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When you think Zebra, you may think of printers, but we're so much more than that. A leader in developing solutions that feature barcode, RFID and RTLS technologies, Zebra converts the physical into the digital to give assets, people and transactions a virtual voice. When you have more visibility, you can drive more value.

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  • Break down the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our connected world is making a big impact on how we work and play
  • Cover all the latest trends in visibility technology, like barcoding, RFID and RTLS, across many industries
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Mobile technology in the retail industry: Top apps retailers are using

Posted by Steve Northcott November 28, 2017 at 6:24 AM

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As giants like Amazon continue to revolutionise the shopping experience online, traditional retailers are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the in-store customer experience.

The growth of online retail presents numerous advantages over offline shopping – personalised experiences, product suggestions, reviews, detailed information, FAQs and much more. As a result, retailers are looking at how they can evolve their stores to keep them relevant – and mobile technology in the retail industry is one such method that’s quickly gaining popularity.

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Topics: Retail, EMEA, Customer Experience

The Future of the Retail Customer Experience

Posted by Steve Northcott November 28, 2017 at 5:44 AM

The future of the retail customer experience

As consumers, we have been enjoying the benefits of online shopping for years. The ease of shopping when it suits us, availability of customer reviews, personalised offerings and product suggestions based on our past purchase behaviour are only a few of the perks that can make online shopping more appealing than shopping on the high street retail store.

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Topics: Retail, EMEA, Customer Experience

How technology can help deliver a great experience in-store

Posted by John Wyer November 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM

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Despite our increasingly busy lives, shopping remains popular. In Australia 95% of sales take place in-store , in the US it’s 91.5% and in the UK it’s 90%. With these figures in mind, predictions that ultimately stores will be redundant are being replaced by a recognition that they provide valuable point of differentiation. This said, with online sales set to climb, enhancing the shopping experience, and making the most of the direct connection with customers, is imperative.
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Topics: Retail, EMEA, mobile computing

SMART INSIGHTS AND FLAWLESS FULFILMENT: ZEBRA NAMED A TOP LOGISTICS BRAND BY LOGISTIK HEUTE

Posted by Maria Casu November 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM

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The demands on T&L companies are greater than ever. Customers expect faster and flawless deliveries (at lower cost), regulations continue to change, and leaner, digitally-driven start-ups are ramping competition – particularly over the last mile.
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Topics: EMEA, transport and logistics

Making it easier to donate to charity

Posted by Hannah Moule November 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM

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Companies – and indeed individuals – often have great intentions of cutting waste and donating to charity.  But it’s easier said than done. The practicalities can be daunting and time-consuming.

That’s where Zebra ISV partner TAAP comes in. TAAP has developed a Food Donation Service, which allows supermarkets and grocers to, effectively and accurately, record and sort food for charitable donation.  The app has been developed in consultation with major retailers – it’s easy to use and it works.

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Topics: EMEA, Partners, ISV, Store operations

Asics sprints towards smarter warehousing

Posted by Maria Casu November 15, 2017 at 4:17 AM

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Leading premium sports and lifestyle brand ASICS trusts in Zebra Technologies and Dalosy, its Enterprise Mobility partner of over ten years, to increase productivity and efficiency at its European warehouses.

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Topics: Mobility, Software, EMEA, Omnichannel, Warehousing, TC8000, Warehouse, OneCare

RAISING THE BAR ON WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIVITY

Posted by Joanne Pearn November 15, 2017 at 3:08 AM

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It’s a competitive market out there. Distributors need the most efficient practices and a first-class supply chain in place, so they can fulfil customer orders accurately and fast, whilst remaining profitable.

Madison – the largest supplier of bicycle parts and accessories in the UK – has just deployed Zebra’s TC8000 Touch Mobile Computers in its Milton Keynes warehouses with two key aims:

  • To drive warehouse productivity
  • To have a single reliable handheld device that can be used for all warehouse processes
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Topics: EMEA, Warehousing, TC8000, Warehouse

Connecting the right patient to the right care

Posted by David Stain November 14, 2017 at 3:38 AM

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There is simply no room for error in hospitals when it comes to patient ID. It is vital that medical staff match records, medication, specimens and more to the right patient.

RELYING ON ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES

Recognising this, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has deployed Zebra HC100 Wristband Printers and Zebra Z-Band Ultrasoft Wristbands.And numerous other NHS Trusts across the UK have deployed or are trialling similar patient ID solutions from Zebra Technologies.

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Topics: Healthcare, Wristbands, EMEA, Patient Identification, HC100, scan4safety

What makes a great Click & Collect service

Posted by Hannah Moule November 13, 2017 at 9:07 AM

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Click & collect has grown massively in popularity over the past few years; it’s now offered by the vast majority of established multichannel retailers. However, levels of click & collect service still vary. And with customers expecting more, you as a retailer cannot afford to get your click & collect offering wrong.

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Topics: Retail, EMEA, Click and Collect, TC20

Do you need professional, hygienic signage for your buffets or food counters?

Posted by Hannah Moule November 7, 2017 at 5:59 AM

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Then look no further than the Zebra Food-Safe Card Solution – exactly what Scandic Hotels in Denmark has done.

EXCLUSIVELY ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES

Working in close collaboration with Zebra’s lead partner in the Nordics for card solutions, idonline, Scandic has deployed Zebra ZXP Series 1 Printers, together with Zebra True Colours ix Series Card Printer Ribbons and Zebra Food-Safe Cards at all of its hotels across Denmark. 

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Topics: Printers, EMEA, Hospitality, Zebra Card Safe Food Solution