I have a brick and mortar store and want to implement a self check out but the products need to be able to have unique serial numbers for every product whether they are the same size/color/type or not. Is there a third-party app that allows us to input a serial number into every item?
I would prefer that Shopify engineers implement this asap as an option. It would greatly benefit Shopify because many industries would use it beyond self-checkout such as warranty issues, returns, RFID solutions, self-checkout, shrink reduction, labor cost reduction, personalized service increase, batch tracking and more. I think that it can be done quickly through Shopify Products and in order to be on the cutting edge of technology this must be implemented immediately.
Hey there, @EJC!
Ryder here, from the Social Care Team at Shopify. Thanks for posting! Are you looking to add a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) or a Barcode number to your products?
For both of these fields, you can enter unique numbers to each individual product variant - regardless of size or colour. You can include this data in the CSV file that you upload, or update your existing products in the Bulk Editor by selecting the "Add fields" drop-down and choosing SKU or Barcode. Each product variant will have it's own field to input unique numbers:
If you're looking to create scannable barcodes for your products to sell in-store, you can look at installing the Retail Barcodes app and follow this guide to help you setup and create a barcode template. Are you using our POS app to sell in person? If your business is located in United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Ireland you can purchase hardware for your retail store - like Barcode Scanners or Barcode Printers.
I hope this information helps! If there's anything I can clarify, please let me know and I'd be happy to see how I might be of assistance.
YES We are looking for something exactly like this as well. We were told that using Stocky may do it - trying to figure that out now.
Our Company is looking for the same thing! We need to be able toapp assign the serial numbers from the product sold to a field within shopify's Order Summary.. When a customer contacts us for support at a later time we need to reference the serial number to confirm it is their product. We offer a complete replacement guarantee and it depends on accurately tracking and verifying the serial number assigned when purchased..
How can I use a Shopify app that assigns the serial number to the Order and not just to a customer so that if the Customer orders more than one time the serial numbers are attached to the order so warranty time periods can be tracked.
We're in the process of migrating our store over from Lightspeed Retail to Shopify Plus and I just realized Shopfy's inability to track serial numbers. This is critical to my business where 90% of the products are serialized for warranties, tracking, historical data etc. Without this feature, Shopify (and Stocky) are basically useless. All products should have the option to be serialized and those serial numbers need to be attached to customer invoices and purchase orders. ON a related note, Shopify's product pages should have more fields available for Vendor SKU's. Not user-defined SKU's, but the uniquer codes vendors use for ordering product through PO's. It'd be far easier to have this as in your CSV import file than to have to reenter this codes in Stocky.
No. The solution is to not use Shopify POS. Use another POS system and have it integrate with your Shopify site. We use Lightspeed with Accumula as the the go-between. So far it's working beautifully. Shopify POS is really not deigned to handle advanced inventory management.
Hi All, Wanted to see if this was still a feature people wanted to see added to Shopify POS. We are looking to add this as a feature to our Draft Orders app, but I want to gauge interest. Let me know if the ability to add serial numbers, lot numbers, and other pieces of information to your orders is still something you are interested in!
Definitely....it would be nice to add the serial to the tracking number or having a user area to reference the serial.
this is the biggest flaw in Shopify.
@CoreAir & @jhartwell - Thank you for your responses, this is very good to know and something we will look to add in the near future as we expand the app. I have added this to our suggestion system. You can see the two examples here and comment further if you like. I would encourage you both to add in your use cases and follow by email, as that is where we will put further updates on these issues. Anyone else reading this after the fact, please feel free to add as well!
This is great to see! We are looking to adopt an inventory management system right now, and we badly need integration with serial number tracking for the same reasons stated at the start of the thread, but of course right now our integration with Shopify will not let us track serial numbers.
Thanks @JC77 for adding your thoughts, I see you added feedback as well on our links which is super helpful. We are going to try and get this added as soon as possible.
i was with you guys and moved to lightspeed becouse of this
i love shipify and might be coming back this is crazy to me that a big company like yours can not do a simple add on to software and we have to go outsource this to some small company and pay more
let me know if you guys figuered this out we are big luxury watch retiler and hoefully are coming back to you guys.
Definitely it is a must for us (business owners) in order to manage our inventory in a perfect way.
Imagine we are selling phones with the IMEI are noted in the note section, so adding unique serial number for each product will help.
looking forward to hear good news soon.
@JosephAMichael We have thought about building an app like this in the past, so its certainly something we will look into! While we would allow the entry of the details into the app on POS, I beleive we would use another app to handle the certificate lookup as you showed in your two links.
Hi All, we are currently working on this in an update and should have it released shortly in our app. Sorry for the delay!
Wow thats awesome! I wanted to be able to sell serial numbers for my delivery system/download system. Will this be native to shopify?
Hi everyone we have release the best application specifically for this, Fakesburster (fakesburster.com) This allows you as a store or brand owner to install a serial verification widget into your shopify store using this app. This app generate unique serials per sku for your products. Allowing your customers to verify their purchase right from your shopify store or shopify pos. This app protects your products, brands or creations, either physical or digital from any infringement or counterfeit.
Your generated serials comes with cvv, which prevents your serials from getting counterfeited also.
Your generated serials are safely saved in the cloud through end to end encryption. Preventing your serials from any breach.
If you are a manufacturer, you can seek verification for your authorized distributors, wholesalers or retailers to use this app. They can easily add it to their online store or pos system.
We have worked tirelessly to build this app since last year and we hope it will be beneficial for every business or creator that needs this.
Above all, this app is free to install from shopify and you only pay less than a cent per serial, without any additional charge, making it very cost effective
For further question or inquiries kindly send us a message email@example.com
What's the ETA for this? Using the serial numbers that come assigned to the product would definitely have me using the shopify POS...we acataully signed up for the POS then had to send the equipment back because the pos does not have a serial number tracking
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