ID: 6877
Updated 10/24/2017 10:44:32 PM

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Barcode scanners are a quick way to enter barcoded products into the POS or Pick 'n' Pack modules.


For both the POS and Pick 'n' Pack modules, handheld scanners can be used to input information.

Scanners typically act as a keyboard, and have the same effect as typing a number and pressing 'return'. If used in combination with the POS and Pick 'n' Pack modules, scanning an item will search for an item, and then enter it into a transaction.

Cin7 recommends two specific scanners that we have tested successfully with our software. Other scanners may work - but we always recommend testing first before committing to a sale.

Zebra CS3070 Companion scanner


This scanner works wirelessly via Bluetooth, so is ideal for use with a tablet.

Using a Bluetooth scanner with a tablet can sometimes prevent the keyboard appearing when connected, so it is worth testing the compatibility of this scanner with your chosen tablet.

Zebra C3000 Companion scanner

Zebra Symbol LS2208 USB


This scanner is ideal for fixed locations, such as a PC or laptop running the POS. Its connection is via USB.

Zebra Symbol LS2208 USB

Before using the Motorola LS2208 Barcode Scanner with the Cin7 POS you must first configure it to add a new line character, otherwise known as a Carriage Return or Enter Key, after your scanned barcode. This is achieved by scanning a particular set of barcodes in a specific order. Try scanning the following:

Full instructions and barcodes can be found in the LS 2208 Quickstart Manual.


Can barcode scanners be used to enter information into Cin7's backend?

Cin7's backend was not designed for scanner input. If you wish to scan multiple items to a sales order, you could consider using the Point of Sale to do this, or scan into a spreadsheet first, then import the items.