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ELECTRONIC PRICE TAGS FOR CLOTHING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004489D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 140K

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Abstract

Clothing and apparel retailers commonly use price tags as a method of disclosing price of merchandise to their customers. Currently, conventional price tags used in most retail outlets are paper tags with a printed retail price along with a printed bar code. To change prices during sales and clearances requires manual removal of original tag either by tearing off the portion of the tag with the price or replacing the price with a new sticker price.

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ELECTRONIC PRICE TAGS FOR CLOTHING

Clothing and apparel retailers commonly use price tags as a method of disclosing price of merchandise to their customers. Currently, conventional price tags used in most retail outlets are paper tags with a printed retail price along with a printed bar code. To change prices during sales and clearances requires manual removal of original tag either by tearing off the portion of the tag with the price or replacing the price with a new sticker price.

Using electronic tags would help increase efficiency and accuracy during pricing of merchandise. Electronic price tags eliminate the need to replace tags or cover up the suggested retail price during sales. Price tags can be automatically updated or changed from a central computer database using the assigned barcodes for each piece of merchandise. Electronic tags can be reused over and over again.

Figure 1 Electronic price tag

In Figure 1, electronic price tag 100 with LCD 110 for numerical display of merchandise price 120 and assigned bar code 130. Price is updated or changed electronically through computer database 140.