Benefits of the POS scanner and the RAI Flex
If you are interested in scanning driver's licenses to check in a buy, there are two options for scanning: a 2D scanner at the POS computer, or a handheld device called the ResaleAI Flex.
Read more below about the benefits of each to see which might be a better fit for your store.
Both options can do the following:
- Scan a driver’s license to expedite the buy check-in process
- Scan the barcode on a buy slip to pull up that buy’s details at any time, whether it’s to add pass reasons, to reference the notes as you present an offer, or to audit a closed buy
- Scan the barcodes on backstock bins to quickly update multiple bins at once
POS scanner details
Scanning a driver's license requires a 2D scanner, which can scan more complex barcodes such as QR codes. Most stores do not have 2D scanners at their POS computers already, so you would need to purchase one.
If you purchase a 2D POS scanner, it can replace your existing scanner at the POS computer. So it can scan driver's licenses, along with regular DRS tags!
A 2D scanner is a quick and easy way to add additional functionality at any POS computer. Whichever POS you plug the scanner into, you will be able to scan driver's licenses as you check in at that POS. You can start out at just one POS, and could later expand or move the scanner to a different computer.
You can order a scanner directly from Amazon, generally for around $200. See our recommended scanners here.
RAI Flex details
The ResaleAI Flex is a handheld device that looks similar to a large Android phone, but has a scanner at the end and a case with a hand strap, and it only runs ResaleAI.
Since the Flex has a built-in scanner, it can do all of the same things as the POS scanner listed above to scan driver's licenses. The primary benefit is that you can move around freely, and can check in a buy away from a POS computer.
Typically, you can only check in a new buy within the ResaleAI app at a POS computer. The Flex can talk to DRS in the same way, so you can check-in from the Flex, and it will create the buy in DRS.
The buy labels will still print to a POS receipt printer, but someone else can be using the POS (and you can select which to use to print).
This allows your team to have more free POS computers to ring up sales or enter buys.
The Flex device can also be used around the store for other purposes, since it runs the full ResaleAI app. For example, an employee can walk the sales floor and check off tasks or add notes. Or a buyer can use the device to add notes and pass reasons if they are sorting their buy away from a POS computer.
If you have lots of backstock bins on hand, it will be an ideal solution for backstock as well. You can use it in the backroom to quickly scan and update the location for multiple bins at once. You canalso use it at an offsite storage facility if you connect to the internet (by pairing to a mobile hotspot, or addding a SIM card with cellular data).
(Note that the POS scanner could technically scan bins, but you would need to bring the bins up to the POS computer to scan, whereas the Flex can move around more freely)
Pricing is $600 per device. There is a flat service fee of $20/month for up to two devices.
To order, go to our website and look for the "Products" tab. Enter the desired quantity, and it will take you to a payment page.
Which do I need?
Both devices can work in conjunction. For a high-volume store, you may choose to have a POS scanner at multiple POS computers, and several Flex devices to use around the store.
- If you are limited by not having enough POS computers to check-in, you would want a Flex device to check-in away from a POS
- If you have a lot of backstock bins on hand, a Flex device will be the best solution to scan and update multiple bins
- If you are mainly interested in scanning driver’s licenses, you can start with just one POS scanner at your main check-in computer, which is the most cost-effective way to start scanning IDs