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Knowledge Base

Picking, Packing, and Kitting

What Does a Picking, Packing, and Kitting App Do?

Verify that the items shipping employees pack match a shared list. Stop sending incomplete or incorrect shipments to customers. Scan hundreds of barcodes in seconds and speed up the fulfillment process.







FAQs About Picking and Packing

Can the mobile app warn the app user that the picked item is incorrect?

Yes, it can. Our A/B Compare feature checks that the barcode on the item being picked matches the barcode on the pick list. First, the picker scans the barcode on a pick list. Second, the picker scans the barcode on the target item. If they match, the app user will see a valid response. If they don’t match, they will see an invalid response.

Can mobile app users be alerted when a pick list is completed?

Yes, they can be alerted. One of the more sophisticated features of CodeREADr’s no-code/low-code platform is our Custom On-Device Validation utility (see “Kitting”). You can edit a published script to alert when a “kit” (list) is done, when a batch of kits is finished, and when an entire work order is completed.

I read that I can also control the accuracy of loading and unloading of items from delivery vehicles. How do I accomplish that?

That’s yet another benefit of Custom On-Device Validation (see “Loading and Unloading”).

Do I have to be a programmer to use these features?

No, you don’t. The CodeREADr platform is a no-code/low-code platform. You can choose to create your own scripts or edit the ones we publish. However, most of the platform’s functionality is enabled simply by checking boxes and labeling. then, no coding is required.

Is it possible to scan more than one barcode at a time?

Yes, it is. With our SD Pro scan engine, you can access our scanner configuration settings. One such setting is Batch Mode.

Within a single camera view, the app will read up to 100 barcodes in several seconds. Thus, you don’t need to tap to scan and submit each barcode. Instead, with Batch Mode, you tap to open the camera and tap to submit a record of up to 100 barcodes. Also, you can limit how many barcodes to read in each attempt. Then, auto-submit when it reaches the limit.

What if our items have multiple barcodes on them? How can we only scan the one we need for picking, packing, and kitting?

You can configure scanning options with our SD Pro scan engine.  Options include the Framing, Targeting, Selecting, and Trigger Modes. For example, with the Selecting Mode, all barcodes within the camera view are decoded and presented to the app user in a list. Then, the app user selects one or more barcodes to capture.

Alternatively, an automated approach would use SD Pro’s “Smart Scan technology”. There, you can create filters and filter sets to automatically capture only the barcodes your want to capture.

How do we also capture the location of each scan?

You have two options. The automated option would be to collect the GPS location of the device in the background, i.e. without interrupting the app user.

The other option would be to have the app user select their location from a dropdown menu as a “session question“.  To clarify, a session prompt would ask the app user to select their location. That location would then be saved and submitted with every scan until the app user changed locations.

You can label a location however you want. For example, the location can be “Aisle 1”, “Truck 1”, or whatever makes sense for your application.

Can we generate a report that shows packing data per day?

On the Scans page, you can filter and view a report of items scanned. Also, you can automatically export those records to Excel, Google Sheets, etc. Then, for example, you can sort scans by ‘timestamp scanned’ or by the user who scanned it.

Can I use my pre-existing item database?

Absolutely. You can import your database manually or automatically. Also, you can integrate CodeREADr with your server to send and receive information directly.

Do we need to print new labels for our items or will the barcodes already printed or attached work as well?

If your items already have UPC or other barcodes printed or attached to them, that’s no problem.  The mobile app can scan virtually any barcode currently in use.

Can I customize the look of the app? For example, can I change the app’s response after a scan? Also, can I include my company’s logo?

Yes, you can. Among many options, we offer the ability to customize the display of the response screen as well as change the response text. Also, there are both free and paid options for white labeling the app to include your logo.

Does pricing depend on how many items we scan?

No, pricing is not based on the number of items scanned. Every paid plan includes unlimited scans.

Instead, our pricing model is based on devices. For instance, we count a device as billable if your authorized app-user signs into the device during your monthly billing period. Moreover, the monthly count is not based on concurrently used devices. Instead, it’s the total number of unique devices that signed in during your monthly billing period. Also, each month this device count resets to give you device flexibility.

Do we need special hardware to scan assets?

No. CodeREADr is compatible with most devices. This includes iOS and Android smartphones and tablets as well as dedicated mobile computers. However, we do not sell any hardware. Thus, you need to purchase devices to use with the CodeREADr mobile app. Alternatively, your app users can use their own, personal devices.

What if there is a poor internet connection scanning?

That’s no problem. The mobile app works both online and offline.

How can I add notes, take photos, and/or answer questions about an item?

Using our “Questions” feature, you can prompt your app users to add notes, answer specific questions, require signatures, and take photos.

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