i am helping a friend to setup a retail pos for a manual handicraft shop. we are planning to have a barcode for each item to place on shelve. once the product is purchased we want that item to be scanned via barcode and display on ticket.
may i know the step by step guide to achieve this. how the barcode is suppose to be generated -------- in my understanding barcode will be printed base on “Product ID” and once item barcode is scanned the item should be selected in ticket.
Just create you own barcodes online by searching for a free barcode generator. Print barcode onto labels, stick them to your products and ensure you type the barcode into the barcode field on the product setup page
Then simply scan it and it will add that item to the ticket
Yes…Just type the barcode number into the barcode field on the product page thats all you need to do to setup a barcode to relate to a product
Then in the pos screen just start typing that barcode number, no need to click anywhere or do anything special just statt typing it and press enter on your keyboard and it will add that product to the ticket
Using a barcode scanner is exactly the same as typing the number in and pressing enter, it just happens that quick you dont see the number actually appear onscreen, and the product is added
Why do you need letters? Just setup the barcode using numbers if your going to scan it it doesnt matter what numbers the barcode is made up of its just a reference number for that product so when it is entered samba can recall the associated product and add it to the ticket
You can set it to be as many digits long as you like, ive used various lengths for different things, 13 digits, 7 digits the ticket id used in samba starts at 4 digits and that can be used to set as a barcode for the ticket to scan and reload ticket on screen so the length is entirely up to you and how you have programmed your barcode reader to read different formats
The barcode will be anything… you can type Cow and a barcode can be made that reads Cow when scanned… So it really does not matter how you build your barcodes just keep it simple and keep it so you can ensure they are all unique.
I recommend using numbers just to keep it simple and its easier to ensure its unique.
Have not done much with barcodes but while tinkering with using a label printer I was thinking I wonder if there was a way to use samba and a label printer to print product barcode labels straight from samba?
I imagine having a button like print barcode which would print to a label printer labels with maybe a template for small label with barcode and product name.
Perhaps in a way where you could enter the number of labels in the number pad which would be brought over to the copies setting in the print job.
So as a work flow, you would add a product enter qty of labels and hit print barcode which would print that qty of barcode labels. Maybe add an automatic cancel order action to end of rule.
Have not looked at the practical application of this but will have a look when I next get spare few hours, may not be possible but would something like this be of interest to anyone?
Couldn’t see another thread discussing this but let me know if I’ve missed it before I look into it?
There isn’t anything in that which stands out as impossible to you is there?
It would obviously apply more to situations like that above where they are selling something home/handmade or perhaps second hand like charity shop or something as these would not have the origional barcodes from a manufacturer.
Which makes me begin to think maybe there is not a huge need for such a setup as obviously the majority of situations you could just use the standard barcode on the items packaging.
Am I forgetting a major area where this would be ideal?