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- Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
- Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New and Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
- Install Now and Activate the extension.
- Once a new order comes in, print the PickingPal Pick Ticket / Invoice (included)
- “Pick” all of the order items from inventory, pull up the PickingPal main screen, and then scan the Order barcode on the Pick Ticket. This will load all the Order items into “Unpicked items” section of the screen
- Scan the barcode of each picked item, and let PickingPal go to work. > If you’ve picked the correct item, PickingPal will display a green indicator, provide an “OK” confirmation tone, and move that item to the “Picked items” section. > If you’ve picked an incorrect item, PickingPal will display a red alert indicator, and provide a “NOT FOUND” warning tone.
- Along the way you’ll see a progress indicator and once the order is pick-complete, the system will confirm it onscreen and audibly too with a 100% pick-complete tone!
Print One (1) Pick TicketFind the Order you would like to ship, and click the “Print Pick Ticket” action button.
Print Multiple Pick TicketsUsing the checkbox on the far left, select the Orders you would like to ship, then use the “Print Pick Ticket” option from the Bulk Actions dropdown. In the WordPress Admin, visit WooCommerce > PickingPal: Using your barcode scanner, scan the Order barcode on the PickingPal Pick Ticket.
Order LoadedOnce the Order is loaded, you’ll see that all the Order line items appear in the “Unpicked items” list, and the cursor has moved to the Product SKU field above. Now, you’re ready to start scanning barcodes on items themselves.
Scan Barcode on Order ItemsGrab your first Order item (the physical item you’re shipping) and scan the barcode on that item. In our example, we’ll start by scanning the White, Medium, Crew Neck Undershirt item.
When using a barcode scanner, they are generally configured to automatically add an “Enter” after successfully scanning a barcode. This is equivalent to entering the SKU in the field above, and clicking the Pick button.During a successful barcode scan, you will see and hear the following visual and audible “OK” notifications.
- Progress bar will show an increase % scanned, and the grey shaded area will grow
- Green “product found” indicator
- “OK” audible sound
Congratulations! You successfully scanned and verified your first order. Ship with confidence that all items in the order are correct.During a scan of an incorrect item, you will see and hear the following visual and audible “NOT FOUND” warning notifications.
- Progress bar will NOT show an increase % scanned, and the grey shaded area will NOT grow
- Red “product not found” indicator
- “NOT FOUND” audible sound (a buzz)
- Select/Upload a Banner Image. Max: 300px wide
- Add in up to 5-6 lines of your Company Information such as your company name, address, phone/fax, and email
- Use the bubble help for additional information
- Save Changes.
Customizing Your Pick Ticket & Packing Slip LayoutYou can use the default Pick Ticket & Packing Slip templates, or create and style your own. Create your own Pick Ticket & Packing Slip by following these steps:
- Copy the
woocommerce-pickingpal-templatefolder from the
woocommerce-pickingpalplugin directory to your
- If you are utilizing a child theme, you may need to create the /woocommerce/ folder first within that theme folder
- Edit the templates as you wish
woocommerce-pickingpal-templatefolder. This will reset the system to use the included Pick Ticket & Packing Slip Templates. Your item barcodes can contain as little as your SKU and the SKU’s barcode, or additional information such as Product Name, Price, Color, Size, or any other attribute you feel would be helpful to have printed on the barcode label. PickingPal helps facilitate the creation of barcode labels by allowing you to easily create a CSV Export file with the raw data needed to generate the barcode labels. Think of this as a big mail-merge file that you can send to your barcode label provider.
Note: PickingPal displays three (3) system variables SKU, Name, Price by default as well as other system-wide defined Attributes (Products > Attributes).Use the check boxes in the “Select Export Fields” column to determine what fields you want included in your CSV Export file. Use the Export Field Order to determine what order you want the fields in. Simply drag the fields to reorder them.
3rd Party Developers: If you’d like to include fields/values from your Extension in the PickingPal Export, we have implemented two (2) filters: wc_pickingpal_custom_fields and wc_pickingpal_custom_field_value. The code is commented with an example in woocommerce-pickingpal.phpThe Export section allows you to select the barcode label records you would like to export. Select one, a few, or all of them for export. The columns and column order are based on the Settings > Export Setup section. Using the check boxes on the far left, select one or more records for export. You may fill in the QTY values before you Export to CSV, which will include those values in the CSV. Otherwise, you may directly edit your CSV and enter in the barcode quantity values using your favorite text editor or spreadsheet. When ready, just click the “Export (*.CSV)” button to download the CSV barcode label file. Provide your barcode CSV file to your barcode label printing provider. A. Yes! There is a great Free Online Barcode Generator tool available at BarCodesInc.com. Simply enter your SKU into the field provided to generate a valid barcode image. Repeat the process for each SKU you have and save the barcode images. There is also a variety of label stickers available at your local Office Supply store that may be used to print your barcodes on via a laser or inkjet printer. Just find the size that best suits your needs. A. Yes! There are many online companies that can help you with your barcode label printing needs. PickingPal can assist you with this as well. Just visit our website and get in touch with us through our Contact Us section. A. You can find a selection of corded and wireless barcode scanners on Amazon.com or eBay. PickingPal can assist you with this as well. Just visit our website and get in touch with us through our Contact Us section. A. PickingPal should work with any wireless or wired barcode scanner that will successfully connect to a PC, MAC, or even Tablet (via Bluetooth or MicroUSB).
Can I use PickingPal from a tablet using wifi?A. Yes, this is possible with the use of a bluetooth-enabled (Android & iOS) or microUSB (Android) scanner. We have tested this configuration with some finger/mini/handheld laser barcode scanners . A. Yes, this is possible with the use of a bluetooth-enabled (Android & iOS) or microUSB (Android) scanner. We have tested this configuration with some finger/mini/handheld laser barcode scanners. PickingPal has been tested on mobile devices with screen sizes as small as 5″. A. Not at this time, but it is under consideration. A. PickingPal is a perfect complimentary tool to use in conjunction with your favorite shipping software. Once you’ve verified your Order items have been properly picked through PickingPal, you can use any shipping software to generate the needed shipping labels. Check with your shipping software provider to see if they support Order barcodes. If they do, you can use the Order barcode on the PickingPal Pick Ticket to quickly look-up orders when generating shipping labels.
Can I add (insert Order or Line item data here) to the PickingPal Pick Ticket?A. Yes. Please refer to the “Customizing Your Pick Ticket Layout” section above.
We use the WooCommerce Print Invoice & Packing List (PIP) Extension. Can a barcode be added to those documents?A. Yes. Please refer to the “Creating Custom Templates“ section of the PIP documentation. Pick Lists Pick lists are helpful to the picking/shipping team because they help improve picking efficiency. A pick list is a consolidated view of what inventory items are needed across multiple orders, allowing the picking staff to avoid going back to the same warehouse/bin location multiple times. For example, if you have 3 orders, each having two quantity units of SKU1 & SKU2, a pick list will show a line of (6) of SKU1 and (6) of SKU2 that are needed for the 3 orders. Instead of having to manually go through each Pick Ticket to count the total number of items that are needed for a specific item, a PickingPal pick list does that summarizing automatically. Printing a Pick List
- Visit WooCommerce > Orders view
- Tick the checkbox next to the orders that are ready for shipment
- Use the “Print Pick List” option from the Bulk Actions dropdown
- Click the “Apply” button
- Visit WooCommerce > PickingPal
- Click on the “Settings” tab
- Scroll down to the “Warehouse Location” section
- Click “Add Location“
- Visit Products > Products
- Open a Product
- Warehouse locations can be assigned on the “General” tab for the following types of products: Simple product, External/Affiliate Product, and Product Bundle
- Warehouse locations can be assigned in the “Variations” tab/section for Variable products
- Enabled: Check to enable this Additional SKU on the Product page inside of WooCommerce admin
- Product Page: Hide/Show – Determines whether or not the Additional SKU is displayed on the front-end website’s product page (under native SKU)
- Label: Field label describing the Additional SKU’s value (i.e. UPC, EAN, ISBN, Etc.)