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Using barcode scanning for inventory

We are working on implementing barcode scanning for inventory management.  We want to be able to scan multiple items, save them into the scanner memory, then load them with one click to an invoice, estimate, or sales order.  We have a barcode scanner capable to save multiple scans and are able to load multiple items.  However, sometimes instead of listing all the items into new lines in the invoice, it will sometimes put the item number into the quantity field.  The last time I spoke with Quickbooks support they thought that the scanner was sending the scanned number too fast for Quickbooks to interpret and list.  I would like to know if there is anyone else out there that are using QuickBooks for inventory management and if they have had similar problems and how they have worked through them.  Thanks!

 

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Best answer 01-30-2018

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Re: Using barcode scanning for inventory

Hello all,

 

I appreciate you reaching out here in the Community for support. I'm glad to lend a hand with barcode scanning for your inventory.

 

The ability to scan inventory directly into QuickBooks makes business life a little easier, so here are a couple of options to get you back on track.

 

As the support agent mentioned, it's possible that the scanner is moving the number too fast. Another reason for the item number showing in the quantity field could be due to formatting. Here's an article explaining specifics of barcode scanning, including number formatting: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1554857-use-barcode-scanning.

 

Additionally, an integrated app such as SmartScan could be beneficial. More information about this and similar apps can be found here: https://desktop.apps.com/apps/136920#!overview.

 

This information will help you get back to business.

 

Keep up the great work. I'm always around if you need someone to talk to about QuickBooks.

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Re: Using barcode scanning for inventory

Facing the same issues:

 

  1. Adding barcodes t existing inventory.  Very large items among the list that are impracticvle to lug a laptop to.  Want to scan them into a device and then do a batch (like) update to items in QB.
  2. When invoicing, a customr is in a service area, but s/he may have purchased items from the warehouse that go to the loading dock, but invoice is created in the service area.
  3. Even if the items are with the customer in the service area, the scanner is not going to be used next to a desktop but out in front of the counter.  We need to control the invoicing from the scanner (advancing to next line, adding quantity). 

A smart scanner is necessary.  Does the MC-40 do any of  that?  Does the Android phone app do it?

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Re: Using barcode scanning for inventory

Hello all,

 

I appreciate you reaching out here in the Community for support. I'm glad to lend a hand with barcode scanning for your inventory.

 

The ability to scan inventory directly into QuickBooks makes business life a little easier, so here are a couple of options to get you back on track.

 

As the support agent mentioned, it's possible that the scanner is moving the number too fast. Another reason for the item number showing in the quantity field could be due to formatting. Here's an article explaining specifics of barcode scanning, including number formatting: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1554857-use-barcode-scanning.

 

Additionally, an integrated app such as SmartScan could be beneficial. More information about this and similar apps can be found here: https://desktop.apps.com/apps/136920#!overview.

 

This information will help you get back to business.

 

Keep up the great work. I'm always around if you need someone to talk to about QuickBooks.

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Re: Using barcode scanning for inventory

i have used cipher labs hand held scanners to complete inventory from the floor back to the computer hosting the point of sale system on it.. the scanner has worked fine for what it is, however it recenlty crapped out. are there other scanners recommneded for the same use or is cipher labs 8000 still the go to? thanks in advance for any help - chris

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Re: Using barcode scanning for inventory

I need all the information (scanner, app, program, etc) you are using to be able to scan an item and it go directly to QB without making a pick list, purchase order, sales order etc.  Thanks!

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