Barcode Scan Actions allow you to perform common functions in ShipStation by scanning a barcode, and without using your mouse or trackpad. If barcode scanning is a part of your workflow, this feature may be a good fit for you.
Note: Many of the Barcode Scan Actions are linked to hotkeys that also perform those functions.
In order to use Barcode Scan Actions, you'll need to print them out from ShipStation's Insights > Reports.
In the Reports page, scroll to Hotkey & Barcode Scan Actions. You'll see two types of barcode reports available to print:
- The Barcode Scan Action Report
- The Barcode Scan Action Quick Reference Sheet
This report will give you the complete list of barcode actions available, categorized by Type.
These include General, Custom Shipping Presets, Shipping Orders, Printing Documents, and Navigation barcode types. You can also decide to include or exclude the hotkeys on the printout for each barcode.
This report lets you set up a PDF of the specific barcodes of your choice. For instance, you may want to have a combination of navigational and shipping barcodes.
Note: You can also include your Shipping Presets on this report.
The Hotkey Reference Sheet simply prints out a custom list of your Hotkeys, which can be a useful reference at your warehouse shipping stations.
Select the blank value to run the report for both Basic and Advanced hotkeys. It will give you the option to view the list by clicking Run Report and it can be downloaded for printing with the Export to PDF option.
You can also view the full list of keyboard shortcuts here.