Changing barcodes can be a pain for retailers. This can happen when a supplier pulls stock from one country to another. Ink cartridges, for example, have been known to have three or four different barcodes for the one stock item. Binders are another example where a binders of different colours may have separate barcodes yet are reordered in a pack of mixed colours.
There are plenty of examples in other areas of retail where multiple barcodes relate to the same item – for stock reordering purposes at least.
Our Link Stock Items facility is receiving kudos from a number of quarters including newsagents who have recently switched from other software which does not offer this facility.
Helping retailers manage items with different barcodes is another way we are delivering genuine value through our software.