In this article you will learn about Point of Sale barcodes and UPCs defined. To know more call QuickBooks Support.
Mentioned below are how barcodes are used and how a scanner interprets it. It also includes the advantages of using item numbers and the standard formats.
A series of coded lines that help identify a product is known as a barcode. These lines are read by the scanner with several standard formats. After which it converts the information it reads into a format which is usable (for example, item information entered on a sales receipt). The print bar codes can be read by Quickbooks desktop point of sale and supports the use of bar code scanners to list items on documents and make entries on item records. To use a bar code scanner no special procedures are required with QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale. Some merchandise comes from the vendor pre-tagged with UPC (Universal Product Code) bar codes. You can scan the UPC bar codes to list the items on documents if you record those UPCs in inventory.
Some factors that may affect the reading of a barcode are:
• The size of the lines and spaces,
• The edges of the lines (sharp or smudged)
• If a scanner is designed to read the particular size of the barcode. These special barcodes can read small or compact barcodes.
Every item has a specific item number associated with it in inventory. The item number creates the bar code when you print tags from within the program using the default tag templates.Whether they are or not they have UPC or Alternate Lookups defined-it allows you to print and scan barcoded tags for all your inventory items.
By using the item number for bar codes you have the following advantages:
• Even if you do not have a vendor-provided UPC code you can print bar-coded tags for any item in inventory and then list them on documents using a bar code scanner.
• Item number barcodes fit better on smaller tag sizes as they are generally smaller than bar codes created from UPC or alternate lookup values.
• It is quicker to manually enter an item number (also printed on the tags) than the longer UPC, or alternate lookup if a tag’s bar code is unscannable.
An alternate lookup is an optional, User-defined item identifier that can be used to locate and quickly list items on documents. The use of alternate look-ups is well suited to retailers that do not tag their merchandise or to those that want to print vendor part numbers on purchase orders or other documents.
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