Purpose and scope

As a customer, you want functionality that allows you to search for products quickly and efficiently.

The purpose of the Aphix PocketShop barcode scanner is to allow to you scan a barcode, and find the associated product information quickly and efficiently.

The barcode scanner is found at the top of each screen in PocketShop, making it easy to find and use. Simply click on the scanner icon, allow your camera to scan a barcode, scan the barcode and the barcode scanner does the rest. It searches through your products and returns a product match. Again, another efficient way of searching and locating specific products using PocketShop.

The barcode scanner locates the product by searching for a specified field that contains its barcode. This field is imported and mapped into Aphix Digital Platform as part of the regular synchronisation process. 

This feature guide describes how to carry out the following barcode scanner related tasks:

  • Setting up products to use by Aphix PocketShop barcode scanner

  • Using the Aphix PocketShop barcode scanner

  • Supported barcode types

Benefits

Key benefits of using the barcode scanner in PocketShop:

  • Allows you to quickly scan a product barcode and locate the product information in your product catalogue.

  • Supports a wide number of different barcode symbologies in both Android and iOS versions of the app. 

Tasks

Setting up products that the Aphix PocketShop barcode scanner can use

Set up

The barcode scanner locates the product by searching for a specified field that contains its barcode. This field is imported and mapped into Aphix Digital Platform as part of the regular synchronisation process. This means that you can manage your product's barcodes within your ERP.

Any changes that you make in your ERP will be imported the next time you sync Aphix Digital Platform with your ERP.

Using the built-in barcode scanner

Use

The barcode scanner is found at the top of each screen in PocketShop.

  1. Click on the scanner icon.

  2. You will be prompted to allow your camera to scan a barcode. Click Allow to grant permission.

  3. Scan the barcode. The barcode scanner searches through your product catalogue and returns a product match if it exists.

Supported barcode types

Supported barcode types

A barcode is a symbology (or encrypted terminology) that contains information about a particular item; in this case, it contains information about your many different products. There are many different barcode types - each type having different pros and cons.

Aphix supports the following barcode types:

Both Android and iOs

Description

QR Code

Quick Response

Data matrix

2D barcode that can contain a large quantity of information

UPC E

Universal Product Code

UPC A

Universal Product Code

EAN 8

International Article Code

EAN 13

International Article Code

Code 128

Compact code based on ASCII with a switching setting that means it can be optimized for barcode length

Code 39

Discrete, self-checking, variable length code

ITF

14 digit bar code that uses the “Interleaved 2 of 5” barcode symbology

Android only
Code 93Alphanumeric, numeric variable barcode length; an extension of Code 39
CodabarLinear barcode symbology
RSS14Abbreviated from Reduced Space Symbols. This barcode symbology encodes 14 digits and can be scanned omni-directionally.
PDF417Stacked limear 2D barcode type
RSS ExpandedAbbreviated from Reduced Space Symbols. This barcode symbology can encode 74 numeric or 41 alphabetic characters. It can be scanned omni-directionally.