USING A BARCODE SCANNING APP TO HELP WITH COUNTING YOUR PART INVENTORY 


Dealerships are always looking for easier ways to count their part inventory as it can be a very time consuming process


The part count also needs to be accurate or the Dealership will be writing in or writing out stock that is not correct


Blackpurl has the Part Count tool available but a lot of Dealerships do not have in house barcode scanners that would make this process so much quicker. This article will show you how using a scanning app can assist with counting your part inventory


All barcode scanning apps are very similar. Please choose one that you will be comfortable using and just make sure that the barcode scanning app that you select will allow you to:

  • scan the barcode of each part
  • type in the count quantity
  • type in a location (if applicable)
  • export a .cvs formatted file - this is the file that you would then import into the Blackpurl Part Count tool

For this example we have downloaded the scanning app - Orca Scan from the Apple Store:



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Now that you have downloaded the scanning app > most apps will require you to register:


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Let's get started by scanning the first barcode:


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This scanning app allows a location field.


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Now just continue to scan all your parts and when you are finish, look to export the file as an email

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Just email the export file to your email address:


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Once you have emailed the file to yourself and you have received it, clear the count on the scanning app ready for the next count

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When you are ready, you can import the .csv file created by the scanning app into the Blackpurl Part Count tool.

Here are the relevant articles that will assist you with the Blackpurl Part Count tool