Source Tagging

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What is Source Tagging?

Source Tagging is the process of applying an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) or Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Label or Hard tag to a retail product’s packaging or the product itself at the point of manufacture or packaging.

Essentially, retail product vendors, consumer goods manufacturers, and product packaging companies are required to embed Acousto-Magnetic (AM), Radio-Frequency (RF) or RFID labels or hard tags into products or product packaging before the products are shipped to retailers. This allows retailers to eliminate the high cost and inefficiency associated with in-store tagging, and the process of moving the products out onto the sales floor is much quicker.

Optimize time
and labor

Increase
your sales

Enhance customer experience

Improve security and reduce shrink

Whether a product must be tagged with an AM, RF or RFID Label or Hard Tag depends on what type of detection systems the retailer has installed in their stores.  The adhesive labels are typically applied to hard goods, while the hard tags are used for apparel tagging.

Please refer to the White Paper on this page for more information regarding tagging apparel at the source with our Hard Tag recirculation services.

Not only is our Tag Recirculation service the most cost-effective, efficient, and secure way to tag apparel, it is also the only environmentally friendly method of apparel tagging.

ALL-Tag is a global manufacturer and supplier of RF, AM and RFID labels and hard tags. Our distribution centers around the world ensure immediate deliveries to any retailer’s source tagging vendors. ALL-TAG has been helping retailers and their source tagging partners begin and sustain efficient tagging programs since the year 2000. Providing source tagging services and manufacturing products to be used for source tagging is our core business, specialty, and expertise.

START SOURCE TAGGING
YOUR MERCHANDISE

Join top retailers, consumer products manufacturers,
packaging companies, and value resellers around the
world that are utilizing the most efficient method for
merchandise security tagging…

START SOURCE TAGGING
YOUR MERCHANDISE

Join top retailers, consumer products manufacturers,
packaging companies, and value resellers around the
world that are utilizing the most efficient method for
merchandise security tagging…

There is currently a large number of retail companies around the world that source tag their merchandise. For example, Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, Dollar General, CVS, Walgreens, Family Dollar, Rite Aid, Aldi, Tesco, Carrefour, Urban Outfitters, Sainsbury, Barnes & Noble, Lid1, Dixons, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, JC Penney, Kroger, Banana Republic, Lululemon, El Corte Ingles, and Matalan all source tag some of their merchandise. At the bottom of this page, we have listed retailers according to the type of security label or security tag they use to source tag their hard goods or apparel. ALL-TAG is currently involved in source tagging with some of the retailers in this list, but not all of them. Please contact us for more information about retailers and their source tagging requirements.

RF LABELS
AM LABELS

Optimize time
and labor

Improve security and reduce shrink

Enhance customer experience

Increase
your sales

EAS Tag Recirculation™ White Paper

Apparel Source Tagging for  Today’s Retailers

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) Source Tagging and EAS Tag Recirculation™ are playing a large role in the evolution of retail logistics and loss prevention. Retailers realize that in-store tagging is very expensive, time-consuming, and highly inefficient, and they are looking toward solutions that move EAS tagging to the most economical place in the logistics chain – out of the store, and back toward where the merchandise is manufactured.

EAS Tag Recirculation™ White Paper

Apparel Source Tagging for  Today’s Retailers

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) Source Tagging and EAS Tag Recirculation™ are playing a large role in the evolution of retail logistics and loss prevention. Retailers realize that in-store tagging is very expensive, time-consuming, and highly inefficient, and they are looking toward solutions that move EAS tagging to the most economical place in the logistics chain – out of the store, and back toward where the merchandise is manufactured.

Please keep in mind that this is a dynamic page because source-tagging requirements often change. We will make sure this page continues to be a great resource by keeping it current and updated.
 
Please contact ALL-Tag if you need further information regarding source-tagging with RF, AM and RFID labels and hard tags: info@all-tag.com

Popular RF Labels

Popular RF Labels

All-Tag 31×32 mm SuperLabels®

The All-Tag Labels are paper thin, self-adhesive tags used to protect any type of non-metallic, hard goods item such as film, video tapes, books, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical items, or security cases for CD or DVD protection.

All-Tag 23×44 mm Label

Available in Plain White, Barcode, and Thermal Paper.

All-Tag 30 mm Round Label

All-Tag 30 mm Round Label​
Display Your Brand & Increase Security Custom Printing:
• Company/Store Logos
• Store Numbers & Addresses
• Warning Messages & Symbols

MicroLabel – 26 x 29 mm

This small 1 x 1.14 inch (26×29 mm) 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency Label is perfect for small packages, and packages with a lot of printed content.

Popular AM Labels

Popular AM Labels

AM Security Labels
Roll Format

DR ROLL

An Alternative to the Sensormatic UltraStrip III (DR) Label



ALL-TAG’s Signatronic AM Label
Plain White

ALL-TAG’s Signatronic AM Label – Plain White
An Alternative to the Sensormatic APX (DR) Label


AM Label – Narrow
The World’s Smallest AM

Narrow AM Label Image

24% smaller than Sensormatic® APX (DR) Labels, so retailers can now protect smaller merchandise they couldn’t tag before. Compatible with TYCO/Sensormatic and other Acousto-Magnetic (AM) 58 KHz EAS Systems and Deactivators.

Popular AM and RF Hard Tags​

Sensormatic Visible Source Tag (VST-R)®

Sensormatic Visible Source Tag (VST)®

The Sensormatic Visible Source Tag or VST-R® tag was developed for Apparel Source Tagging, which means the tags are attached to apparel at the manufacturer source instead of in retail stores. After the tags are removed from the apparel at the point of sale, they are simply thrown away.

RF Source Tag

RF Source Tag

This RF Source Tag is an attractive, lightweight tag that is well suited for our hard tag recirculation® program for source-tagging apparel. It is very similar to the Checkpoint security tag that is used for apparel source tagging.

E-Tag™

The E-Tag™ is a high quality alternative to the Sensormatic® SuperTag versions I and II. The E-Tag is equipped with the same detection antenna found in authentic Sensormatic brand tags, making it compatible with all Sensormatic Ultra*Max® Systems and more difficult to shield with foil lined bags. The E-Tag is also compatible with all Sensormatic SuperTag Detachers.

Popular Ink Tags

Sensormatic Visible Source Tag (VST-R)®

EAS-Ink

The Sensormatic Visible Source Tag or VST-R® tag was developed for Apparel Source Tagging, which means the tags are attached to apparel at the manufacturer source instead of in retail stores. After the tags are removed from the apparel at the point of sale, they are simply thrown  away.

Below is a list of the largest retailers that require their vendors to source tag with RF Labels, AM Labels, Hard Tags, or Ink Tags.

RF Labels

  • Kohl’s
  • Target
  • Dollar General
  • CVS
  • Walgreens
  • Family Dollar
  • Rite Aid
  • Aldi
  • Fred Meyer
  • Tesco
  • Carrefour
  • Ulta
  • Urban Outfitters
  • TJ Maxx
  • Metro
  • Sainsbury
  • H&M
  • HEB
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Big Lots
  • Lidl
  • Dixons

AM Labels

  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Best Buy
  • Boots
  • NEXT
  • Staples
  • Office Depot / OfficeMax
  • WalMart
  • ASDA
  • JC Penney
  • Kroger
  • Chedraui
  • TK Maxx

Sensormatic VST‑R®

  • Zara / Inditex
  • Banana Republic
  • Capri
  • Piazza Italia
  • Lululemon
  • Guess Europe
  • HEB
  • Walmart Chile

RF Source-Tag

  • Kohl’s
  • Gap
  • Old Navy
  • El Corte Ingles
  • Matalan
  • Fred Meyer

AM Ink Tags

  • JC Penney

Notes on Source Tagging products:

  • RF (Radio Frequency) Labels are used to source tag merchandise in Kohl’s, Dollar General, Walgreens, Target, CVS, Family Dollar, Rite Aid, Aldi, Tesco, Fred Meyer, Carrefour, Ulta, TJ Maxx, Urban Outfitters, Metro, Sainsbury, H&M, HEB, Barnes & Noble, Big Lots, Lidl, Dixon’s and many other retailers. ALL-Tag produces a wide variety of RF labels to protect any type of retail merchandise that must be source tagged.
  • AM (Acousto Magnetic) Labels are used to source tag merchandise in Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe’s, NEXT, Boots, Office Depot / OfficeMax, Staples, Walmart, ASDA, JC Penney, Chedraui, Kroger, TK Maxx and many other retailers. ALL-Tag supplies AM labels that are comparable in performance to the Sensormatic AM labels, and can be used to protect any type of any type of retail merchandise that must be source tagged.
  • Sensormatic VST-R Tags are used to source tag merchandise in Zara (Inditex), Banana Republic, HEB, Walmart Chile, Guess Europe, Lululemon, Piazza Italia, Capri and many other retailers. ALL-Tag resells Sensormatic VST-R Tags, and supplies their own brand of comparable tags (E-Tags) that are used to protect any type of retail apparel that must be source tagged.
  • RF Source Tags are used to source tag merchandise in Gap, Kohl’s Old Navy, El Corte Ingles, Matalan, Fred Meyers and many other retailers. ALL-Tag produces a wide variety of RF Source Tags to protect any type of apparel merchandise that must be source tagged.
  • AM Ink Tags are used to source tag merchandise in JC Penney. ALL-Tag produces a wide variety of AM Ink Tags to protect any type of apparel merchandise that must be source tagged.,

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Phone: +1-561-998-9983
Email: info@all-tag.com

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