Talking Retail recently published an article on the pricing issues found by Scottish Trading Standards from 22 different local councils. The article highlighted that there were frequently discrepancies between the price marked on the shelf (if it was marked at all) and the price charged at the till.
The government website highlights that prices must be displayed in sterling, including VAT where applicable and the price for a single item for loose products. Items that are measured should have their prices displayed in metric (though some products like beer are excluded.) In the current rising cost of living situation Trading Standards are particularly concerned that incorrectly marked prices will cause further problems especially for those whose budgets are strained.
With so many price changes at the moment, it’s difficult for staff to keep up with the shelf edge labels – so we thought we’d help with a quick guide on how best to manage price changes.
If your time is limited you might benefit from Electronic Shelf Edge Labels which automatically update when your ShopMate price file updates. Find out more about Electronic Shelf Edge Labels by speaking to our team +01780480562.
If you manage your stock manually, you can use a hand held Memor to check prices of new items as they come back into stock – simply scan and compare to the existing shelf edge label.
You can also do random checks using a Memor – do a bay or two at a time and, if you have a Zebra Printer, it’s a quick walk around the store, printing labels as you go.
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