Help me use my barcode scanner please
August 27, 2012 12:03 PM Subscribe
Hi - I would really like some advice on how I can improve my shop's ordering/stock level management. I'd like to go for a technological solution.
posted by dance to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
At the moment everything is visual. If stock is running low on the peg, an order is placed for more stock. If the stock on the peg is all bought before someone notices the stock was running low there's every chance we'll never know what was on the peg!
Obviously the simple solution to this is to put a backing card on each peg with the stock code, description and supplier.
But I'd like to do better than that and print barcodes and descriptions from the computer onto self adhesive labels and stick the labels onto the backing cards.
I have a Palm Symbol SPT 1550
and my ideal is to be able to do stock takes and re-ordering using the scanner.
Could anyone advise on some good methodologies/workflows and perhaps above all software to achieve this?
At the moment I'm even struggling with printing barcodes which will scan. I've got a barcode font for Word but barcodes printed from Word won't scan. So you can see where I'm at...
Many, many thanks