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Retail Barcode Scanner

A retail barcode scanner will handle the day-to-day rigors of most medium volume retail environments. Available with auto-sense stands, these scanners give you the option of both presentation scanning and handheld scanning in a single device. Although they are not as durable as rugged retail or industrial scanners, a retail barcode scanner will provide you many years of terrific service.

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Zebra LI2208
Starting At: $134.48

Reads barcodes on screens, 3-foot depth of field.

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Voyager 1200g
Honeywell Voyager 1200g
Starting At: $196.14

Reads damaged 1D barcodes other scanners can't.

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1 on Outlet starting from $133.00
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Zebra LS2208
Starting At: $120.81

Over 6 million served. Fantastic scanner.

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1 on Outlet starting from $130.00
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EVO Laser
Starting At: $130.75

Fast, affordable laser scanning.

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Zebra DS2208
Starting At: $169.71

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QuickScan Lite QW2100
Datalogic QuickScan Lite QW2100
Starting At: $129.56

Durable, lightweight scanner, great for speedy low

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Voyager 1450g
Honeywell Voyager 1450g Starting At: $191.55
Honeywell Voyager 1250g
Honeywell Voyager 1250g Starting At: $74.00
Hyperion 1300g
Honeywell Hyperion 1300g Starting At: $118.00
Unitech MS690
Unitech MS690 Please Call For Pricing!
Unitech MS840
Unitech MS840 Starting At: $120.00
Heron HD3100
Datalogic Heron HD3100 Starting At: $157.44
QuickScan I QD2131
Datalogic QuickScan I QD2131 Starting At: $139.40
Gryphon GD4500
Datalogic Gryphon GD4500 Starting At: $332.92
Gryphon L GD4300
Datalogic Gryphon L GD4300 Starting At: $170.00
QuickScan L GD2300
Datalogic QuickScan L GD2300 Starting At: $126.00
Gryphon I GD4100
Datalogic Gryphon I GD4100 Starting At: $157.00
Opticon OPR 2001
Opticon OPR 2001 Please Call For Pricing!
Intermec MS2210
Intermec MS2210 Please Call For Pricing!
Intermec BarPen 1280
Intermec BarPen 1280 Please Call For Pricing!

Discontinued Products

The following models have been discontinued and are no longer carried by In some cases, accessories may still be available. We will try to list replacement models in the product description when available.

Datalogic | Gryphon D100 | Heron D130 | HS1250 | QS1000 | QS200 | QS3000 | QS3500 | QS7000 | Quickscan 2500 | QuickScan I QD2100 | VS1000 | VS1200
Honeywell | 3800g | 3800PDF | 3800r | MS6720 | MS700i | MS9520 Voyager | MS9521 Voyager HD | MS9540 Voyager Codegate | MS9541 Voyager HD | MS9544 Voyager PDF | MS9590 VoyagerGS
Intermec | MS2220 | SI1470 | SP1800 | SP1800 Vista
POS-X | Xi3000 | XI3200
Symbol | DS6607 | DS6608 | LS3200ER | LS4000 | LS4004 | LS4006 | LS4008 | LS4074 | LS6000 | LS9100 | VS4004
Unitech | MS265 | MS300 | MS330 | MS801 | MS830
Zebra | LS4208

More Information

Retail barcode scanners are built to offer the ideal mix of features and affordability for retailers. These cabled scanners usually can read retail barcodes from near contact to a little over a foot away, making it easy for new employees and old pros to get quick scans. Available with a laser scanner or linear imager, a good retail barcode scanner will save you a lot of time at your checkstand.

Laser Barcode Scanners
Laser barcode scanners use a mirror or prism to spread a laser beam across your barcode. The amount of laser light reflected determines where bars and gaps are on the barcode and is how a laser barcode scanner decodes data. Often, laser scanners have some moving parts, making them slightly less durable than linear imagers. The Symbol LS2208 is one of the most popular and longest selling laser scanners on the market. For more aggressive scanning, the Honeywell Voyager 1202g can read incredibly dirty and damaged barcodes with ease.

Linear Imagers
Linear imagers use an LED to illuminate the barcode, then capture an image of the barcode to translate into data. Because they capture an image instead of measure reflection, linear imagers are generally better at reading damaged barcodes or scanning in really bright environments. For general retail scanning, the lightweight POS-X EVO Laser is a great and economical choice. The Opticon OPR 2001 offers a stylish aesthetic perfect for salons and boutiques. The Honeywell Hyperion 1300g combines incredibly aggressive scanning with a rugged body, great for rougher retail environments.