In-store payment services provider, PayPoint has launched a predictive text solution for parcel barcodes. The technology has been developed to help reduce the amount of time spent by retailers manually keying in barcodes.
The new feature means that when a retailer manually types in a barcode that won’t scan, the terminal automatically completes the code once enough digits have been entered to trigger recognition.
Parcel codes can be anywhere from 11 to 16 characters long, depending on the carrier. The new predictive text solution can cut this down to as little as three manually typed characters before it recognizes and auto-populates the field.
Gary Winter, parcels director at PayPoint, said, “The launch of predictive text for parcels is just one of the many ways we are continuing to innovate and transform the services we offer to our convenience partners. Not only will this feature help retailers to manage their parcels more efficiently, but it will also lead to a reduction in customer waiting times.”