Retail is the area that is increasing at the fastest rate where retailers are looking to collect information about supplier activity in many locations across the country or around the globe.
Suppliers can visit your business daily, weekly, monthly in a routine manner or just turn up randomly, for a store visit. To monitor the suppliers’ visit to the retail location through a boring manual log system takes too much of time and effort not just in maintaining the log but also to sift through the info to understand each suppliers’ recent visit.
This boring task can be automated via visitor management system. In general, the visitor management software is designed to manage and monitor the presence of every person in a building.
How Visitor Management Software works for Retail Stores
Visitor Management software gives you the ability to allow suppliers to sign in and out their presence across multiple locations. Collecting this information on suppliers’ presence across multiple locations allows retail store owners to easily report on the activities of suppliers to your store.
Collecting further information when they enter a store can assist you understand how much effort your suppliers are putting into your stores.
Store owners, managers and management all talk about having no understanding around the activity of suppliers in their stores.
One way to keep tabs on this is to introduce the bar code system via the visitor management software.
Using Bar Codes in Visitor Management System
- Visitors – Ideally the bar code is used when a visitor pass is generated for the visitor with a bar code. The bar code is scanned to let the visitor out of the premise.
- Supplier/contractors – If the supplier visits the retail premise more often, then he is issued a photo ID card which has the bar code in it. This bar code is used to sign-in/out.
Not just that, the ability to sign in and sign out via mobile or a web app is possible in many visitor management systems. Some VMS also has the ability to receive location specific to acknowledge the visit.
The use of visitor management system is on rise as it has many underlying benefits which could help a retail store monitor the movement of visitors, contractors and suppliers in a much better and smarter way.
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