Being able to scan a product is essential to running a business. Currently, you can use a scanner to add units on:

*Note: Scanning on Invoices, Purchase Orders and Internal Transfers is only available for users on Professional plans and above. Learn more about upgrading your plan here.

Most barcode scanners that plug into a computer "tell" the computer/device that they are just a keyboard. So if you click on a text field and scan a barcode, the scanner will "type" in the number that was just scanned.

Scanning functions can only be accessed via a web browser (Note: this is not the Barcode Scanner mobile app).

Customers have used many barcode scanners with Thrive Inventory by Shopventory including:

Each scanner may interact differently with your operating system or web browser. If you're using a scanner that's not on the above list, it might still be able to scan on Thrive. If you are having an issue scanning, our troubleshooting is extremely limited.


Scanning Barcodes (during checkout) per Integration:

  • Square - has a list of supported hardware on their site.

  • Shopify POS - offers a barcode scanner via their site.

  • Clover - also has a list of supported hardware on their site.

    Note: Clover does not give Thrive access to scanners on their tablets. You'll need to use a non-Clover laptop/desktop/tablet to use a supported barcode scanner.

  • PayPal Here - with an iPad, PayPal Here actually supports barcode scanning using the iPad's camera, so you don't need to buy any additional hardware to read the codes.

  • BigCommerce & WooCommerce - No physical POS for BigCommerce & WooCommerce, those are e-commerce only.


Barcode Scanner Mobile App

For receiving and updating inventory quantities using a phone, we recommend downloading the Thrive Barcode Scanner mobile app from the iOS App Store or Google Play.


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