If you do a lot of shipping in your line of work, you probably already know how important it is to have a set of digital postal scales that can accurately measure weight and get the job done without taking forever to do it. Below are five of the best such products that are currently available on the market. Whether you need to ship large packages or you mainly handle letters, you can find one on this list that will fit your needs.
Rubbermaid Digital Shipping Scale
The first thing you notice about this particular shipping scale is that it's larger in size than most. Is also covered in the famous Rubbermaid material, so you don't have to worry about items sliding back and forth on the scale. Wherever you put them, they have a tendency to stay there. If you have a tendency to ship items that weigh quite a bit, this one can be a real advantage for you because it allows you to weigh as much as 150 pounds accurately. That's a lot more than most shipping scales could ever even think about weighing accurately. In fact, that's enough to destroy your average scale. You'll have to secure a little more room for this one, of course, but depending on what you ship and how often you do it, it could be well worth the effort.
AWS PS-25 Digital Postal Scale
This one is a good option if you typically weigh a lot of letters and other similar types of materials, yet you have that occasional package that weighs considerably more. It doesn't take up a lot of space. In fact, you can dedicate a corner of your desk to it and you almost forget that it's even there until you need it. That being said, it is capable of withstanding a weight of up to 55 pounds so if you have those packages that sometimes weigh quite a bit, this can be a good fit for your office.
Tree SPS 75 Small Dual Range Digital Postal Scale
This is an attractive-looking scale that’s finished in stainless steel and it has a backlit LED display with blue lighting, making it easy to read in virtually all types of lighting conditions. The thing that really sets this one apart is it you can weigh anything from a quarter of an ounce all the way up to 75 pounds and do it accurately. It makes it a near-perfect machine when it comes to weighing items for the postal service as well as general weighing. It also has an automatic on and off function and if you prefer, it has an automatic hold function as well.
Pitney Bowes Digital Postal Scale
This is definitely dedicated for items that you plan on mailing through the postal service. It has a 10 pound weight limit, meaning that it's not really suitable for those individuals that plan on mailing some packages that might have a bit of bulk to them. That being said, it works great if you mail a lot of letters and you don't really send that many packages out to begin with. Perhaps the greatest thing about it is it's easy to use. It works with virtually all Windows systems from Windows 7 on up and all you have to do is plug it into the USB port of your computer and you're ready to go.
Kitchen Counting Digital Postal Scale
From the name, you might be asking yourself if this is a postal scale or a kitchen scale. In reality, it can serve as both. You can certainly use it exclusively in either capacity, but this is a scale that is just as much at home in your office as it is in your kitchen. Better yet, it's capable of handling weights up to 55 pounds so if you do have a tendency to ship a lot of heavier packages, this is a good option for you that doesn't take up a ton of room and still allows you to send out those heavier packages with an accurate weight. It only has a few buttons and all you really need to do is turn it on and set the item on top of the scale in order to get the weight. It doesn't get much easier than that.
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