How to Create a Master Barcode

You may not have this ability due to your user permission setup.

A master barcode can be used to associate multiple parcel scans with one barcode. This is useful when wrapping pallets, or locking totes. You can scan a master barcode and mark all associated parcels as scanned.

Quick Tip: In Nextstop 3.0.16 or newer, you can swipe left on a master barcode to manually scan or unscan a master barcode.

From Receiving

There are two master barcode modes in the receiving section: Palletized Scan and Consolidated Scan.

To select which Master Barcode Mode to use, tap the green options menu.

 

Palletized Scanning

To add details to any scanned parcel, tap the 'i”.

  • If a parcel barcode is scanned, but it is already associated with another prefixed master barcode, the parcel will be removed from the previous master barcode and associated with the newly scanned master barcode.

  • You will hear an audible warning saying “Incorrect” if a subsequent parcel is scanned to a master barcode does not match the first scanned parcel’s assigned stop ID. The parcel will still be added to the master barcode and does not prevent a parcel from being added to the wrong master barcode. The volume on your device should be turned up to make sure you hear this warning.

By default, the Master Barcode Mode is set to “Palletized Scan” on receive stops. Using this mode will allow you to create master barcodes automatically created via a scan when the prefix of the barcode begins with “X-[CXTID]-M”, and placing all subsequent parcel scans under that master barcode. For example, if your company’s CXT Software ID is 9996, you would have master barcodes such as "X-9996-M-PHOENIX-100" and "X-9996-M-OFFICEDEPOT-PALLET-100". This allows you to build pallets using master barcodes with minimal screen interaction.

Scan a Formatted Master Barcode with a Bluetooth Scanner

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left and select Receiving.

  2. Select the facility, or depot, that the receive stop you would like to add the master barcode to is associated with.

  3. Select the receive stop.

  4. Scan master barcode with a Bluetooth scanner.

  5. Scan parcels associated with the master barcode.

  6. To scan another master barcode, repeat steps 4 and 5.

Scan a Master Barcode

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left and select Receiving.

  2. Select the facility, or depot, that the receive stop you would like to add the master barcode to is associated with.

  3. Select the receive stop.

  4. Tap MASTER in the top right.

  5. Scan master barcode using one of the following methods:

    • Scan with a Bluetooth scanner.

    • Select Camera to use your mobile device’s camera to scan a master barcode.

    • Select Manual to enter a master barcode manually.

  6. Scan parcels associated with the master barcode.

  7. To scan another master barcode, click Back to return to the Master Barcode screen and repeat steps 5 and 6.

Consolidated Scanning 

  • If a parcel barcode is scanned, but it is already associated with another prefixed master barcode, the parcel will be counted as a duplicate.

  • Parcels cannot be moved from one master barcode to another in the Consolidated Scan mode. You must unscan the parcel.

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left and select Receiving.

  2. Select the facility, or depot, that the receive stop you would like to add the master barcode to is associated with.

  3. Select the receive stop.

  4. Tap MASTER in the top right.

  5. Tap the green options menu in the bottom right.

  6. For the Master Barcode Mode, select “Consolidated Scan” and tap OK.

  7. Scan master barcode using one of the following methods:

    • Scan with a Bluetooth scanner.

    • Select Camera to use your mobile device’s camera to scan a master barcode.

    • Select Manual to enter a master barcode manually.

  8. Scan parcels associated with the master barcode.

  9. To scan another master barcode, click Back to return to the Master Barcode screen and repeat steps 7 and 8.

From a Stop

If a parcel barcode is scanned, but it is already associated with another master barcode the parcel will be counted as a duplicate.

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left and select Stops List.

  2. Select the stop you would like to add the master barcode for.

  3. Tap Parcels.

  4. Tap MASTER in the top right.

  5. Scan master barcode using one of the following methods:

    • Scan with a Bluetooth scanner.

    • Select Camera to use your mobile device’s camera to scan a master barcode.

    • Select Manual to enter a master barcode manually.

  6. Scan parcels associated with the master barcode.

  7. To scan another master barcode, click Back to return to the Master Barcode screen and repeat steps 5 and 6.