Auto ID Solutions for Retail

PPL has been providing customised Auto ID solutions to retailers and their supply chain for over 20 years.

We understand that the retail supply chain is complex and unique.  PPL can help your organisation choose, integrate and support your organisation’s perfect auto ID solution.

Auto ID is an essential component of a lean, agile retail business. Keeping goods moving and monitoring them as they move from distribution centre to shop floor is a struggle for many businesses. The ebb and flow of supply and demand is easier to manage with an efficient barcoding and labelling system and this is where PPL can help. 

Businesses of any size or type need a point of sale (POS) system in order to operate smoothly. Whether you’ve been in business for years and are reconsidering your POS system for barcoding or if you’re a new business owner looking to set up your first application, PPL will provide what you’ll need when starting or restarting your system.

Retail Auto ID Industrial Barcode Printers

Barcode Labelling Systems

The benefits of using a barcode labelling system in a business is that they reduce errors during checkout and provide an accurate and timely inventory reference. Barcode scanners are an efficient way to record and monitor inventory. Modern barcoding scanners come in a variety of types; including short-range, long-range and embedded.

Thermal Barcode Label Printers 

Thermal barcode label printers are used at all stages in the retail supply chain. Industrial thermal barcode label printers are designed to print durable, long lasting labels in batches of thousands at a time. Desktop thermal label printers are used at the point of sale environments to print receipts. Modern barcode printers now can print in colour to create full colour or to add a splash of colour to labels for products that appear front of house.

If you supply to retail organisations you can eliminate fines and achieve 100% barcode compliance.

Print barcodes that are 100% compliant by using printers that scan and verify printers as they are printed.  Many modern supply contracts contains clauses whereby consignments can be rejected or contractors fined if their barcodes do not adhere to an agreed quality. Our solutions can help you achieve 100% barcode compliance and record this information so that you have evidence to prove it in the event of a dispute.

Our range of ODV barcode thermal printer solutions scan each barcode as it is printed and records it with the specialist software. The printers can be set up so that if a barcode fails then they will try again until it is compliant.

This is why we are getting contacted by more and more companies who supply larger retailers who are looking to introduce ODV barcode printers into their operation.

Speak to our sales team today to find out how we can help you. 

E-Commerce Supply Chain

How PPL can help your operation move to an E-commerce solution?

Recent events have forced retailers to examine their E-Commerce solution. Your company may have the best website in the world but unless you have the right back end systems in place to deal with the orders then incorrect picking, delayed shipments and poor execution will only harm your brand.

PPL is on hand to provide you with all the advice, equipment and support for your new E-Commence solution. From barcodes and scanners to print and apply we can either seamlessly integrate products into your production lines or help you choose a new system.

Talk to us today about how PPL can help you set up an E-Commerce back end system.

Point of Sale and In-Shop Solutions.

As a Zebra partner our sales team are trained to provide you with the wide range of Zebra products which Zebra have designed for retail customers.    Using handheld barcode scanners, back end software, vehicle and fleet solutions and inventory management they have a vast range of software, printers and scanners.   


Microplex industrial label printer Solid T8

Microplex and Retail

Microplex printers process a wide variety of materials reliably and quickly. The Solid T8 for example prints price labels, shelf inserts, etc. with a paper weight of up to 240 g/m². A robust cutter for separation is available as an option.

For large print volumes of, for example, hangtags, Microplex offers continuous printing systems such as the SOLID F40, SOLID 60-E, SOLID 85E or SOLID F140.

A variety of thermal, cut-sheet, or continuous printing systems are available for label applications with material widths from 4 inches to 18 inches.

Microplex printers cover applications with small to large print volumes. Microplex offers the right printer for every application.