Techy Tuesday: Barcodes!!!
So with our Biggest Crown Heights Pop-Up Shop coming up on Thursday, we've been trying to brainstorm how to make the check-out process as fast as possible. I mean, how many times have you given up your place in line because you just couldn't stand to wait and felt the check-out people were just going sooooo slllloooowwww?
I can't even tell you how often this happens to me...I'll be in a store for something really important, like toothpaste. And the checkout person is chatting with the customer, and I'm standing there trying not to give evil eyes, but there's only so much patience I have when it comes to slow lines, so I'll just walk out. Then, I end up having to go to a different store and waste a whole lot more time, but at least I didn't have to stand in line doing nothing. Ok, I realize it makes no sense, but I know others feel the same way and as one of the checkout people at Project 6, I really don't want to get evil eyes from anyone!
So back to brainstorming. Shaindy and I have been thinking about this for a while, going back and forth between different ideas, such as self-checkout on computers, a separate checkout station for items such as our popular Liat belt, etc. But, today, I decided to do some research...maybe I was the only one who cared about waiting in line?
I found this article. First of all, as a math geek, it drew me in right away with ratios about how to find the fastest moving line. But the bottom line of the article was that having 1 customer line for various checkout stations (as opposed to a separate line for each checkout station) was the fastest...up to 3 times as fast! #noted
But still, me being who I am, I needed some techy way to make the checkout process faster. So I thought to myself, why can't we do it like all the big stores...bar-codes! It took me awhile to figure it out because bar-codes are basically a whole new language, but after the last few pop-ups, we've finally figured out how to make the bar-codes work!!! I can't wait for you to see how cool it is on Thursday! I might even let you hold the scanner yourself.
And yes, many of our dresses are Back-In-Stock and will be sold at the Pop-up Shop!