Hi All, I am looking to include this as a feature in one of our apps on POS. When you are saying physical cards, this would have some sort of barcode or QR code on it, correct? I also assume that this field would be something that was random and not printed once the customer was registered? Here is how I see the flow of this, please let me know if it sounds correct.
Yes, exactly. I'm still new and just started my brick and mortar store. I'm also looking for this feature.
Looking at earlier post, it looks like someone is already able to do this by just adding the barcode info to the last name of the customer. So I don't see why we can't just have a barcode field for a customer.
Yes, we are hoping they can be used as membership cards so we can identify who is a wine club member vs. regular customer. We would scan the card and their information would come up on the POS.
It would also be very beneficial to load expiration dates on the cards so we can track when their membership is set to expire.
Hi all, I've been looking at this issue for a few days. Based on my understanding, an app like this could work, but only with a mobile device's camera and not a physical bluetooth barcode scanner (at least not without exploiting some unintuitive workarounds such as having dummy products linked with every customer). Unfortunately, Shopify doesn't seem to provide programmatic access to bluetooth barcode scanner events https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-APIs-SDKs/App-Bridge-Scanner-Capture-Action-with-Bluetooth-B....
I appreciate this is probably suboptimal, but would this caveat be a deal-breaker for potential users? Cheers.
Since there was still no solution to this use case, I decided to build an app specifically for this. I welcome you to check out the Barcodify - Customer Selector app, which has just been approved by Shopify. The app enables you to associate a customer with a barcode/QR code and then simply pull up the associated customer or add the customer to the POS cart using the same barcode/QR code.
There's a 14-day free trial and a quick starter guide with a video walkthrough if you wish to see the app in action first.