How to set up weight embedded barcodes in TallOrder admin
Firstly, you need to set-up barcodes for your tenant in Admin.
- Sign in to your TallOrder Admin Dashboard.
- Go to Tenant Settings and then POS
- Within the POS settings find “Printing”
- Set the use weight embedded barcodes toggle to YES
Enter the Custom weighted format in the text field as indicated in the image below
- S = SKU
- Add SKUs to items that will be scanned (this can also be done on POS)
Alternatively, you can:
NB: Only the SKU is mandatory for the items to be scanned and added to the cart. There is no need to add the barcode
Scanning barcodes on POS
- Plug in the handheld USB barcode scanner to the POS device (this is a plug and play device)
- Scan the barcode on the item. The item will show on the cart .
- Setting up Price embedded barcodes
To set up a price embedded barcode we follow the same steps as with the weight embedded barcode.
The custom format for the Price embedded barcode is FFSSSSSFPPppF
NB: Capital P is represented as “Rand” value and small p as “cents”. These characters are case-sensitive. POS will take all 4 P’s and make the last two the “cents” values
Alternatively, explicitly name the characters as C, Using this custom format: FFSSSSSFPPCCF
If the user makes use of a SKU and no barcode on a product then barcodes will calculate the weight/quantity based on the price regardless of its unit type. If you only have an SKU, that means the price or weight/quantity is embedded in the barcode itself
If you have P then it will calculate the weight according to the price.
If you have W then it will calculate the price according to the weight
Given that the barcode = 601234500011
Custom format =FFSSSSSPPPPFF
The barcode is broken down as follows:
PPPP: 5000, FF: 11
ie. if the price of 1 unit is 100.00, sku is 12345, the price that is going to set in the cart is R50.00 or 5000 cents and the weight/quantity would be 0.5 which is 50.00 / 100.00
The weight is just the other way around. The barcode is telling us what the weight is and then we calculate the price based off its price per unit