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Square for Restaurants Now Supports Bar Code Scanning

I got an email from Alex at Square pointing out that Square for Restaurants now supports bar code scanning (thanks for remembering I wanted that Alex!.) 

 

This is great for my operation (quick-service sandwiches/salads) so it can move the line by scanning drinks, chips.  Anyway...  I've ordered a couple "Zebra (Symbol) LS2208" scanners to test it all out.  If anybody has experience with scanners they like/don't like with Square I'd love to hear it.  I'm assuming the support for models in the "... for Restaurants" is the same as retail Square.

 

Cheers.

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Hey @cbenson - So glad we could provide a feature that you needed! I've moved your post to another board to make it more visible to other Sellers within the Community.

 

Hopefully they'll be able to chime in with their barcode scanner experiences!

Puka - She/Her
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Hey @cbenson - So glad we could provide a feature that you needed! I've moved your post to another board to make it more visible to other Sellers within the Community.

 

Hopefully they'll be able to chime in with their barcode scanner experiences!

Puka - She/Her
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Is there a way to print bar code labels with Square for restaurant?  Items --> Action -->  Print Labels (doesn't exist)

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Hi there, @lastchance12 👋 I can step in on this one! The ability to print bar code labels is a function available in Square for Retail! You can learn more here.

 

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

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I have square for restaurants.  Do I have access to square retail and would it sync?    I prefer not to maintain another list of items and login information.   Can retail and restaurants run in conjunction?   Am I better off creating bar codes outside of the square system?

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Hi there again, @lastchance12! Both Square for Retail and Square for Restaurants are subscription based services that can be used in conjunction with your regular Square account, which means that no extra login credentials needed. Both can be run in conjunction, you would simply need to run each app on your iPad or tablet.

 

 

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please correct me if I am mistaken:    In order to print bar codes I would need to pay separately for square retail.   In addition I would need to run 2 separate apps at my operation.  

We are primarily a restaurant but have some merchandise and swag that we sell.   Often customers would want to put merchandise on there restaurant tab.   What would be the best practice in the case of that situation?

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You are correct here, @lastchance12 - Square for Retail and Square for Restaurants would be two separate subscriptions which would be billed separately. These apps would be separate on your tablet or point of sale, but could be used interchangeably. 

 

Based on what you are describing - being a Restaurant with a few different physical items to sell - I would create the items to sell on regular Point of Sale in lieu of purchasing an using Retail in order to utilize barcodes. While the barcode flow is undoubtedly more seemless during checkout, the subscription is designed for Sellers with hundred of items to organize. 

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Joe -   Thank you for your input.   Lastly if I still wanted barcodes and unable to use a 3rd party program to generate.  The. Use those with square.   Or if an item had an existing barcode could I use that with square for restaurant.    Thank you

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Hi again, @lastchance12 - not sure what you mean here, would you mind clarifying? Are you asking if you can use barcodes created outside of Square with Square for Restaurants specifically?

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Hi, how do I add inventory with the barcode scanner? I also have Square Restaurant but sell bottles if wine and merchandise. 

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Welcome to the Seller Community 👋

 

 

While Square for Restaurants offers Barcode Scanner support at this time Adding inventory with a barcode scanner in Square for Restaurantes would be considered a feature request at this time, @Diane60.

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Hi Joe,

I have a similar question. I am working with a brewery/restaurant that has table service and food orders (for which we need to track table orders and print orders to the kitchen) as well as having a retail outlet for alcohol (which would be useful to have barcodes for).  We also need to track our inventory of the different wine bottles we sell.  What is the best solution for this?  Thanks!

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I have the same question as Islander. Please respond,thanks!

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