Home Goods

Enable better inventory management while increasing sales, reducing theft, and improving the customer experience.

Industry Challenges

The SKU-based methods and barcode technology that the home goods sector has used to manage inventory for three decades is rapidly becoming obsolete. Today — with new omnichannel options, profound shifts in consumer behaviors, and increasing competition among retailers — the need for improved inventory accuracy is paramount.

For more and more home goods retailers, the answer involves item-level RFID for inventory management solutions — technology that enables them to know precisely what they have in stock in real time. With inventory accuracy rates of 93-99% and drastically reduced out-of-stocks, item-level RFID delivers tangible return on investment (ROI), high-value operational efficiencies, and more.

Benefits of Item-Level RFID for Home Goods

  • 93-99% item-level inventory accuracy
  • Reduction of out-of-stock
  • Improved customer satisfaction through order fulfillment
  • Reduced overstocks through leaner inventory management

Real-World Success

“Our initial pilots using SML’s Clarity® RFID solution allowed us to gain a significantly improved view of our inventory and the return on investment across the business was apparent.”

How RFID Technology Benefits the Home Goods Industry

With deep industry experience and a strong foothold in retail home goods, SML offers comprehensive solutions from item-level RFID technology to brand identification strategies that meet the needs of today’s home goods leaders.

Our printing and encoding solutions, produced by the industry’s largest in-country service bureau network, are designed to meet ever-changing demands in home goods retail, delivering both RFID and non-RFID products in less time and from more locations. From in-plant printing and handheld RFID tag technology to a wide spectrum of brand identification form factors to support all product types, our breadth of product offerings and depth of experience ensures the best results for our customers and their unique brand needs.

9+ Billion

Items Connected with Digital ID


Stores Deployed with Clarity®