Preparing and ensuring the hardware you will be using such as computers, tablets, printers, and scanners are all up to date and working together as intended will make getting started with SKULabs a breeze. 

System Requirements For Printing & Shipping Workstations

While most inventory tasks can be performed on either a mobile device or desktop computer, your fulfillment team will require the use of a desktop workstation to connect to printers and scales. 

For this, a PC or a Mac will work just fine as long as it meets the following requirements:

Windows System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • 4 GB memory
  • 2 GB available disk storage
  • Modern web browser: Google Chrome version 65 or later, Microsoft Edge version 40 or later, or Mozilla Firefox version 60 or later

Mac System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.12 "Sierra" or later
  • 4 GB memory
  • 2 GB available disk storage
  • Modern web browser: Apple Safari version 12 or later, Google Chrome version 65 or later, or Mozilla Firefox version 60 or later

Recommended Devices

As a browser-based web application, SKULabs integrates well across a wide range of desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile devices and more. Here are some of our recommended hardware devices to help get the most out of SKULabs for your team.

Mobile Warehouse Devices

We recommend investing in mobile picking devices paired with Bluetooth barcode scanners. This combination helps your picking team scan and verify items accurately and efficiently, without needing to return to a central picking station.

Apple iPod Touch  Shop Now

  • Cost-effective mobile solution
  • Compact 4-inch touch screen
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth

Apple iPad  Shop Now

  • Larger screen for complex jobs
  • High resolution, easy to read touchscreen
  • Fast processor and networking

Microsoft Surface Pro  Shop Now

  • More memory for higher order volumes
  • Large 12-inch ultra high res screen
  • Full Windows OS and software support

Other Recommendations:

  • Apple iPad Mini
  • Google Pixel C
  • Samsung Chromebook
  • Samsung Galaxy

Barcode Scanners

Socket CHS Series 7  Shop Now

  • Ergonomic handheld design
  • All-day battery life
  • Compatible with iOS and Android

Socket 8Ci Series  Shop Now

  • Lightweight, compact form factor
  • Can be attached to mobile device
  • Compatible with iOS and Android

Taotronics USB  Shop Now

  • USB scanner for desktops and laptops
  • Simple plug-and-play installation
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux

Other Recommendations:

  • Datalogic Cobalto
  • Honeywell Voyager
  • Motorola Symbol
  • Opticon OPN

Barcode And Shipping Label Printers

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo  Shop Now

  • Affordable and reliable printer
  • Direct thermal printing saves cost
  • Prints barcode labels up to 2.4" wide

DYMO LabelWriter 4XL  Shop Now

  • High-speed, wide-format printer
  • Supports all major shipping labels
  • Prints labels up to 4.1" wide

Zebra GC420  Shop Now

  • Compact, reliable shipping printer
  • Prints a shipping label in 1 1/2 seconds
  • Supports labels up to 4" wide

Other Recommendations:

  • Brother QL-1050
  • Brother QL-1060N
  • ROLLO Heavy Duty
  • Zebra ZP450

Warehouse Wireless Networking

TP-Link Archer C7 Router Shop Now  

  • Fast gigabit AC support
  • Dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
  • Covers up to 1,500 sq ft

Google WiFi System Shop Now

  • Powerful, affordable mesh Wi-Fi
  • Units cover up to 1,500 sq ft each
  • Simple setup and management

Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC PRO  Shop Now

  • 3 Dual-band antennae
  • Auto-sensing power over ethernet
  • Rated for indoor and outdoor use

Already have gear?

Most mobile devices, scanners, printers, and networking setups will work just fine with SKULabs. If you're not sure, contact our support team to confirm.

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