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Sam's Club, the warehouse retail chain that is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, said in a letter sent this week to suppliers that it has reduced the fee for each pallet it receives without a radio frequency identification tag. The retailer will now charge 12 cents, instead of $2.50, to place an EPC RFID tag on any pallet shipped to its distribution center in DeSoto, Texas.
The reason, according to Simon Langford, Wal-Mart's director for EPC and RFID technologies, is that the retailer has integrated EPC RFID tagging into its own operations, so the cost to Sam's Club is minimal. The retailer also announced it will give suppliers more time to comply with the tagging requirements.
Source: RFID Journal
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