Using Gift Card Holders to Enhance Your Custom Gift Cards

Sometimes it is best to pay attention to the little things when engaging in something like the custom gift cards campaign. A little thing like matching gift card holders will add a huge amount of class to your campaign at a very low price. It adds a whole extra professional edge to your efforts. 

Gift Card Holders

Gift card holders are great for marketing your business in subtle ways.

Custom Gift Cards and Gift Card Holders Serve a Dual Purpose

These cards serve to kill two birds with one stone: they reward existing customers and attract new ones into your place of business. The more your cards enhance and complement your brand, the closer you will come to achieving your objectives!

Gift card holders offer a surprising amount of flexibility and versatility because you can put a variety of business-related messages on them. Advertising messages, store locations or web site addresses – the options are endless.

Although obviously the purpose of the gift card holder is to protect the card itself, it never hurts to take advantage of the opportunity to insert any message that might help you on those plastic sleeves.

Finding the Right Printing Service

Most gift card printers will also print gift card holders. There are usually several sizes available, so you will have little difficulty finding one that suits your purposes best.

If you are budget conscious, you can always print on one side of the holder only, rather than both. Either way, put some energy into the design you make for the holder, and make sure it carries forward your message succinctly and forcefully.

Promotional Items on a Budget

If it so happens you are operating with a large budget, then you can always have your gift card holders made to custom shapes and sizes. Although this is obviously more expensive, the people receiving them will also be far more likely to remember them longer due to their uniqueness. The company making these gift card holders will be able to suggest many variations in design and shapes you can choose among.

Take advantage of your opportunities here: Make sure you put as much energy into designing the gift card holders as you do the gift cards themselves. You will be pleasantly surprised with the increase in business that will happen shortly thereafter, once your cards have reached their destinations, the people on your mailing list. Any initial financial investment on your part will be repaid many times over for a very long time to come.

3 Label Printing Questions You Should Ask Every Company You Consider

It’s 100% no-good to skimp on double-checking your printing options when it comes to label printing. There are just so many more eleements involved, and so many more combinatios of ink, printing stock strata, laminate finishes, and other factors (especially adhesive—there are so many types!), that you’ll shoot yourself in the foot if you don’t find the right custom labels printing service!

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Label printing companies should accept digital artwork.

Here are some questions to ask every company that you consider as a provider for your custom or full color lables.

Will You Accept My Label Printing Artwork in Digital Formats?

Quite frankly, anybody who won’t, is simply behind the times! This is perhaps the most important reason you should find a label printing company that will take you artwork via PDF or other digital formats: failure in this ability (including being able to upload or email your file) means they’re simply not keeping up with current technology. Plus, it’s just bad customer service!

A good custom labels provider should be able to handled your artwork in a variety of digital file formats and/or file extensions. You want a company that is easy to work with, one that doesn’t act entitled to taking files in only a couple of specific formats.

Good printing companies in the 21st century are able to offer digital printing on a number of items. Even when digital printing is impractical, your label printing company should be able to accept valid file formats and use them with traditional offset printing.

Make things easy on yourself and on the printing process: Find a printing provider that will
make a reasonable attempt to access your files.

What Kind of Custom Labels Shapes do You Offer?

A good label printing company should be able to offer printing services in a variety of basic shapes other than just standard rectangles: squares, ovals, rectangles, circles, and “seals” (circles with “starburst” edges that look like awards or badges).

Want some other shape? A quality printer will also offer you the choice of die cut labels. These can be a little more expensive, but ultimately worth it, in terms of branding and identification. (You can still get these at a price that won’t kill your budget, however, as die cutting can save you a lot of money over other methods of getting custom shapes.)

What Kinds of Laminates and Varnishes Does Your Label Printing Service Offer?

The type of finish your custom label printing provider can give you is important for a variety of reasons. For one thing, your choice of finish will say a lot about your brand. For anotehr thing, the finish can become very important depending on what type of label product you are making, and what kind of environment it will be in.

Varnish and lamination help to protect your custom labels’ surface, protecting from things like scuffs and spills, as well as heat and cold and other environmental conditions.

For example, will you be ordering full color labels that will be exposed to sunlight? In that case, you’ll want a UV-protective finish. You have other options, too, depending on how shiny (or non-shiny) you want your product and/or packaging to appear.

Custom Gift Cards: How to Get Great Ones For Your Business

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You can get the same quality custom gift cards that big chains use–at a very economical price.

You probably already know why you should use custom gift cards for your business. At the very least, you know one reason–more money! But do you know how to use custom gift cards to your maximum ability?

Many business ownders do not. After all, none of us know everything, and plastic gift cards are pretty basic things to market–right? Well, yes and no.

Yes, at their basic level, they are easy to use. But if you’ll take the following three pointers to heart, you’ll give your business the kind of important edge than can multiply itself over time.

Make sure your gift cards have appropriate, eye-catching designs; make sure you have them printed by the right printer (this isn’t always who you think); and make sure you put bar codes or magnetic stripes on them!

1) Choose a great and appropriate design for your custom gift cards.

Or at least, have someone you trust choose them for you–but make sure you approve the design before signing on the dotted line!

During the holidays, it can be easy enough to get custom plastic gift cards for your business by picking a stock holiday design and simply having your name and/or logo printed on the front (and preferably the back as well).

But when it comes to the rest of the year, it’s a good idea to hav a design that stands out. Custom gift cards aren’t really very custom if they look like everyone else’s in town!

Fortunately, you can still go with a stock design if you find a plastic card printing company that offers a multitude of stock designs (templates work great for this as well). Pick some cards whose colors match your own business logo colors and that reflects (or at least doesn’t clash with) your business.

Of course, you can also come up with a customized design for your gift cards, suited to your busines. A plastic card printing company with an in-house design team is usually the best way to go.

A team like that will have deal with similar projects in the past, and will know how to make your custom gift cards look like nobody else’s. They’ll also know how to re-size your logo for the cards–not always an easy ordeal!

2) Find a good plastic card printing company to print your customized plastic gift cards.

I like going with local companies whenever I can. But I found out years ago that for some specialty plastic items (such as wallet-sized plastic cards…), this just isn’t always the most practical step to take.

For one thing, many local mom & pop companies don’t have enough plastic card printing experience. Printing onl plastic surfaces requires a speical touch. And evenmore than that, it requires special design work!

Your custom logo may end up looking a lot different when it’s in a much smaller size. Line thickness proportions that work well on your outdoor banners or even on your business cards, don’t always work as well in smaller sizes or on different printing surfaces.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to ask your plastic card printing provider if you need to resize your logo or other visual elements for your custom gift cards.

Pressure Seal Machines—Well Worth The Initial Investment

When a business starts taking on employees, there’s a good chance that it will need to invest in pressure seal machines. Sensitive information will have to be exchanged through the mail—both exterior and interoffice.

 

The hiring process, the evaluation process, raises, promotions and transfers, worker’s compensation and disability processes, drug tests, retirement, layoffs and dismissals will all likely transmit sensitive information from one place to another. Tamper-evident pressure seal mailers will become staple stationery, and you need the appropriate machine on hand to use it. 

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Pressure seal machines can save you a lot of work–and they don’t have to take up half the room, either.

 

 

How Pressure Seal Mailers Play into the Hiring Process

 

Possibly more than any other time in a person’s employment, more sensitive information changes hands and offices, and travels through interoffice and external mail in the hiring process. Copies of resumes, social security cards and driver’s licenses, certifications, completed applications, interview questionnaires and competency tests are made and sent to several departments.

 

Several of these documents, along with a set of fingerprints are often sent off in the mail for background checks. Copies of personal identification are sometimes sent with a specimen for drug tests, and occasionally credit reports are requested, depending on the job. All of these mailings will demand a mailing in response, with equally sensitive personal information. This information will also be copied and mailed interoffice to several departments.

 

If the applicant is hired, they may be contacted by phone or by mail, and the letter of acceptance may well have the applicant’s sensitive information inside, and there may be a completed W-4 for their records.

 

Employment Situations When Pressure Seal Machines are Needed

 

Unless they have a direct deposit set up with payroll, most employees will expect their paychecks to arrive in a pressure seal mailer. Every so often, they may need a document from payroll or human resources, which may be sent in a pressure seal, if not hand-delivered. Random drug tests, whether given “in-house” or at a third-party lab, will typically use pressure mailers to inform everyone who needs to know of the results. If a drug test is positive, the licensing or certification agency monitoring the employee’s license or certification may be informed.

 

Administrative actions, pay deductions, pay raises, promotions and transfers all have to be reported to human resources and payroll through interoffice mail. Several departments may need corrections, completions or renewals to some of their documentation.

 

Injuries in the workplace involve mountains of paperwork containing sensitive information. A supervisor completes an incident report, a sensitive document based on the evidence they have gathered about the injuring incident and assessing the cause of the accident. Besides being confidential by nature, it often contains one or more identification number of the victim. A drug test is usually administered also, with its own sensitive information exchange.

 

A hospital visit may come next, involving several confidential documents and an assessment of the injury being exchanged between several departments and offices. The employee decides whether or not to file a claim of compensation or disability, depending on their ability to return to work, and sensitive data is exchanged with Administration, Human Resources and Payroll.

 

The company may accept or dispute the claim, issuing a confidential statement. If disputed the worker may take the matter to court and generate even more confidential documents. If the claim is awarded, the company will have to issue checks (again, in pressure mailers) to compensate the worker until relieved of this responsibility.

 

When a worker reaches retirement age, they usually fill out a retirement application and several related documents may be filled out by their spouse and family. As expected, copies are made and sent to all departments for processing. This also involves multiple private documents. The provider of the worker’s retirement policy is informed, and more sensitive paperwork is exchanged.

 

Based on this summary of most events in a worker’s career where their private information changes hands, the importance of pressure mailers is clear. This does not even account for every employee’s personal information, events where the company’s sensitive information is exchanged both interoffice and externally, and many other situations.

How Customizable Magnets Saved the Entrepreneur

For decades and perhaps more, custom magnets have been a mainstay in business advertising and branding. We’ve seen them at trade shows, on the counters at business establishments, and on our refrigerators. We have all been aware of their presence as business advertising, but have we thought much about how they have opened the doors for entrepreneurs to thrive in industries that otherwise may have been closed?

 

The Old Days of “On the Move” Industries and Vehicle Signage

 

Many industries require that employees do a lot of driving—in fact, it may fill the majority of their day. If these employees worked for a larger corporation, they may have driven a fleet vehicleprovided by the company and prominently displayed the business’ brand and contact information. Taxi drivers, mail carriers, highway patrol and police officers, bus drivers, and armored vehicle drivers are just a few examples. 

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Custom business vehicle magnets transform any auto into a fleet vehicle.

 

 

Of course, there have always been independently-minded people and self-starters, as well as people who simply fell into performing odd jobs to support themselves. By and large, these people drove their own vehicles from job site to job site. Since they largely use their personal cars and trucks, or they simply could not afford a professionally done business image placed on their vehicles, their services were largely unknown and only spread through word of mouth.

 

Some self-employed contractors stencil painted their information on their doors, but they were hardly readable and did scarcely little to improve their business. Occasionally, a contractor would break from the pack after many years in the industry and sported their own decal company image on their doors. From this position, it was an uphill battle competing with well branded corporate contracting companies.

 

The New Paid Per Mile Employees and Magnets for Car Branding

 

Some industries, such as long truck hauling and pizza delivery, had learned the value of abandoning the company fleet model of employing drivers to favor paying employees and contractors by the mile.

 

The medical industry gave birth to home health care, personal companionship, and also enabled hospice care in the home using the “paid per mile” model to compensate driving time. In these industries and others, entrepreneurial spirits tested the waters of striking out on their own, but met the same problem faced by the self-employed laborers earlier. Prominently branding vehicles with the business’ image was impractical with personal vehicles.

 

At some point, it became inexpensive to have images printed on large sheets of magnetic material. Magnetic sheets even became viable for printing jobs at home. This changed everything for the former fleet-based industries, especially for the entrepreneurs just waiting for their day to come.

 

Paid per mile pizza delivery drivers sported their employers’ branding at work, and could “have their car back” when they clocked out. Many other industries, such as couriers, floral designers, and more began using this convenient branding style for their delivery drivers.

 

Independent home health agencies, courier services, bounty hunters and countless self-starters finally had their day in the sun with magnetic door signs. This one idea has enabled the entrepreneurs and self-starters to realize their dreams like few others have.

Top Quality Medical Wristbands Save Lives

Medical wristbands are an essential part of today’s medical environment. Emergency rooms are fast-paced, hectic and extremely tense. When lives are on the line, split-second decisions must be made and actions must be taken on them immediately.

There is no margin for error. Unfortunately, even in more relaxed medical situations, life-threatening errors happen, and often because the wristband was read inaccurately. 

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Medical wristbands like this one carry life-saving patient information.

 

On the average, 2,900 patients become victims of medical errors every year due to misread wristbands.

 

The Early Challenges of the Modern Medical Wristband ID

 

Over the years, the medical community has experienced every possible way a patient can be wrongly identified. Wristband IDs were created to prevent this, and they have gone through many changes to meet new obstacles in accurate identification.

 

What was originally a non-standardized strip of paper with the patient’s name handwritten on it is now a highly durable, state of the art microcosm of the patient’s entire medical history.

 

At first, the major problems to accurately reading ID wristbands were illegible and damaged wristbands. Though not entirely a thing of the past, handwritten IDs began giving way to printed IDs.

 

The paper that this precious information was written on was more frequently being placed in a durable, water-resistant plastic strap that held up against water damage and tearing.

 

Taking Medical ID Bracelets Beyond Identification

 

While medical ID bracelets were becoming more of a mainstay in hospitals and clinics, medical staff began to need to know more about their patients than just their name. Some people have similar if not identical names, and a way to tell them apart was needed.

 

Identification numbers such as the patient’s social security number began to appear on ID bracelets.

 

The importance of knowing pre-existing conditions and allergies before treatment became apparent. Sometimes, the cure was worse than the ailment, and foreknowledge was the only way to prevent it. The medical wristband was a natural place to display this information.

 

Medical Bracelets in the Electronic Age

 

As population densities increase, so does the need for medical services to process them quickly. More detailed patient information also became a need before treatment. Soon, there simply was not enough space to contain everything the medical staff needed to know about their patients.

 

Electronic medical records also entered the picture and provided the key to solving this problem. Scannable codes can link to the patient’s record on a database, giving medical professionals access to the patient’s reason for visit, their medical history, their insurance information—everything they need to know to provide accurate care and recordkeeping.

 

Along with advancements in how the information is displayed, advancements in how the information is protected came along. More durable materials to prevent both physical damage and water damage are being used.

 

Laser printed information not only allows for finer clarity, but also makes the printed product more resistant to damage.

 

While it is true that the older wristband types, including the handwritten ones, are still in use and are less expensive than the state of the art ones, consider this: Every dollar that is saved in scrimping on medical bracelets means a risk of losing thousands in malpractice, and an even higher cost to a patient’s life.

Can I Use a Shipping Label as Marketing Collateral?

A shipping labelis just that—a shipping label, right? It has no place in the process of branding your company’s image. If you think that, you are missing out on an integral part of the branding process and need to step back and take a look at your branding plan for your entire company.

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A fold-under shipping label serves triple duty for your business.

Branding your company is about increasing your name recognition, not just in your own backyard but also when your company branches out into new territory. And to accomplish this sometimes-tricky mission, you need to make use of all of your resources. So even if a shipping label seems unimportant, you must include it as a viable part of your overall marketing plan.

 

A Shipping Label Must Be Coordinated to Match Your Image

 

Your shipping label should be integrated as a part of your company’s overall image. If you have a consultant advising you on branding your company, he or she may recommend a label style that will coordinate with your letterhead, postcards, brochures, newsletters, and other collateral materials. If you are working on branding your own company image, without the assistance of a consultant, see how you can creatively use your shipping label to bring instant brand recognition for your company to anyone who sees it.

 

A shipping label is perfect for using graphic design to get your message across. You can use it to highlight your company’s logo. After all, a logo creates name recognition even more indelibly than words can do—you should use it in creative ways, especially on shipping labels, to market your brand.

 

Your Shipping Label Can Showcase Your Tagline

 

Your tagline is also known as your company’s motto, and the tagline helps to express your company’s reason for being. Much like your mission statement, the tagline says—in just a few words—exactly what your company stands for. Because a tagline is so much briefer and punchier than your mission statement, it is a perfect fit for the relatively constricted dimensions of shipping labels. So you can include your tagline as part of your shipping label—and go that extra bit further to brand your company’s image.

 

Your Shipping Label is Valuable Real Estate

 

Many people don’t give shipping labels another thought, and they don’t think of it as a valuable addition to any marketing campaign. But the shipping label is the first thing the recipient sees when he or she receives the package, and it’s what provides that instant name recognition. And think of how many people see the package as it makes its way from your warehouse to the recipient’s front door. Why waste this opportunity to brand your business? Your shipping label is valuable real estate and should be included as part of your overall branding plan.

 

If you don’t know how best to use all of your collateral materials, including your shipping labels, then try working with a printer or a PR consultant. They can help you maximize the impact of your work.

Asset Tags are Key to Asset Management Systems

Businesses who excel in asset management save money, time, increase productivity, and are poised for new growth. Asset tagsare adhesive labels, include barcodes and other important information, and are the key to successful asset management systems. 

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Asset tags can help keep track of inventory, as well as fixed assets in your business.

 

 

Common Items Tracked by Asset Tags:

 

  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Laptops and PCs
  • Gear and Tool Boxes
  • Desk and Cell Phones
  • Utility Appliances
  • Printers, Scanners and Fax Machines

 

In order to begin an asset management program businesses must understand the basic terminology, what assets to track, and the benefits of investing in asset tags. Let’s begin with understanding the difference between assets and inventory in business.

 

Assets and Inventory

 

First the type of assets labeled with asset tags are more specifically referred to as fixed assets. In business fixed assets refer to a tangible resource owned by the business intended for long-term use to generate profits for the business. While inventory typically refers to the items a business owns which it intends to sell in order to turn a profit.

 

It is necessary for business owners to maintain records of all fixed assets so depreciation costs can be written off against profits for tax and accounting purposes. This information is the foundation of being able to generate accurate balance sheets.

 

Businesses can use the fixed assets records to improve the efficiency and reduce waste of both tangible and intangible resources. The goal is to know when it is the right time to invest and put in place dependable systems.

 

When to Automate Asset Management

 

As businesses grow and fixed assets increase quality fixed asset management becomes critical to operations. The amount of fixed assets used to operate and the projected rate of future growth dictate when it is time for business to automate asset tracking systems.

 

Asset Tracking Upgrades are needed if:

 

(1) the amount of fixed assets increases each year

 

(2) staff can no longer fulfill regular job duties while tracking assets throughout the year

 

(3) assets are costly and require routine maintenance and upkeep

 

(4) assets can easily be carried out of the workplace or off a job site

 

With minimal startup costs even the smallest budgets can afford to begin the process to automate asset management with an asset tag system. This can get the ball rolling and be improved upon as the budget allows.

 

Benefits of Asset Tags:

  • streamline accounting process
  • raise staff productivity
  • automate record keeping
  • reduce wasteful spending
  • protect assets
  • track equipment maintenance
  • simplify reporting
  • project future spending needs
  • generate quality data for management teams

 

Setting up new procedures can take both time and money. It is important for management and staff to recognize the benefits of the asset tags in order to get full support of the program. Once everyone is onboard it is easier to launch new procedures everyone can feel good about.

 

By streamlining accounting processes business save on staffing costs, because staff will spend less time hand entering data and the room for error will be decreased. Accurately listing items the depreciation of items saves during tax time.

 

Asset tags have been proven to help protect against loss by deterring theft. Having a clear picture of what fixed assets are already available can cut back on superfluous spending.

 

The increased record keeping ability makes maintenance needs more obvious. The additional information can lead to more accurate projections for future spending needed to replace outdated or worn out equipment.

 

Using the barcode asset tracking system will make generating data for managements teams to analyze. With more information and smarter systems for staff everyone wins. The small invest needed to begin using asset tags can be easily recaptured and put back into the business.

 

Use Magnets to Appreciate Your Customers

A great way to stick out in your patrons’ minds is to stick around on their refrigerator. The best way to do that is with magnetsand not by lingering in their houses yourself. Believe it or not, you could get in trouble for that. Besides, it just isn’t as professional as the things I’m about to tell you about. So, listen up!

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Business cards are even better when they’re on magnets!

 

Magnets and Business Cards

 

Business cards have been around for well over 100 years, and magnets have been around for much, much longer than that (although not always in the form we know them today). However, it has only been in recent times that we have been able to combine both of these wonderful things. And it is a good thing that we did too because it takes business cards to a whole new plane of efficacy.

 

Giving someone a business card is nice, but they can easily get lost. Being able to stick it on the fridge or any other metal surface in the house or office helps to prevent that thanks to those glorious magnets. This is good for both you and for your customers.

 

It’s good for you because this means your business gets lots of exposure and it’s good for the customer because they can easily find your contact info. They want to get in touch with you because they want to use your services.

 

Keep Track of Time

 

Time is a constant that we just can’t avoid. So, as humans we have learned to keep track of it and this has helped us to manage our time. One of our greatest organizers of time is the calendar. It is hard to keep a whole year’s schedule in one’s head, as I’m sure you know. Your customers know it too, though I’m sure they don’t think about it too often.

 

You can give the gift of time to your customers with calendar magnets. While they are organizing their time and keeping track of what day it is, they will be thinking of you too. You can design these handy calendars so that your company’s name, contact info, and services are in plain sight every time they check the date. It’s like year round advertising in the comfort of someone else’s kitchen.

 

This is one of my favorites because it is so practical for all those involved. It’s obviously great for your business because your brand is in plain sight, much like with the business card magnets, but it’s a bigger item. Bigger stands out more. And the customer gets the info that is on the business card but they get the useful calendar as well.

 

Merchandise for Memories

 

The refrigerator is one of the most popular places for photos and hanging up memories for everyone to enjoy. That’s why having picture frame magnets available for your customers is a nice touch. While this may not be the best option as far as branding goes (though it can still be used for that), it goes a long way toward making a personal connection with your patrons. They won’t forget where they got the frame for their fridge from. In fact, in a way, you will be taking part in their precious memories.

 

While this is a great way to connect with your customers, it is also a great way of saying thank you. Sometimes it isn’t about branding or advertising. Sometimes it is simply a matter of letting your customers know that you appreciate them. But if you can advertise and grow your brand at the same time, then all the better. Magnets are inexpensive and are wonderful promotional items, no matter which route you choose to take with them.

Asset Tags Prevent Workplace Theft

Asset tags help prevent theft in the workplace and make it easier to identify stolen items. Most people will admit that stealing inexpensive office supplies can and does happen, but many people are unaware of the true impact employee theft has on business.

The Department of Commerce reports US business loses over 50 billion dollars annually due to theft from employees. In addition, workplace theft has been identified as the negative contributing factor of one third of all failed businesses. The facts are clear employee theftgoes far beyond the more petty thefts it is commonly associated with. 

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Asset tags help prevent employee theft.

 

Steps to Prevent Employee Theft:

1) Check all applicants references

2) Complete an employee background check

3) Set clear guidelines, go over them during staff training & put them in the handbook

4) Conduct regular audits, maintain accurate records, & follow up on any inconsicitencies

Know who you hire. Know what assets you have. Make policies and procedures to prevent theft, make sure all employees are made aware of them, and follow through with all procedures.

By taking prevention seriously businesses protect themselves from profit loss, difficult internal investigations, and even has the potential to prevent the business from altogether failing. Asset management is a form of prevention and can also help to relocate items after they are stolen.

Keeping track of assets the business uses to operate is the basic principle behind asset management. Asset tags are special labels with a strong adhesive and information stored to help organize record keeping. They act as a theft deterrent, make it possible to positively identify tagged assets, and can facilitate the process of reporting stolen property.

Assets & Inventory

Assets are items leased or owned by a business that hold value and are used to operate the business. While many assets are tangible objects assets include intellectual property, trade secrets, or proprietary formulas. Inventory are items held by business for resale with the intention of making a profit.

Clearly assets and inventory are two entirely different things. It is important to make the distinction since some people confuse inventory as an asset since it is owned by the business and has value. While others think they are interchangeable because they are sometimes used differently. For example “inventory of assets” is referring to the process of monitoring of the all assets for a variety of different purposes.

How to Use Asset Tags

It is easy to use asset tags in three simple steps:

1) Create a spreadsheet to list all of the assets

2) Assign a number or barcode numbers for each of the assets listed on the spreadsheet

3) Apply the tags to each asset listed on the spreadsheet

Once the asset tagging process is complete it can be maintained by monitoring the asset lists periodically and entering all new items into the system before putting them to use. All employees will share the understanding that if something is missing from the business it will not go unnoticed.

Common Assets that Should have a Barcode Label or Asset Tags:

Outdoor Assets

patio tables & chairs used for outside dining areas

Laptops and PCs

all other tech equipment used by staff on and off-site

Gear and Tool Boxes

hard hats, nail guns, electric mixers, etc.

Desk and Cell Phones

including all handheld devices or tablets

Utility Appliances

coffee makers, toaster ovens, cleaning equipment, etc.

Printers, Scanners, Copiers and Fax Machine

all other non expendable office supplies

 

This asset management system is also helpful to fulfill other requirements of doing business. The IRS requires all profitable business owners to maintain accurate records of all assets for tax purposes. Insurance companies also require all assets on the insurance policy to be listed in order to be covered.