It might happen that you do not have a barcode for your products. Think about fresh produce or stockable recipes (e.g. sauces) that you produce in-house. Here's a trick to solve that!
The barcode scanner app requires a GTIN/EAN code for each package. If you do not have this code for some of your products, then you can create these yourself. Follow the simple steps below:
- Create your own GTIN code for each package. You can enter words or numbers in the GTIN field (check out this article to see how you can add data to this field in Apicbase).
- Once filled out, go to an online barcode generator to generate the barcodes for your products.
We like this one: Online Barcode Generator
Enter your GTIN codes in the text field. Make sure the type is on Code-128. Select "one barcode per row" and click on "download". A zip file will be downloaded with all the barcodes.
Now keep these barcodes at hand or print them out on a sheet or as stickers. Scan these barcodes and your products will be recognized when using the barcode scanner app.
Tip: don't make the GTIN description too long as this will result in a large barcode and might be difficult for the app to read. The barcode should fit in the provided rectangle in the app.
Other free barcode generators can be found below (note that they do not have a bulk creation and export functionality):
- Free barcode generator by Cognex
- Barcode-generator.org (make sure to select code type "code 128")