Ways in Which Thermal Paper Rolls Help Businesses Increase Efficiency
Thermal paper rolls come in different sizes and dimensions that can range from something as small as a reel of camera film to something as large as foot long cylinder. However, it is mainly the smaller variety that is mostly in use across most retail businesses because these are ideal for point of purchase (POP) thermal printers. Most such printers are compact hand-held devices that can be easily moved around the store although that is not really necessary because most transactions are paid for at the cash counter. One critical area where the efficiency of a retail business can be seen is at the cash counter where customers don’t like to wait too long.
Customers want faster services
The competition is getting tougher at the retail POS with newer businesses coming up in larger numbers. On the other hand, the market size is increasing with the rise in disposable incomes which has led to increasing appetite of customers for goodies. The increasingly affluent customers indulge in a lot of impulse buying of branded products that customers had earlier never had the opportunity to buy. They also expect preferential treatment at the store where they do the shopping, especially fast and efficient billing at the cash counter. This will require automation of billing for which thermal printers using thermal paper rolls are the best.
Growing use of parking tickets
The other side of the success stories and rising disposable incomes of Indian consumers is that many more people are able to afford cars of their own which has resulted in massive increase of vehicular traffic on Indian roads. It has also given rise to the need for organized paid public parking spaces to regulate proper usage of Indian roads. The parking lot management staff, who collect the parking fees from the vehicle owners, are required to issue receipts for such payments and they have to do it in quick time on thermal printers that use thermal paper rolls.
Why thermal paper billing is more efficient
The printing on thermal paper takes place with the help of heat that is transferred through the printer head onto the substrate or the paper. Thermal paper rolls have a special chemical coating on the side where the printing will take place; this side reacts to heat exposure in order to produce the print output. Hence, there is no need for any consumables like ink or ribbons to print on thermal paper. This improves efficiency to a great extent at the POS where lesser time spent on every customer frees up time to handle more customers resulting in more sales.