Best Barcode Scanners

Updated July 2020
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5 Models Considered
1 Experts Interviewed
148 Consumers Consulted
Zero products received from manufacturers.

We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

Barcode scanners are a retail must-have. And – believe it or not – there are a myriad of models on the market to choose from when it comes to these devices. Deciding on the best barcode scanner for you depends on several factors. First, decide how much you’re looking to spend on your scanner, as they come at all different price points, from those more affordable to those that are designated as more of a “splurge”. You’ll also want to decide if you’re in the market for a wireless scanner that’s more mobile or one that has a cord and is, thus, more stationary.

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  • Katie
    Katie
    Editorial Director

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