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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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Symbol LS2208
Starting At: $159.00

Over 6 million served. Fantastic scanner.

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Voyager 1200g
Honeywell Voyager 1200g
Starting At: $150.00

Reads damaged 1D barcodes other scanners can't.

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QuickScan I QD2100
Datalogic QuickScan I QD2100
Starting At: $127.00

Affordable and easy to set up linear imager.

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Motorola LI2208
Starting At: $128.00

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

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EVO Laser
Starting At: $110.00

Fast, affordable laser scanning.

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Hyperion 1300g
Honeywell Hyperion 1300g
Starting At: $149.25

Durable 1D imager, can "hammer nails" (don't.)

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Honeywell MS9520 Voyager
Honeywell MS9520 Voyager Starting At: $143.25
1 on Outlet starting from $95.00
Honeywell MS9540 Voyager Codegate
Honeywell MS9540 Voyager Codegate Starting At: $143.25
Honeywell MS9521 Voyager HD
Honeywell MS9521 Voyager HD Please Call For Pricing!
Honeywell MS9541 Voyager HD
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Honeywell MS9544 Voyager PDF
Honeywell MS9544 Voyager PDF Please Call For Pricing!
Honeywell Voyager 1250g
Honeywell Voyager 1250g Starting At: $94.00
MS9590 VoyagerGS
Honeywell MS9590 VoyagerGS Starting At: $133.00
Unitech MS840
Unitech MS840 Starting At: $130.00
Datalogic Heron D130
Datalogic Heron D130 Starting At: $162.00
Datalogic QuickScan Lite QW2100
Datalogic QuickScan Lite QW2100 Starting At: $112.00
QuickScan L GD2300
Datalogic QuickScan L GD2300 Starting At: $124.00
1 on Outlet starting from $85.00
Opticon OPR 2001
Opticon OPR 2001 Starting At: $150.00

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 | HS1250 | QS1000 | QS200 | QS3000 | QS3500 | QS7000 | Quickscan 2500 | VS1000 | VS1200
Honeywell | 3800g | 3800PDF | MS6720
Intermec | MS2220 | SI1470 | SP1800 | SP1800 Vista
POS-X | Xi3000 | XI3200
Symbol | LS3200ER | LS4000 | LS4004 | LS4006 | LS4008 | LS4074 | LS6000 | LS9100
Unitech | MS265 | MS300 | MS330 | MS801 | MS830

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.