Make your small business in Australia more successful with barcoding systems!
Have you thought of implementing a barcode system to your business? First of all, Great idea! To enhance the performance of your business, it has become inevitable to use barcodes and barcode scanners.
The key benefit of using barcodes within a small business (or, in fact, any business) is efficiency and accuracy. Business owners and staff often spend a lot of time in inventory management and accounting systems, in many cases to the detriment of more productive business functions.
Without barcoding, it is much more difficult to operate a real-time inventory management system. A real-time inventory management system enables you to manage your business’ entire supply chain from raw material ordering to distribution. Real-time inventory control also records and allocates costs at every stage, simplifying accounting and tax reporting. So, using a barcode scanner for small business can help with stocktaking, stock, organising and knowing when to reorder.
However, We understand choosing the right barcode scanner can be a bit overwhelming and difficult as an extensive range of choices are waiting for you. This blog will make it easy for you to understand the different form factors and types of scanners and discuss the best fit for your small business.
The key to finding the best barcode scanner for your business is to know what your business need. It sounds boring and cliched, but IT IS critical to know what you need to get the best barcode scanner. A barcode scanner which is more expensive and has more functions doesn’t always mean that you made the best choice. Getting a barcode scanner which is using the latest version, can scan virtually every barcode including QR codes or Digimarc doesn’t mean that you purchased the best barcode scanner for your business when your business just use 1D barcodes.
To get the best barcode scanners for your business, you need to verify some information such as:
•Industry In what industry do you work?
Retail / Manufacturing & Warehouse / Healthcare / Transportation & Logistics / Hospitality
•Application How will you use your data capture solution?
Ex. POS / Inventory / Self-serve scanning / Age Verification / Returns / Shipping & Receiving / Product and component Tracking / Transportation cross dock / Ticketing / Loyalty cards / Check-in and so on.
•Type of device What type of devices do you need?
Ex. Handheld / Presentation(Handsfree)&On counter / Companion & In Counter / Fixed mount / Interactive Kiosks
•Type of barcodes What type of data you need to read?
Ex. 1D barcodes only / 1D & 2D barcodes (including QR codes) (There is no scanner just for 2D barcodes only, 2D barcode scanner can read 1D&2D barcodes) / RFID & 1D & 2D
•Connectivity How do you want to connect a scanner to your computer?
Ex. Corded(USB) / Cordless(= bluetooth =wireless)
•Add features What other features would you want to add?
Ex. Integrated support for Digimarc / Small high density barcodes / Intelligent Document capture / RFID / Touch Screen / Powercap / Reads mobile barcodes and so one.
Are you already overwhelmed reading through this? Yes. It can be confusing since there are many factors to consider. If you feel like you need an expert to help you get the right one for you. Getting advice from an expert is always no harm, easy, the best. Please feel free to call barcode-scanners.com.au. Even if it looks so complicated now, with one call, you can get the best solution from our experts.
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Here are our recommendations for the best barcode scanners which will work great for a small business.
Best Barcode Scanners for your small business
ZEBRA LS2208 General Purpose Barcode Scanner (1D/USB)
This is not only our barcode-scanners.com’s best seller, but the best seller in ZEBRA. (ZEBRA is the world-leading barcode company.)
ZEBRA LS2208 handheld scanner from Zebra offers high performance scanning at a moderate price point. From the retail point-of-sale to school book check out, the LS2208 provides fast, reliable scanning in a durable, lightweight form factor, delivering enhanced productivity and efficiency while reducing the total cost of ownership.
If you look into the features of this scanner, it is a 1D barcode scanner/ Using USB / of which the type is Handheld.
So, It only scan 1D barcodes, not 2D barcodes(QR codes) or RFID. When you connect this barcode scanner, you use USB. And it is built for the Task at hand.
For many small business, the features that this barcode scanner has is enough to run the business efficiently. Especially, it’s is affordable price which is one of the best perks of 1D barcode scanners. That is why it’s been loved so long.
However, As the way to run a business is evolving so quickly, people jump into 2D barcode worlds as well. They need more features than what 1D barcode scanners have. For those people, ZEBRA LI2208 can be the answer.
ZEBRA LI2208 General Purpose Barcode Scanner(Imager) for Mobile/Tablet/Computer/Printed Barcodes
The LI2208 represents the next generation in 1-D scanning and builds on zebra's most popular scanner ever, the LS2208. Whether your workers are scanning barcodes printed on paper labels or electronic barcodes displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer, the best-in-class LI2208 linear imager delivers unparalleled performance, every time. It provides the same reliability and ergonomics as Zebra’s most popular scanner LS2208, with enhanced features that let you scan different types of barcodes at a greater distance.
These are two of our best sellers. We would highly recommend those for general use. However, Like we mentioned before, the features you are looking for can vary from business to business. So Please have a chance to discuss with our experts. Or Look through our website, you can go to shop-all tab and use filters tab to sort out the best products based on what you need.
Barcode-scanners.com.au is an Australian owned company and is an authorised partner of the world’s leading brands. Our brands include Zebra, Socket, Datalogic and Honeywell.
We provides reliable barcoding and data capture solutions and an authorized reseller of barcode printers and barcode scanners. In our selection of products you can find industry leading brands like Zebra, Datalogic, Honeywell and Socket that provide a range of products such as desktop label printers, entry level general barcode scanners, to on counter scanners, cordless and ultra-rugged warehouse scanners that can scan virtually any barcode in any condition.
We specialise in providing barcode scanning and data capture solutions
We provide barcode scanners, mobility terminals, thermal label printers and barcode labels
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