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Conducting Physical Stock Takes with barcode scanner

Conducting periodic physical inventories is an essential step of any effort to control your inventory. Physical inventories, the process by which companies count the physical merchandise in the store and then look to reconcile it with stock quantities in the system, are the bridge between theory and reality. No matter how good your inventory control software is, if you are not periodically conducting physical inventories, the numbers in the system will be increasingly divorced from reality as time goes on. Physical stock takes is essential to alert you to the fact that merchandise is missing due to theft or shrinkage.

However, the traditional way of conducting stock takes with pen and paper is inefficient, cumbersome, and error-prone. Instead of providing pre-numbered inventory count sheets detailing the inventory with item name, price and inventory levels, leverage our integrated mobile barcode scanner solution to significantly improve accuracy while require less time to conduct stock takes.

Capturing feedback from many customers, we have designed the user interface of the barcode scanner to be as simple and intuitive as possible to mitigate the amount training required to use the barcode scanner. Team members can quickly learn how to use the mobile barcode scanner with very little instruction.

Data is normally transmitted from the wireless barcode scanner to Finale via WiFi. If the warehouse does not have a WiFi access point or the WiFi is spotty, the data can able also be transferred by docking the scanning and syncing via USB.

Not shown in video: WiFi data syncing also available

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