01-07-2021 04:37 PM
I am currently looking at upgrading our shipping workflows. I am intending on buying new scales for all of our shipping lanes. One problem we are running into is the USB scales. There are SO many out there. I am familiar with the SS recommendations, but the DYMO scales power off and then there are connectivity issues that occur.
I want a scale that does not power off and that connects via USB so our shippers can just click one button. Any ideas?
01-08-2021 06:15 AM
What's the Maximum weight of the packages you need to weigh, and what level of precision are you looking for? We've used a wide array of scales over the years, but some of our favorites had a relatively low weight capacity.
Does the DYMO M25 digital scale you mentioned meet all of your requirements other than the automatic time out?
01-08-2021 07:31 AM
We have been using the Mettler scales that is listed as one to use with shipstation. It is a high efficiency scale so sometimes if it goes offline its a pain to set back up, but doesn't happen often.
01-13-2021 01:56 PM
Can you expand on this " It is a high efficiency scale so sometimes if it goes offline its a pain to set back up, but doesn't happen often. "
What do you mean by "offline"? Does that mean if it powers off? And how complicated is the set up?
01-13-2021 01:54 PM
I am looking for the same thing. The autoshut off of the Dymo's are a total deal killer. The stamps.com/Onyx scales are not good at all. They break after a few weeks of use.
The Mettler scales that ShipStation suggests are long discontinued.
01-26-2021 06:12 AM
Best one we've found is the Mettler Toledo PS60. We have them on all our workstations and love them. Fast and reliable, plug and play set up. It's a 150lb capacity so you'll need to evaluate that and see if it meets your needs.
03-18-2021 06:24 AM
We also use Mettler Toldeo at all of our work statios. More expensive, but they last A LOT longer and have higher weight capacities. You can get them from ULINE.
Also, if you ship a lot via UPS or FEDEX contact your account rep and you can usually get one through their technology programs.