Product labels

Boxora makes it easy for you to print product labels with or without barcodes. Print labels from a number of screens in Brightpearl, or from the item lookup screen in Boxora. You'll get a PDF file that you can print on most label printers. If you want lots of the same label, just select the quantity to print from the PDF viewer print dialog.

Label setup

From the main menu choose "Boxora settings" and enter your required label size in mm (Width x Height). Set up a template, and you're done! You can add any text or web based images to the label.

Printing barcodes

If you just want one or two labels for a single product, use the item lookup in Boxora, or install the Boxora browser extension to add a "print label" button on the product screen in Brightpearl. You'll still need to be logged into Boxora in a separate tab if you're printing directly from Brightpearl.

If you want to print a number of labels for different products, you can either search for those products in Boxora and use the label printing feature on the search results, or you can print all items on a Purchase Order directly from Brightpearl (using the extra button that's added by the browser extension).

Templates

Choose what data appears on your product labels by editing the label template HTML on the Boxora settings screen. You can use the following fields (include the square brackets in the HTML):

  • [barcode] - the image that you scan
  • [barcodeText] - the barcode displayed in numbers
  • [productId] - the ID as used by your connected system
  • [productName] - excluding any options such as size
  • [productOptions]
  • [productSku]
  • [productPrice] - from the most recent product sync
  • [custom1] - your choice of product custom field
  • [custom2]
  • [custom3]

Here's a sample template (used to produce the label shown above):


Tip: If you have particularly long product names, then you may want to add "max-width:50mm;overflow:none;" (or however wide your labels are) to the style for the DIV wrapping the product name to prevent it wrapping onto multiple lines and spilling off the label.

Product barcodes

The barcode used by Boxora to produce your labels is the one entered into Brightpearl in the EAN field. If this is empty, we'll use the Brightpearl barcode field. Using just the EAN is preferable since it's the only one that allows Boxora to search for products, and is the one that's used when you scan to find an item in Boxora.

You'll notice that you can still print a barcode label when you've not yet scanned a barcode into the system; this will give you a barcode label using the product ID from Brightpearl. It means that you can still use Boxora without the item needing to have a barcode (but you won't be able to find items by scanning).

Barcode formats

boxora supports a range of barcode formats, some of which need you to have a certain format to your barcode data. Most barcode scanners will support all of these formats automatically.

Code 128 is a flexible, popular format that supports both numbers and letters, and can be used for codes of any length. It is a very high-density barcode, which means that you can squeeze more characters onto a narrower label. It can encode all 128 characters of ASCII. Read more

Code 39 The Code 39 specification defines 43 characters, consisting of uppercase letters (A through Z), numeric digits (0 through 9) and a number of special characters (-, ., $, /, +, %, and space). Possibly the most serious drawback of Code 39 is its low data density: It requires more space to encode data in Code 39 than, for example, in Code 128. This means that very small goods cannot be labeled with a Code 39 based barcode. Read more

UPC-A The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode that is widely used for tracking trade items in stores. Its most common form, the UPC-A, consists of 12 numerical digits, which are uniquely assigned to each trade item. No letters, characters, or other content of any kind may appear on a standard UPC-A barcode. Read more

EAN-8 is derived from the longer European Article Number (EAN-13) code. It was introduced for use on small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large. EAN-8 codes are common throughout the world, and companies may also use them to encode RCN-8s (8-digit Restricted Circulation Numbers) used to identify own-brand products sold only in their stores. These are formatted as 02xx xxxx, 04xx xxxx or 2xxx xxxx. Read more

EAN-13 An EAN-13 barcode is a 13 digit (12 data and 1 check) barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system developed in the United States. If all your item barcodes are 13 digit UPC or EAN13 numbers, then this may be the one for you. Read more

Interleaved 2 of 5 (i25) is sometimes used on the cartons of some products, while the products inside are labeled with UPC or EAN. Read more