you have an online store, then you will need a mobile scanner that can be used for scanning products while they are being shipped. 
  • The type of products that you sell: If you sell clothes, then you will need a scanner that can scan UPC codes. If you sell books, then you will need a scanner that can scan ISBN codes. 
  • The volume of sales: If you have a high volume of sales, then you will need a scanner that can handle large volumes of data quickly and efficiently. 

How Datalogic barcode scanners help in e-commerce businesses

Datalogic’s line of rugged and intuitive barcode scanners is a great way for your e-commerce business to streamline its processes. Here are just some ways that these high-quality tools can help you:

  1. Receiving and restocking

Barcode scanners can be used throughout the receiving process, from verifying that the product matches the purchase order to instantly updating inventory information.

  1. Picking and packing orders

When it comes time to pick orders, barcode scanners can again be used to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Once orders are picked, barcode scanners can also be used to verify that all items are included in the shipment before it leaves the warehouse.

  1. Shipping, returns, and cycle counts

By scanning the barcodes on packages, shippers can verify that they are including all of the items specified on the order. Similarly, when customers return items, barcode scanners can be used to verify that all items are accounted for and that inventory records are updated accordingly. Finally, barcode scanners can be used in periodic cycle counts to quickly and accurately confirm that inventory records reflect actual quantities on hand.

Benefits from the deployment of Datalogic barcode scanners in e-commerce businesses

Whether you have a small business or a large enterprise, if you are in the e-commerce space, then you know how important it is to have a streamlined and efficient logistics operation. Here are some benefits that e-commerce businesses can enjoy by deploying Datalogic barcode scanners.

1. Increased accuracy and efficiency: By automating the process of scanning and tracking inventory, you can free up your employees to focus on other tasks, and you can also reduce the chance of human error.

2. Streamlined operations: By automating tasks such as scanning and tracking inventory, you can eliminate obstacles and maximise efficiency. In addition, by using Datalogic’s advanced software solutions, you can further streamline your operation by integrating your barcode scanner with your other business systems.

3. Cost savings: Integrating your barcode scanner with your other business systems can further reduce costs, as well as eliminate the need for duplicate data entry.

If you are looking for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your e-commerce business, consider deploying Datalogic barcode scanners today. For more information on how Datalogic can help with your e-commerce business, contact us today.