RFID for Omnichannel Retail
RFID Helps Retail Operations Across the Supply Chain
The retail landscape is shifting to a hybrid combination of e-commerce channels and legacy brick-and-mortar stores. The hybrid shopping experience allows customers to shop in a way that best suits their needs and preferences; however, retailers also see new challenges serving customers in omni-channel environments.
Retailers are turning to RFID technology to combat these challenges. RAIN RFID in particular is being used to reduce out-of-stock inventory and shrinkage, and to optimize operations and boost productivity. Item-level RFID tagging directly contributes to the bottom line by reducing costs and increasing sales. All indicators point towards the continued adoption and increased use of RFID labels.
Is your enterprise prepared for omnichannel retail?
Points to Consider
There are two primary options to obtain RFID labels— getting preprinted/encoded labels from a service bureau or print on-demand. For high-mix, low-volume products, it usually makes sense to produce RFID labels on-demand. Before getting started on your RFID investment, we recommend that you consider these four concepts including:
Why TSC Printronix Auto ID RFID Printers?
From high performance enterprise designs, compact industrial models, lower-volume desktop, and mobile to print engine models, our RFID printer family is designed for diverse requirements.
The TSC Printronix Auto ID RFID Printer Family
Regardless of whether you are a retailer, a 3PL, or a retailer's supplier, the below table will help you quickly identify the right RFID printer for your application needs depending on print volume, label type, your RFID label constructions, and mobility requirements.
|Duty Cycle||10,000 labels/day||5,000 labels/day||2,500 labels/day||5,000 labels/day||1,000 labels/day|
|RFID System||Encoding||RAIN / UHF|
|Standard||GS1 EPC Gen2 / ISO 18000-63|
|Antenna||Internal adjustable & external fixed||External fixed||Internal adjustable||Internal fixed||External fixed|
|Printer Languages||PGL, ZGL, STGL, MGL||TSPL-EZD, TSPL-EZS||TSPL-EZC|
|RFID Labels||Types||Standard / On-metal / Other||Standard|
|On-metal tag thickness support||Thickness up to 0.088" (2.2mm)||Thickness up to 0.05" (1.2mm)||N/A|
|Label Pitch||Down to 0.625" (15.9mm)|
|Chip (IC) / Inlays||Chips: Support for all mainstream chips and many new advanced chips.|
Inlays: Support for all common inlay designs.
Check our RFID Solution webpage for the latest list of supported chips and inlays
|RFID Data Validation||Encoding Failures: Full / partial label overstrike (Depends on label length)|
RFID Label Counter: Tracks good/bad labels
203dpi, 300dpi, 600dpi
|Max Print Speed||14ips@203dpi, 12ips@300dpi, 6ips@ 600dpi||12ips@203dpi, 10ips@300dpi||10ips@203dpi, 7ips@300dpi||8ips@203dpi, 6ips@300dpi||14ips@203dpi, 12ips@300dpi||Up to 5ips @203dpi|
Walmart Home Décor Supplier Easily Complies with RFID Requirement
A U.S.-based supplier of home décor products can print and encode different label types using as few RFID printers as possible to comply with RFID requirement.
WaveRFID Helps Opticians to See Eyewear Stock in Real-Time
Optical retail shops applies WaveRFID's cloud-based inventory management solution and T800 RFID printer to gain accurate inventory data and control budgeted stock plan.