Using mobile barcode scanner in Android Ecwid app

Barcodes come in handy if you run a business with a large amount of items since it helps to keep stocks neat and tidy and look up for products in a matter of seconds. Barcodes also are very helpful when you need to find an order or add tracking number to a shipped order.

You can install the Ecwid mobile app on your Android device and use your smartphone camera as a barcode scanner to quickly manage your products and orders on the go.

Adding new products with barcode scanner

You can add a new product to your online store just by scanning its barcode using the Ecwid mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. It’s convenient when you have received a new batch of goods in your warehouse and need to update your store. With the barcode scanner you can add new items to your online store right away in a few taps.

To add a new product with its barcode to your online catalog:

  1. Open the Ecwid mobile app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the barcode icon in the top right corner to scan the UPC code and choose Add as a new product:

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  3. Type a name and a price and tap Add product.
  4. The new product will be created and you can add a description, photo, add a product to category and add any other product details.

That’s it. Now you can search this item in your catalog by scanning the barcode.

Adding the barcode to an existing product or its variation

You can add UPC code to any existing item in your Ecwid store in order to easily track and update its stock further on. It’s especially useful if you run a large store with hundreds or thousands items stored on your warehouse shelves. To add the barcode to an existing item in your Ecwid store:

  1. Open the Ecwid mobile app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the barcode icon and scan the barcode.
  3. Choose Link with existing product and select the product to link the UPC code to:

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  4. The UPC code will be added to your item.

Now you can quickly find this item in your catalog by scanning the barcode.

You can also assign unique UPC values to product variations, like colors and sizes. Having separate UPC codes for different variations of a product makes it easier to manage your store. For example, you received new T-shirts for your store but only L and M sizes, not the XL. Just scan the unique UPC codes for L and M-sized T-shirts to quickly open these variations’ details in your online catalog and update their quantity specifically.

To add the barcode to an existing product variation in your Ecwid store:

  1. Open the Ecwid mobile app on your Android device.
  2. Go to Products and tap the item you want to update.
  3. In the opened screen tap the variation of the product you want to add the barcode to.
  4. Tap Scan barcode and scan the UPC code.
  5. The UPC code will be added to this particular item variation.

Now you can scan different barcodes for different item variations with the Ecwid mobile app and edit each of them on the go.

Finding items and orders with barcode

You can easily find an item or an order in your Ecwid store with the help of the barcode. When you run a store with a huge amount of products with several variations each, the barcode scanner becomes the solution for more effective inventory management.

Finding items in your store

For example, you received products from your supplier and you need to update your stock. UPC barcode scanner turns this time-consuming marathon into a 5-minute task with no room for a mistake. Just scan the barcode of an item with the Ecwid app, enter the new quantity — and it’s done. Easy enough even if you have 100 products to update.

To find an item from your store shelf, simply scan a UPC code right on your product to open it in your online catalog and update its details.

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After you scanned the barcode, the Ecwid mobile app will open the item page where you can edit the item

Finding orders

Barcodes come in handy when you need to look up specific purchase information like payment or fulfillment status. For example, you prepared 10-15 orders for shipping, printed out the invoices to put them in the box. Now you can simply update the fulfilment status of all the orders from Awaiting processing to Shipped or Ready to pickup just by scanning the barcodes on the invoices and changing status on the go with the Ecwid app.

Your customers can also print out the invoice with the barcode if they prefer to pick up the purchase in your actual store. You can simply scan the code and quickly find the right order to give it to your client. And at the same time — update the order status to Delivered.

You can use the barcode scanner to find an order after it has been placed. Just open the invoice on the screen or its printed version and hover a smartphone or tablet camera to a barcode:

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As a result, your Ecwid mobile app will open the page with this order on your Android device. You can update this order right away — change the payment status or fulfillment status, add a note for staff, add a shipment reference number or print the invoice.

Attaching tracking numbers to orders

You can also add a tracking number to your order by scanning the barcode displayed on your shipping label.

To add the tracking number to the order with your Ecwid mobile app for Android:

  1. Open the order on the Ecwid app or scan the barcode on the invoice to open the order on your Android device.
  2. Tap Ship order and then tap Scan barcode, then scan the barcode displayed on the shipping label to attach the associate tracking number to this order. You can also type the number in the Tracking number field manually:

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  3. Tap the sign to apply changes. Attaching a tracking number will change the order’s status to Shipped.

Now you can track the purchase. Your customers will also receive an e-mail notification that their order has been shipped. Make sure the Order Shipped notification is on.

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