Walmart RFID


Is Your Business Ready for RFID?

Walmart’s new RFID labeling requirements go into effect for select product categories in August 2022. Now’s the time to act quickly to ensure compliance and grow your business.

A Fast and Easy Path to RFID

RFID is new to many Walmart suppliers, but our experts at Olympus Controls are here to help you. We provide professional guidance and proven solutions that meet Walmart’s RFID requirements and get you up and running quickly.

We’ll help you replace your regular barcode label with an RFID label or help you develop a hybrid solution that delivers the best of both worlds.

Solutions and Support from RFID Experts

As a leading RFID solutions provider for over a decade, we work closely with our partners at Zebra Technologies to enable a smooth and worry-free RFID transition. We provide the solutions, guidance and support so you can meet Walmart’s requirements and focus on your business.

Two Options to Fit Your Needs

  1. We’ll work with you to procure and set up Zebra printers and RFID labels so you can add RFID labels to your packaging. You won’t have to worry about labeling or tagging your products directly. But if you prefer direct labeling, we can help with that too.
  2. Alternatively, Zebra can print and encode your labels for you, sending you batches of labels you can apply to your packaging.

How to Get Started

You don’t need to be an RFID expert to start labeling your products or packaging to meet Walmart’s requirements. Olympus Controls and Zebra have a fast, easy and proven pathway to get you up and running quickly, with expert guidance.

Here’s what you need to know and how to learn more and get started with RFID for your business:

Product Categories Requiring RFID Labels

Home Goods
Sporting Goods
Automotive Batteries

How RFID Works

Radio frequency identification (RFID) identifies, locates and tracks items remotely and wirelessly, without manually scanning a barcode or needing line-of-sight access to a label.
RFID works like Wi-Fi, tracking and locating items using wireless signals as well as RFID readers and antennas.
Each RFID label or tag contains tiny microtransmitters and a microchip with a unique ID to identify, track and locate the item.
As each RFID is detected and read, it is matched up with the same ID in a database, where information about that item is stored and can be updated in real time.
Walmart reads RFID tags to identify and track items as they are received, stored and sold in its stores, so it can maintain accurate and updated on-hand inventory in real time.

The Game-Changing Benefits of RFID

Meeting Customer Expectations

Today’s shoppers expect products to be in stock and store inventory to be 100% accurate. Walmart’s RFID initiative is all about meeting these expectations and ensuring your products are available when they’re ready to buy.

Better Inventory Accuracy

Adding RFID labels to your products or packaging helps Walmart track those items as they’re received, displayed and sold in stores. This enables real-time inventory accuracy that ensures your products are in stock and ready to sell when customers want them.

Maximizing Product Sales

Better inventory accuracy means more sales for Walmart, better satisfaction for Walmart customers, and more replenishment and growth opportunity for your business.

Transformation for Your Business

As a Walmart supplier, you can use your RFID labels to automate your own inventory and processes for improved efficiency, increased accuracy, better supply chain visibility, and major cost and labor savings.

3 Big Differences Between RFID and Barcodes

Instead of having to manually scan a barcode, an RFID reader reads labels or tags wirelessly and remotely. You don’t need line-of-sight access to a barcode or label.iency.

Unlike barcodes, RFID not only identifies items but pinpoints their locations to within a few feet.

RFID can read a large volume of items in just seconds, including entire pallets or rooms of inventory. It provides an automated and accurate account of items and their locations in real time, with unprecedented automation and efficiency.

RFID Costs

Retail RFID tracking typically uses UHF (ultra-high frequency) RFID labels or tags, which are the least expensive. They can cost as little as 10 to 25 cents each, but your exact cost will depend on the specific label or tag you need to use as well as whether you’re doing your own RFID printing and encoding. You can learn more by contacting us below to explore your product type and options.

Get Started with a Free Consultation

Contact us now to schedule a consultation, learn more about RFID, and start exploring the best options for your business.
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