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Connecting a Bluetooth Scanner to Profit Bandit for Android

**This post was updated 3/13/2017
Connecting a bluetooth scanner to Profit Bandit is easier than you might think. Today I’m going to show you, step-by-step, how to connect Profit Bandit to your Android phone.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. An Android phone or tablet. Note that depending on your phone or tablet, your Android operating system may appear slightly different.
  2. Profit Bandit with an enabled Bluetooth add-on. Tap the puzzle piece icon profit bandit settings  in Profit Bandit and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Serial Magic Gears installed on your Android device.
  4. A scanfob. Most of our users use the OPN-2002 or the SerialIO Scanfob 2002.
  5. The instructions that came with your Scanfob. I’ll be connecting an OPN-2002 and will be using these instructions. You’ll need to print them out in order to scan the barcodes on them.
  6. Any item with a barcode to test that everything’s working.

Let’s get started:
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Connecting a Bluetooth Scanner to Profit Bandit for iPhone

**This post was updated 3/13/217

 

Connecting a bluetooth scanner to Profit Bandit is easier than you might think. Today I’m going to show you, step-by-step, how to connect Profit Bandit to your iPhone. Tomorrow, I’ll post the same instructions for Android users.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. An iPhone running iOS 7.1.2 or above (Note: this doesn’t mean an iPhone 7. Profit Bandit will run on any iPhone 4S or later)
  2. Profit Bandit with an enabled Bluetooth add-on. Tap the puzzle piece icon profit bandit settings button in Profit Bandit and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. A scanfob. Most of our users use the OPN-2002 or the SerialIO Scanfob 2002.
  4. The instructions that came with your Scanfob. I’ll be connecting an OPN-2002 and will be using these instructions. You’ll need to print them out in order to scan the barcodes on them.
  5. Any item with a barcode to test that everything’s working.

Let’s get started:

1. Navigate to your iPhone’s settings and then Bluetooth. Make sure Bluetooth is on as shown here:

turn on Bluetooth on iphone

2. Scan the HID Keyboard Mode Barcode found on your instructions.

scan code opticon

3. Hold down the Clear/Function key on the scanner for 5-10 seconds or until a blue light begins flashing. It’s the smaller of the two buttons on the scanner.

option scanner

5. Your phone should discover the scanner (OPN-2005/2006 scanners may not ask for a PIN):

find opticon scanner

5. And ask you to enter a PIN. Because of the next step, you’ll see that it’s easiest to choose 0000.

Select a PIN

6. From your instructions, scan the list of barcodes with numbers next to them to scan 0000 and then scan END. Take care not to scan any other numbers.

barcodes

7. You should now see that your scanner is connected:

Connected!

8. Return to Profit Bandit and scan your test item. Note that for your first scan you may need to select the manual search box before scanning. This should not be necessary for the rest of your scans.

9. While your bluetooth scanner is connected in keyboard mode, it will prevent the keyboard from popping up on the screen. To enable the keyboard just tap the small function/clear key on your scanner.

Please let me know if you have any trouble following these directions!

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+Paul Cole

 

4 Tips for Dealing with International Payments on E-Commerce Marketplaces

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Minnie Katzen Mayer from Payoneer.com
International Payments

 

 

The internet has birthed a new world, in which merchants from all over the globe can reach customers as if they ran a brick-and-mortar shop in their very neighborhood. Widespread access to the internet, as well as improved international shipping systems, have enabled sellers to bridge gaps that span oceans and multiple timezones. There remains, however, a single most significant obstacle to selling merchandise across the seas – international, cross-border payments.

 

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3 Holiday Amazon Repricing Strategies

 

 

Holiday Amazon Repricing Strategies

 

 

With mere days to go before the holiday rush, we hope your business is in good standing. After all, the success of your holiday Amazon repricing strategies will depend on it. So, what repricing strategies should you apply? We have a few to share.

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The Basics of Updating Amazon Product Pages

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Want to get your products noticed on Amazon? Start by making sure that your product page is accurate. When it comes to tweaking and updating Amazon product pages, time is of the essence. Here’s how to make sure that the products you have a stake in are listed accurately.

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Improve Amazon Listings With 7 Tips on Product Images

product images

 

Selling on Amazon is like trying to convince someone to buy something they’ve probably never seen before, from someone they’ve never met. But seeing is believing, and that’s why a sale can be down to just one thing: the product image. So, how can you make sure you get the most out of your product images and constantly improve Amazon listings? Continue reading for the 7 tips to great product images.

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