Printing Product Labels for my Brick and Mortar Store

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Tourist
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Hey Community.  

 

There are a bunch of things to love about Shopify, especially the online aspects of the software platform.  I gotta be honest about the lack of some very basic functions for the POS software.  The biggest challenge I have, is that I need to be able to print product labels for each product that I receive (in transfers or in imports).  WE ARE A RETAIL STORE THAT SELLS PRODUCT ONLINE, NOT AN ONLINE STORE THAT SELLS RETAIL.  There is really no method or process I have found that allow me to print product labels in bulk. 

Example #1.....I can't print labels from the transfer window.  If there was a way to bulk print product labels while I receive product, that could solve most of the problems.  It is very unrealistic to print them one at a time, or worse one variable at a time.  The retail bar code labels app, or any app that I can see, does not allow this, but at least that app allows us to print them one at a time.

Example #2.....I can't sort my product in inventory or in products by newest to oldest.  If I could at least sort the products by newest to oldest, I could then print them in bulk with the retail bar code app (but only one (qty) item tho).

Example #3.....I can't find any other printing apps that will handle this small need.

Example #4.....I can't find any expensive Purchase Order apps that will handle this.

Example #5.....Since some of my personnel are not very experienced, I would be unreasonable to expect them to handle advanced spreadsheet management.

 

Solutions #1.  I really need to print them from the transfer receiving window, being able to choose the qty for each one (lightspeed, vend, square, and microsell have this very simple function).

Solution #2.  If I could sort the product in the inventory window or in the product window by newest to oldest, that would allow us to not only print labels, but manage other aspects of the inventory that we receive.

 

SOLUTION #3. WE REALLY NEED BOTH OF THESE FEATURES TO COMPETE WITH SOME OTHER SOFTWARE SOLUTION.  SHOPIFY IS WINNING IN MOST OTHER AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT, BUT HERE THEY FALL VERY VERY SHORT.

 

Am I not seeing something?  Or is there an app that I have not found?

 

Thanks in advance!!!

 

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Tourist
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Sorry I need to add this.  I do have all products in a specific collection, which allows for a sort, but doesn't allow a printing option.

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Tourist
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Again I will answer this one on my own.  There are two apps that, when working together, can give some solution to this.  Both apps are created by Theresistance in Canada, and they are Full Shelf (PO system which is pretty good, but could use a few upgrades) and Multi Label Barcodes (Also pretty good, but could use some upgrades).  When product is received in Full Shelf, the PO can be downloaded as a csv, and then uploaded into Multi Labels Barcodes.  Def a work around, but it does allow for product labels to be printed.

 

This could all be solved if Shopify would allow api access to the transfer screens for developers to build a 'print labels' feature directly from that window.

 

See Lightspeed POS for more info.  They have a great feature here.

@Eddie64 wrote:

Hey Community.  

 

There are a bunch of things to love about Shopify, especially the online aspects of the software platform.  I gotta be honest about the lack of some very basic functions for the POS software.  The biggest challenge I have, is that I need to be able to print product labels for each product that I receive (in transfers or in imports).  WE ARE A RETAIL STORE THAT SELLS PRODUCT ONLINE, NOT AN ONLINE STORE THAT SELLS RETAIL.  There is really no method or process I have found that allow me to print product labels in bulk. 

Example #1.....I can't print labels from the transfer window.  If there was a way to bulk print product labels while I receive product, that could solve most of the problems.  It is very unrealistic to print them one at a time, or worse one variable at a time.  The retail bar code labels app, or any app that I can see, does not allow this, but at least that app allows us to print them one at a time.

Example #2.....I can't sort my product in inventory or in products by newest to oldest.  If I could at least sort the products by newest to oldest, I could then print them in bulk with the retail bar code app (but only one (qty) item tho).

Example #3.....I can't find any other printing apps that will handle this small need.

Example #4.....I can't find any expensive Purchase Order apps that will handle this.

Example #5.....Since some of my personnel are not very experienced, I would be unreasonable to expect them to handle advanced spreadsheet management.

 

Solutions #1.  I really need to print them from the transfer receiving window, being able to choose the qty for each one (lightspeed, vend, square, and microsell have this very simple function).

Solution #2.  If I could sort the product in the inventory window or in the product window by newest to oldest, that would allow us to not only print labels, but manage other aspects of the inventory that we receive.

 

SOLUTION #3. WE REALLY NEED BOTH OF THESE FEATURES TO COMPETE WITH SOME OTHER SOFTWARE SOLUTION.  SHOPIFY IS WINNING IN MOST OTHER AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT, BUT HERE THEY FALL VERY VERY SHORT.

 

Am I not seeing something?  Or is there an app that I have not found?

 

Thanks in advance!!!

 


 

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Tourist
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Heya, Yea I completely agree with the comment about having the "Print Barcodes" on the Transfer page. TO be able to receive a transfer and then immediately print that transfer would be the best. I called in and suggested that, so there is definitely already a feature request in for that. 

 

A great work around is the app you mentioned, "Multi-Label Barcodes".

 

Here's my process. 

 

- Receive transfer

- Open Multi-Label Barcode app

- using the dropdown menu on the top left (Labeled "Fast Select Items") of the home page of the app I select "Variants updated since 1 Hour ago"

- Add all of the products from my recent trasnfer

- Print the bulk list of barcodes. The app prints uber fast (Much faster than shopifys barcode printing app they used to have)

 

The app then finds all the products with adjusted inventory within the last hour.

 

A quick bandaid fix, not what's needed. But certainly easier than manually adding them all from a packing slip

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