Published at Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 - 04:12:34 AM. Shelf. By tommy.
Organizing With Shelf Liners Shelf liners have been around for a long time. They have gained a reputation as one of the "must haves" in the kitchen, along with the egg timer, the can opener and the metal basket steamer. But in recent years other more creative uses have been found for shelf liners. These uses include as liners for refrigerator shelves, as temporary protective, slip free covers for counter tops and even as decorative accents for those times when youre entertaining guests and want everything to be just right. The Refrigerator If you enjoy leaning into your fridge and scrubbing unidentified gunk left on the shelf for months, stop reading now. If you prefer spending your time doing other things, heres a tip for you: Install shelf liners on the flat surfaces of your refrigerator. By covering the flat surfaces with shelf liner, your refrigerator becomes protected against all those unseen leaks, spills drops and drips that contaminate, coagulate and congeal for months at a time. When the time comes to clean next time, all you will have to do is remove the shelf liner and replace it with a new batch. Temporary Table Top This method is handy for when you need your table top to be something more. For example, if you are eating outside at the picnic table in the summertime, lay down a sheet or two of shelf liner and the lemons and limes will stop rolling off the uneven surface. Or if the table has been peeling paint and being a target for bird droppings, you may want a fresh slate to serve on. A Shelf liner fits the bill. Decorative This is a growing trend with these items as well as with adhesive contact papers. Because they are available in such a wide variety of colors, patterns and styles, they are frequently used to decorate. For example, if you are having the family over for dinner you can top your dining room table with a style that matches the decor of the room. Or you can use it on top of the linen table cloth as an extra protection against spills, stains and slips.
How Electronic Shelf Labels Can Change The Pricing Paradigm The days of paper price ticketing are numbered with Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) technology gaining acceptance and momentum in the retail industry. Traditional paper based pricing requires updates to be sent to each store and then rely on staff printing and accurately placing labels in a timely fashion. This means that response to price changes or initiatives from head office have a minimum 24 hour turn around and a degree of inaccuracy across a network of stores. Retailers now have the ability to dynamically update prices across their network at the touch of a button with 100% accuracy. ESL technology has moved into a new era with simple, low-cost, low touch Radio Frequency (RF) communication technology. ESLs now provide retailers with a simple and cost effective method of updating pricing on the shelf edge. Prices programmed into the Head Office or stores POS system are able to be sent to an RF communication device which then sends a message to the electronic shelf labels and instantaneously updates the price display. In turn a compliance reports are then sent back to the POS system to confirm all prices have been executed. Improvements in functionality and label formats such as the use of epaper and segmented dot matrix now offer value back to retailers on many fronts. Far from just displaying price and reducing labour and printing costs involved in price changes, ESLs have the ability to increase shopper influence at the point-of-purchase, allow retailers to implement dynamic pricing strategies focused on margin maximisation, implement time-of-day pricing activities and be competitive and proactive in a highly volatile market. There are two different ranges of labels that are available that suit the different requirements in a retail format.. Segmented Dot Matrix labels are a low cost, intelligent label. Developed in Australia the SDM range of labels are able to store 31 different packets of information, display unit pricing as well as have text chain, scroll or flash on the top line. They are able to add value to a retailer not only through automatic price changes but also being able to capture, store and display different types of data from the store POS system that increase the efficiencies in retail operations. Sales and stock-on-hand information can be automatically updated to assist in the store in better stock control and ordering. For example, a store conducting stock-take is able to send a stock-on-hand file to be displayed on all labels. This feature has the advantage in assisting store staff to count accurately and validate the stock-on-hand count against the stores inventory system. Epaper labels known as EPOPs (Electronic-point-of-purchase) have been developed in the UK and are the latest in electronic shelf labelling technology innovation. In a highly competitive retail environment being able to grab a shoppers attention at the point of purchase is a key element to sales success for a retailer. With 70% of purchase decisions made at the shelf edge, epaper electronic shelf labels have been designed with this specifically in mind. Utilising the latest in zenith bistable display technology these LCD labels provide for rich images, pricing and product information to be displayed allowing for maximum interaction with shoppers. EPOPs ability to display and automatically update images represents great value to retailers enabling dynamic cross-selling of other products, advertising specials and branding in greater detail than ever before. The image display abilities also open up opportunities for retailers to gain incremental revenue or gains from on-selling advertising or branding space to suppliers so they can communicate directly to their target markets. With the availability of the SDM and EPOP electronic shelf labels coupled with the instantaneous communication ability of the Bounce Communicator RF platform the pricing paradigm now seems set to shift. Retail pricing is at the forefront to move into a new era where the dynamic abilities of the systems and the labels can be integrated with marketing of specials, promotions and price promises. For example now time-of -day or event driven pricing can be programmed to occur automatically in line with specific promotions on specific products or categories. No longer restricted to static pricing, creative and strategic programmes can be implemented that tie in with shoppers buying habits and patterns giving retailers the ability to capitalise on driving customer flows and behaviour as well as increasing underlying gross profit margins. Electronic shelf labels now not only to reduce operating costs for retailers to reinvest in improved customer service and better merchandising. Of equal if not more importance ESLs provide the initiative and the opportunity to develop strategies and applications to improve shopper influence, experience and interaction that deliver short and long term growth.
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the Dionysus-PowerMetal.com website that is not Dionysus-PowerMetal.com’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does Dionysus-PowerMetal.com claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.