Cheap Barcode Scanners and Barcode Printers Now Available to Retailers
Implementing a barcode tracking system for your inventory used to require a rather sizeable investment in barcoding technology, including barcode printers, barcode scanners as well as a point of sale software product that supported both printing and scanning of bar codes.
Hover, over the last few years, barcode enabled point of sale software, barcode printers and barcode scanners have all significantly dropped in price allowing even single store retail stores to be able to afford a barcoding system for their inventory.
One of the main reasons that barcode scanners and printers have dropped in price is due to recent advances in technology which allow manufacturers to produce barcode scanners and printers at a much cheaper price, while at the same time maintaining the same level of quality.
Secondly, a much larger market demand for barcode printers and scanners has also helped to lower the overall prices of these products. Since the research and development costs included in the price of each item sold diminish with the increase in the number of items sold, barcode printer and scanner prices have been dropping.
At one point the increased costs associated with implementing a barcoding system were rather prohibitive to most small to medium sized retailers, but now even the smallest stores can afford such technology. In fact, even some individual consumers have begun purchasing barcoding systems to catalog and inventory their own home assets since the technology is so inexpensive now.
If you're a merchant merchant who still has not implemented barcode inventory tracking, you may want to look into it as the benefits of such a system far outweigh the costs involved. In fact, most retail stores can recoup the investment of upgrading to a barcode system almost immediately simply due to the amount of time saved during inventory count procedures.