The Mini USB Barcode Scanner Setup

The Mini USB Barcode Scanner by ID Tech connects to your iOS or Clover register via USB cable, enabling cashiers to scan 1D barcodes to ring up inventory items. After setting up this device, add the UPC codes from your products to BackOffice or print barcode labels to be able to scan those items at the register.

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In the Box

The Mini USB Barcode Scanner by ID Tech ships with the parts listed below.

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  • The Mini USB Barcode Scanner by ID Tech
  • Scanner Quick Start Manual
  • Apple Lightning to USB Adapter (ships separately and only included if purchased as a kit)
  • Lightning to USB Adapter Manual and Warranty
  • Scanner Setup

    Set up The Mini USB Barcode Scanner by connecting it to a register. The specific steps to connect the scanner will vary based on whether you use the ShopKeep Register app on an iOS or Clover device.

    For iOS

    For the ShopKeep Register on iOS, follow the steps below to connect the barcode scanner.

    Note: If necessary, disconnect the iDynamo credit card reader or Apple ethernet adapter before setting up the scanner as only one Lightning accessory can be connected to the iPad at a time.

    1. Plug a Lightning cable into the Lightning to USB Adapter.
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    2. Plug the USB end of the Lightning cable into an iPad power adapter.

      Be sure to use the power adapter that came with the iPad. Other adapters may not provide enough energy to charge the iPad and power the scanner.

    3. Plug the power adapter into a power outlet.
    4. Connect the Lightning to USB Adapter to the iPad’s charging port.
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    5. Plug the barcode scanner into the Lightning to USB adapter.
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    For Clover

    For the ShopKeep Register on The Mini or The Station, follow the steps below to connect the scanner.

    1. Plug the barcode scanner into an available USB port on the Hub of the Clover device.
      The Mini, Built by Clover

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      The Station, Built by Clover

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    Add UPC Codes

    Add item UPC codes to BackOffice to be able to scan those items at the register. For large quantities of items, consider using Bulk Management to import UPC codes from a spreadsheet.

    For items without UPC codes, use a DYMO LabelWriter 450 Label Printer to print barcode labels from BackOffice.

    1. Visit the Item List in BackOffice or from the iOS ShopKeep Register app.

      In BackOffice, click ‘Items’ and select ‘Item List’. In the iOS ShopKeep Register app (v4.0 and above, Business Owners and BackOffice Managers only), select ‘Manage Items’ from the Main Menu.

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      iOS ShopKeep Register App

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    2. Select an item to edit or add a new item.
    3. Click the 'UPC' field and scan (or manually type) the UPC code on the item.

      UPC codes must be 8, 12, or 13 digits long and cannot begin with 2, 4, or 5.

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    4. Select a save option to finish editing or creating the item.
    5. If adding UPC codes in BackOffice, Get Updates from BackOffice on each register to sync the changes.
    The scanner is now ready to scan items at the register to ring them up. Learn all the ways to add items to transactions in our Using the Register article.

    Have questions about barcode scanners? Visit our Hardware FAQ. If you run into problems scanning barcodes, check out our troubleshooting guide for help.


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