Bar Code Scanner – Honeywell 1300G

If you use Square Payments you may also want a bar code scanner. A bar code scanner is a hand held scanner that reads bar codes or UPC codes for you. If you have inventory that you sell, a simple scan can enter the price and quantity into your square register. This helps you look professional. More importantly. This speeds up checkout time and helps you get the correct price into the register. Here are some things to think about before you spend the $100 or so to get a bar code scanner.

  • Do I have inventory? In other words, if you’re selling food you won’t need a scanner.
  • Do I have a quantity of the same item? In other words, do I have 1 chair or 100 chairs? If you’ve got a 100, you’ll want a scanner. If you’re selling sunglasses at a kiosk, for example, you’ll want a bar code scanner.
  • Do I have hundreds of items that are all different and I want to track the inventory? E.g. Are you selling antiques or used auto parts?
  • Do I want to speed up my checkout? If you’ve got a line of customers, congratulations! But you may want to make the checkout line faster.

What does a bar code scanner do?

Here is more detailed information from the manufacturer.

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SCAN PERFORMANCE

Scan Pattern
Single line

Motion Tolerance
51 cm (20 in) per second

Scan Rate
Up to 270 scans per second

Print Contrast
20% minimum reflectance difference

Pitch, Skew
65°, 65°

Decode Capabilities
Reads standard 1D and GS1 DataBar™ symbologies

Warranty
5 year factory warranty

Review

This is a great overview fo the bar code scanner. We always like to look at youtube demo videos before we buy.This is a really great video by POSGuys.com. Their videos are awesome and you can learn a lot.

More Information

This is more useful information about the bar code scanner and it shows an unboxing. Unboxing videos are useful and they help you understand how to unpack and setup your bar code scanner.

 

Learn More

This video provides another over view of the bar code scanner. This is a video by Honeywell and shows the scanner being used in a retail environment.

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​Pros and cons

Pros

5 Year Comprehensive Warranty

USB Cable Included

Latest Bar-Code scan technology, newest revision of firmware.

Works with Square Stand

Cons

​None that we could find

  • POS System
  • Connection
  • Size and Weight

Everything we've read indicates that the device works with Square Payments. Businesses can add the ​barcode reader alongside the Square Stand. ​


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