Using the Barcode Printer app

When you have completed the barcode printing setup, you can use the Barcode Printer app to design and print simple barcode labels.

Note

If you want to print fully-customized barcode labels, then you should print them from the Dymo Label software instead.

Design a simple barcode label with the Barcode Printer app

To choose the content for your simple barcode label:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps.

  2. Click the icon for the Barcode Printer app.

  3. Click Design barcode template:

    Design barcode template button
  4. Choose a label size from the drop-down menu.

  5. Use the checkboxes to select content for your label. The preview image displays the effect before you save the template.

  6. Click Save barcode template.

Until you replace it, this template will be used for all barcode labels printed from the Barcode Printer app or a product's details page.

The Barcode Printer app generates a list of your most recently-added products so you can print barcode labels directly from the app in your Shopify admin. The labels will use the layout you designed with the Barcode Printer app.

Note

If you recently added a new variant of an older product, you won't be able to print its barcode label using this method. You must access new variants of older products from the product's details page

To print the barcode labels from the Barcode Printer app:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps.

  2. Click the icon for the Barcode Printer app.

  3. Click a product's name.

  4. In the Barcodes column, enter the quantity of barcodes that you want to print for each variant:

    Barcodes column
  5. Click Print x barcodes, where x is the total quantity of barcode labels you want to print.

You can use the Barcode Printer app to print barcode labels from a product's details page in your Shopify admin. The labels will use the layout you designed with the Barcode Printer app.

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products.

  2. Click a product's name.

  3. Click More actions, and then select Print Barcodes:

    More actions menu
  4. In the Barcodes field for each variant, enter the quantity of barcode labels you want to print:

    Enter print quantities
  5. Click Print x barcodes, where x is the total number of barcode labels you want to print.

Troubleshooting the Barcode Printer app

If you're having trouble printing barcode labels with the Barcode Printer app, then try these steps after troubleshooting your printer setup:

If you're still having trouble after troubleshooting the Barcode Printer app, then contact Shopify Support.

Unable to access the Barcode Printer app

Make sure that you're using the latest version of your browser and your browser isn't running any plugins or extensions, which can interfere with the app.

A product isn't appearing in the app

Products appear in the Barcode Printer app only if you added them to your store recently. If an older product doesn't appear in the app, then you need to print barcode labels for the product from its details page.

The Barcode printer app is assigning duplicate barcode numbers

Occassionally the app might assign the same barcode number to more than one product or variant. If that happens, then you can use a CSV file to find and fix duplicate numbers:

  1. Export your products in CSV file.
  2. Open the CSV file in a spread sheet editor.
  3. Find and change any duplicate barcode numbers.
  4. Export the edited spreadsheet in a CSV file.
  5. Import the updated CSV to your store.

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