Use a Bluetooth UPC bar-code scanner to add items to an order.
You will need to purchase a Bluetooth bar-code scanner. Make sure the scanner is compatible with your mobile device.
Some useful accessories to have are:
- Hand strap to hold your tablet while using the scanner with the other hand
- Retractable key holder to keep the scanner on your belt – or a lanyard for around your neck
Bluetooth scanner models that we have worked with and tested:
Make sure you have uploaded UPC codes for your items when you imported your item data.
The field "UPC" is used for this purpose, and should be mapped when loading your Item data. For details on uploading a UPC field for your items see: How To Import Your Items.
Creating bar-codes is very simple. You can do it for free with the following website (an example, there are also others): http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/index.php
Pair the bar-code scanner to your tablet in the settings panel (usually once you pair it to one tablet it cannot be used by another until you unpair it).
To test the scanner open a "Notes" app and scan a bar code. If the code is displayed the scanner is ready for use.
Select "Barcode View" from the Order Center views on Pepperi:
Start scanning in your codes. They will be added with quantity of 1. To edit the quantities use the +/- sign. Click Submit on the bottom of the screen when you are done to submit the order.
If you are scanning in Styles with Variants (color and size or other) all variants of the style will be added. If there is a pre-pack configured for the style the quantities set in the pre-pack (or box) will automatically be entered.
Scanners disable the keyboard. Many scanners allow bringing the keyboard back up by pressing a physical button on the scanner. We recommend you purchase a scanner with this capability for your convenience, otherwise you will have to tap the keyboard icon on the device if you want to type in a note or any text information into the order.
On iOS only if you are using the New Order Center, you can use the iPad/iPhone camera to scan a code and the item will be presented in the catalog, however quantities will not be added to the order. This is a quick way to search for an item in the Order Center using a bar-code.
*Please note: Pepperi does not sell or support the bar-code scanner hardware.