Does Zoho Inventory support bar code scanning? If yes, how does it work?

Yes, Zoho Inventory supports bar code scanning in the web app. Here is how it works:

For Line Items:

Prerequisite: You have to key in the bar code of the item as the SKU of said item in Zoho Inventory manually or using a barcode scanner.

Note: Bar codes with 6 characters or more of length are only supported.

For Serial Numbers:

Barcode scanning feature can also be used on serial numbers

In Bills:

Prerequisite: You have to enable Track Serial Number feature at the time of item creation.

In Invoices:

Prerequisite: You have to key in the serial numbers either at the time of item creation or while creating a bill.

Note: Similar to invoices and bills, barcode scanning can be used wherever serial number is applicable.