UK footwear retailer schuh has boosted its processes with DENSO handhelds.
With 132 stores in UK and Ireland, increasing customer demands and large stock numbers, schuh needed to upgrade to a more advanced technology. “Our paper-based system was very time-consuming and unfortunately not as accurate as we wanted. When we started looking for a more modern solution, our partner Banctec highly recommended DENSO WAVE EUROPE”, says Mia Winstone, Store Systems Support & Administrator at schuh. “We use the BHT-1505BB model of the handheld terminal, which can be connected to a tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth. That way, we can easily transfer data.”
“Our products are much more visible in our stores and we can help our customers quickly in case their size or desired colour of a shoe model is not available, because our warehouse management is always up to date”, Winstone continues. The BHT-1505BB handheld terminal has helped schuh make sure that their products are available on the shop floor more quickly, and no product is stuck in the stockroom and not on display. “We now know much better which stock is on hand and can make effective demand and supply forecasts,” says Winstone. “Our employees save so much time and are very happy about the increased efficiency. Additionally, the handheld terminal is very easy to operate and it does not take up time getting used to its functionality.”
The BHT-1500 handheld terminal series has a light, compact and highly portable body weighing just 128 grams, the lightest in the industry among handheld terminals in the same class. Another plus, according to DENSO, is the quick scanning performance, as well as its unique scanning angle, and its ergonomically designed body. The BHT-1505BB model is Bluetooth HID-enabled, enabling easy data transfer to tablets and smartphones. The BHT-1500 series is resistant to drops from a height of two metres.