Car Lot Inventory Problem

THE PROBLEM

Test drives. Huge Lots. Thousands of cars.

When a car goes out for a test drive, it's typically dropped in the front of the lot. At some point, it's put back into the parking area at the most convenient location. Maybe it's organized with similar models and styles, but perhaps not.

It's challenging to sell a misplaced car.

Maintaining an accurate count with 1,000 cars can also be a challenge. How do you count 1,000 cars manually? A barcode? Model? Serial?

Wave RFID Handheld

THE SOLUTION

A low-cost windshield or RFID hangtag solves several problems.

The RFID tag is easy to read from 10' or more from the car. RFID makes taking a daily open/close inventory a simple, fast, effective process. When did the car go missing? Without a daily count, you'll never know.

Audit time

Assuming 1,000 cars, twice per day.

Audit Time
Barcode @ 15 seconds per tag 8 Hours
RFID @ 2 tags per second 20 minutes

The cost savings aside, you can't realistically keep an accurate count of your car inventory without RFID.

While you could also have a GPS pickup with a barcode, the RFID option makes inventory a breeze.

THE PROCESS

RFID Tags

Our TX tag attached to a mirror hanger is ideal for this. You can re-use this tag on future cars, and the TX tag performs exceptionally for a low-cost.

You could also place the TX on the headlight and have it stay with the car permanently. Permanently tagged vehicles allow you to auto-recognize the vehicle when it arrives for service.

Tagging

  • Place the TX tag on a mirror hanger.
  • Associate the tag using the Wave RFID handheld reader.

Auditing

  • Drive your car lot
  • Squeeze the Wave trigger
  • Read all the tags from up to 10-20' away
  • A timestamp and GPS location of each car is stored

Missing tags are shareable via CSV to investigate further.

Try RFID Risk Free

Includes Wave app, CS108 RFID handheld, Pogi data server access, our starter kit of rfid tags, and an iPod Touch.

Pay just $99/month plus a one-time charge for the iPod of $250. You may provide your own iOS 13 (or later) device in place of the iPod. The CS108 RFID handheld remains the property of SimplyRFiD if you cancel service. You may pre-pay the year for $990 (2 free months).

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