Zebra USB Barcode Scanner Setup

Set up the Zebra DS2208 or DS4608 USB Barcode Scanner and stand with the ShopKeep Register for iOS or Android to ring up items by scanning 1D product barcodes and verify age-restricted items by scanning 2D barcodes from state-issued IDs and driver’s licenses or by scanning passports (DS4608 only). Use the included stand to enable hands-free scanning for quicker transactions. After setting up this device, add item UPC codes and set up sales restrictions in BackOffice.

  • To learn how to set up the Zebra scanner with the Sunmi T2 Lite, visit our setup article here.
  • If connecting the scanner to the ShopKeep Register on The Mini or The Station, follow step 1 here, then visit the setup guide for the register to learn how to complete setup.
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    In the Box

    Zebra USB Barcode Scanners ship with the parts listed below.

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  • Zebra DS2208 or DS4608 Barcode Scanner
  • Scanner Cable
  • Stand (2 pieces)
  • Scanner Quick Start Guide for DS2208 or DS4608 (not pictured)
  • Apple Lightning to USB Adapter (sold and shipped separately)
  • Lightning to USB Adapter Manual and Warranty
  • Scanner Setup

    Set up the Zebra DS2208 or DS4608 USB Barcode Scanner by connecting it to a register to begin using it to ring up items and verify age-restricted products. The specific steps to connect the scanner will vary based on whether you use the ShopKeep Register app on an iOS or Android device.

  • To learn how to set up the Zebra scanner with the Sunmi T2 Lite, visit our setup article here.
  • If connecting the scanner to the ShopKeep Register on The Mini or The Station, follow step 1 here, then visit the setup guide for the register to learn how to complete setup.
  • For iOS

    For the ShopKeep Register on iOS, follow the steps below to connect the barcode scanner to an iPad register.

  • An Apple Lightning to USB adapter is required for setup and is sold separately from the scanner.
  • If necessary, disconnect the iDynamo credit card reader or Apple ethernet adapter before setting up the scanner as only one Lightning accessory can be connected to the iPad at a time.
  • Before following the steps below, update the ShopKeep Register app to the latest version. For help updating, visit our Introduction to the iPad article.
    1. Plug a Lightning cable into the Lightning to USB Adapter.
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    2. Plug the USB end of the Lightning cable into an iPad power adapter.

      Be sure to use the power adapter that came with the iPad. Other adapters may not provide enough energy to charge the iPad and power the scanner.

    3. Plug the power adapter into a power outlet.
    4. Connect the Lightning to USB Adapter to the iPad’s charging port.
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    5. Plug the non-USB end of the scanner cable into the barcode scanner.
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    6. Plug the USB end of the scanner cable into the Lightning to USB adapter.
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    7. If setting up a Zebra DS4608 barcode scanner, follow the steps here to enable passport scanning.

      Passport scanning is only available with the Zebra DS4608 barcode scanner, not with the DS2208.

    For Android

    For the ShopKeep Register on Android, follow the steps below to connect the barcode scanner to an Android tablet via a USB hub (sold separately).

  • A USB hub with a charging port that is compatible with your Android tablet is required for setup and is sold separately from the scanner. USB hubs without a charging port may cause the scanner to malfunction or more quickly drain the battery of the tablet.
  • Using our supported Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) tablet? Purchase our recommended USB-C hub here.
  • Before following the steps below, update the ShopKeep Register app to the latest version. For help updating, visit our Introduction to Android article.
    1. Plug the non-USB end of the scanner cable into the barcode scanner.
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    2. Plug the USB end of the scanner cable into a USB hub (sold separately).
    3. Plug a charging cable into the USB hub, connect the other end to a power adapter, and plug the adapter into a power outlet.
    4. Plug the USB hub into the charging port on the tablet.
    5. In ShopKeep, tap ‘OK’ if prompted.
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    6. If setting up a Zebra DS4608 barcode scanner, follow the steps here to enable passport scanning.

      Passport scanning is only available with the Zebra DS4608 barcode scanner, not with the DS2208.

    Enable Passport Scanning

    Enable passport scanning on the Zebra DS4608 USB barcode scanner to begin verifying age-restricted items by scanning passports.

    Passport scanning is only available with the Zebra DS4608 barcode scanner, not with the DS2208.

    1. Scan the barcode below to enable passport scanning for sales restrictions.
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    Stand Setup

    Set up the stand included with the Zebra USB barcode scanner to enable hands-free scanning for easy access and quick transactions.

    1. Unscrew the wingnut from the stand shaft.
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    2. Insert the shaft into the stand base and tighten the wingnut.
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    3. Place the scanner in the stand.
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    Add UPC Codes

    Add item UPC codes to BackOffice to be able to scan those items at the register. For large quantities of items, consider using Bulk Management to import UPC codes from a spreadsheet.

    For items without UPC codes, use a DYMO LabelWriter 450 Label Printer to print barcode labels from BackOffice.

    1. Visit the Item List in BackOffice or from the ShopKeep Register app (employees with BackOffice permissions only).
      • In BackOffice, click ‘Items’ and select ‘Item List’.
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      iOS ShopKeep Register App

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      Android ShopKeep Register App

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    2. Select an item to edit or add a new item.
    3. Click the 'UPC' field and scan (or manually type) the UPC code on the item.

      UPC codes must be 8, 12, or 13 digits long and cannot begin with 2, 4, or 5.

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    4. Select a save option to finish editing or creating the item.
    5. If adding UPC codes in BackOffice, get updates on the iOS or Android register to sync the changes made to the register.
    The scanner is now ready to scan items at the register to ring them up. Learn all the ways to add items to transactions in our Using the Register article.

    Have questions about barcode scanners? Visit our Hardware FAQ. If you run into problems scanning barcodes, check out our troubleshooting guide for help.

    Set Up Sales Restrictions

    In BackOffice, set up sales restrictions to set a minimum age and maximum purchase quantity for specific departments and categories of items. With age-restricted items, cashiers must scan the customer’s ID or driver’s license or scan their passport (DS4608 only) before the register will allow the item to be sold.

    We are currently rolling this feature out to merchants on select pricing packages. If you are on an eligible pricing package and it is not available to you yet, stay tuned.

    1. In BackOffice, click ‘Items’ and select ‘Sales Restrictions’.
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    2. Click ‘Add New’.
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    3. Fill in the ‘Details’ and ‘Settings’ fields.

      For a complete explanation of each field, visit our Sales Restrictions article.

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    4. Click ‘Save’.
    5. On each register, Get Updates from BackOffice to sync the changes.

    The scanner is now ready to scan state-issued IDs, driver’s licenses, and passports (DS4608 only) to verify age-restricted items in ShopKeep. To learn how to ring up restricted items at the register, visit our Sales Restrictions article.