Explained: barcode price checker

What does it cost? And am I allergic to it? There are lots of reasons why more and more shops are using a Barcode Price Checker, not just for showing the price. A Price Checker is a device with a high engagement factor and can really help shops generate extra turnover. Add a barcode scanner module to your ProDVX device and voilá: you've got your Barcode Price Checker. You are now able to show relevant product content to everyone who scans the barcode of that same product.

Highlight new products or alternatives, display offers and discounts or unique content, provide customer convenience... What can a Price Checker do? And what are the advantages? Read about it on this page.

The advantages of Barcode Price Checkers

A Barcode Price Checker in a shop has several advantages. Here are the most common:

  • Increase interaction and engagement with the customer
  • An accessible single source of truth for all product information on site
  • Encourage add-on sales
  • Offer alternative products with more margin
  • Easily and quickly offer customers the right products

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This is how a Barcode Price Checker works

You will often find a Price Checker on a shelf of a store, like a supermarket, electronics shop or DIY shop. There may also be a screen with a Barcode Scanner below it, which you can use to scan a product's barcode. You hold the product near the Barcode Scanner and the relevant information is shown on the display.

The primary function of a Price Checker is obviously to display a product's name and price when the customer scans a barcode. But it can do so much more. Sometimes, a Price Checker is used to show additional product information. Like the product's expiry date, nutritional values and ingredients. Or to show whether a product is on offer or not. However, you might also consider interactive content, essential product information which would otherwise not fit on the packaging or even complete previews of games and films.

There are also applications in the market which use a similar solution to a Price Checker: a product comparer or a choice assistant. These devices help the customer choose a certain product, based on several variables that they enter.

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Complementary Displays for a Barcode Price Checker

If your Price Checker is ever not working, sales can often take a hit. So, it is vital that the Price Checker is always on! And the Price Checker must obviously respond fast because time is money too. Waiting causes irritation and makes the customer less likely to buy.

  • Are specially developed for 24/7 continuous usage
  • Have a powerful CPU and more than sufficient System Memory and Internal Storage.
  • Can be easily linked to Barcode Scanners via Pogo Pins
  • Have Power-over-Ethernet and Wi-Fi to power the Display and operate your application

The ProDVX Displays are used worldwide for Price Checking and similar solutions. These are often combined with a Barcode Scanner. Here is an overview of the Displays and Accessories from our portfolio that are typically used for this.

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Use cases for a Price Check Scanner

A price check scanner is a popular solution because it is able to match the right content with the right product, based on the product's barcode. Connect your ProDVX device to the internet and you have access to your online database of product content. That's how you can get creative. Some examples of great product content:

  • Playing How-To tutorial movies for products with specific uses
  • Showing complementary products to stimulate extra sales
  • Drawing attention to product promotions
  • Giving access to extensive product manuels

A price check scanner opens up a world of possibilities!

Industries that use a Price Check Scanner

Our price check scanners are used in many different industries. Some examples:

  • Retail: showing rich media content to enhance the shopper's experience
  • Healthcare: giving important instructions about medicine-use
  • Corporate: scanning access codes of visitors to guide them to their destination
  • Hospitality: scanning QR codes to grant access or scanning loyalty cards for extras
  • Government: checking in a visitor for their appointment by scanning their code

A ProDVX 2D Barcode Module is also able to scan a QR code. That's why the possibilities are endless!

Looking for a Barcode Price Checker Displays partner?

We have a wide range of Android and Intel SOC Touch Displays which are ideal for Barcode Price Checker solutions. These Displays are used by thousands of companies via our global network. Get in touch with us by filling out the contact form. Looking for a software solution to go along with our hardware? Get in touch so we can connect you with one of our partners.


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