Barcode scanning

If you have barcodes for your products, you can scan them to automatically update your overlays in real-time. This allows you to be more spontaneous in your lives. No need to queue your overlays up before you go live. 

Just scan your products during your live which should automatically enter the barcode into the field below in your Overlays tab:

And then your overlays will automatically update.

This is a great way to engage with your audience. Shoppers might notice a product behind you and want you to talk about it. You can grab it, scan it, and your shoppers will automatically know what to comment along with the price, variant options, etc

If you don't already have barcodes, you can use Shopify's “Retail Barcode Label” app to make them. It’s free and just does the basics. You can manually create barcodes in a few clicks to all products that don’t currently have barcodes. And you can print out barcodes as well.

This Barcode field above is what our app looks for when you scan a barcode in the Overlays tab. Here is a 2-min demo of how to use the overlays with barcodes

If you don't have a barcode scanner, this one is only $35 and works well: