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Barcode generation

Auto-generation of barcodes, please! The 12-digit UPC barcode, to be exact.


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Hi Mary,


Good news!  You can already do barcode generation with DEAR.  It is just a matter of customizing the printed templates to your needs.  You can see an example of it by going to your product list at Inventory > Products: View All, select the checkbox next to one or more products, and then select Print > Product Label (Inventory Adjustment and Transfer) above the product list.  Assuming you have not modified your templates, this will print a label that has your SKU number as a barcode.  You could modify this template or create a new one that would print your UPC code.


You can print labels with barcodes in other places in DEAR as well.  For example, you can print them as a part of the purchase/receiving process, or the sale/fulfillment process.


You can customize the labels that you print yourself.  See Settings > Document & e-Mail templates.  This page will list all of the templates as well as a link to a guide and a video.  Here is the video tutorial: 

https://youtu.be/R-WL439BZL4?list=PLkih4Eu6IIl7-Pvz0GbfJCDrK-oJeCDZH


If you are doing the template customization yourself and you need help, ask DEAR Support.  If you need someone to do template customization for you, you can ask DEAR Support about what they can provide, or you can contact a DEAR Implementation Partner that may be able to help you on a paid consulting basis.  I am one of those DEAR Implementation Partners in North America.  You can contact me at stan [at] stanward.com.  


Regards,

Stan



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Hi Stan,


Thanks for the suggestion!


We already print barcodes on our price tags, but would only need help with generating the barcodes for each SKU. We used to have an IMS that generated the 12-digit UPC barcodes for us, but is no longer working (hence why we're trying DEAR now). 


We currently have to buy barcodes, which is an annoyance since it's double cost. Do you have an alternative to that? Would like to cover alternatives before contemplating to switch to using our SKUs as a barcode.


Thanks!


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You can print your UPC barcode, the SKU, or really any other information for a product as a barcode.  You just need to have the template in DEAR to do it and then, of course, a printer to print the barcode labels, tags, etc.


Check out the link to the video I sent earlier and see if you can do it yourself, use DEAR Support, or contact an implementation partner for paid consulting services.



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Hello Stan,


I too am looking for a UPC-A barcode format for my retail product. Our distributors require it.


I see that the Dear Product Label templates use the font IDAutomationHC39M, which creates a Code 39 barcode. Does Dear use another font to create UPC-A barcodes?


Another option would be to have a photo upload for our barcode. Can you update me on how I can stay in compliance using Dear?

I agree there needs to be a more simple way of creating labels/barcode labels


Have people had success in printing pallet labels when receiving stock and SSCC labels for stock leaving the warehouse, if so has it been implemented via DEAR or has other software been used?


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I noted before that DEAR uses this font for its Code 39 barcodes: IDAutomation


This same company makes a UPC-A Font:

http://www.idautomation.com/barcode-fonts/upc-ean/


Can you add support for this font on your server? (I can use the Product Additional Attributes to customize this UPC-A field for labels according to the fonts requirements)


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Still looking for this solution :)


I think this is easier compared to other feature requests, so I hoping the Dear Support team will help out:

Just add the font and offer a key to create the correct UPC (because the first and last numbers will are different type of characters).


Cheers!

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