The wholesale market operates differently where huge loads have to be packed, moved and weighed. However, in retail marketing, comparatively smaller loads are to be weighed. Accurate weighing is very important for customer satisfaction and the making of maximum profit as the retailer basically earns only from the marginal difference that he gets over the wholesale price. A proper weighing machine, therefore, is very essential. Stock with a retailer is in a shop and not a storehouse. Needless to say, huge platform scales cannot be useful for retail weighing. Handy platforms or counter-top scales best suit retail requirements.
Retail weighing scales are usually having heavy MS powder coated housing. Internal calibration of these scales being protected, accuracy in weighing is guaranteed. No mechanical intervention is necessary for calibration. The display is red in color, has high internal resolution and is usually a 12.5 mm LED display. Some scales also have a rear display to facilitate sellers and buyers to view the readings together. At times, there is a provision for pole-display or display connected elsewhere too. The machine has a battery back-up. Depending on the item that is going to be weighed, the added accessories of pans or flat bowls can be used for weighing. These are provided along with the scale.
A large variety of models is available on retail scales. Their weighing capacity ranges from 1 kg to 20 kgs also. Accuracy is guaranteed to as minute level as 0.2 gm. Pan size is also available in various options. Retail scales have to be basically light in weight, easy to install and move on the counter. They should be sturdy, easy to store and user-friendly. These scales sometimes not only weight but also compute. The display can show unit weight, a number of pieces and weight of the commodity and also the total cost if the rates are fed to the machine. Some models of retail scale can weigh up to 30 kilograms. These scales facilitate and speed up the process of weighing, packing and delivering. Due to this, retailers can efficiently manage larger crowds too. Guaranteed accuracy of weights and speed of transaction leads to customer satisfaction.