Meet the best inventory scanning app for retail

Turn your iOS or Android device into a powerful inventory management tool. Scanner lets you count products, track inventory and fulfill orders easily.

Meet the best inventory scanning app for retail

Eliminate inventory discrepancies and shrink.

Never miss a sale and improve inventory accuracy. Always know how many products you have across multiple stores and warehouses in real time.

  • Use the stock lookup feature to get an instant view of item quantities
  • Integrate with Lightspeed Retail (X-Series) to have a single source of truth
  • Set user permissions so only authorized staff can update stock levels

Pick, pack and fulfill orders easily.

Manage online orders? Take the Scanner app into your warehouse or stockroom so you can fulfill orders for shipping and in-store pickup.

  • Scan items as you pick and pack online orders to reduce errors
  • Streamline storeroom or warehouse operations with mobile-friendly features
  • Speed up order fulfillment with integrated workflows

Stay on top of stock counts.

Ensure the inventory quantities you have on record match the products on the sales floor and stockroom.

  • Conduct full and partial inventory counts from anywhere in the store
  • Enable multiple team members to count items simultaneously
  • Count items by scanning barcodes directly into the app

Order and receive inventory with a tap.

Say goodbye to clunky devices and spreadsheets. Scanner's intuitive features enable you to order and receive stock with ease.

  • Scan products to create lists and send them as a PO or export to CSV
  • Restock and place orders from the shop floor with just a few taps
  • Speed up your receiving process by scanning products directly into the app

"The stocktake process for us used to involve a lot of spreadsheets, and this wasn't ideal because it leads to mistakes. Now with Lightspeed, people can use devices to scan easily and update the stock record."

Paul Stephens, Head of Data & Technology, Neal's Yard Remedies

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 about Scanner by Lightspeed.

How much does it cost?

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 Lightspeed. However, Android users must sign into a Lightspeed account to use this feature.

Does it integrate with my POS system?

Scanner integrates with Lightspeed to sync your counts and stock levels, removing the need for CSV imports and manual uploads.

What if I don't have Lightspeed?

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 Lightspeed now.

Why aren't my barcodes 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?

Yes, but you will need to sign in to an active Lightspeed account to use the app.

How do I download Scanner on to my iPad?

When searching for Scanner by 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.

How do I connect Lightspeed with Scanner?

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

Do I still need to send my count as a CSV?

No, once connected with Lightspeed, 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.

What if someone submits an incorrect count?

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

Who do I contact if I have a problem?

Who do I contact if I have a problem? Please submit a ticket to our support team and someone will be in touch to help you.

How do I use Scanner to check product information?

The Scanner app can be used to quickly retrieve information about products. Just sign into your Lightspeed store on the app. 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.

Can I use Scanner by Lightspeed without signing in?

iPhone users can use Scanner as a guest (not signed in to your Lightspeed 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 Lightspeed.