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 to scan them. If you head over to the Reports section of the ShipStation Insights tab, you'll see the report options we have for this purpose.
Select Reports from the sidebar on the left.
- 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. This includes the General, Custom Shipping Presets, Shipping Orders, Printing Documents, and Navigation barcode types. You can also include or exclude the hotkeys for each barcode as desired.
The other report is the Barcode Scan Action Quick Reference Sheet.
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. You can also include your Shipping Presets on this report.
The Hotkey Reference Sheet prints out a custom list of your Hotkeys.
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.)