E-commerce has dramatically
accelerated its growth
during the pandemic,
and this trend is set to increase.
According to Digital Commerce 360:
- in 2020, consumers spent $ 861.12 billion online with U.S. merchants, a 44% increase over the previous year;
- this is the highest annual U.S. e-commerce growth in at least two decades, nearly tripling the 15.1% jump in 2019;
- e-commerce will continue to grow in 2021, reaching upwards of $ 930 billion and exceeding $ 1 trillion in 2022.
Thus, warehouse management becomes more and more complex. To optimize processing times and increase productivity, workers in this sector need to scan objects at arm's length while looking for hard-to-reach items on the upper shelves. Handheld computers must offer not only short and medium-range barcode scanning capabilities, but also optics that make long-range scans quick and accurate. XLR (Extra-Long Range) technology helps operators meet and exceed shift quotas, driving organizational productivity and profit.
By way of example, the same device allows a forklift driver to scan a code on a pick sheet, then verify the presence of the item by scanning a pallet that lies several meters on a rack.
Datalogic's XLR handheld scanners help workers scan objects at 1, 5, 10 and even 20 meters thanks to improved aiming and the ability to handle major changes in perspective.
By reading this article you will better understand how our XLR devices make possible greater comfort and reduced operating times.