8 Ways You May Be Wasting Money and Resources on Warehouse Labels

Don’t assume that printing barcode labels in-house is the least expensive approach. There are numerous factors that affect your true cost – from equipment and supplies to maintenance fees and staff resources.

By · October 11, 2016

Many warehouse operations use on-demand printing for certain barcode label applications. It can be a convenient way to include a variety of your pertinent product information, especially if your printing volumes are low and manageable.

But in-house, on-demand printing has its drawbacks: it’s time-consuming, error prone and can be a real drain on your resources. If you have a highvolume facility printing tens of thousands of labels — if not millions — you are likely wasting precious time and resources performing tasks that are not your company’s core competency.

Many companies are wooed by manufacturers into buying all the cool hardware and state-of-the-art software to print their own barcodes, but soon realize they’ve taken on more than they bargained for.

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