About Scan & Print
This article explains the various options available to you in Paazl Scan & Print, an application that allows you to print shipping labels by scanning barcodes. You run Scan & Print locally on your laptop or desktop. Installing Scan & Print explains how to install the application.
A quick tour of the Paazl Scan & Print screen
|Order reference list||A list of order references, and where appropriate, shipping option codes and pack-count codes|
|Print bar||Click this bar to print labels for all the orders in the reference list. While the labels are being printed, you will see the message "Printing" in the status bar. The order references will disappear from the list once the print job is done|
|Status bar||You'll find status and error messages here|
|Configuration bar||Select the scan & print options you want, or click "Settings" to configure Paazl Scan & Print|
Scan & print options
Single-print and batch printing
If you have "Auto-print" enabled, Paazl Scan & Print will work in single-print mode. In this mode, a shipping label will be printed immediately after you scan the barcode of the order concerned.
Use this mode to scan and print labels one by one.
If you disable "Auto-print", Paazl Scan & Print will work in batch-print mode.
Use this mode to scan a number of barcodes in a row and then print them all at once by clicking "Print".
Scan package count
Enable this option if you want to:
- print multiple shipping labels for a single order
- bundle multiple parcels (for a single order) into one shipment (a.k.a. a "multi-collo" shipment).
If you enable "Scan package count", you can tell Paazl Scan & Print how many labels to print. First you scan a barcode containing the order's reference code. Then you scan a barcode containing the number of labels you want to print.
As an alternative to clicking the "Scan package count" checkbox, you can also toggle this option on and off by scanning a barcode containing the string "SCAN_PACK_ON" and "SCAN_PACK_OFF" respectively. For your convenience, we've generated the standard Paazl Scan & Print barcodes for you.
Multiple shipping labels for a single order
When generating a barcode for the package count, use the identifier "PACK" and add the number of labels you want to print. For example, if you want to print two labels for an order, the full identifier would be "PACK2". If you want to print five labels, the full identifier would be "PACK5".
...results in this
Multiple parcels in one shipment
When generating a barcode for the package count, use the identifier "PACKMPS" and add the number of parcels in the shipment. For example, if you have a shipment consisting of three parcels, the full identifier would be "PACKMPS3". If it consists of six parcels, the full identifier would be "PACKMPS6".
...results in this
Scan shipping option
Enable this option if your warehouse determine shipping options when packing orders.
If you enable "Scan shipping option", you can set the shipping option of a given order. First you scan a barcode containing the order's reference code. Then you scan a barcode containing the Paazl identifier of the shipping option you want to use.
As an alternative to clicking the "Scan shipping option" checkbox, you can also toggle this option on and off by scanning a barcode containing the string "SCAN_SHIP_ON" and "SCAN_SHIP_OFF" respectively. For your convenience, we've generated these standard barcodes for you.
When generating a barcode for the shipping option, use the Paazl shipping option identifier listed in your Paazl account and prefix it with "SHIP". For example, if the identifier is "AVG", the string you use to generate the barcode is "SHIPAVG". If the identifier is "EUROPLUS", the barcode string is "SHIPEUROPLUS".
If you have created your own shipping options, Paazl will give them the codes "BLANK_1", "BLANK_2", etc. In this case you would simply generate a barcode using "SHIPBLANK_1", "SHIPBLANK_2", etc.
To specify that Paazl Scan & Print should use the shipping option specified for the order in your Paazl account, simply scan a barcode generated using the identifier "SHIP". For your convenience, we've generated this standard barcode for you.
Example of scanned shipping option
Combining "Scan package count" and "Scan shipping option"
If you also enable "Scan shipping option", Paazl Scan & Print expects you to scan three barcodes one after another in the following order:
- Order reference barcode
- Package count barcode
- Shipping option barcode
The order reference list would look something like this before you click "Print":
Where to find your shipping-option codes
You will find the codes of the shipping options available to you in your Paazl account. Log in to your account and follow the steps below to view them.