Hello Kyle. The scanner is simply another input device like a keyboard. When you scan a barcode, the scanner sends the data to whatever application you have open. So if you had a cell selected on a spreadsheet it would put the barcode data there, or if you had notepad open it would put the data into that file. It sounds like what you need is POS program of some kind that would know what to do with the barcode data once you have scanned it. The scanner by itself simply sends the barcode data to the computer, but you need a program that knows what to do with it. Sorry for being a little repetitive.