Scanner by Vend, for mobile inventory counting

Vend Scanner app for mobile stock count
Scanner by Vend is a beautifully designed app that essentially turns your iOS device, like Apple iPod into a mobile scanning super-tool. It will still be available free to all retailers via the App Store, and can be used with any POS system just like before. But now Vend customers can use it integrated with their Vend stock control functionality. Scanner works seamlessly with Vend together to sync counts, product details and inventory levels – removing the need for spreadsheets or manual entry. Let multiple employees count at the same time, and see counts update in Vend in real time.
This app is designed to be a replacement for retailers currently counting inventory with pen and paper. It works by allowing a retailer to count their inventory straight from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch by scanning the barcodes of their products with their device. They can then export this data to a CSV file spreadsheet and import it into their POS or computer system – whichever works best.

Key features of Scanner by Vend include:

  • Scan inventory item barcode labels or UPCs using the built-in camera
  • Multiple input options: continuous scan (no need to edit quantity for the same item), auto next scan (no need to press any buttons), manual quantity input (scan and enter quantities larger than 1)
  • Vibrates/beeps to notify you of a valid scan
  • Quick editing: easily correct mis-entered quantities or scans
  • Input barcodes/items and product names manually
  • Email your counts to CSV file format, and share your counts via Slack, AirDrop, Dropbox, and other cloud apps
  • Seamlessly syncs with Vend’s stock control functionality

Scan the product barcode

Save into CSV

Send the result via email or directly to Vend

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

Scanner by Vend is a free app, available to download via the Apple Store.

Does it integrate with my POS system?

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.

What if I don’t have Vend?

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.

My barcodes are not scanning!

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

Does Scanner work on Android?

No, Scanner by Vend is currently only available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.