Mobile Barcode Scanning

With mobile barcode scanning becoming more and more popular, I’ve received a lot of different questions regarding which barcodes and barcode scanners are best to use in combination with a promotional offer, mobile ticketing, or order confirmation application.

First, if you are running the offer, you need to decide on which symbology to use. 2D barcodes, specifically the PDF417 can store more information than standard 1D barcodes, allowing users to track customers by scan details for tickets and or order confirmations.

As far as the barcode scanner is concerned, there are many options available, but I recommend the Symbol DS9808 or Symbol DS6700.

The Symbol DS9808 is ideal for both hands-free and handheld scanning, and works well for checkout applications. The omni-direction features allow users to easily read barcodes from any direction and boasts best-in-class swipe speeds for 1D and 2D barcodes on mobile phone screens. The Symbol DS9808 also offers image and signature capture.

The Symbol DS6700 series barcode scanner is for handheld scanning only, but still offers omni-directional scanning, making it ideal for retail, light manufacturing, government and postal applications.

Using mobile barcodes is a great way to run marketing campaigns, and more and more companies are taking advantage of this technology. Ensure that your business is ready for mobile barcodes by having the right scanning equipment.