Barcoding Your Items

Learn how to print barcodes from within CommentSold.

Barcodes are a great way for you to keep track of your inventory and make sure that the right items are shipped to your customers. You'll need a barcode printer, scanner, and labels to get started. 

 

Note: The printing method outlined in this article does not support the cutter on Zebra printers.

 

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Setting Up Product Barcodes

 

To enable barcodes within CommentSold, visit the Setup tab. Then click "Barcodes."

 

Be sure that both Product Barcodes and PDF Barcodes are enabled.

 

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If you would like the price and/or location to show on your barcodes, enable these options as well.

 

Click the three dots to the right of any product in the Products tab. Select "Inventory."

 

From the inventory page, click the gear icon next to the Print All Barcodes button. Select which printer is connected to the computer you are using.

 

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Note: You will need to select the Barcode Label Type on each computer you use to print barcodes. 

 

You can now print barcodes! When the printer menu appears, be sure to select the desired barcode printer.

 

Printing Barcodes with Dymo

 

Printing barcodes with a Dymo printer is incredibly simple. Just be sure to print on labels with a minimum size of 1 1/8” X 3 1/2”. Otherwise, barcodes can turn out blurry.

  1. Plug the Dymo printer into the desired computer.
  2. Click the three dots to the right of a product in the Products tab and select "Inventory."

  3. Click the three dots in the Manage column next to the variant you would like to print a barcode for and select "Print Tag."

     

  4. Select the Dymo printer and click "Print."


 

Your barcode label should now print!

Printing Barcodes with Zebra

 

At CommentSold, we're big fans of the Zebra ZT410 printer. It's the most efficient printer on the market! While Dymos are capable of printing barcodes, the Zebra will do so at a much more rapid pace (14 labels per second!). The Zebra can also function as a wireless printer, connected by Bluetooth or USB.

 

A quick reminder of how to properly load the Zebra printer!

 

Note: If your shop needs to use the cutter on the Zebra to be efficient, use the old barcode system and do not follow the steps below. This method for printing barcodes is not compatible with Zebra cutters.

 

Labels compatible with the ZT410 can be ordered here.

 

To begin printing barcodes with a Zebra printer:

  1. Plug in the Zebra printer and load the labels properly.
  2. Download Zebra Setup Utilities. Do not change the settings on the printer itself. Zebra Setup Utilities is not currently available on Mac. If using a Mac, follow this guide. When you've completed those steps, return to this page and skip ahead to the steps for printing!
  3. Open Zebra Setup Utilities and select the correct printer.
  4. Click "'Configure Printer Settings."




  5. Set the Label Parameters to the Width and Height of your loaded labels and click "Next."




  6. Set the Speed to 10.0/s and click "Next."
  7. Set the Print Mode to Direct and click "Next."
  8. Set Media Handling to "Tear Off" and click Finish. If you need the cutter, press "Cancel" and use the old barcode system. This method for printing barcodes is not compatible with Zebra cutters.


  9. Go to your printer and press the Pause button twice.
  10. Click the three dots to the right of a product in the Products tab and select "Inventory."

  11. Click the three dots in the Manage column next to the variant you would like to print a barcode for and select "Print Tag."




  12. Select the Zebra printer and click "Print."

 

 

Your barcode label should now print!

 

Troubleshooting the Zebra Printer

 

If your barcodes are printing incorrectly, open the "Paper Size" drop-down in the Chrome print dialog. Set the size to one with a 1:1 aspect ratio, such as "3.00 x 3.00." Once you set the size to the same width and height, it should start printing the size you have set within CommentSold. 

 

Note: We don't profit from you shopping the links in this article. We're just sharing what we've found to work well for CommentSold shops!