In this article, you'll learn which supplies and equipment we recommend for:

  • Barcoding products.
  • Going live.
  • Setting up your warehouse.
  • Your fufillment space.
  • Shipping.

About Supplies and Equipment


Retailers rely on supplies and equipment to run their in-person operations. Not all retailers will use the same products. Which products a retailer chooses will depend on the size of their business and how they choose to store, sell, and ship their products.

To get you started, we've compiled a list of popular products used by our most successful retailers. While we link to specific brands, the most critical information to take away is the function these supplies and equipment perform. For example, we'll list a few specific barcode scanners below, but the takeaway is you'll want a scanner that can scan product and barcode information into CommentSold. This will save your team so much time when it comes to product intake and fulfillment.

  Note: CommentSold is not affiliated with any of the brands listed below, nor do we profit from sales made through the links listed. This article includes items popular with our retailers and compatible with CommentSold.

How Supplies and Equipment Benefit Your Business


  • Save your team time and streamline otherwise lengthy processes (e.g., product intake, fulfillment, etc.).
  • Keep your warehouse organized and products easy to locate.
  • Give your Go Live space a professional look and a smooth transition between featured products.

Barcoding and Labeling Supplies


Printers can make or break your intake and fulfillment processes. Below are some recommendations for printers that fit any size business. 

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Dymo 4XL

Look for a thermal printer if you plan to print barcodes and labels.

If you're just starting out, we recommend using the Dymo 4XL. This thermal printer prints up to 53 labels per minute.

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Dymo Labelwriter 450

Another option from Dymo is the LabelWriter 450.

This thermal printer can print up to 51 addresses, file folders, and barcode labels per minute. 

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Zebra ZT610 Printer

For higher volume shops, we recommend the Zebra ZT610.

This industrial printer is an absolute workhorse. It will allow you to print up to 14 labels per second.

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Dymo Barcode Labels

These labels work with the Dymo 4XL and LabelWriter 450 printers and other Dymo printers.

Note: We strongly recommend you use Dymo-brand labels. Retailers have reported that "Dymo compatible" labels often do not work.

Live Sale Supplies and Equipment


We're often asked if live selling requires special software or equipment. The simple answer is not really! All you'll need to begin is a mobile device, the CommentSold Broadcast App, a computer, and a strong Internet connection.

If you're looking to take your live sales to the next level, then the recommended supplies below will help.

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4.png Zebra Symbol DS9208 Scanner

This Zebra scanner is a great option if you wish to scan products to display them on your live overlay.

It has both handheld and hands-free modes, which make scanning easy.

Though we highly recommend this scanner, CommentSold is also compatible with any 1D scanner that is a keyboard emulator.

Tera.jpg Tera Wired Handheld Scanner

This wired 2D barcode scanner uses a USB cable for connection.

There is no need to install any driver or software. It is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android.

Handheld.png Handheld phone scanner This scanner can be used as a clip-on barcode scanner behind a mobile phone and as an ordinary standalone Bluetooth barcode scanner.
wireless.png Wireless Handheld Scanner

This scanner can use Bluetooth, a 2.4G Wireless connection with the included USB adapter, or a wired connection with the included USB cable.

It's compatible with smartphones, tablets, computers, and register POS systems.

Works with Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS.

5.png Belkin Ethernet and Power Adapter with Lightning Connector

The two most common interruptions of live sales are dying devices and slow internet.

An all-in-one Ethernet and power adapter will solve both of these problems.

This model is compatible with iOS devices and supports data transmission at 10/100Mbps.

6.webp Neewer 18" Ring Light Kit Ring lights are popular for live sales because they produce a consistent and flattering glow. We suggest at least one 18" ring light.
mceclip0.png Soft Box Lights

These lights help with background shadows for warehouses or live spaces that may have poor or harsh lighting.

These can be placed out of view from the camera off to the side.

7.png Backdrop

Keep your video simple and clean with a backdrop.

Backdrops are an easy way to eliminate any clutter that can distract from your live selling experience.

The Backdrop Shop has an assortment of quality backdrops you can choose from.

Point of Sale (POS) Supplies


CommentSold POS allows retailers to process in-person orders, whether it's at a brick-and-mortar location or a pop-up show. Retails must be live with CS Payments in order to use CommentSold POS. Learn more about CommentSold POS here.

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mceclip0.png Card Reader

CommentSold provides card readers to all retailers using CommentSold POS.

Request your POS card reader here.

mceclip3.png Star Micronics TSP143III USB Receipt Printer (Recommended)

This USB printer will print out receipts for your customers.

We recommend this printer over the Bluetooth printer below, which can be difficult to locate.

mceclip5.png  Star Micronics TSP100III Bluetooth Receipt Printer 

This Bluetooth printer will print out receipts for your customers.

Note: This printer can be difficult to locate.

mceclip2.png Inateck Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

If you don't already have a barcode scanner, we recommend you invest in one for POS.

Team members will be able to scan products rather than having to manually look up each product in the system.

mceclip1.png Generic RJ11 Cash Drawer

If you accept cash, you can use a cash drawer with POS.

Most cash drawers will work if they have an RJ connection on the bottom.

They will plug into the receipt printer, which is how they open automatically.  

Warehouse Supplies


Whether you store and fulfill in a spare bedroom or a large warehouse, you will need basic supplies to keep you organized.

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8.png Uline Wide Span Storage Rack Heavy-duty and safe to stack, these shelves are great for storing or unloading items. It also offers convenient, four-way access to shelves.
Wire_Shelving.png Uline Chrome Wire Shelving

This shelving assembles in minutes, and no tools are required.

Shelves adjust in 1" increments. 

Dividers.png Uline Wire Shelving Dividers Keep the contents of your shelves organized. These dividers snap easily into place. 
mceclip1.png Uline Tearable Magnets Perfect for product labels that you may move often or for wire-shelving location barcodes.
9.png Uline Giant Plastic Stackable Bins

Uline's giant plastic bins are an excellent space saver.

These are nice and deep—great for storing clothing or smaller accessories.

10.png Husky Stackable Storage Bin in Black The Husky Stackable Storage Bin is a good choice for those needing storage bins that are wider and shallower.
Basic_Bin.png The Basic Bin System

The Basic Bin system is a self-stacking warehouse bin system designed for ultimate affordability and flexibility.

NO RACKING is necessary when using the Basic Bin system.

All bins are 32" wide x 18" deep and come in two heights: 8" and 14".

11.png Uline Large Cardboard Bins

Cardboard bins may not be stackable, but they are still a great storage option, especially for those on a budget.

Place these on shelves for easy picking.

12.png Uline Double Rail Pipe Clothing Rack

These clothing racks receive high praise for their sturdy build and double railing.

These are certainly nice to have if you need to store hanging items.

rack.png Single Rail Garment Rack

This commercial-grade z-frame garment Rack holds up to 400 lbs.

It comes with heavy-duty 3" casters with brakes.

Dimension: 63"W x 62"H x 24.2"D

Cart.png Utility Cart Fold, price, and label on this heavy-duty cart. It has two 14" drop leaves, a locking drawer, and the legs adjust in 1" increments. 
laptop.png Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Stand Desk Rolling Cart

The laptop stand adjusts from 28" to 33" with a locking knob.

Quick and easy assembly, all hardware/tools are included. 25.9'' W x 15.75''L x 33''H (at highest configuration)

Fulfilment Station


We recommend setting up a fulfillment station for each team member fulfilling orders. This is a fulfillment employee's "home" at work.

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organizer.png Organizer Cart

Keep track of all your supplies with this 6-drawer organizer cart.

Wire mesh baskets, 3" polyurethane locking swivel casters. 16 x 13 x 37"

Mats.png Anti-fatigue mats Extra thick, cushy mats provide all-day comfort. No-trip beveled edges. Nonslip top and bottom.

Shipping Supplies


Whether you want pizzazz for your shipping materials or basic, reliable packing materials, we have tried-and-true recommendations.

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SCale.png Shipping Scale

This postage scale is equipped with multi-measure sensors, giving accurate weights for large packages.

Three weigh modes: kg, lb, lb: oz.

Max. capacity: 360lb / 180kg,

Min. readability: 200g / 7oz. 

Dymo_4_6_.png Dymo LabelWriter Shipping Labels, 4" x 6"

Print extra-large labels to make shipping out packages a breeze.

Note: We strongly recommend you use Dymo-brand labels. Retailers have reported that "Dymo compatible" labels often do not work.

13.png Uline Clear Front/Back Packing List Envelopes These clear packing list envelopes keep your shipping labels free of dirt and moisture.
14.png Patterned Poly Mailers Want to add some flair to your packing supplies? Check out these patterned poly mailers by Upaknship.
15.webp Plain Polymailers If you need more basic poly mailers or want a more economical option, check out Uline's line of plain poly mailers.

Miscellaneous


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step_stool.png Rolling Step Stool

This powder-coated steel with slip-resistant rubber steps glides easily wherever you need it.

Anti-skid rubber base for safety.

workbench.png Adjustable Height Workbenches

Avoid bending and stretching with these adjustable height workbenches.

Up to 450 lb capacity. 

Learn More


  • Shipping
  • Fulfillment
  • Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Going Live
  • Barcoding
  • Labeling

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