Barcode scanners are an essential piece of equipment for any business with inventory. Whether your business is large warehouse or a small retail store, a barcode scanner system can greatly increase productivity. Even a simple barcode scanning system can improve your profit margins by organizing your inventory and streamlining your supply chain. But, not all barcode scanners are the same. This article explains the key differences between various types of scanners. It also explains some features that different scanners have. It should help you find the best scanner for your business.
Industrial of Warehouse Scanners
Industrial barcode scanners are ideal for warehouses. First off, they are large in both physical size and computing capacity. That is, an industrial scanner will have a larger memory so it can store a nearly endless amount of unique SKU numbers. They also have larger wireless capabilities. This is ideal for large warehouses with inventory and computers that are spaced far apart. The wireless range and the size of the memory are two things that you should closely consider when shopping for a system.
Presentation or Retail Scanners
Corded, wireless and presentation scanners are smaller and perfect for retail businesses. These scanning systems are often hooked directly to the point of sale with corded guns. However, wireless scanning guns are also very important so inventory can be controlled from anywhere on the selling floor. Most small retail stores use the most basic systems. The actual guns are smaller and the wireless range is limited, but it does everything that a retail business could ever need.
Things You Should Look for When Buying A Barcode Scanning System
There are a few things that you should consider when shopping for a system. First of all, make sure you choose a system that is compatible with your existing point of sale (POS) software. Some systems are all inclusive, and the scanners will only work with the included POS software. Others are generic and can be synced with existing software.
If you are looking for a scanning system, make sure you order a few corded scanners. Wireless scanners are essential, but having a few corded guns can be very helpful. They are convenient and reliable because they never need to be charged and you will always know where to find them.
Whether you are shopping for an industrial or retail system, make sure you find the package that fits your needs.
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