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Getting Started with Barcoding

Using barcodes as a workflow tool can have a huge impact on productivity and accuracy.

Requirements

  • Mobile Worx with the Barcoding Application - Mobile Worx is the mobile version of TheWorxHub, which is accessible through your mobile device's browser. *Note: If you do not currently have the Mobile Worx and Barcoding applications, please contact your Sales Representative or Client Services for more information.
  • An Android or iOS (Apple) Device with a Rear Camera - To scan a barcode your device must have a rear camera.
  • Safari on iOS 11 or higher
  • Chrome 53 or higher on Android *Note: Barcode scanning is not supported in Chrome for iOS.

Selecting a Scanning Preference

You can configure your default scanning type using both TheWorxHub and Mobile Worx.

Configuring Scanning Preferences in TheWorxHub

  • Click your User Name in the top right corner of the Homepage.
  • In the window that appears, click Go to Profile.

 

 

  • In the Login defaults section, select your default scanning type from the Barcode Scanning Preference drop-down menu.
  • pic2shop - pic2shop is a barcoding app found on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store that can be downloaded and installed on your device. TheWorxHub barcoding feature will leverage some of the tools built into pic2shop. *Note: Clients who have existing barcodes that were not generated by TheWorxHub will require the pic2shop Pro version of the app. Please contact Client Services for more information on using barcodes that were not generated by TheWorxHub.

  • Camera - Barcodes are scanned through a mobile device browser. This option leverages modern browser technology which relies solely on your device's camera and eliminates the need to install the pic2shop or pic2shop Pro apps.
  • Bluetooth - Barcodes are scanned using a Bluetooth scanner.
  • Click Save. Once your preference is saved, TheWorxHub will remember this setting the next time a barcode is scanned.

Configuring Scanning Preferences in Mobile Worx

  • Click the Set Preference icon and select your default scanning type. Once your preference is selected, TheWorxHub will remember this setting the next time a barcode is scanned.
    • pic2shop - pic2shop is a barcoding app found on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store that can be downloaded and installed on your device. TheWorxHub barcoding feature will leverage some of the tools built into pic2shop. *Note: Clients who have existing barcodes that were not generated by TheWorxHub will require the pic2shop Pro version of the app. Please contact Client Services for more information on using barcodes that were not generated by TheWorxHub.

    • Camera - Barcodes are scanned through a mobile device browser. This option leverages modern browser technology which relies solely on your device's camera and eliminates the need to install the pic2shop or pic2shop Pro apps.
    • Bluetooth - Barcodes are scanned using a Bluetooth scanner.

 

Implementing Barcoding

TheWorxHub supports barcoding for assets, locations, and inventory items. If you own the Inventory module, just attach your barcodes to bins, shelves, or drawers where you store your items to speed up physical counts and linking to work orders.

Buy Barcode Labels

TheWorxHub supports four standard and affordable barcode label types. These are durable and permanent. To find out more about the different label types, see Printing Barcodes.

Print Your Barcodes

Once you've bought your labels, see Printing Barcodes for detailed instructions and helpful tips.

Attach Your Barcodes

There are a few important concepts when sticking barcodes on assets, locations, or inventory.

  • Be consistent with barcode placement. Always stick them on a similar spot on similar items.
  • Make the barcodes accessible. Keep in mind that someone needs to scan these with their smartphone, so make sure you can actually see them. Don't stick them in a dark and hard to reach area if possible.