Manage Barcode Label Templates

The barcode label management tools are split into a few different ideas:

  • Creating and managing barcode labels
  • Finding SKUs and generating barcodes
  • Printing labels from generated barcodes and barcode labels

This article will focus on creating and managing barcode labels.

Managing Labels

When you click on the “Manage barcode labels” button, you should see a list of your existing barcode label templates. You’ll have options to edit or delete any existing templates, or you can create a new template.

Creating New Labels

Label Layout

When creating a new barcode label, you’ll need to set a few options. After naming the template, you can set a number of layout options for how the template is set up. Your first options will be to define the size of the labels being used, including information on the units of measurement for the length and width. You’ll then have options for the number of lines of text/barcode to be used in the template, and you’ll have an option for whether the template needs to be rotated to accommodate labels that are longer than they are wide.

Barcode Row

The next set of options define how the barcode line appears. The barcode line is enabled by default, but if you wish to print labels without a barcode, you can disable it. The barcode will take up the entire line of whichever line is selected from the line dropdown. The barcode’s height is set as a percent of the entire label’s height in the last option.

Label Parts

The Label Parts section sets other text to appear on labels generated for this template. Each option can be enabled or disabled, needs to have a line that it appears on (as long as the barcode isn’t set on that line). Additionally, you’ll be able to set whether or not a label part will include its name before it, and if that name should be overridden to manually set the text for the part’s name.

The SKU options as selected appear in the same order that they appear in Ecwid. If the name option is selected for any of these SKU options, the name used will be the name of the option, unless overridden. Other default values are as follows:

Label PartDefault Name
Barcode SymbolBarcode
Product NameProduct

Line Settings

The next section deals with options for each line. After selecting a line from the line numbers on the left, you’ll see options to align the text, setting the font size and setting the order of the label parts on the selected line. Click on the up or down arrows to move the label parts further left or right.

If there are special circumstances on the line (where nothing can be reordered, or the line is the barcode’s line) a different message will appear in the Order section. If you’ve named the template and selected the options you’re looking for, you should be able to save the template by clicking the Save Template button.


As changes get made, you should see a preview of your barcode appear below the page notes on the left side of the page.

Editing Labels

Editing labels is very similar to creating a new label, but the form will come pre-populated with the existing label template’s settings.

Printing Labels

Check out the catalog search and label printing section for using barcode labels.

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