|05-04-2008, 03:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
I heard rumors on the board that if you have certain numbers on the figures, places like walmart can look in the computer to see if a shipment is comming in or already instock? Not to sure on the details or what the system actually will show or tell you and how it works? I was wondering if anyone could clarify this for me? And also does Target have a similar system? thanks guys!
|05-04-2008, 03:36 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Altus, OK
It will NOT be able to tell what assortments or what figures are coming.
Target has the DPCI system, in which you can scan a GI Joe figure or product, and the system will then be able to tell you if there is additional product in the back. It will not say if any product is in transit.
Target uses a single DPCI for an entire assortment, so even if they have stuff in the back, it could just as easily be an old case of wave 2 or 3 or 4 rather than the newest stuff.
|05-04-2008, 03:37 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Scottsburg, Indiana
Walmart can check the UPC of a figure, but it will only give the total number of Joes, not of that particular one. For instance:
You're looking for wave 7 Viper. You give the UPC to a Walmart associate and they check the system. It tells them that they have 11 on hand. Well, that doesn't mean that They have 11 Vipers on hand. It means that they have 11 Joes TOTAL.
Target is basically the same way.
Walmart also has another system that tells them what is coming in on a truck (example: 3 cases of single Joes), but it doesn't tell them what wave the case is or if all 3 cases are the same assortment. I've ran into situations where we would get in 8 cases, but 3 would be one wave and the other 5 would be a different wave. It's basically whatever the warehouse has at the time.
Hope this helps!
|05-04-2008, 04:09 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
One more thing to add about the DPCI numbers Target uses:
If you go to the Customer Service area and give them the DPCI number they can see if they have any of that item in stock, BUT they can also tell you if any Target stores in the area have the item as well (I've been able to check 3 cities worth of Targets by stopping at 1 store )
|05-04-2008, 04:28 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Wow sweet info! Thanks for the clarification guys!
|05-04-2008, 05:16 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
Sometimes the numbers they have for what's SUPPOSED to be in stock don't really jive with what is ACTUALLY in stock - due to miscalculations, theft, or whatever. A lot of times this is the case. Especially before the store does an inventory.
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