How Model and Serial Plates Help Manufacturers and Retailers

model and serial plates

You’ve seen these tags on a lot of products in your home and in your office. More often than not, these tags are found on items that have numerous moving parts, and these include anything from kitchen appliances to computers to office equipment to mobile phones. These plates are often made using a variety of materials, with the thinner label types being used on computers and other small devices, and thicker metal model and serial plates being used on heavy-duty equipment, kitchen appliances, and machinery.

To some people, these tags don’t mean much, but to retailers and manufacturers, these tags do a lot of things. Here are some of the things that these model and serial plates do to help retailers as well as manufacturers:

Keep track of products that are sold – model and serial number plates help both retailers and manufacturers keep track of the items that they have sold. The individual unique serial numbers found on these items help them keep track of each and every item that is being purchased by consumers. These make it easy for them to find out how many of a particular model has been sold.

Keep track of where products are being sold – for manufacturers, the serial numbers on these plates help them determine which of their retailers are doing particularly well when it comes to selling specific models. When these products are shipped to their sellers, the serial numbers are taken note of in order for them to know where each and every item is being sold. This also helps them find out which retailers are selling more of a specific model than others.

For troubleshooting needs – when you contact the hotline of a manufacturer to ask for help with repairing an item that you bought from them, the model and serial number plate actually helps a lot. Since most companies that sell electronics, appliances, and the like have more than one model for the items that they sell, being able to give them the model details of the product will help expedite the search for the answers that you need.

For warranty requirements – when you purchase kitchen appliances, electronics, and office equipment, you will find that the sales clerk asks you to write your information on a tear-away stub that is found in the box of the item you are buying. This is then sent to the manufacturer to inform them that the item in question has been purchased by you and that the warranty is now active on the item. This is usually done for products that have a limited warranty, however some items that have a lifetime warranty also have such stubs sent to them as well to know that the warranty has gone active.

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