In 2019, one of the major implementations is the mandatory labeling project. The labeling has covered a wide variety of product categories. This project is aimed at ousting counterfeit low-quality products from the domestic market, which will make the trade turnover transparent for the buyer and the state.
The introduction of marking is based on the draft law No. 487-FZ of December 31, 2017, amending the legislation on the implementation of trade and the rules for the use of cash registers. According to No. 487-FZ, trade and distribution of goods that do not meet labeling requirements are prohibited. Liability for offenses is separately spelled out in the law.
Government decree No. 791-r dated 04/28/2018 determined the general rules for working with markings introduced in 2019, and decree No. 792-r dated 04/28/2018 established the product line to which the labeling applies.
Currently, some categories of goods are already subject to mandatory labeling, others are waiting for their turn, conducting pilot labeling with participation on a voluntary basis, which helps to work out the scheme of interaction with the system.
Mandatory labeling today applies to the following product groups:
• from 01.03.2019, the mandatory registration in the information system for labeling cigarettes and other tobacco products started, but wholesale and retail received marked blocks and packs of cigarettes with the DataMatrix code from manufacturers only from 01.07.2019;
• from 01.07.2019 marking of shoes is mandatory;
• from 01.12.2019, the marking will become mandatory for cameras, perfumes, tires and tires, as well as some types of clothing and home textiles.
The labeling system plans to expand further, according to the project, by 2024, labeling codes will mark almost all products offered on the market.
How to connect to the marking system?
The scheme of actions is quite simple:
1. Leave a request on the CRPT website or send a request to the operator s e-mail [email protected] To work with the system, you will need a qualified electronic signature (CEP), with the help of which all documents in the EDI system will be certified.
2. Go to the online cashier, if you are still trading without CCP. It is not possible to sell goods without using a cash register, because goods are written off when calculating using a cash register, with the transfer of information to the OFD and printing a code on the check.
3. Put into operation a 2D barcode scanner for recognizing two-dimensional marking codes of the DataMatrix type when receiving goods, as well as when selling goods at the checkout.
4. Put into operation the EDM system, integrating it with the working inventory system and the online cash register software, because, in many respects, the comfort of working with marking depends on this.
Pilot projects on cameras, tires and other goods have already begun a long time ago and CTPD actively invites you to take part in the experiment, because testing the work with marking in advance will help not only manufacturers, wholesalers and retail to avoid unnecessary fines in the future, but also the marking operator to identify bottlenecks in advance coming up with solutions for problematic moments. What happens after the experiments are completed? The labeling will simply become mandatory, and the offenders will be subject to penalties.
How is the retail business changing when trading branded goods?
The trade in labeled goods will not bring any technological innovations to the operation of retail stores, all the necessary devices have long been used and are available on the market, however, there are two fundamental implementations.
First – introduction of electronic document management (EDM), but this is a change only for retail representatives who have not yet automated trade through EDM. EDI is required to send universal transfer documents (UTD) accompanying the goods to the general information labeling system.
Second – the need to scan the marking codes when accepting the goods, checking the codes with those specified in the FRT, and when the buyer settles for the goods at the checkout, the marking code read at the checkout will be displayed on the cash register receipt and sent to the system through the OFD, and the goods are written off. To scan the codes, of course, you need to purchase a 2D barcode scanner, as tag codes are classified as 2D barcodes.
Now the market offers excellent options for scanning devices that work autonomously, reading QR barcodes from glossy surfaces in seconds, instantly interacting with a computer and any cash register, and most of the entrepreneurs, of course, want to buy a convenient, efficient, and most importantly inexpensive scanning device that will serve long, and will quickly cope with barcode recognition.
The most popular and affordable models of 2D scanners, which are now chosen by participants in pilot marking projects everywhere, are scanners from the market leader ATOL. Two models of scanning devices ATOL SB2108 and ATOL L50X stand out clearly.
ATOL SB2108 is one of the main models with an improved scanning element that can read inversion or low contrast barcode. Few modern devices scan a white print of a barcode on a black background, often the barcode is damaged on the way and has a gray low-contrast color, which prevents decoding, but this is not a problem for the ATOL SB2108 scanner. It handles 2D barcode recognition like QR and DataMatrix with ease. The scanner belongs to the high-speed category, which will reduce the time of settlement with customers and have a positive effect on the operation of the store as a whole.
ATOL L50X seems to be an excellent option for a 2D scanner from ATOL. Its efficient operation, reliability and inexpensive price make the scanner so popular on the market. This model of the scanner works with 1D and 2D barcodes, differing from analogs in exceptional recognition of barcodes with damage or poor printing, and if ATOL L50X does not seem to be able to read the barcode, it is unlikely that any other scanner will scan it.
Good budget scanners that can handle marking codes are the IDZOR 2200-2D scanner and the IDZOR 9750S 2D scanner.
Inexpensive barcode scanner IDZOR 2200-2D perfectly copes with 2D barcodes of any contrast, even frayed and damaged barcodes are recognized by the device almost instantly. Along with this, this scanner easily reads barcodes from displays of mobile devices, including barcodes of AliPay and TenPay payment systems, which will expand the possibilities of receiving payments and attract new customers.
The IDZOR 9750S 2D barcode scanner is capable of reading a barcode at a contrast of 35%, so this model is one of the best in terms of label recognition. Even if the label is damaged in transit, the IDZOR 9750S 2D reads it the first time as quickly as a clearer barcode. Unobtrusive sound and light accompaniment, shock resistance and low cost are what retail and wholesale companies choose this scanner for.
The cash register market has been actively adapting to the needs of entrepreneurs since the beginning of the year, and now the range of good models of 2D scanners is suitable for working with labeling, EGAIS and simply for automating goods acceptance and trade, interact with almost all types of online cash registers.
The plans of the state until 2024 include total labeling of all categories, so working with the labeling system in the coming years for trade is inevitable, so it is worth studying this issue in advance, taking part in pilot experimental projects of the CRPT, choosing a suitable online cashier and barcode scanner.