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Product Identifiers

Product identifiers, such as UPC codes, are unique codes used to identify specific products. These identifiers are printed as scannable barcodes, streamlining product input during transaction processing.

Product identifiers are linked to the product catalog and are used to identify the products themselves. This is distinct from unit identifiers, which track individual units of a product and are tied to inventory management.

Goflow offers comprehensive tools to manage product identifiers. You can upload identifiers, print them, associate each identifier with its unit of measure, and handle multiple identifier types for your products.

Managing Product Identifiers

To add identifiers to a product, follow these steps:

  1. From the side menu, go to CatalogProducts, and select the product.
  2. Click on the Identifiers tab, and click on Add Identifier.
  3. If the product already has one identifier, click on the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner, and then click on the plus sign.
  4. Choose the identifier type from the list of available types.
  5. If the product has units of measure, you may select one measure to associate with this identifier.
  6. Finally, click Save to add the product identifiers.

When a product identifier is associated with a unit of measure, scanning the barcode selects the corresponding unit of measure for that product.

You can assign multiple identifier types to a single product, such as UPC, ASIN, and GTIN. These identifier types are managed under memorized lists, allowing you to define and maintain the specific identifier types you want to associate with your products.

To delete an identifier, click on the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner, and then click on the bin icon.

Managing Product Identifiers in Bulk

You can manage identifiers for multiple products in bulk through a CSV upload file. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. From the side menu, go to CatalogProducts.
  2. In the upper right corner, click on ImportImport Product Identifiers.
  3. Select whether you'd like to add, replace, or remove identifiers.
  4. Review the Columns tab for required and optional headers.
  5. Download the sample CSV template.
  6. Fill in the identifiers, save the file to your drive, and upload the file.

If you have only one identifier per product and no units of measure, you can also use the Import Products upload to manage identifiers in bulk.

The Import Product Identifiers upload allows you to accomplish three different tasks:

The options to replace or delete identifiers will result in the permanent loss of the existing identifiers. This action is irreversible. It is strongly recommended to export your identifiers first before proceeding with any deletion actions.

Export Product Identifiers

To export product identifiers, follow these steps:

  1. From the side menu, go to CatalogProducts.
  2. In the upper right corner, click on ExportExport Product Identifiers.

Printing Barcode Labels

Print product barcodes labels and place them on your products. This will enable you to easily scan the barcodes for quick and efficient input.

To print a barcode label for a single product, follow these steps:

  1. From the side menu, go to CatalogProducts, and select the product.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click on Print Barcode.
  3. If the product has multiple identifiers, select the identifier to print.
  4. Select the printer, enter the number of copies, and Print.

Printing Barcode Labels in Bulk

To print barcodes labels for multiple products at once follow these steps:

  1. From the side menu, go to CatalogProducts.
  2. Select the products for which you want to print barcodes.
  3. In the upper left-hand corner, click on ActionsPrint Product Labels.
  4. To add more products, click on the upload icon at the bottom.
  5. Choose your printer type, separator label, and the number of copies.
  6. For products with multiple identifiers, select which identifier to print.
  7. Finally, click on Print to start printing the barcode labels.
  8. If you'd prefer to email the labels instead, click on the download icon to export the labels to PDF.

Selecting the Products

There are two methods for selecting the products:

You can also use a combination of both methods. Start by selecting one or more products, and then click to upload a file containing more products.

Selecting the Printer Type

The standard barcode label features the item number, item name, and the identifier in a Code-128 barcode, all printed in 9pt font. Goflow supports two printer types for printing these product labels:

Selecting the Identifier

For products with multiple identifiers, you can choose which identifier to print. For each product, select an available identifier from the dropdown. If a product has no identifiers, the item number is the only available selection.

To print identifiers of a specific type, such as UPC or ASIN, use the bulk selector to choose the identifier type. Products without an identifier of the selected type are highlighted with a yellow border.