Barcodes Scanning by Built-in Device Camera

This functionality is currently available for iOS devices only. It will be available for Android devices soon.

The built-in rear camera of Mobile Device can be used to scan item barcodes during sale or when adding new items to the list.

First, you have to activate the option ‘Use the camera to scan barcodes’ on Loyverse POS app in the General Settings.

option ‘Use the camera to scan barcodes’

 

1. Selling Items

Before making sales, make sure that you have barcodes on the item’s card.
Launch your Loyverse POS app and go to the Sales screen, same as when selling without a scanner.
Tap the button for scanning barcodes with the built-in camera.

the button for scanning barcodes by the built-in camera

Point the camera at the barcode of your item.

Pointing the camera at the barcode

The camera will scan the barcode and the item will appear on the ticket list.

item in the ticket list

The screen with the camera will remain open, so you can scan another barcode, or edit items in the ticket, search for a client to add to the ticket, redeem customers points, save or merge open tickets.

2. Adding Barcodes to Items

In the Loyverse POS ‘Items’ menu, open the item for editing and tap the scan button near the Barcode field.

scan button

The screen with the camera will be activated, so point the camera at the barcode.

The screen with the camera

Once it is scanned, it will fill in the barcode number in the Barcode field.

the Barcode field

Don’t forget to save changes.

 

You can also activate the built-in camera from the Items list.

scan button in the item list

The screen with the camera will be activated, so point the camera at the barcode.
If any item does not have this barcode, the new item will be created and opened for editing with the filled-in barcode. If there is already an item with this barcode, it will open for editing.

Note: Loyverse POS with built-in camera can scan UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 barcodes and QR code as well.

 

See also:
How to Add Barcodes to Items
Hardware for Loyverse POS