Retail Uses for QL Plus Series Printers

The QL Plus series of printers by Electrone are great for price marking in retail. Retailers can give frequent responses to sensitive market challenges by printing and applying labels for markdowns at the product’s location with wireless LAN.

Also, the QL Plus series of printers are ideal in retail for shelf labeling. These printers help improve efficiency when shelf labeling as they can print one or several shelf labels at the required point of application.

To make implementing new pricing structures even easier, use the Electrone Kit with the preprogrammed keypad. The QL Plus series printers are mobile and can be easily integrated into your business infrastructure. They can be used in combination with the Zebra lines of printers by simply using ZPL, XML or EPL commands.

The QL Plus series are lightweight and durable printers that are easy to use, accommodating for numerous software applications, and are sure to meet all your needs in the retail market!


Keyboards must be used to control machinery even in businesses operating in wet environments. In one Canadian junkyard, the processing of dismantling cars and disposing parts is carried out with the use of the Electrone 9005R keyboard.

This keyboard can be inserted onto any machine below its panel. The connection interfaces or panels can be swapped in situations when machines become too old for the latest connection interfaces.

The Electrone 9005 mini keyboard has several benefits, including a metal plate, is panel mountable, works with PS/2 or USB interfaces, tactile keys or wipe clean membranes, and can be programmed in foreign languages. Furthermore, the Electrone 9053 model includes a touch pad for further convenience. If needed, the membrane of all keypads can be easily replaced.

Applying The Principles Of Shortening The Supply Chain To Your IT Vendor

Most retailers understand the rules of shortening the supply chain to increase the value of their own product lines. Now, these same principles should also be used in the process of technology purchasing to improve business, according to Chief Executive of Electrone Europe, Stuart Thorn.
Streamline Suppliers
Companies such as Dell and EasyJet have become masters at streamlining the market to its basics, by simply buying directly from the supplier. This idea of reducing the number of processes in the chain should also be used with the technology partner. Retailers will only have the ability to lower costs and increase flexibility by using the smallest number of technology manufacturers.
The basics of most extended supply chains lead to greater costs and less flexibility! By purchasing software from the source, you can give direct feedback to them. Think if your reseller has the influence when it comes to asking for software changes or additions. Also, if you are in need of specialist input terminals or devices to operate your stores more efficiently, are you able to influence the style and design of those terminals?
Custom Technology
On one hand, greater pressure means high functioning, smarter, and more compact EPoS devices. However, your software can be customized for your specific needs in our current technologically advanced world. But, is the relationship you have with your supplier flexible enough to allow you to change the technology during the point of sale? Does it let you have a lower EPoS terminal in some stores, and well-designed, stylish looking units in another, or do you have to acquire a certain feature in order to handle problems and separate yourself from the competition?
Most would try to find a solution via their channel partner. However, they often end up to far removed in the supply chain to have any impact. Therefore, it’s critical that retailers use suppliers who in fact manage and own the manufacturing process. This will raise the initial design flexibility, as well as the ability to adjust to any new market changes.
Many times, retailers need to test new technology by buying just a few units. They also might need them on short notice. Only those that manage or own their manufacturing are able to make special adjustments on short notice. This is why keeping a stock of main, modular components at hand is so advantageous.
You want to ensure that you source right from outsource manufacturers who are as close to the production line as possible. Then you will be able to use their streamlined technology supply chain to offer better service, higher customer satisfaction, and differentiate your brand. And always be sure to stay close enough to the manufactures or vendors so your special needs are heard.