Lightspeed POS:
Choosing the right barcode label printer

Looking to streamline your business processes with Lightspeed POS? The key lies in finding the perfect barcode label printer to complement your system. But with a sea of options out there, how do you choose the right one? Choosing the right barcode label printer does not have to be difficult, we’ve got you covered! In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the essential factors to consider when selecting a barcode label printer for Lightspeed POS. Read on to unlock the secrets of seamless integration and optimized performance!

What is Lightspeed POS?

Lightspeed POS is a versatile point-of-sale solution designed to streamline operations for businesses across various industries, with a popular use in the retail space. It handles inventory management, sales tracking, customer engagement, and analytics. As a cloud-based platform, Lightspeed POS provides real-time data and insights, enabling businesses to make informed decisions quickly.

The Importance of Printing Barcode Labels with Lightspeed POS

Lightspeed POS’s built-in feature simplifies the creation of barcode labels, eliminating errors and saving time. This efficiency leads to smoother transactions, faster service, and ultimately, happier customers. Through Lightspeed POS, you can easily print barcode labels for all items on your purchase orders with just a few clicks when receiving goods. You can then apply these labels to your products, making them ready for sale.

What Barcode Label Printer Can I Use with Lightspeed POS?

There are many types and brands of barcode label printers on the market, each with different features. Choosing the right printer can be complex, involving factors such as price, quality, features and after sales support. We compared some GoDEX printers with Zebra printers here. Most of the major brands (Zebra, Bixolon, TSC, GoDEX) integrate with Lightspeed POS, however each brand requires a different setup procedure.

What Barcode Label Printer Should I Choose?

At DCS (Aust.), we believe the following factors are essential when choosing a barcode label printer to integrate with Lightspeed POS.

  • Quality: The printer should be reliable to avoid inefficiencies and errors that could jeopardize your business through downtimes.
  • Service/Support: Choose a brand that offers high levels of service and support. Can you easily contact them? Do their representatives know Lightspeed POS?
  • Ongoing Costs: Consider the cost of consumables. Brands like Zebra, Bixolon, TSC, and GoDEX allow for cross-brand compatibility for consumables, which can keep costs down. In contrast, some brands like Dymo require specific consumables that are more expensive.
  • Printer Price: Shop within your budget but plan to future proof your purchase: consider your needs (connectivity options, printer size) and select a brand that offers quality features to grow with your business.

What is the Best Barcode Label Printer for Lightspeed POS?

  • Zebra: Zebra is one of the largest and well-known label printer brands in the world. They have a high-quality product; however, it comes with a price tag. Whilst good in the long run, we have experienced difficulties in the setup process and label design software can be expensive.
  • Dymo: Dymo printers are affordable with good setup resources. However, their consumables are expensive and restrictive.
  • GoDEX: We believe GoDEX offers the best value. While still one of the bigger printer manufacturers but lesser known due to their OEM business, GoDEX printers are moderately priced, high quality, and offer a wide range of options. They are Windows certified, making setup quick and easy, and come with free label design software for use outside of Lightspeed POS.

Conclusion

Barcode label printing is essential for retail businesses to save time and reduce errors. Choosing the right printer involves considering manufacturing quality, support, ongoing costs, and price. We believe that ensuring ongoing support is crucial in the decision-making process to keep your business operating.

If you choose a GoDEX barcode label printer, we have linked a setup guide below to assist you with both Windwos and MacOS. DCS (Aust.) is also available to provide additional support if needed.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about barcode label printing or integrating with Lightspeed POS.

Setup Guide

Setup Guide for GoDEX Barcode Label Printer with Lightspeed POS.

For further assistance, contact us.

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