Melbourne business owners could make their work life a whole lot easier if they used inexpensive labelling equipment. At least that's what Melbourne's 34 labelling equipment suppliers say.
The reason why is because inefficiency and double-handling of paperwork can cost your business hours in lost time. This can add up to a considerable amount of wasted employee time, especially if you have a large number of employees.
Unless your staff is paid only on commission, this impacts on your bottom line. So organising and labelling your work place can save you and your staff hours of searching time, which reduces frustration and increases your businesss productivity.
Also, if your business sells products, then organising and labelling your products can make it easier for your customers to find and buy.
This of course increases your turnover and profit, which every business is after.
So what should you label?
Labeling equipment has a wide range of uses. At their simplest, they can be used to label folders and files (eg. for your procedure manuals and your tax records). But they can also be used for internal signage (such as OHS signs, and product visual merchandising) and for external signage.
The can also help you track your inventory (with Product ID codes and bar-coding) and as mentioned above, can also make it easier for your customers to identify your products and pricing structure (eg. by having tags and prices on your products).
And depending on the types of products you sell, the labels themselves can be part your product (eg. soft fabric and paper printing)
So which brands should I look for?
It's probably best to stick with the companies that have a proven track record for reliable products and great after sales support.
Videojet, Cheshire, Krones, Seiko and Datamax/Willett have all had pretty good track records.
Of course Melbourne has quite a number of labeling equipment suppliers, and even more businesses that are happy to create the labels you need, whether they're self-adhesive, metal foil paper or plastic.
If you havent yet used labeling in your business, you may be causing unnecessary stress and work for your employees and hurting your bottom line.
Talk to labeling equipment retailers to find out how they can help you grow.