It's not easy to visually ID jewelry on a checkout sheet. Reading an SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) from the tiny price tag is tedious, error-prone and likely skipped. Scanning a barcode is about the only viable, accurate solution.
But, scanning a barcode is too slow.
RFID can help in two ways:
- 100% accurate count at Open and End of Day in minutes
- Theft Deterrence / Monitoring
The time savings on jewelry counts are enormous. And, just as in our eyewear RFID inventory system (AIMS):
"If you don't know your numbers, you can't run your business." - Dr. Schunk
RFID Jewelry Solution
Wave is built for fast, beautiful inventory taking using RFID.
Once you've tagged your jewelry with an RFID price sticker, you can instantly inventory everything. Several times a day, if you'd like.
Time Savings for RFID
With RFID, you'll be able to open/close a typical jewelry store accurately and confidently in 3-5 minutes. For larger stores, you can use two or more Wave RFID handhelds to keep things moving.
Take a look at our ROI calculator and play some what-if's by making a copy of your own.
Step 2: Theft Control
RFID can also monitor inventory in real-time.
By placing antennas under your display case, you can see when items are removed from the display or returned, helping you narrow losses.
How to inventory jewelry
RFID Jewelry Tags:
There are jewelry specific RFID tags that are about the size of the typical jewelry loop labels used today -- like our JT jewelry tag with integrated RFID. These are great, and todays modern RAIN RFID tags work perfectly.
If your jewelry is bagged/in plastic, a simple sticker RFID tags like our TR800 work well and are cost effective.
- Place the pre-programmed RFID tag on the item.
- Associate the tag number to the item with the Wave QT (QuickTag) feature.
- Done. You can now audit your inventory in minutes vs. hours.
RFID tags are all unique. Our Pogi server will track your items, and you can run an audit of found/missing items.
Auditing and Inventory Count
Audits are the best things about our Wave handheld. Wave can store item pictures and more than 1,000,000 items for your auditing pleasure.
The easiest way to audit:
- Create a location called 'Day Open'
- Scan the pieces you will place on display. With RFID, it only takes a few seconds to scan 20 to 50 pieces.
- For closing, open the 'Day Open' location and scan again.
A list of missing items is displayed. You can also have a picture of the items, if it helps, and synchronize by SKU to your master store list.
How durable is the Jewelry RFID Tag?
We tried taking one off... It's no joke.