While we ate lunch, we learned from Jonnie Dodge, Barcode Labs sales rep, and Doug Walbert, Sales/Purchasing Manager, about the differences and similarities in the various Zebra printers. There are basically 3 categories of stationary barcode printers: Desktop, Mid-Range, and Industrial; and 2 types of print technology: Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer. However, there is a great deal of options to choose from!
Some of the printers are very similar with only small differences such as the interface options. Some have lots of bells and whistles (which have their place) and some are simply going to print out a label. Based on your needs, we can figure out the best printer for your application.
These days, our budgets are always tight and we are always searching for the best deals. When a new Zebra printer is just not in the budget, but you really want the convenience and overall cost savings of owning your own barcode printer, consider trying out a certified pre-owned barcode printer. For example, if you are looking for a particular model of printer, such as the Zebra 110XiIII+, but don’t need USB, you can usually switch to a 105SL for a cost savings. USB is the only functional difference in the printers.
The guys at Barcode Labs have over 20 years of technical expertise in pre-owned barcode equipment. They carry one of the industries’ largest selections of certified, pre-owned barcode printers, offer lifetime technical support, and offer a 2 year warranty on all equipment. If they don’t have the exact printer you need, they can usually add any option on most printers. They also carry legacy equipment, as well as current barcode equipment.
The thing that stuck with me the most is to learn what the customer needs in a printer, and go from there. Don’t get stuck on the latest and greatest model of printer out there, but really listen to what the customer needs and find them the printer that best fits their application.
Training SystemID sales reps weekly is not a new practice, but we decided to start blogging about our trainings so that we could let the world share in what we learn!
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