8 Key Ways ESLs Will Improve Efficiencies & Save Your Supermarket Time & Money

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Electronic shelf labels, or ESLs, are becoming increasingly popular in the supermarket industry. STCR is at the forefront of this trend, offering advanced ESL solutions to our supermarket customers. Let’s explore the key benefits of ESLs and how they can help you save money and streamline your store’s operations.

  • Labor Savings: With ESLs, supermarkets no longer need to manually update and print shelf labels, which can be a time-consuming and costly process. ESLs allow for automatic price updates, reducing the workload of employees who would otherwise have to constantly replace and update printed labels.
  • Price Accuracy: One of the biggest benefits of ESLs is their ability to ensure price accuracy. ESLs allow supermarkets to easily update prices in real-time, reducing the likelihood of pricing errors and customer dissatisfaction. This can also prevent shrink from accidental under-calculations in price and save you greatly in the short and long run.
  • Savings on Printing Labels: Traditional printed labels can be costly, especially for larger supermarkets that need to print hundreds or even thousands of labels on a recurring basis. With ESLs, supermarkets can save money on printing costs by eliminating the need for physical labels altogether. This can be a significant savings for supermarkets, especially over the long term.
  • Avoidance of Fines: Mis-pricing items in a store can lead to consumer protection fines and penalties, which can be costly and damaging to a supermarket's reputation. ESLs can help to avoid these fines by ensuring that prices are always accurate and up-to-date.
  • Real-Time Inventory Management: ESLs can provide real-time inventory management information, allowing stores to better track stock levels and make informed decisions about restocking and ordering. This can help reduce out-of-stock situations and improve overall store performance.
  • Dynamic Pricing: ESLs can also enable dynamic pricing, which allows stores to adjust prices in real-time based on demand, seasonality, and other factors. This can help stores optimize pricing and maximize profits.
  • Sustainability: ESLs can also contribute to sustainability efforts by reducing the use of paper and reducing waste associated with paper price tags. This can help stores reduce their environmental footprint and appeal to customers who prioritize sustainability.
  • Store Layout and Merchandising: ESLs can be used to analyze customer traffic and behavior in-store, allowing stores to optimize their store layout and merchandising strategies. By analyzing this data, stores can identify areas that are over- or under-utilized and adjust their store layout and product placement accordingly.

ESLs are an excellent investment for supermarkets looking to save money and streamline their operations. The technology offers labor savings, price accuracy, savings on printing labels, and avoidance of fines associated with mis-pricing items. STCR's advanced ESL solutions are a great option for supermarkets looking to implement this technology and benefit from these advantages.

To learn more about how STCR’s technology can benefit your supermarket, contact us today at sales@stcr.com or 607-757-0181 to speak with one of our sales professionals. Also, look out for our upcoming invite to STCR’s webinar series covering the power of ESLs in your store!

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