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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

 

Sales Tax 101: Nexus

Ed. Note: This post is part of our Sales Tax 101 series, created with help from our friends at TaxJar.

The Basics of Sales Tax Nexus

Online sellers must collect sales tax in states or localities where they have “sales tax nexus.”

While all states have a slightly different definition of this term, sales tax nexus is generally defined as “presence” in a state that’s significant enough so that a business has to comply with the state’s sales tax law.

Presence can include – but is not limited to – an office, an employee or inventory in a warehouse.

If you have sales tax nexus in a state that requires sales tax collection, then you’re required to collect sales tax from all buyers in that state regardless from where the item is shipped.

If you do not have sales tax nexus in a state, then you’re not required to collect sales tax when you sell online to buyers in that state (regardless from where the item is shipped).

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Come see us at SCOE – August 14th-16th

SCOE 2014 in Seattle!

Seattle Skyline

We’ll be in Seattle at the Sellers’ Conference for Online Entrepreneurs, August 14-16.

We’d love to meet with you face to face to talk about how your business is doing, let you know what we’re working on, and give you a first look at what we’re doing now.

Use the discount code sellerengine to save $160 on your registration. See you in August! Don’t wait too long, that coupon expires on July 15th.

Hope to see you there!

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See What’s New in Sellery!

Is it the FBA or the FBM Buy Box?

Thanks to some behind-the-scenes magic, Sellery can tell you whether the Buy Box offer is FBB or MFN.

FBM Buy Box

You’ll be able to create smart lists and reprice accordingly.

ifbbismfn

You can even take the buy box fulfillment channel into account when creating special cases.

Always Keep an Eye on the Lowest Prices

Check out the new tab in Sellery’s inventory view, Buy Box + Lowest Prices.

Buy Box and Lowest Prices!

You’ll see the lowest used and new prices, as well as the buy box offers and their fulfillment channel.

Even better? You can use the prices shown here as a variable when creating pricing rules and smart lists.

Below you can see how you can use any combination of condition and fulfillment channel when leveraging lowest price in a pricing strategy.

Pricing Strategy

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Sellery is the Amazon repricing tool that will win you the craved Amazon Buy Box, and make sure you don’t give in to your competitors. With smart filters that monitor the market and react to changes instantly, reassigning pricing strategies to secure your most profitable and most competitive position, the Buy Box is in the bag.

Want to see how Sellery can help your business grow?

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+Paul Cole