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EPOS: How to weigh your choice of Epos scales

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Because the price of some items is still based on their weight, especially in grocery or specialty stores, and because customers appreciate to be spared the burden of weighing these items themselves, weighing scales are an important part of a modern Epos system. Epos scales are connected with your Epos system  to allow seamless transaction integration. There is a lot of different Epos scale types at different prices to choose from, but make sure the model you buy is certified to conform with EU and UK regulations.

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Types of Epos scales

Epos scales can either be, from the most simple to the most complex system, no-frills retail scales, label printing scales, Pos interface scales, combination scale and scanner, or full cash register receipt and label printing scales systems.

Retail scales

Shop retail scales are standalone scales, for countertop use, with just an LCD display and a more or less complete keypad. Basic units can be operated with batteries, and more advanced models have a customer display or sometimes even a pole display. Capacity can be anywhere between 2kg and 30kg.

Label-printing scales

Label-printing scales can either be used as standalone scales or integrated within a cash register or Epos system. Operators or customers put the items on the scale, enter the price, at a per-kilo rate, and the scale calculates the price and prints the price tag. Advanced models include preset items or price keys, so that the item just has to be selected on the keypad. Top-of-the-line products have touchscreen displays, so that many, many products can be displayed and selected directly.

Pos interface scales

Pos interface scales are scales meant to be included within an Epos environment. They usually don’t have a display or keypad of their own, as those of the Epos terminal to which they are connected are used.

Combination scale and scanner systems

There systems are Pos interface scales including in a single machine both the scale and barcode scanner. They are now widely used in supermarkets, so that operators can process all consumer items with just one machine.

Cash register receipt and label printing scales

These are the most complete Epos scale systems, bundling the till, scale and printer in just one machine. Barcode scanners and cash drawers are common options, so that users can enjoy a full Epos system in just one piece of hardware!


Quite understandably, the more operations and features an Epos scale will support, the more expensive it will be. Keeping the same categories as above, here are the expectable prices.

Retail scales

Some unconnected, battery-powered retail scales can be cheaper than £200. Top range models will be within the £200-£400 price range.

Pos interface scales

Pos interface scales will cost between £240 and £500 depending on the supplier and the features.

Label printing scales

Label printing scales can be nearly as cheap, starting at around £300, but may cost up to £900.

Combination scale and scanner

Combination scale and scanners are relatively new and advanced Epos scales, so you can expect to pay £1,200 and upwards.

Cash register receipt and label printing scales

It will be hard to find these hardware bundle packages for cheaper than £1,000 and they can be as expensive as £4,000.

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