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February 1st, 2018

Label Trends – What Does the Future Have in Store for Our Sticky Friends?

Labels are not a very exciting topic for consumers. We purchase our goods at the mall or grocery store and don’t think much at all about the processes of inventory, organization, and tracking that goes on behind the scenes. The only time we are keenly aware of labels is when they won’t easily come off the new coffee tumbler we just purchased. But any business knows that when labels are designed and manufactured properly, they do an amazing job of organizing data and communicating important and even critical information. With commerce now knowing no geographical boundaries, it’s even more important to keep up with the evolving needs and trends of labels. Below are a couple things to keep an eye on if you are a label manufacturer.

Global Awareness

The internet has magically taken down the geographical barriers that so many businesses couldn’t tackle on their own. Entering a global market means not only new customers, but new regulations, and new data to collect. Labels are crucial in the supply chain at all levels, and as businesses emerge into the global market, they must take global needs into consideration. Keeping up with new regulations and avoiding disruptions from the manufacturing line will be critical to the success of a business, and having a labeling supplier who can help meet these demands will be invaluable.

Flexible Manufacturing

To meet the increasing demands from regulations, labels must be flexible and data-driven to adapt to the limitless requirements that exist. Label manufacturers who recognize this will be ahead of their competitors in meeting their customer needs. As the customer and regulatory requirements increase, companies have been forced to make numerous label changes and add more and more content to their labels. Label manufacturers who have planned for this will be able to quickly deliver custom labels and allow for easy online updates and changes to customer orders. Being a flexible label manufacturer will set your company apart from the competition.

What Can Shamrock Labels do for you?

For nearly 50 years Shamrock Labels has been manufacturing labels for all types of industries from healthcare to small business. Our research and development team are constantly looking at label trends to stay ahead of the needs of our customers. Our labels are compatible with numerous printers including laser, thermal, DYMO, Zebra and more. You can shop our diverse line of labels here, or if you are in need of a custom design, use our new Design A Label tool to create your own custom label easily online.

If you have any questions or need help determining the proper label, contact our customer service staff at 800-323-0249. Our expert label makers can help you get the exact label you need for your unique application.