All about Shopify Barcode Scanners
When using Shopify POS, you can scan a barcode using a wireless (cordless) barcode scanner. You must ensure that the scanner is a supported Socket Mobile Bluetooth Scanner which pairs directly to your iPad. You can choose from 1D or 2D depending on the barcode type you are scanning but if you wish to choose a scanner that does both, simply go straight for the Socket S740 as this will scan both 1D & 2D from your Shopify Point of Sale Software.
Shopify supported Barcode Scanners include the Socket Mobile 7ci (1D Imager), S700 (1D Imager), S730 (1D Laser - not as popular) and the S740 (1D & 2D Imager). Just so you know what a 2D barcode is - They are a two dimensional barcode which doesn't only contain standard lines like you would see in a supermarket but more so a square barcode. A standard 1D Barcode is numeric only whereas a 2D can have numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji. A common place to see 2D Barcodes would be on promotional material such as a QR Code (Quick Response Code) or even on a courier label. The 2D Scanners we stock in Australia are able to scan directly from an LCD Screen, Tablet or Mobile Phone.
Setting up your Barcode scanner with Shopify is simple and we recommend that you check out the How to Setup a Shopfy Barcode Scanner Tutorial Video as this will show step by step instructions.
If you are using a tradition 1D barcode then the most popular option is the SocketScan S700. This is a high quality 1D imager that is supported and recommended by Shopify. If you need to create a barcode from Shopify, we do also have compatible barcode & label printers for sale.
Accessories are available for purchase including Charging Docks which are highly recommended. This will allow you to simply place the barcode scanner into the cradle to keep charged and also keep off the bench top.
If you require assistance choosing the best barcode scanner for Shopify, please contact our POS Team by email or phone.