Can you specify the barcode length?

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I'm trying to figure out how to make the generated barcodes be shorter (4 digits).  The current  codes are coming out at 8 digits which make them too long for the stickers for our smaller products.  Is there a way to do this automatically or do I have to create them outside of Shopify and then upload?  Thanks!

Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hey Teresa,

I'm Alex, your friendly neighbourhood Guru at Shopify.

Outside of using custom barcode numbers as set in your admin, I don't believe you can specify the actual amount of characters sued below 8 (assuming yours are affixing a string of 0s).

What you can try is exporting those barcodes to the dymo printer software and customize the barcodes further as-per this support document.

Hopefully that helps! All the best.