Self Scanning

Self-scanning barcode scanners are those devices typically deployed in shops and supermarkets and might be used in one of two settings. Self service checkouts have become popular because they tend to offer quicker checkout for people with only a handful of items than queueing up at the tills. This also reduces the man hours required to staff tills. Employees can conduct stock management or other essential shop services without having to keep disappearing to serve customers.

As well as these self-service checkouts, which usually use two flatbed scanners, a lot of supermarkets have also introduced self-scanning services. The customer carries a handheld barcode scanner with them and scans every item as they place it in the basket. They then head to the dedicated checkout, where they bag their items and pay. Items are typically weighed on checkout to ensure that the customer has scanned all items they have bought. Whichever option you offer to customers, you need reliable and good quality self-scanning barcode scanners.

Self-scanning barcode scanners need to offer access to price information. With portable devices, the screen might also display details such as allergens, ingredients, and an image of the item. It can also highlight any offers that are relevant to that item, enabling customers to benefit from discounts and ensuring that you don’t miss out on additional income. The device needs to be as simple to use as possible, so that it can be used by anybody.

Barcodes are used in many different settings and industries. Retail is the most common use for them, but they have also become popular in warehouses and stock rooms, can be used in manufacturing, and have seen an increase in popularity being used in hospitals and healthcare settings. They can be used in any setting where you need to manage stock and retrieve data about products.

View our catalogue of barcode printers and self-scanning barcode scanners here on the Label Line website or, if you have any questions about the products we stock, call us on 0151 546 2222 and speak to one of our experienced team.

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