ReadEPC and PrintEPC Solution

PrintEPC™   •   The All-In-One Solution
to meet the RFID requirements of the Walmart Mandate.
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With our easy to use software,
you just scan your product UPC barcode
and our PrintEPC™ software will
print the Walmart mandated RFID tag.

KEY FEATURES:

USER-FRIENDLY SOFTWARE
The UPC and RFID product information is displayed in an easy to understand format including a picture of the product.

100% ACCURACY
Our PrintEPC™ software handles the RFID encoding, provides proof-pages for verification, and maintains the history file of printed labels and serial numbers.

INDUSTRY STANDARD FORMATS
- North America RFID
- RFID ISO 18000-6C (Gen 2)
- SGTIN-96
- UHF

ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION
- ReadEPC™ & PrintEPC™ Software
- RFID Label Printer
- RFID Labels
- RFID Tag Reader


The Walmart Mandate requires Electronic Product Code (EPC) tags.

What is the Walmart Mandate?
In many departments including Home goods, Electronics, Toys, and Sporting goods, products sold at Walmart U.S. stores require RFID tags. This includes all national, proprietary, Supplier and private brands.
Walmart will be following all industry standards set forth by GS1 RFID serialized encoding standard,GS1 RFID tag placement standards and Auburn University RFID Lab ARC inlay standards.

When did the Walmart Mandate take effect?
September 2, 2022

What is the EPC Symbol?
From the 2023 Walmart Supply Chain Packaging Guide:
• The EPC symbol indicates an Electronic Product Code (EPC) RFID chip is present.
• The EPC logo example represents the bare minimum of information that should be shown on packaging to identify RFID tagging.
• Any packaging that has an RFID tag is required to have the EPC symbol displayed on the packaging where customers and store associates can see it.
• The EPC symbol is NOT ALLOWED on any packaging that does not contain an RFID iLab, attaching tags with an EPC logo and/or inlay but not properly encoded can cause major confusion within the process.

What are Suppliers required to do
to meet the Walmart Mandate?
From the 2023 Walmart Supply Chain Packaging Guide:
• Product Suppliers are required to have a process in place to ensure all EPC tags leaving the facility are unique.
• Quality checking includes ensuring there are no duplicate tags or codes and that each tag is properly encoded for the item it is on.
• Any errors arriving at the stores will be the responsibility of Suppliers and all costs will be incurred by the Supplier.

What is the easiest way to meet
the Walmart mandate requirements?
The Microcom All-In-One Solution uses your UPC barcode to determine the unique information to encode in the RFID chip and then prints the 100% accurate label.

To discuss how our PrintEPC™ Solution can work for you, please contact sales@microcomcorp.com or 740-548-6262



For additional information about the Walmart Mandate:

The Walmart Supply Chain Packaging Guide

The Walmart Corporate website provides the Walmart Supply Chain Packaging Guide which includes information and specifications for Suppliers shipping domestic merchandise through the Walmart Distribution Network. It is the responsibility of the Supplier to follow these requirements to help ensure that all packaging can sustain the distribution environment from the manufacturer all the way to the store shelf. To serve their customers right the first time, Walmart U.S. Supply Chain (store only) will be following all industry standards set forth by GS1 RFID serialized encoding standard, GS1 RFID tag placement standards, and Auburn University RFID Lab ARC inlay standards.

The "Supply Chain Standards / RFID" section begins on page 256.

View the Walmart Supply Chain Packaging Guide





Arkansas Democrat-Gazett Article
"Walmart expands RFID tag system"


"Walmart Inc. is requiring suppliers in more product categories to attach RFID tags to their items, which helps the retailer ensure proper stock levels in stores..."

"We've seen dramatic results in our ability to ensure product is available for our customers, leading to improved online order fulfillment and customer satisfaction," said Shelly McDougal, Walmart's Senior Director of Merchandising...

"It allows us to trace items through the full supply chain, increases efficiency, reduces waste and emissions, helps with recycling sorting, increases sustainability, enables faster and safer product recalls, and allows us to authenticate products to prevent counterfeiting or even theft," said Justin Patton, Director of the RFID Lab at Auburn University.

View the Arkansas Democrat-Gazett Article


The Auburn University Announcement of
their Partnership with Walmart


"American retail supergiant Walmart has partnered with researchers at Auburn University to implement cutting-edge technology in modernizing inventory control, thus providing stores and customers with a multitude of streamlined services intended to save time and money. Work being done at Auburn using radio frequency identification, or RFID, is having an impact on the entire landscape regarding supply chain management from product-maker to final customer... "

"Unlike commonly used scanners that require barcodes and physical scanning of individual items or items in bulk, the use of radio frequency technology that implements aspects of artificial intelligence allows a scan gun to detect and summarize data from mass quantities of inventory stock all at once, scanning literally hundreds of items in just seconds. Vendors providing products to Walmart will be required to include on their merchandise-attached sales tags a small sticker that includes an electronic product code, or EPC code, instead of only a traditional bar code."

View the Auburn University Announcement


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