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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.

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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

 

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3 ways to choose the right product to private label, and sell more on Amazon

I think we all know that the popular maxim “if you build it they will come” isn’t always true when it comes to business. If you want to succeed in the modern age, you need to make data driven decisions based on what the market actually wants. So how do you actually use data to choose the right product and grow sales?

 

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What if Profit Bandit could…

Think outside the box

 

 

What can you dream up for your ideal scouting app?

Here are Austin’s “outside the box” ideas of what you could do with Profit Bandit. Austin, our Profit Bandit product owner, was excited to get into this creative mind game.

Do you want to play this game with us?

 

 

 

 

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Amazon Allowance: Virtual Piggybank for Teens

Ever wonder what would happen if you turned your child’s weekly allowance into Amazon Gift Cards?

For those of us who don’t like unexpected surprises popping up on a bank statement, this could very well be the best thing since sliced bread. Piggybanks everywhere are bound to agree. But how about third-party sellers?

Amazon AllowanceCarry on reading to find out how to prepare your business for what’s to come.
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Introducing the new FBA Small and Light program for US sellers

 Please note we have posted an update about the FBA Small and Light Program. Check all the details here

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Selling small, low-cost and light products under $10 and 8oz.? Amazon has now just the thing for you – FBA Small and Light is a new low-cost fulfillment solution. It’s available for ASINs offered on Amazon.com

 

 

 

FBA Small and Light is available for items that generally:

•Weigh less than or equal to 8 ounces;

•Have dimensions less than or equal to 9x6x2 inches; and

•Priced under $10.

 

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