Lightspeed Scanner

The best barcode scanner app for inventory. Receive stock, perform inventory counts and more, straight from your mobile.

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Quickly scan and count items

Eliminate the need for spreadsheets and manual entry. Scanner makes inventory counts easy! Any one of your staff can conduct full or partial inventory counts - all they need is a compatible mobile device.

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Receive inventory as it arrives

Receiving new stock into your store has never been easier. Scanner iOS and Android applications can be used to scan your goods as they arrive into your store, to keep your inventory up to date.

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Add Products with a tap

Add new products to your catalog, from anywhere! Scanner makes it easier to get products into Lightspeed Retail POS (X-Series) so you can start selling your goods ASAP.

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Get a glance at your stock levels

Scan product labels to view stock levels across all outlets. You can even view product details and pricing too, making Scanner great for the store room and shop floor.

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Pick, Pack & Fulfill orders with ease

Take the Scanner application into your stock room and get picking. Scanner can streamline your order fulfilment*, without the need to invest in speciality scanning hardware.

*iOS only feature

Extend the power of Lightspeed Retail with Scanner

Turn your Android or iOS device into a powerful barcode scanner for your store.

Frequently asked questions

Scanner can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store and Google Play Store. iPhone users can complete inventory counts even if they don’t have an account with Vend. However, Android users must sign into a Vend account to use this feature.


Scanner integrates with Vend POS to sync your counts and stock levels, removing the need for CSV imports and manual uploads. To find out more click here, or try Vend for free.

If you have an iPhone, you can still import your counts into many business tools via a CSV file, or just use Excel to ready your spreadsheets.


If you would like to see the integration in action, take a free trial of Vend now.

Scanner supports many common barcodes and datamatrix codes: UPCE, Code39, Code39Mod43, EAN13, EAN8, Code93, Code128, PDF417, AztecCode, Interleaved2of5Code, ITF14Code, DataMatrixCode.

Yes - but you will need to sign in to an active Vend account to use the app.

When searching for Scanner by Vend on an iPad, adjust your search criteria in the App Store to ‘iPhone only’ to display the Scanner app. Then, simply download the app directly to your iPad.

Simply sign into Vend in your Scanner app, and you’re all ready to go. If you get stuck, check out our help centre guide.

No, once connected with Vend, Scanner will sync your counts and stock levels with your back office. If you still wish to use Scanner for stock orders, transfers and returns, you will need to do this as a guest user (iPhone only) and share your CSV.

Every completed count in Scanner will get submitted to Vend Web Register for approval by the account admin, before any stock levels are synced.

Please submit a ticket to our support team and someone will be in touch to help you.

The Scanner app can be used to quickly retrieve information about products. Just sign into your Vend store on Scanner by Vend. Tap the barcode icon in the top right to scan the product barcode, or search for the product in the search bar. Tap the product name to view the product inventory at each outlet, supply price and retail price, and description, tags, and supplier name.

iPhone users can use Scanner as a guest (not signed in to your Vend account). This way you’ll be able to create and add new products and then export this information as CSV files. These CSV files can then be used to create purchase orders, transfers, and returns in Vend.