Adding Serial Numbers to Products

EJC
Tourist
3 0 10

Hello,

 

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.

 

Thanks,

 

EJ

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Max_Sadlowski
Shopify Expert
70 1 35

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!

Max Sadlowski - CEO - BentoSMB - Shopify Expert
CoreAir
Tourist
3 0 4

Absolutely! We need inventory management where we can scan in and out and track warranties etc!

jhartwell
Excursionist
16 0 7

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.

Max_Sadlowski
Shopify Expert
70 1 35

@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!

Add Tacking/Serial Number System

Add Check Out/Check In System on POS

Max Sadlowski - CEO - BentoSMB - Shopify Expert
JC77
New Member
1 0 2

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.

Max_Sadlowski
Shopify Expert
70 1 35

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.

Max Sadlowski - CEO - BentoSMB - Shopify Expert
eyasiya
Excursionist
17 1 7

I already use barcodes and SKUs. I need something that doesn't exist in the products page yet. I need serial numbers to uniquely identify every product in order to make a self check out work in my store. But I know this is also something that will assist many other Shopify users with other options within their business.

eyasiya
Excursionist
17 1 7

I already use barcodes and SKUs. I need something that doesn't exist in the products page yet. I need serial numbers to uniquely identify every product in order to make a self check out work in my store. But I know this is also something that will assist many other Shopify users with other options within their business.

 
Max_Sadlowski
Shopify Expert
70 1 35

@eyasiya This is great feedback, and something we will be actively looking to include in the near future. 

Max Sadlowski - CEO - BentoSMB - Shopify Expert
EJC
Tourist
3 0 10

Hello,

Yes, I agree the vendor SKUs would be helpful too.  This serialized items for each product to verify each order will help thousands.  Thank you for your comment.

Best,

EJ