Shopify:
Choosing the right barcode label printer

What is Shopify?

Shopify is a robust e-commerce platform that empowers individuals and businesses to create, manage, and grow their online stores. It’s designed for a broad range of users, from traditional brick-and-mortar stores to fully online businesses.

The Importance of Printing Barcode Labels with Shopify

Printing barcode labels ensures smoother transactions, faster service, and happier customers. With Shopify, you can effortlessly print barcode labels for all items on your purchase orders with just a few clicks when receiving goods. Apply these labels to your products to make them ready for sale.

What Barcode Label Printer Can I Use with Shopify?

There are many types and brands of barcode label printers, each with different features. Choosing the right printer can be complex, involving factors such as price, quality, features, and after-sales support. We compared some GoDEX printers with Zebra printers here. Most major brands (Zebra, Bixolon, TSC, GoDEX) integrate with Shopify, though each brand requires a different setup procedure.

What Barcode Label Printer Should I Choose?

At DCS (Aust.), we believe the following factors are essential when choosing a barcode label printer to integrate with Shopify:

  • Quality: The printer should be reliable to avoid inefficiencies and errors that could jeopardize your business through downtimes.
  • Service/Support: Choose a brand that offers high levels of service and support. Can you easily contact them? Do their representatives know Shopify?
  • Ongoing Costs: Consider the cost of consumables. Brands like Zebra, Bixolon, TSC, and GoDEX allow for cross-brand compatibility for consumables, which can keep costs down. In contrast, some brands like Dymo require specific consumables that are more expensive.
  • Printer Price: Shop within your budget but plan to future-proof your purchase: consider your needs (connectivity options, printer size) and select a brand that offers quality features to grow with your business.

What is the Best Barcode Label Printer for Shopify?

  • Zebra: Zebra is one of the largest and well-known label printer brands in the world. They have a high-quality product; however, it comes with a price tag. Whilst good in the long run, we have experienced difficulties in the setup process and label design software can be expensive.
  • Dymo: Dymo printers are affordable with good setup resources. However, their consumables are expensive and restrictive.
  • GoDEX: We believe GoDEX offers the best value. While still one of the bigger printer manufacturers but lesser known due to their OEM business, GoDEX printers are moderately priced, high quality, and offer a wide range of options. They are Windows certified, making setup quick and easy, and come with free label design software for use outside of Shopify.

Conclusion

Barcode label printing is essential for retail businesses to save time and reduce errors. Choosing the right printer involves considering manufacturing quality, support, ongoing costs, and price. We believe that ensuring ongoing support is crucial in the decision-making process to keep your business operating smoothly.

If you choose a GoDEX barcode label printer, we have linked a setup guide below to assist you. DCS (Aust.) is also available to provide additional support if needed. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about barcode label printing or integrating with Shopify.

Setup Guide

Setup Guide for GoDEX Barcode Label Printer with Shopify.

For further assistance, contact us.

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