What is a "Scan to View" barcode?

A "Scan to View" barcode appears as the last element of ShipStation's default packing slips.

Here's an example:

When you scan it with your USB barcode scanner, the Order Detail screen for the corresponding order will appear, no matter where you are in the ShipStation application.

(You won't need to use our existing Barcode Search key command, since the "Scan to View" barcode contains a unique order value that brings up the right order every time!)

"Scan to View" can really speed things up if you scan packing slip barcodes as part of your order fulfillment or returns management workflow. 

It's easy to turn this barcode on or off for your default packing slips.

Head to your Account Settings (the gear icon in the upper right).

Next, select Printing and then Printing Setup from the sidebar on the left.

From there, find the row for "Packing Slips" and click its Document Options link.

Finally, make sure you've checked the appropriate box to enable "Scan to View" or remove the checkmark, and don't forget to Save Changes!

Please note: You can add the "Scan to View" barcode to custom packing slip templates created before this feature was released, as long as you have a Silver level plan or higher.


Scan using your iPhone! 

Another option for scanning Scan to View barcodes is available to iPhone users. (Android is not yet available) Open the ShipStation Mobile app, and head to the orders tab. 

From there, click the vertical ellipsis to view more options, and tap "Scan Barcode". (This is intended to work with an order number barcode, but will also pull up all orders containing a specific item if you scan the SKU's barcode.)


Once the barcode is centered in the screen with the red line, it will automatically scan the barcode. 


Once scanned, the order will pull up!

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