Barcodes can also be used to perform other actions in ShipStation. These actions can include actions like getting a rate, pulling a weight from a connected scale, navigating to a new part of the interface, and printing documents. Most hotkey functions can also be printed as barcodes, if you'd like to eliminate the keyboard and use your barcode scanner exclusively.
In ShipStation, you can print these reference sheets from the
Insights > Reports screen. You can even create your own custom Quick Reference sheet for frequently used actions. Read on for details.
Barcodes can be used in place of hotkeys for certain actions within ShipStation. These actions include (but are not limited to):
Read weight from scale
Show Rate Calculator
Create new order
Create new batch
Enable Barcode Listening screen
Print Packing Slip
Go to Account Settings
Go to Shipment > Batches
To print barcode scan action reports:
Scroll down to the Hotkey & Barcode Scan Actions section and select Barcode Scan Action Report.
Choose a scan action type (General, Custom Shipping Presets, Shipping Orders, Printing Documents, or Navigation).
Click Export to PDF.
Print the PDF to use for quick barcode scanning.
Scan the barcodes to perform any of the available actions.
If you use certain barcode actions frequently, use the Barcode Scan Action Quick Action Reference Sheet to add them to a single sheet, in whichever order you prefer (see below section).
This report lets you set up and print a PDF of up to ten specific barcodes of your choice.
For instance, you may want to have a combination of navigational and shipping barcodes, or a sheet of your shipping presets with a create-label action barcode.
To create a Barcode Quick Reference Sheet: