How to Generate Barcode Labels for Your VirtueMart Products
When you purchase an item at any store, you might notice a label with thin, black lines across it, along with a variation of different numbers. This label is scanned and the item's description and price automatically come up.
Barcode labels are used to quickly identify items and contain encoded data on the goods. They can be read by special optical scanners or barcode readers, desktop printers and smartphones.
Millions of shop owners around the world make use of barcode label printing to help improve product management, item accessibility and increase productivity.
Why are Barcode Labels Useful?
Let’s breakdown the needs and uses for barcodes labels!
- Using barcodes it is possible to find products much faster, besides the lookup can more accurate than when you are manually entering item codes.
- Barcode labels make it much easier for retail outlets to keep track of sales and to know when to order more units when running low of stock. You can simply scan your barcode rather than rely on someone taking physical inventory.
- You can use your labels and packaging to protect yourself and your products from counterfeiting. Create your own barcode labels that contain specific information so that it can be scanned to ensure that it is an authentic product.
Generate & Print Barcode Labels for VirtueMart Product
If your products are going to available worldwide, you’ll need to use standardized formats and pay to make sure your barcodes are unique. For that your product need some unique products codes like UPC, EAN code etc used and recognized universally.
In case you need the barcodes to be used for inner purposes at your store, you can create those on the basis of your product ID using Store Manager for VirtueMart software.
Open Categories&Products tab of Store Manager for VirtueMart and filter the products (using built-in filters or creating custom ones according to your needs).
Select units for which you would like to generate barcode labels and right-click at any of selected items. From the context menu appearing select Reports -> Barcode Labels.
See reports generated for multiple selected products with such information as products name, item code, price, company logo. Now you can print out your barcode labels directly from your PC.
Don’t let the barcode printing scare you away – it’s quite easy to get started with Store Manager for VirtueMart. Speed things up for your business creating barcode labels easier than you might have expected -