If you are in the process of setting up a new grocery store, you will want to ensure that you have an accurate way of weighing and measuring the goods such as loose nuts, fruits and candy, as well as items such as cuts of cheese and meat. If customers do not trust your scales, they are unlikely to frequent your store. Below is a guide to 3 things you can do to ensure that your scales are as accurate as possible.
Buy the best digital scales you can afford
When looking at the scales available to you, you should always opt for the most advanced equipment you can afford. Cheaper scales, which rely on mechanic action, tend to be less accurate than electronic digital scales. If you can afford to do so, you should always opt for a digital set of scales. You should also ensure that the scales have a large customer facing display, as this will help to improve confidence in the equipment.
Place the scales on a flat surface and do not move them
The accuracy of your scales may be affected by the surface they are placed on. If the surface is uneven or sloped, this could cause errors in the readings produced by the equipment. Ideally, you should have a designated spot where the scales will always be located, as moving scales around increases the chance that any knocks they receive will affect the calibration and accuracy of the appliance.
Call a scale calibration service
Even if you invest in a set of advanced digital scales, you should not be fooled into thinking that they do not need to be calibrated. Most digital scales have a button on the control panel which will reset and calibrate the scales. You should use this function every day before you open your shop and use the scales. Aside from this daily calibration, you should also periodically call in a contractor from a professional scale calibration service who will be able to service the scales to ensure they are 100% accurate.
If you would like further advice about choosing the right set of scales for your grocery business, or if you have any concerns about the accuracy of the scales you are currently using, you should get in touch with a professional scale calibration service today. A contractor will be happy to visit your store to offer help and assistance.