These signs are used to identify bulk storage areas, typically via an overhead hanging sign that contains a barcode image and human-readable numbers or letters. For operations that can accommodate long-range scanning, retro-reflective graphics are used for optimum scan accuracy.
They’re often stored in their original containers, as they were received. Whether that be cases on pallets, drums, crates or other bulky items that wouldn’t normally be stored in a rack bay location.
Identifying Bulk Locations
Properly identifying bulk storage areas can be a little more challenging than simply applying barcode labels to rack bay locations.
Overhead signs are highly recommended for identifying and managing bulk storage inventory. They typically contain a barcode image and human-readable numbers or letters.
For operations that can accommodate long-range mobile scanning, retro-reflective graphics are used for optimum scan accuracy.
Many of today’s scanners can read 1D or 2D barcode images up to 50 feet away, this means workers can quickly and safely scan bulk locations without leaving their lift trucks.
Sign Shape and Material Options
The most common material we use is a lightweight, rigid PVC. It’s durable and cost effective. Coroplast and anodized aluminum are also options, depending on the environment.
Overhead barcode signs are typically bent so that they angle down for scanning convenience.
We also offers an innovative ‘Z’ design that is very popular for bulk storage areas. It allows workers to scan the barcode from either side, which really maximizes speed and efficiency.
Custom colors and designs are also options to consider when discussing warehouse signs.
Overhead sign installation can easily accommodate a building’s infrastructure. Typically, signs are hung from conduit or metal cabling. They might also be mounted to existing joists or fixtures, where possible.
It takes experience, knowledge and specialized equipment to accurately and safely hang signs. Give strong consideration to hiring a professional crew. If it’s a new facility, they can take care of installing both the signs and rack labels. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the installation will be done right, and you can focus on the other critical aspects of meeting your go-live date.
Our industry leading installation services team can finish the project quickly and cost effectively for all signs and labels. With over 40 years of combined experience in every type of warehouse environment, we can provide a solution that meets your needs.
“Signs, signs, everywhere are signs.”
Enter a typical warehouse or distribution center today and you might be reminded of that classic rock lyric. That’s because proper signage is an essential part of productive warehouse operations. As one of the industry’s leading providers of warehouse signs, we put together this short guide to help you understand some of your warehouse sign options. We cover various types of signs found in a typical warehouse or DC, formats and design alternatives, and common materials used in the sign-manufacturing process.
A Critical Role in the Warehouse
It might seem obvious, but warehouse signs play a critical role in helping forklift operators and other employees find precise inventory locations quickly and efficiently. This is especially critical for 3PL and other facilities that frequently reorganize a building’s layout and relocate stock due to seasonal or other demands. Beyond productivity benefits, clear identification in a facility aids navigation, accuracy, safety, inventory.
Where is the price?
We do not show your pricing due to manufacturer discounts, current promotions, and other specials. Pricing can change on a whim so we only provide the best current price when you contact us.
I can get this product cheaper elsewhere, why should I buy from All Barcode Systems?
We are a Value-Added Authorized Reseller and part of an Authorized Reseller Network. We have strong relationships with all our manufacturers and brands so as an authorized reseller, our partners grants us additional benefits that we pass off to our customers:
- Additional Discounts – Manufacturers have special promotions all the time and we are able to pass those discounts to our customers when available.
- Bulk Purchase Discounts – Looking to supply an entire warehouse with labels? Barcode scanners? Printers? We offer discounts on all bulk purchases.
- Premium Support – We have over 30 years of experience so we will always be able to give you the support you need — over the phone, over email, or even in person if you’re near.
- Technical Support Access – Because of our partnerships, we have access to manufacturer’s technical support team — which we can utilize to support our customers as well.
- Guaranteed Warranties – As an authorized reseller, manufacturers will always honor their warranties since we are part of their Authorized Reseller Network.
Unfortunately, many online retailers have not been authorized by the manufacturers so it can be risky to purchase from them if support is needed.
Do you price match?
We will always try to give our customer’s the best price but sometimes we may not be able to. Fortunately, we do promise that you’ll be happy with the solutions, services, and additional benefits that we offer.
Okay, I want pricing — now what?
Contact us! There are many ways to contact us and we will respond with pricing and answers within 24 hours (weekends and holiday excluded).
Who is All Barcode Systems?
- We have over 3 decades of expertise & knowledge.
- We’re different from other companies — we’ll show you all your best options, how to use something, & be your first line of support.
- We offer products at BETTER prices on most items due to our business relationships with manufacturers and their distributors.
- We’ll do our best to beat all of our competitor’s price.
Current Lead Times
Due to ongoing and worsening supply chain shortages, lead times will be extended. We suggest ordering with plenty of lead time and even adding extra product to you order so you have adequate supply.
New Article | Dec 08, 2021
Price Increase Notification | We hoped that there would be some stabilization of the supply chain by the middle to end of Q1, but the industry continues to face supply chain and pricing challenges.