Thrive Inventory can provide you with pre-formatted PDF files for you to print out visual barcodes.

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Compatible Label Sizes for Printers:

Dymo Label sizes: 

  • 30299 (jewelry barbell-style) - .0625 x 2.125 in

  • 30332 - 1 x 1 in

  • 30334 - 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 in

  • 30336 - 1 x 2 1/8 in

  • 30345 - 3/4 x 2 1/2 in

  • 30347 - 1 x 1.5 in

Brother Label sizes: 

  • DK-1201 - 1.14 x 3.5 in

  • DK-1204 - 0.66 x 2.1 in

  • DK-1221 - 0.9 x 0.9 in

Compatible Avery Label Templates to use with regular desktop printers: 

  • 8860/8160/5160 (30 labels per page)

  • 8195/5195 (60 labels per page)

  • 8167/5167 (80 labels per page)

NOTE: When printing Avery Templates, we recommend printing only one page at a time.

Printing labels/price tags

Click on the Actions button on the Products & Variants page and select the Print SKU / Barcode Labels option:

You'll also have an option to print labels via the Edit Product detail page as shown here:

This will bring up additional options: 

  • You can choose whether to translate the SKU or the Barcode fields into a visual Barcode. 

  • The Thrive Inventory SKU generator uses UPC format (12 digits) and is the default option. 

  • Visual barcodes cannot be printed if the number is not in a recognized format.

Next, choose the variants for which you'd like to print labels, and confirm how many labels to print for each variant.

  • NOTE: Avery sheets users can select how many blank cells they would like to leave unprinted before confirming.

Printing labels from Purchase Orders

  • When you receive a PO, you will automatically be prompted to see if you'd like to print labels for the Products just received. If you do, we'll pre-fill those Products and Quantities for you!

Things to keep in mind:

  • If your browser does not have the paper size built-in, use Ctrl-P (⌘-P on Mac) to view all the size options on your operating system.

  • Barcodes and SKUs are validated with the recognized formats below.

  • The Barcodes you print from Thrive Inventory can be scanned using the Barcode Scanner app.

  • You may need to uncheck "Fit to page" in your printer settings for proper formatting.

  • Still having issues? Check out the article below:

Known printer issue:

When printing multiple pages of Avery labels, the second (and any more than the first) page prints a few millimeters higher than the first page. If you configure the printer to skip the first page and just print the second page and onward, it does print correctly.

This issue tends to affect older and lower-end home printers. 

Examples of Formats Thrive Inventory supports:

UPC-A - 12 digits Universal Product Code

  • All Thrive Inventory generated SKUs are in UPC (12) format. Learn more

  • This is the standard for the vast majority of products sold in the US.

EAN-8 (aka GTIN-8) EAN 8 is the short form of EAN-13 

  • Hyphen NOT valid

  • Spaces NOT valid

  • Letters NOT valid

EAN-13 - 13 digits European Article Numbering barcode

In the US, this is the ISBN found in books. Note: The ISBN is 13 characters when you include the hyphens. 

  • 0-688-12316-3 - Good

Code 128 - 5 alphanumerical characters max

  • Hyphen NOT valid

  • Spaces NOT valid

  • Forward & Backward slashes NOT valid

Learn more about formatting requirements

Label Examples

Here is what each label looks like when printed:

NOTE: Sometimes the variant of the product will appear in parentheses, on a different line, or not at all depending on the format you choose.

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