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Retail Scales/Shop Scales

Retail Scales, also known as shop scales, commercial scales or price computing scales, are weighing machines that are used to calculate a price based on weight. These POS scales typically have access to a front and rear display for the customer, and include built-in PLUs, also known as price look-ups, for quickly recalling the price of products for the most popular weight values.

In many countries, it is a government requirement for retail scales or shop scales to be approved to a standard often called Trade Approved.

In the UK, and across Europe, it is a legal requirement for anyone selling goods by weight to ensure the digital weighing scales they are using are fit for purpose. These digital weighing scales can be described differently which can cause confusion, trade stamped, trade approved, CE stamped, verified, Class III approved, shop scales, OIML approved to name just a few.

To ensure your scale is correct or fit for purpose, you need to check the scale has a sticker with the letter "M" in black on it, a pale blue sticker with an identification number of the verifier (the person who has tested the accuracy) and a CE mark. Also, ensure that all seals on the weighing scale are intact.

Inscale has an extensive range of digital shop scales and retail scales with label printers for sale. If you require more details on trade approvals or would like us to recommend a scale, please do not hesitate to contact us - We are committed to providing our customers with the best retail scales to suit their needs! 

Why not take a look at our full range of trade approved scales?

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  1. From: £182.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved

    UK trade approved and certified, Swift price computing scales are required to weigh when buying or selling a wide range of items including meat in butcher shops, produce at supermarkets and cosmetic products which specify a weight value on the label.

    Includes removable, easy-to-clean stainless steel weighing pan with drip channels for diverting spills away from the scale.

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    From: £201.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £241.20 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 10g

    Adam Equipment's AZextra trade approved sweet shop scales are perfect for selling pic'n'mix and loose chocolates by weight in chocolatiers and commercial sweet shops. These scales are UK trade approved and come with a confectionery scoop included.

    Includes confectionery scoop attachment for selling loose chocolates and sweets by weight.

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    £95.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 15kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 5g

    The Adam Equipment trade-certified WBZ retail scale is ideal for shops with small counter space or facilities specialising in processing, preparing and packaging food. The large backlit display shows weight, price per kg and an oversized total price display. The WBZ features a stainless steel pan and IP66-rated washdown housing for protection against dust and water.

    UK trade approved retail scale for selling products by weight.

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    £136.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 10g

    The Raven trade approved retail scale facilitates efficient commercial weighing and price computing. Manufactured by Adam Equipment, the Raven comes complete with total price and unit price displays.The Raven is a trade approved scale with EU Type Examination certification.

    UK trade approved scale for selling products by weight

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    From: £136.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £225.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 10g

    Adam Equipment's AZextra Retail Shop Scale offers exceptional value for money These commercial POS scales are Trade Approved to Class III, have the black M label and conform to the requirements for trade use, they are also supplied with a certificate of conformity.

    UK trade approved shop scale for selling products by weight. View our case study on how zero-waste company "Bare + Fair" uses the AZextra.

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Retail Scales/Shop Scales Help

The M symbol has changed

Green M has changed to black

The M-mark and sticker that identifies scales as being verified as 'use for trade' has been changed from green to black. Some older stickers may also show a black M on a green background.

Q: I work in green grocer, which retail scale would you recommend?

A: All of our retail scales and shop scales are fully kitted out to operate efficiently within any shop or retail environment, and usually the scale preferred is simply down to personal preference.

We would recommend buying a reliable label printing scale for issuing receipts and recording transactions for accurate stocktaking - The AZextra Price Computing Retail Scale is a firm favourite for many retail weighing applications and operates as both a digital weighing scale and price computing device. Alternatively, the WBZ Washdown Retail Scales are useful for shops that have limited counter space and comes both price computing and weighing applications. The WBZ Washdown Retail Scale uses a sealed keypad to protect from dirt and spills.

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