The Vin65 POS applications supports the use of compatible Bluetooth barcode scanners that can be used to scan items to add them to an order rather than having to enter them manually from the POS. For the Desktop version you can use most Barcode Scanners that use USB Keyboard emulation.
Bellow are a few basic setup steps to pair your scanner to your iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad).
Please Note: The steps below are for a basic pairing setup of your scanner. For complete setup instructions please consult the hardware manual for your appropriate scanner (Socket Mobile 7Xi 2D Scanner or Socket Mobile 7Ci 1D Scanner).
1. Turn on your scanner by pressing and holding the small power button until the LED turns blue and the scanner beeps twice. Next press both the scan and power buttons at the same time on your scanner to enter pairing mode.
2. On you iOS device (iPad/iPhone/iPod) navigate to Settings > Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth On. This will begin scanning for available devices.
3. Select the appropriate Socket device from the list of available devices Socket 7Xi (for 2D scanners) or Socket CHS (for 1D Scanners).
4. Make sure the device reads Connected. Now you're ready to go.
When using the Vin65 POS on your Desktop you can use a Barcode Scanner to scan the barcodes of your Products.
To scan your product follow these steps:
1. Open up the Vin65 POS in your Google Chrome Browser. https://pos.vin65.com (https://pos.aus.vin65.com for Australia)
2. Click the "Barcode" button at the top of the screen beside the "Search" magnifying glass.
3. Use the barcode scanner to scan the barcode on your product.
The product will be added to the cart. To scan the next product press the "Barcode" button again. Before your products can be scanned though, they will need to be setup in Vin65 to have an appropriate UPC code. Below we explain how to set that up.
For the barcode scanner to work and add products to your cart session you will need to ensure that all of your products in Vin65 have the appropriate UPC code so that when a barcode is scanned it will select the correct product.
To add a UPC code to a product you will want to navigate to Store > Products > Select a Product > Manage SKUs. You will then be able to edit the UPC code. Learn more about the 'Manage SKUs' section here.
Once you have opened the POS and are ready to place orders you can simply scan a barcode to add 1 item to your cart. Scanning a barcode multiple times will increase the quantity in the cart by 1 unit.
If the barcode that you have scanned is similar to another barcode or is being used on multiple products in Vin65 you will see a SKU selection (similar to products with multiple SKUs) which will allow you to select to correct product that you wish to add.
If you have verified that your barcode scanner is connected, but does is not adding items to the cart, there may be a configuration error. If using the mobile scanner you will want to ensure that it is set to iOS mode, and not keyboard mode. This can be adjusted using the 'command barcodes' in your Socket Mobile user manual.
You will also want to verify the UPCs that you have entered in Vin65. As shown in the images for adding the UPCs, you will need to leave off the initial '0'.