Last updated 12/03/2020
For both the POS and Pick 'n' Pack modules, handheld scanners can be used to input information.
Scanners typically act as a keyboard, and have the same effect as typing a number and pressing 'return'. If used in combination with the POS and Pick 'n' Pack modules, scanning an item will search for an item, and then enter it into a transaction.
Cin7 recommends two specific scanners that we have tested successfully with our software. Other scanners may work - but we always recommend testing first before committing to a sale.
This scanner works wirelessly via Bluetooth, so is ideal for use with a tablet.
Using a Bluetooth scanner with a tablet can sometimes prevent the keyboard appearing when connected, so it is worth testing the compatibility of this scanner with your chosen tablet.
This scanner is ideal for fixed locations, such as a PC or laptop running the POS. Its connection is via USB.
Before using the Motorola LS2208 Barcode Scanner with the Cin7 POS you must first configure it to add a new line character, otherwise known as a Carriage Return or Enter Key, after your scanned barcode. This is achieved by scanning a particular set of barcodes in a specific order. Try scanning the following:
Full instructions and barcodes can be found in the LS 2208 Quickstart Manual.
Cin7's backend was not designed for scanner input. If you wish to scan multiple items to a sales order, you could consider using the Point of Sale to do this, or scan into a spreadsheet first, then import the items.
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