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Schokothek is a "one-stop-shop" for fresh candies and gift creations with unique Non-Food combinations, such as stuffed animals, plastic flowers, crystal/metal vases and much more. At the Schokothek-Megastore you can find brands like "Zotter", "Manner", or "Haribo." Corporate customer services also provide individually-made packages on customer request. For example, customer services just created a special topic package "á la Belgium," which includes sparkling wine, chocolates and other Goodies from the country.
Due to the huge variety of products Schokothek handles, the company wanted to simplify its inventory procedure by automating the manual counting of products. Schokothek had already attached barcode labels on shelves. So, all they needed was a system using mobile computers to complete the automation project. Schokothek looked to Datalogic Mobile's partner, Barcotec, to help it in this endeavor. To start off, Barcotec provided inventory sets to make data entry easier and completely unproblematic. This, added to the Memor™ mobile computer, used to scan incoming goods, made stocking and storage in the correct area faster and more efficient. Thanks to this new system, price management is also done easily and inventory seems to be done by itself. Every Schokothek subsidiary from Amstetten to Wr. Neustadt collects data on all its goods automatically through barcodes so Headquarters knows exactly what is where, how much is sold in one day, and which subsidiary is running out on which good.
"The Memor™ was definitely the perfect choice for this job due to its size, ergonomics and excellent price/performance ratio. The colored display also allows good reading precision and its large keys provide easy data input" mentioned Mr. Mag, (FH) Horant Woschitz, General Manager of Schokothek. He also commented on working with Datalogic Mobile and Barcotec: "Great company, great effort. I wanted to put this sensible topic into sure hands; with Barcotec and Datalogic Mobile I had chosen the right partners."
Industry: Retail - Other
Application: Assisted Sales
Datalogic Mobile Solution: Retail In-Store
Datalogic Mobile Products: Memor™
Datalogic Mobile Partner: Barcotec