Postal Scales - Gain the productivity!
1. What is a postal scale?
1. What is a postal scale?
2. What applications use a digital postage scale or shipping scale?
3. How can a parcel scale improve efficiency?
4. How are METTLER TOLEDO postal scales different than other companies' scales?
5. What is a postal scale used for?
A high quality postal and shipping scale, like METTLER TOLEDO's BC scale, is perfect for workplaces such mailrooms, offices, warehouse packing stations, receiving / shipping departments and retail parcel stores. It can help you perform your routine weighing tasks quickly and accurately.
6. How do I get a postal scale?
There are many different suppliers and manufacturers of postal scales and shipping scales. Some high quality scales, such as METTLER TOLEDO’s BC scale, can be purchased online, directly from local scale distributors, or directly from the scale manufacturer. In order to choose the right scale,
1. Determine the maximum capacity of the scale and the smallest readability required. Typical postal readability is 0.1 oz or 1 g. Typical shipping readability is 0.05 lb or 20 g.
2. Determine the necessary scale platform size and material (e.g. steel or plastic) to best suit your weighing needs. 300 x 350 mm is typical.
3. Determine what kind of digital connectivity is required to connect to your PC or host device. Most PCs only have USB ports.
Buying the right scale from a proper supplier or manufacturer will maximize your total cost of ownership and guarantee reliable service.
METTLER TOLEDO offers the BC Postal and Shipping Scale as an NTEP and OIML approved Legal-for-Trade scale with proven reliability and accuracy via thorough testing.
Because a scale is a very critical component to ensure that the postal and shipping operations can be productive and cost effective, it is important to purchase a rugged, reliable and accurate scale even though it may cost more.
7. How do you weigh packages?
8. What happens if shipping weight is wrong?
The shipping weight is also used to verify that items have been properly received when they move from one carrier's distribution center to another during transit. Therefore, if a weight is wrongly recorded at one center, it will lead to unnecessary audits and slower delivery times.
Sometimes the shipping weight error is not due to the scale measurement but the result of poor data recording by the operator. A digital scale with a communication interface to a PC helps to eliminate such errors.
Using a certified scale brand that is Legal for Trade ensures the reliability and accuracy of your measurements. Scales like METTLER TOLEDO postal and shipping scales are fully tested and approved to global standards under varying conditions such as temperature and humidity to ensure reliable accuracy.
9. What is the best shipping scale?
A good postal and shipping scale needs to be rugged and reliable to handle many weighing cycles accurately each day especially when used in a logistics hub or distribution center. Metal plate frames or aluminum die-cast frames with a stainless steel platter hold up the best against rough handling that could arise when someone drops a heavy package or parcel on the scale.
Postal and shipping scales that provide a flexible and easy data interface are the best option since most shipping operations require connectivity to PCs or mobile devices to record weight data automatically.
METTLER TOLEDO BC Postal and Shipping Scale meets Global Weights and Measure approvals (OIML, NTEP, Metrology Canada) and safety approvals (CE, UL, cUL) with proven reliability and accuracy via thorough testing. The BC scale with its aluminum die-cast frame and overload protection screws has also been tested to withstand shock loads and overloading.
BC Postal and Shipping Scale with data interfaces perfect for mailrooms, offices, warehouse packing stations, shipping departments and retail parcel stores
Basic weighing for postal applications with features for quick and easy operation
Easy and Error-free Data Integration
Interfaces: Serial, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth
Graphical display and features for productivity
Rugged and Reliable
Tested to handle 500% overload with accuracy
Flexible and Cost Effective
Multi-interval/range for heavy and light items
Perfect for various postal applications
Experience the quality METTLER TOLEDO is known for
Designed to withstand daily use
Explore our Services - Tailored to Fit your Equipment
We support and service your measurement equipment through its entire life-cycle, from installation to preventive maintenance and calibration to equipment repair.
Support & Repair
Calibration & Quality