If you sell fruits and vegetables at the farmers market, then you probably realize having a reliable and accurate price computing scale is crucial to profitable selling and customer confidence.
However, with so many options on the market, it can be challenging to know which battery powered price computing scale is the right fit for your needs. Here are some factors to consider.
Produce Scale Capacity
The first thing to consider when choosing a battery powered price computing scale is the capacity you need. Think about the types of products you sell and the heaviest items you need to weigh. You’ll want to choose a retail scale with a capacity that exceeds your heaviest item to ensure accuracy and reliability. Popular scale capacity choices include 15 lb, 30 lb, or 60 lb.
Legal for Trade Scale Accuracy
Scale accuracy is essential when it comes to weighing produce for the farmers market. Look for a produce scale that has a high level of accuracy and precision, preferably with a readability of 0.01 lb or 0.02 lb. A legal for trade scale with a good accuracy will ensure that your customers receive the right amount of produce for their money. And make sure the scale you choose is 1. A reputable brand and 2. Actually NTEP approved with a CoC#. There are quite a few non-ntep scales out there in the market currently.
Scales That Are Portable
As a seller at the farmers market, you’ll likely need to transport your price computing scale to different locations. Look for a portable scale that is lightweight and easy to carry, with built-in handles or a carrying case for easy transportation. A compact design is also beneficial, as it will take up less space in your vehicle and booth.
Scale with Long Battery Life
Since you’ll be using a battery-powered price computing scale, you’ll need to consider the battery life. Look for a scale with a long battery life, so you don’t have to worry about changing batteries frequently during market days. Most farmers market scales have a 6V lead acid rechargeable battery these days. Continue reading