Five Steps to Using the Weighted Barcodes in Retail Stores
Weighted Barcodes in Retail Stores
Retail businesses like grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, vegetable stores, meat shops, etc., sell items by weight. Many types of retail weighing scales are available that are used for measuring different types of items.
But how do you keep track of the inventory of the items you sell by weight?
To manually keep track of the weighted items is not just time taking, it is also very difficult. And this is where Nimbus Retail Software comes in.
To streamline inventory management of your weighted items, you need to integrate the POS scale with your POS system. The integration will help you with keeping track of the inventory, and speeding up the checkout process, which, in turn, will keep your customers happy.
This article will show you how to easily use weighted barcodes in retail stores in five simple steps.
Let’s get started.
1. Select a weighing Scale for generating Barcodes
There are various types of weighing scales for retail stores in the market. While selecting a weighing scale, select the one that is easy to configure and use.
The scale should have a clear visual display that shows the computed data to the customers.
Different types of businesses need different sizes of weighing trays. Based on the weight of the items you are dealing in, select the weighing scale with the right tray size.
For example, if you have a bakery, you will need a shorter tray as compared to the retailer who is using it for a meat shop.
Also, you must ensure that the LAN card in the scale easily connects with the weighing scale software. This is important for data syncing.
2. Configure the Weighted Barcode Pattern in Nimbus
Now configure the weighted barcode pattern in Nimbus retail software. The configured pattern tells Nimbus retail software how to recognize the weighted items, and how to calculate their prices according to the weight on the weighing scale. The pattern is set according to your business requirements. This same pattern is used while defining items that require weighing at the scale.
3. Configuring the Weighted Barcode Pattern in the Weighing Scale
The next step is to configure the weighted barcode pattern in the weighing scale. For the weighing scale, use the pattern configured in Nimbus. For example, if the length of the weighted barcode is set to 10 in Nimbus, the same code length should be configured in the weighing scale.
The mapping of barcode patterns will help Nimbus POS recognize the weighted item when it is scanned at the POS.
4. Generate Weighted Barcode
Weighted barcodes are generated when customers pick up the weighed items, and bring these items to the weighing scale counter. Here the items are placed on the weighing scale to measure the quantity. The weighing scale then generates the code that holds the information, and this barcode is stuck on the item
5. Scan the Weighted Barcode at the POS
The last step is to scan the weighted barcode item at the POS. As mentioned in the steps 2 and 3, the same barcode pattern is configured in both Nimbus and the weighing scale, and this helps in mapping the two barcodes.
The Nimbus POS will read the scanned barcode and automatically price each item based on its weight. The weight and the price are then automatically added to the receipt to continue with the sale.
Weighted barcodes in retail stores are used for items that are sold by weight. For inventory management of such items, it is important to integrate the POS weighing scale with the pos software. In this article, you have learned how to integrate Nimbus retail software with a pos scale. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any questions about the integration.