Scan to select packaging and carrier products

Overview

  • Using a barcode scanner to select packages for your orders is faster and more accurate than manually selecting them.
  • Simply scan a barcode for each package on your order, and the correct package will be updated automatically.
  • You can also scan to select carrier products to further streamline your shipping.

Set up

  • Set up your packages in Starshipit if you haven't already done so, and create a barcode sheet with a barcode for each package.
  • You need a barcode scanner and a barcode sheet for all your packages. Starshipit supports many types of scanners, but we recommend using something similar to the LS2208 General Purpose Barcode Scanner.
  • Prepare your barcodes using the format: pkg_PackageName (where PackageName is the case-sensitive name you have assigned to each package in Starshipit). Any barcode that supports alphanumeric values will be valid.
  • If you want to be able to print orders via a barcode scan, create an act_print barcode.
  • If you need help generating your barcodes, please reach out to our support team here.
  • This workflow is only supported on UI 2.0.

How it works

This feature provides an additional input box in the bottom left of the order details page. To use it, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Workflows page in Starshipit.
  2. Select Scan to open, Search for an order or Validate Packaging.
  3. From the Workflow options, tick Scan to Select Packaging.
  4. Scan the order number to open the order.
  5. Scan the barcode of the package you would like to enter.
  6. (Optional) Scan the “act_print” barcode to print the order label.
  7. The order is printed, and you are redirected to Workflows to process your next order.

Scan to select carrier products

Prepare a barcode sheet for all your carrier products using the following format: prd_ProductCode. The ProductCode should match the case-sensitive product code of the courier service you intend to use for shipping orders through Starshipit. Any barcode that supports alphanumeric values will be valid and recognised by the system.

  1. Navigate to Workflows in Starshipit.
  2. Select Scan to open, Search for an order or Validate Packaging.
  3. From the Workflow options, tick Scan to select packaging, carriers, and print labels.
  4. Scan the order number to open the order.
    1. (Optional) Scan the barcode of the package you would like to enter.
  5. Scan the barcode of the carrier product you would like to assign to order.
    1. (Optional) Scan the “act_print” barcode to print the order label.
  6. The order will be printed, and you'll be redirected to Workflows to process your next order.

Additional info

We recommend combining this feature with the Scan to open or Packing validation workflows for maximum efficiency. To learn more about these workflows:

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