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Stock Taking Barcode Scanner

Shop owners often ask how they can simplify their Stock Taking procedures using a barcode scanner. I will try my best to explain how it works and how it makes stock taking easier.

Using a Portable Data Terminal

A Portable Data Terminal like the Cipherlab 8200 or 8001 is ideal. For the purpose of explanation I will refer to the Cipherlab 8200. The 8001 works exactly the same, the 8001 is just the entry level product and has a smaller memory capacity.

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Epson Receipt Printer Promotions

I have secured special pricing for the Epson TM-T20II Receipt Printers from JNS Technologies. If your purchase the printers through my site using the coupon code there will be a discount. You will deal directly with JNS Technologies with the order and payments etc.

Epson TM-T20II Receipt Printer

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Customer Service in South Africa

After having to deal with a few companies and institutions over the last few months I have come to the conclusion that the Customer Service levels have dropped steeply over the last few years. Its such a sad situation on so many levels.

Many employees and customers alike blame the situation on a lack of training. I disagree to a certain extent with this statement. Let me explain my own customer service growth and thoughts.

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Thermal Ribbon 110mm x 91m Premium Wax

Thermal Wax Ribbon 110mm x 91m for OS214Plus and O4-250
Premium Wax Out Ribbon 110mm x 91m on 13mm Core

Special offer on current stock of Premium Wax Ribbon

I am able to offer you through JNS Technologies, Premium Wax Out Ribbons 110mm x 91m on 13mm Core at R28 (Incl vat)

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High debt leads to sequestration

This is not an advert like the hundreds of ads out there promising to get you free of debt but rather my true life event before and after 2008.

We had our own company pre 2008 and were living a life of luxury, three motor vehicles in the garage, a large house with a bond of R1.600 000 and things were going well. Friends were plenty and parties and braai’s virtually every weekend. When I look back now I see that our lives were driven by money and possessions. At the same time we had debt … plenty of debt! But this wasn’t a problem as we could cover all our installments with a smile.

First Incident

The first incident happened in 2007 which gave us a bit of a knock, we received an order for numerous PC operating system packages to a value of over R100 000, cant remember the exact amount. I personally collected the packages from the supplier and delivered them to an address in Houghten which seemed totally legitimate and received a bank drawn cheque from the client as arranged. Later the same afternoon we received another order from the same client for laptops and other bits and pieces with the same payment arrangements, orders were placed. The following morning our bank informed us that the cheque we paid in was a forgery and no such account existed, what a complete shock!!

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How to install the Cipherlab 8001

A short tutorial on how to install the Cipherlab 8001 and 8200 on your computer. This covers the USB kit, the RS232 model is slightly simpler.

Install the USB Drivers

First download USB Drivers (CP210x_VCP_Windows_v6.7) and install. This will install the USB Driver needed to make the Cipherlab 8001 communicate with your PC via the USB Port. It creates a virtual com port which we will get the number of shortly.

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Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Thermal Wax Ribbon
Thermal Wax Ribbon

JNS Technologies have stocked up on Premium Wax Thermal Transfer Ribbons 110mm x 91m. 

I will keep rolls with me over the festive season while most companies are closed. The size of the ribbons are 110mm wide by 91m long on a 13mm core. This is the most common roll that always seems to be in demand over December.

If you find yourself needing ribbon, give me a call or Whatsapp me on 072 155 8210

Thermal Transfer Label Printer Review

I have just finished the review on the new CP-2240 Label Printer from Argox.

Argox CP-2240 Label Printer

We put the Label Printer through a variety of tests, driving it hard at times and it passed every time! The CP-2240 has a small footprint, compact and very easy to use. Loading media and the large 300m ribbon is easy thanks to the large area inside the printer.

The Label Printer prints at a maximum speed of 7 inches per second and still produces a crisp clean print.

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5 November Guy Fawkes

Being born in the 60’s and growing up through the 70’s and 80’s there was never an issue with celebrating Guy Fawkes. I actually don’t think we even knew the history behind the day.

It was just a day filled with excitement and anticipation of what was to come. My Father used to work in Johannesburg and every year on the 5th November arrive home with a huge box of fireworks and packets of crackers.

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