We feature an outstanding selection of digital scales for shipping boxes, small packages, letters, loaded pallets and much more. Whether you operate a small business, retail packaging store or a commercial shipping company, we have a wide variety of systems for you! Many of our scales are UPS Worldship™ compatible scales.
Special note to remember, typically if you are a counter service charging patrons by weight, the scale needs to be NTEP approved and legal for trade certified. We offer an extensive selection of bench scales designed to excel in shipping and receiving applications. For applications that require a built-in display, select from a line of bench scales bases with digital indicators.
Whether a small business or commercial company, Central Carolina Scale has a very impressive line of shipping and postal scales with capacities ranging from small amounts like 5 or 10 pounds, to 5000 or 10,000 pounds and we even have scales for weighing larger amounts of cargo in the 20,000 pound range or more. More carriers than ever are looking at dimensional weight measurement, so we have that covered as well.
What many customers actually need is an accurate Mettler Toledo BC-60 shipping scale that can easily be connected directly to your personal computer either by RS-232 serial or USB. Many of our shipping scales were designed specifically for parcel shipping with UPS and FedEx. Several are capable of connecting to your PC and most are NTEP approved legal for trade. Whether at the receiving or shipping dock; stand-alone or computer-based; in manufacturing or retail; reading pound or kilogram, with our scales you get accurate weight readings at an economical price. USB and RS232 serial ports are available on many of the scales as well.
So you're in the market for a shipping scale? First, lets evaluate what kind of shipping you will be doing. If you're operating a fulfillment warehouse or shipping a lot of packages everyday then you really need to choose a reliable shipping scale, such as the Mettler Toledo BC60.
Next, we need to address the term postal scales. A postal scale typically is something you would use to weigh everything from letters to lightweight boxes that ship via USPS or dropped off at your local post office. If you do most of your shipping via USPS or the post office, then you probably need to visit our postal scales page to see what is the best postal scale, since this particular page that you are currently on focuses mostly on UPS shipping scales.
As mentioned above, shipping scales are generally not the same as postal scales. When you see the term "postal" those scales are usually designed to weigh in ounces and are often smaller.
When we refer to a shipping scale, we often are referring to a scale that has a fairly large weighing platform and nice accuracy. One other key feature to consider is choosing a shipping scale that can interface with your computer software. In our case, we use UPS Worldship and the BC60 can send the weight data into that program via the USB cable to your computer. It does save you a few seconds of time and eliminates you from having to manually type the weight into the computer. The BC60 boasts of being compatible with both UPS and FedEx standard computer software.
What kind of scale does ups use? Well, they likely use everything from cargo scales, floor scales, and bench scales among others. But most customers typically use a counter top scale that is somewhere around 12" x 14" in size and has a 150 pound weighing capacity. They also typically have a backlit LCD display on the front that is easy to read. These scales also typically plug into your computer via a USB cable and make weighing boxes a little easier.