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Popculture

Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

I already know and understand you cannot link a scale to charge by weight with square. However I wonder if I can set up a key for pounds and if a customer's items weigh less than 1 pound, will I be able to enter a fraction of a pound at that same cost button? For instance, if I normally charge $12/lb and the weight on my scale is 0.39 will I be able to enter 0.39 to calculate the total cost to the customer (less than $12 in this case) automatically? Or am I required to enter whole numbers only? 

 

 

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Re: Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

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Hello! I wanted to let everyone in this thread know that you can now link a bluetooth scale to iOS devices to sell items by weight with Square!

 

For the details read this post: Square now supports scales🎉

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Wilderlandtrust

Re: Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

+1

 

Hey @Popculture, have you had any luck with this?

 

I am having the same issue. I have not found a way to allow decimal quantities as yet. I also can't set a price small enough to work in grams (i.e .$005/g is the same as $5/g and can then be sold as 500 units but it rounds to $0.00). I have contacted support about this and am hoping to get some success as this is a critical part of our sales process.

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Spenser Square

Re: Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

Currently the work around for this is to create an price point for factions of a pound. For example, creating an price that is "One Tenth of Pound of item." As @Wilderlandtrust points out though, this becomes less practical the more granular you need to get.

 

Alternatively, you can also leave the item you're selling at a variable price, and after calculating the cost outside of the Register app, key in the appropriate amount when adding the item to the sale. 

 

It's definitely been a popular feature request, so hopefully we have a better solution in place in the future. As always, keep an eye out for updates!

 

 

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Hofoods

Re: Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

hi - in the support notes it says "Square Register does not integrate directly with third party scales at this time, but the CAS 2000 Jr. scale can be pre-programmed to record weight and price."

 

what does this mean?

 

thanks

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HeartlandCater

Re: Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

I have a BBQ place and we sell by the pound for take out.  From reading here it looks like I need to change the 'by the pound' SKUs to variable price (leave price blank in the set up).  I have a scale that you enter a price per pound and when the item is weighed the scale give the exact price for the weight.  You would then enter that dollar amount to the variable price in square.  Seems less than optimal but it will work until square figures it out.

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Cafecielo

Re: Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

I found a good solution, as most digital scales can be preprogrammed to hold PLUs (Price Look Up).  Here's the scale we use:

http://www.cas-usa.com/cas-usa.com/media/S2000%20-%2060lb%20Owner's%20Manual.pdf

I can program my scale with 3 digit codes for the price of my items I sell by weight.  It's like going to the deli counter at the grocery store. When I punch in the code, my item price comes up.  I weigh the item, and the total cost comes up.  I can put that number into Register as a variable priced item.  

Hope this helps!

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Sean Square

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@Cafecielo - Thanks so much for sharing! 🙌

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en_liri

Re: Selling by weight: How can I use a scale with Square Point of Sale?

A simple decimal point in the NOTES AND QUANTITY, ie, where you edit the QUANTITY, will solve the problem. For example, a meat that is $6/Lb. If you buy 1/2 lb only you could edit the QUANTITY with the decimal point like .5 and it will edit the price of the meat to $3 and at the same time it will show on the receipt .5lb is the QUANTITY. 

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TheTruckleTruck

This reply was created from merging an existing thread: S...

This reply was created from merging an existing thread: Selling by Weight

 

The majority of my sales are loose products, sold by weight. I know there is no way, at the moment, to integrate scales with Square, but I'm trying to figure out a work around, so I will have accurate sales data for analysis.

If I can set prices for items to four decimal places (i.e. 0.0224) I can set a price per gram, which would work. Has anyone tried something similar and been able to set such a low price? Or if it's not currently possible, could anyone from Square reading investigate adding it?!

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Hello @TheTruckleTruck, Helen here from the Community team at Square!

 

As you''ve realized this is currently a feature request.😞 But I'm moving your post over to another thread where we are actively tracking this request and where Spenser shared a workaround

 

You might also like to contribute to this other thread where Saumaya, a Product Manager for Point of Sale, is looking for insights from businesses (like you) who need to use a scale! 

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