You can rapidity increase your scanning of barcodes at the register. Our scanners are very good, and they are designed to look for the barcode. This they do much faster than a person. So rather than look for the barcode and aim the scanner, I suggest that you swipe the item in a long arch. If its there the scanner will find the barcode and scan it in less time than you would take to examine the item, find the barcode and scan that spot. If it does not find it, then you have to start looking.