Scanner by Vend

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

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Turn your mobile device into a powerful barcode scanner. Count inventory using the camera right from your iOS or Android device with no additional hardware required. Scan all the most common barcodes and datamatrix codes: for a full list of codes see our FAQ.



Edit and save the name and quantity of items in your order using the app. Plus, save any count with an automatic timestamp to easily resume your progress at any time. Perfect for stock orders, transfers, returns, stocktakes, and other situations where scanning to make a list is needed.



Scan your products into a versatile CSV file compatible with many business tools. Easily email completed CSVs, with name, quantity and SKU data, directly from your iOS device. Save countless hours and the possibility of human error by eliminating manual data entry.

Extend the power of Scanner and connect with Vend POS

No more spreadsheets or manual entry - perfect inventory syncing straight from your phone.
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Search for product information like stock availability, pricing, and description straight from your phones. Handle customer queries right from the shop floor and never lose out on a sale.


Save time and schedule your counts in advance in Vend or Scanner. Plus, let multiple employees count at the same time, using their own mobile devices.


Skip manual product entry by having Scanner automatically populate your product details as you scan. Plus, use the in-app search bar to directly add products from your Vend catalogue.


Vend + Scanner sync to update counts and stock records from your device - no more manual uploads. And you’re still in control; check counts against expected stock levels to get the job right first time.

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.