Worldwide online retail sales are expected to hit $4.058 trillion in 2020, representing 15% of all retail spending that year ? Online shopping is the driving force behind this huge prediction, with research showing that approximately 54% of people across the globe are ready buying products online. The shift in buying patterns is, however, accompanied by a worrying change in consumer behaviour in the form of increasing returns – the number of which is rising at an alarming rate.
Make the return process seamless for the customer retail experience. Whether it is an online order or in-store purchase, your operations are well-connected and have the visibility required to process the return anywhere in your logistics process and warehousing.
The process of purchasing goods on a mobile computer or smart mobile phone can be completed very quickly without much consideration, especially if the retailer offers free returns. Statistics show that at least 30% of all products ordered online worldwide are returned, compared with only 8.89% of goods bought in high street retail bricks and mortar shops.
Returns are an unavoidable yet essential element of the retail sector, so controlling the losses caused by them can help to protect long-term business performance and sustainability.
In fact, adopting new autoID barcode technologies to help handle the reverse flow of products has been highlighted as one of the best ways to cut costs and boost productivity. In particular, paying attention to what can seem like minor elements that often go overlooked will pay huge dividends, especially when it comes to trace & tracking barcode labels and the printing devices used to produce them as well and use of mobile computers.
Barcode Technologies Ltd www.barcode-uk.com offers just these barcode labels printers and mobile computers to meet the needs of businesses dealing with returns reverse logistics. The return on investment (ROI) and cost of ownership is second to none in the market place. While cutting costs and driving efficiency, we offer a range of barcode label printers are the perfect printing solution for many businesses.
Technology can help to simplify a range of tasks meaning, they can be finished in less than half the time, thanks to the use of packaging that is designed for returns and the inclusion of pre-printed, scannable adhesive labels with barcodes that contain all the information required to process the returns.
For maximum efficiency the quality of the printed barcodes is critical, as poor reproduction can result in wasted time trying to find the correct information. Using these desktop or industrial or even mobile label printers can be used to print labels with barcode for tracking this returns processes.