Green Bits offers three basic ways to print your product labels: from the Back Office, from the Weigh Station, and from the register/point of sale. In this article, we'll walk through the steps for connecting your label printer to the register.
Note: if you are using your label printer in conjunction with our Integrated Scale hardware, consult our Integrated Scale setup article.
Before you begin
- Check your Internet connection
- Make sure you have all the necessary hardware (see below)
- Make sure you have weight-based inventory items to print labels for. Labels for unit-based items are printed from the Back Office.
- Make sure you have an available Ethernet connection on your router or network switch.
Checklist of hardware
- Zebra label printer model ZD410, LP 2824, or GX420d (Nevada only)
- Label printer power cord
- Ethernet cable
1. Connect the printer to power and load labels
2. Connect the printer to your network
Connect an Ethernet cable to the port on the back of your printer. Connect the other end of the cable to an available LAN port on your router, network switch, or Wi-Fi extender. Typically these ports will be labeled "LAN" and/or numbered. Make sure not to connect to any port labeled "WAN" or "Internet".
3. Turn on the printer
ZD410 - Power button located on the top of the printer
LP 2824 - Switch located on the right side of the printer
GX420d - Switch located on the back of the printer
4. Open the Green Bits Register app
From the sign-in screen, tap the gear in the upper left, or, if already signed in, tap the 3 horizontal lines near the upper left to access the left-side menu, then tap Settings.
In Settings, tap Label Printer.
Any label printer(s) connected to the same network as the iPad will show up automatically after 5-10 seconds. If your printers do not display, tap Search For Printers.
Tap a printer to assign it to this iPad. Each printer will be identified by its serial number (also printed on a sticker on the bottom of the printer) and IP address.
If you're not able to connect to your printer, see Register label printer troubleshooting