Barcode scanning is an essential part of the overall inventory and order fulfilment management. Without it, warehouse operations are prone to human error, leaving receiving, inventory, fulfillment and shipping errors with a chance to flourish. But when barcode scanning technologies are implemented and used properly, warehouse staff can operate with extremely low levels of errors – which is critical in our world of high-stakes e-commerce fulfillment and delivery.
How to generate barcode?
Barcodes can be generated for an individual products or in bulk. In order to do so:
- Go to the products menu from the main nav
- Select one or multiple products from the checkboxes on the left
- Click on Barcode on the right for single product or Bulk Barcode on top for multiple barcodes
- It asks for the qty of barcodes to be printed, provide that information and click on Export or Print
- This will generate a report that can be printed and pasted upon articles in your warehouse
Where are these barcodes used?
Barcodes have multiple use cases. Any activity related to products within the warehouse involves barcode scanning. Mentioned below are few frequently used activities:
- Picking: When a picker picks the item for packing, barcodes are scanned by a mobile app camera or a handheld device.
- Receiving: At the time of receiving the goods sent by the supplier, you scan the products to mark them as received.
- Allocate Location: After goods are received in the receiving area, you start allocating location to the products by scanning the barcodes.
- Returns: When a return is received in the warehouse, product barcode is scanned to identified if its the right product and further processing is done.
You can define the qty of barcodes needed.