Bar codes, scanners and products, OH MY! Keeping inventory organized and accounted for is an essential part of running a business. Adding products and product information to an already (pretty) full system, things can get a bit tricky!
We were able to ask Vice President of Technology Services, Don McCoy and Vendor Data Manager, Priscilla Kyte for their professional expertise and know how!
Q: We are launching a ecommerce website and have a UPC system in place in our stores currently. The issue we have is that the UPC system is to full of food products to fit the gift items. Do you know of a system that works with a UPC system that is already in place to keep track of UPC products?
A: Here are some suggestions:
- You will need a point-of-sale (POS) system that supports a bar code scanner. He included this link from HP. There are several different options that are available to you. Here is the link!
- Upgrading your current system by getting in touch with the manufacturer directly to see what upgrades and/or additional products/services can be used is an option. They will be able to tell you specifically what products and programs can be used in conjunction what the system that you are currently working in.
As always, make sure that your any technology is backed up and/or saved before making any adjustments or changes within your system.
Priscilla Kyte, Vendor Data Manager