The adoption of RFID technology in retail is growing at a rapid pace. According to a report, the number of RFID tags used in 2017 is expected to exceed 5 billion.
The reason why RFID tags are widely used is: retail has more to gain from RFID technology than just about any other industry. Global retail brands like American Apparel, Macy’s, Marks & Spencer, Decathlon and Tesco have already publicly stated the benefits of their RFID tag inlay deployments: increased inventory accuracy, improved customer service, reduced shrink, sales lifts and more. These benefits have led many other retailers to consider implementing RFID technology to gain a similar competitive advantage.
However, retailers who are new to RFID technology still have a lot of problems with understanding, and one of the most common involves choosing the right RFID inlays. With so many different RFID tags and manufacturers to choose from, how can you know which are best for your application? Luckily, ZDCARD's rich experience has allowed us to determine some of the most important factors when choosing the right RFID inlays for any retail operation. They are:
1. Optimal Size
There are many application methods for using RFID tags in retail, but one of the most common involves putting the inlays in apparel hang RFID tags or RFID labels. The best RFID inlays will be small enough to fit discretely onto these hang tags, while also still being powerful enough to have a long read range for maximum inventory accuracy. Because it’s ideal for retailers to minimize the number of different-sized inlays they must use in their deployment, it’s best to use RFID tags that can be implemented properly into any standard size hang rfid tag.
2. Tested in Retail
While RFID technology is being adopted heavily by clothing and apparel companies, retail is certainly not the only industry that uses it. RFID technology is implemented in manufacturing, healthcare, construction, ID systems, payment and many other applications. This means that there may be RFID suppliers who offer retail solutions but have not extensively tested their technology in a real-world retail environment.
ZDCARD’s RFID tags have been thoroughly tested to provide accurate inventory management in very specific retail applications, such as on cardstock hang RFID tags, different types of poly bags, and within stacked denim jeans.
3. Top Integrated Circuits (ICs)
One of the most important aspects of a good RFID tag involves the quality of the RFID chip within it. ZDCARD’s RFID inlays make use of the best ICs on the market from top manufacturers such as NXP, Impinj and Alien. These different ICs have different functions, features and memory capacities, which has allowed us to create a wide range of RFID inlays that provide our customers with a great selection to choose based on the needs of their unique applications.
4. International standard on frequency
The Inlay AZ9654, 9610, 9662 and some other UHF inlays are all strictly produced based the the frequency range 860Mhz -960Mhz which is also the International standard.
Choosing the right RFID Tag Inlays Can Be Simple.
ZDCARD is a professional China RFID tag manufacturer and supplier, our sales team is happy to help you with choosing the right RFID tag inlays for your situation.
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