Barcode Reader comes in very handy if you are expecting large volumes of visitors to your event as it allows you to scan the tickets by using a physical barcode scanner device connected to the computer with internet access at the point of check-in which is much more efficient than scanning tickets using cameras of your smartphone devices.
Barcode Reader has a rather simple layout with just a few items at your disposal:
Users with the Staff user role will also have access to the Barcode Reader.
To have the barcode on your Ticket Template simply place the element named Barcode wherever you want to show it on your ticket template.
When you add your Barcode element to the ticket template, the following options will become available:
Once you have finished creating your ticket template with barcode ticket element, please make sure that the barcode type you have selected is compatible with the actual barcode scanner device you intend on using. Additionally, you should read our post about do's and don'ts in ticket template design and how it affects the process of ticket scanning at the door.
*Note: we get a lot of questions which barcode scanner we recommend. Now, since there is a vast number of barcode scanner devices on the market, it is virtually impossible for us to test them all and therefore we cannot recommend any in particular. However, any standard barcode reader should work just fine. Additionally, there is a number of 2D barcode scanners which are capable of scanning QR codes. So, if you intend on using such device, you can place either QR or barcode (or both) to your ticket template depending on your personal preference.