Adding barcodes

How to add order and product barcodes to your Order Printer template

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Written by Bjorn Forsberg
Updated over a week ago

Barcodes are a great way to speed up your order lookups and packing of products.

You can include barcodes in your templates by doing the following:

  1. Login to Order Printer Templates (Shopify admin -> Apps)

  2. Click the "Customize template" button on your design

  3. In the editor, go into the "Options and formats" section

  4. Scroll down to the "Barcodes" section, and enable the checkmark for order barcodes, product barcodes, and/or the product barcode text:

These product barcodes will be generated based on what you have in the "Barcodes" field on your Variants in the Shopify admin.

If you haven't set them up yet, you can do it directly from your products information, as illustrated in the screenshot below:

Once added, new orders will show the barcode for the updated products. Shopify will not update old orders when you make product changes, so only new orders will show the new barcode image or text you have set up.

Note: The barcodes won't show up until after 4 hours after configured. The app imports all barcodes on a 4-hour cycle, so they'll show up automatically as soon as the app has detected them.

๐Ÿ’กThe barcodes are useful for quickly looking up orders or products in the Shopify admin. However, the template does not control what happens when the barcode is scanned since it's essentially just a way to "read/type" the barcode text quickly. Any actions you want to happen when you scan the barcode would depend on where you are scanning the barcode.

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