A barcode is an encoding tag or label that is placed on all products that allow computers, scanners and mobile devices to track and find these products much faster. Using barcodes is important in your inventory tracking process and offers countless benefits for your company and your customers. The main benefit is that barcodes eliminate the possibility of human error: the amount of errors with manually entered data is high, but scanning a barcode is fast, reliable, and by all means less time-consuming.
Another great advantage of barcodes is that you can print your barcodes (with the printer you have at home) and in a few minutes your entire inventory will be labeled and tracked. You don’t have to pay a lot, buy special printers or waste time. Easy, quick and cheap. YITH WooCommerce Barcodes and QR Codes allows you to generate and read barcodes and QR codes. They are automatically generated both on products and on orders. You can set a specific action whenever you scan a code (decrease or increase stock, change order status…) to automate and speed up your workflow without any mistakes.
Generate and apply barcodes and QR codes to orders and products
Add pre-printed codes manually or generate a code on every order and product page automatically.
Apply barcodes or QR codes
Choose the format to generate the codes and select one of the most common protocols on the market
Save time and generate barcodes for all your products with just one click
If you install the plugin and you have a catalog with hundreds of products without a barcode, you can generate the codes and apply them automatically in one click.
Show the barcode on the product page
Choose whether to show the barcode on the product detail page or not.
Show barcodes in order emails
Choose whether to show the barcode in the order emails that are sent to the customers or not.
Search a product or an order through their barcodes
You can quickly search a product by either scanning or typing the barcode in the search form.
Increase or decrease stock count using the product barcode scan
Choose whether to increase or decrease the product stock whenever you scan a barcode.
Manage order status through barcode scan
Search orders by barcode and update the order status with one click.
Get a printable list of barcodes
Download a printable PDF file with a list of all the products in your shop. Alternatively, you can also print the same product barcode multiple times.
Assign a barcode or a QR code to orders and/or to products
Generate codes for orders and/or new products automatically
Generate the product barcode using the product ID, SKU or a custom field New
Generate the order barcode using the order ID, number or a custom field New
Choose the protocol to use to generate the codes among 9 product barcode protocols available
Generate codes for the products already available in your shop in an automatic way
Generate barcodes for variable products
Regenerate barcodes New
Scan and search orders and products by barcode
Show the barcode on the product detail page
Show the order and product barcode in the order emails New
Use the product URL to generate the QR Code New
Add automatic actions to the plugin shortcodes: decrease/increase product stock or change the order status by scanning the barcode New
Print all your product barcodes into a PDF file, variations included
Print multiple copies of the same product barcode New
With "Integration" between two or more of our plugins, we mean that the features provided by these products combine, offering further value and options than when they are individually used.
All the plugins listed in this section are not included in YITH WooCommerce Barcodes and QR Codes. In order to take advantage of a specific integration, you need to purchase and activate the premium version of the related plugin.
YITH Event Tickets for WooCommerce
YITH Event Tickets for WooCommerce is a plugin that allows you to sell different kinds of tickets for the events advertised in your shop.
A very intuitive interface that helps you create a new event in a few clicks, set the number of tickets available and the selling price for every single ticket.
Thanks to integration you can choose what you want to show on the ticket from:
With YITH WooCommerce Barcodes enabled, you can search and check-in the tickets by scanning the barcode in the search form shown with the shortcode of YITH Event Tickets plugin.
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Here you can find some frequently asked questions about this plugin. If you can't find a reply to your doubts, ask a question: we will reply in a very short time
When I export orders will the plugin export the product barcode as well along with the product name?
Yes, if you use the default WordPress export tool to export the orders, the barcodes data will be included. On the contrary, by using a different export tool, you will need to add the barcodes meta keys to be exported.
Can I import existing barcodes from my CSV file, using All Import?
It is possible to import the barcode values with a CSV on All Import or with the default WooCommerce product importer.
Can the plugin be connected to a mobile scanning app?
Is it also possible to add parts for inventory by scanning the barcode?
The stock can be increased or decreased by scanning the barcode using the shortcode as explained in this section of the official documentation.
Is it possible to use this plugin to check in people at an event?
Yes, you can use it with a code reader device which has to be connected to your WooCommerce shop.
Does the plugin put the EAN numbers up on MySQL?
Yes, the barcodes and QR codes are stored in the database.
Can a generated barcode for an order be sent to the customer via email, i.e. with the processing order email sent by WooCommerce?
The plugin has the option Show order barcode on every email that allows you to choose whether to show the barcode on all the emails or on the one sent for Completed orders only.
Does the plugin allow to print barcode stickers?
Yes, the plugin offers the printing feature as you can see from this page.
Is there a way to randomise the generated barcode?
The plugin uses post ID to make sure the code generated is univocal. However, it is possible to use a filter and change the code. Please note that by using a random value, there could occur conflicts with another product. We usually recommend using a base to which add up the ID. For example, you can generate barcodes with the value set as 5555+ID to get 5556 -> 5557 -> etc.
What information can I include in the barcode generated?
The plugin stores the order ID. From there, you can trace the buyer, what he/she purchased and when.
Is there a way to add barcodes to variable products?
Yes, the plugin works with variable products too. Please refer to this page for more information.
Can I add stock by scanning the product barcode?
Yes, the plugin allows you to manage the stock. You'll have to create a page using the shortcode as explained here.
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