Every venue takes inventory in a different way. In some areas of your venue, you may find it more efficient to have a sheet of barcodes, or barcodes affixed to shelves, cabinets, bins etc instead of scanning the barcode located on a physical item (if it has one).
If you have completed at least one inventory in your venue, you can generate a PDF with all the barcodes of the items you have inventoried, separated by inventory area. The PDF can be generated for all areas, or individual ones.
This is useful for items that may not have a physical barcode on them (produce, certain wines, etc), because it generates one based on the item’s unique ID in WISK. You can then scan this barcode instead of having to search for the item or scroll through your item list to find it. Depending on the size of your venue, this can save a lot of time.
Note: For items that already have a barcode, it will generate another based on the item’s unique ID as well. You can scan this new barcode, or the existing one on the physical item.
Downloading the Barcode List
To download the barcodes for an inventory, go to the “Inventories” page on the WISK Web Portal, and click the “Eye” icon beside a completed inventory
On the inventory details window that opens, you can choose to download the list for:
Barcodes for all Inventory Areas
1. Make sure that the “By Item” view is selected.
2. Click “Actions” and then “Download Inventory Barcodes (PDF)”
Note: Depending on the number of unique items in your venue, it may take a few moments to generate the PDF
3. The PDF displays a barcode and image for each unique item in an area, separated by area. You can print these barcodes and place them in those inventory areas to be scanned during inventory.
Note: As mentioned above, you’ll see that the barcode is based on the unique ID of the item in WISK, not the physical barcode you would find on the item.
Barcodes for Specific Inventory Areas
1. Make sure that the “By Area” view is selected.
2. Click the “Filter by area” drop-down list and select the area(s) you want to generate
3. Click “Actions” and then “Download Inventory Barcodes (PDF)”
4. The PDF displays a barcode and image for each unique item in the selected area(s). You can print these barcodes and place them in the inventory area(s) to be scanned during inventory.