One of the biggest advantages of inventory management software is its ability to track your inventory in real time as it enters and leaves your warehouses and retail stores. But in order to make the most of this perk, you’ll need to invest in some inventory tracking hardware—like barcode scanners.
The good news is barcode scanners can be as cheap or expensive as you want them to be. While cheaper models may not have the range, versatility, or durability of higher-end models, they still get the job done. And with so many barcode scanners on the market, you have a lot of flexibility to choose the brands and models that make the most sense for your company.
The only downside to having so many options? It can be difficult to figure out which brands and models are best. But don’t worry—we wouldn’t leave you hanging. Here’s our guide to the barcode scanners we think are best for small-business owners.