02/05/2019 at 3:31 pm #56475
I learned that Duck Brand (as in duct tape) has a product that is a labeling system and app all in one.
Here’s a 2-minute video summary: https://youtu.be/-09gNuK1NVo
Disclaimer: I have not used this product. Use what ever system works for you.
It is not an inventory tracking app. It is designed for people packing up to move or organizing items for storage. It’s a pack of labels, each with a unique QR code and a space to write a name. Each QR code functions as a list. Add items to the list, including pics through the app. Put a label on each bin or box in your inventory. Then link the app account to your email account for back up.
I can think of a few ways this system could be applied to an eBay store inventory. As you fill a bin, enter the name written on the bin label in the Custom Label (SKU) field. I already do this with my bin labels (A – ZZ), so I don’t know that it would be necessary to use QR codes for this. However, if you label your bins Shoes or Men’s Shirts and have multiple bins for each category, you could find the item in one of many boxes simply by scanning the QR codes and checking the content lists and/or tagged photos.
You would have to manually remove items from each list as they sell. Also, the package has 40 labels. The website (http://www.duckpackandtrack.com/) says you can purchase another package if you needed more labels, though I don’t see why their QR codes would be so special. What would stop someone from using a QR code generator and printing their own labels?0
02/06/2019 at 8:16 am #56497
- Location: Virginia
Appreciate you sharing this because we’re the verge of trying to set up an inventory system.
So would you scan the QR code on a bin, and then the app would tell you what items are in that box?0
02/06/2019 at 8:56 am #56499
I bought a bunch of these at WalMart in an after Christmas sale….but been too busy to try using them. Hopefully I’ll get some time soon….0
02/06/2019 at 1:50 pm #56510
Retro Treasures WVParticipant
This really seems like a redundant system UNLESS you are selling across multiple platforms without an inventory software like Sixbit.
I label all totes like this A11, A12, A21, A22. This tells me which shelving unit (A,B,C), which row (*1*, *2*, etc), and which box along the row. Once I put a listed item in a tote I put the tote label in the custom label field in ebay.
If I ever want to know the contents of any tote, I just search by custom label on ebay by that tote number. Voila – a list of all items in that tote. Ebay automatically updates it for me when items are sold. I don’t pull items until they are paid, so if an item is cancelled or goes through unpaid item assistant, relisting the item automatically keeps the custom label information – don’t have to put the item back.0
02/07/2019 at 12:16 pm #56562
@jay: Let’s say you have five boxes shoes in your storage. Put one label on each box, and write “Shoes” on the label and/or box. After you list a pair of shoes, take a picture of it. Choose one a box to store the shoes. Use the app to scan the QR code, which will open up the list of contents inside that box. Add a new item to that list and upload the picture. Then store them in the box. When the shoes sell, you or your helper would go over to the boxes of shoes and scan the QR code using the app. Then you could see the contents in the app without having to take five boxes off a shelf.
@Retro Treasures: This system won’t work for everyone. I have my totes labeled A, B, C, etc., which I fill in as the Custom ID in the listing. For this reason, it would not be the best storage solution for me either. I know some people prefer to store like items together: shoes, shirts, pottery, etc. If they have multiple boxes of shoes, scanning a QR code to check the contents might save their back some work instead of taking each box off the shelf to find a specific pair of shoes.0
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