With the use of a barcode scanner, you can streamline your shipping workflow by efficiently packing your Sales Orders.
To start, you would need to have your sales orders in the finalized status with your products added to the Sales Order along with the quantity to be packed. Please ensure your bluetooth barcode scanner is connected to your computer. Within the Sales Order select the Manual option within the Shipments option to initiate the Shipment.
You’ll see the pop-up above the first time you use the barcode scanning function. Toggle Barcode Scanning to ON to get started. A notification will pop up to indicate barcode scanning has been enabled. If the Barcode Scanning option is toggled off, you won’t be able to scan in the quantities, but you can type them in manually.
Start scanning the items with the scanner. Each time an item is scanned, the Not Packed column will be reduced by one unit, while the Qty Packed column will be increased by one unit. A pop up notification will be displayed on the top-right hand side for the item that was scanned.
Once you are finished scanning all the items needed, click on Create to finish packing the order and mark as Packed. You would then proceed to click Ship to mark the order as fulfilled. If you are packing a long order, you can scan a few items and create the shipment to save your progress. You can then edit the shipment and scan more items to update packed numbers. Once you are done packing all the items required, the “Not Packed” column for all rows will have zeros.
You can also create partial shipments by clicking the Ship button after scanning only a part of the items needed to fulfill the order. This allows you to select parts of the sales order to be packed and shipped separately.