See Wyeth's post above about printer integrations. It looks like it's not available at this time but a popular feature request.
Hi! This is more of a procedural/tech question. Once you pair the scale to the iPad. After you set up everything, when you put something on the scale will you need to press a button on the scale to “send” it to the iPad? I’m hoping once you put something on the scale it will just populate the weight onscreen and add to your ticket. I’m trying to keep button pushing on the scale to a minimum. Thanks! So excited!
@JenD17 @MichiganFarmsta- The scale we support - Star Micronics mG-S8200 - transmits the weight of your items to the POS app and computes the price automatically, eliminating all that extra work and button pushing mentioned above.
Specific to your other question @MichiganFarmsta, As far as using other unsupported scales, feel free to try them out (let us know how it goes), but there's a chance they may not work or may work intermittently since we haven't tested them and cannot guarantee compatibility.
I am happy to see you working this direction! But I should hope that future scales integrate with square register.
I would like a better explanation of work flow through the POS. I want to know how this is going to increase speed and accuracy at check out. Right now we have a price computing scale. The work flow is as follows 1) Put item on scale 2) Select Price on scale (pre-programmed) 3) Move from scale to register 4) Select Item 5) Input variable price 6) Press Add or +. 7) Remove item for scale. The current workflow requires several button pushes.
What is the quickest work flow that we will see with the integrated scale? Is it possible to select the item and weigh it with one button push on item grid?
This is a cute little scale. But in a fast pace setting we need one with larger surface and more capacity.
Hey @MichiganFarmsta , we are working on bringing scale integration to the Register at the moment and will be supporting a USB scale with a larger pan and capacity. Look out for an update in the very near future!.
We will not require you to push any buttons with this upcoming integration. You can simply create an Item in your Catalog with the price per pound (or grams, or kilos, etc) assigned. You can then weigh the Item during Checkout on the scale and we automatically calculate the item price based on the weight reading from the scale - no button pressing needed.