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Selling by weight: Tare weight - how do I zero out the scale?

I have a frozen yogurt store and I am wondering how everyone is taking off for the weight of the cup (tare weight) so the customer is not paying for the cup also.

Right now I have the CAS S2000 JR scale and will use it for weighing of the yogurt. I was then going to use a discount button to take off the weight of the cup.

Is anyone else using this method?

 

Thanks

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Re: Selling by weight: Tare weight - how do I zero out the scale?

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You should have a "tare" button on your scale. Put an empty cup on, then tare it and you'll notice the weight goes down to 0.00... Alternatively like you mentioned, you could weigh an empty cup as if it was yogurt, and create a discount for exactly that amount, and apply it to every cup of yogurt. But if you ever had a different size/weight cup, you'd have to create a different discount. I would just get used to taring the container before it gets filled. That way a customer could easily use their own container if they wanted to. 

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You should have a "tare" button on your scale. Put an empty cup on, then tare it and you'll notice the weight goes down to 0.00... Alternatively like you mentioned, you could weigh an empty cup as if it was yogurt, and create a discount for exactly that amount, and apply it to every cup of yogurt. But if you ever had a different size/weight cup, you'd have to create a different discount. I would just get used to taring the container before it gets filled. That way a customer could easily use their own container if they wanted to. 

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Thanks for the reply, I located the button and we are using it for now until I have the time to program the scale.

My Aldelo machine crapped out on me and I had to start using Square before I could fully understand the entire system and the scale I have.

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Same here exactly - can we talk?

 

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Thanks!

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Re: Charges based on weight? Tare weight removal from sale price.

Hey @cliveyboy, thanks for reaching out to the seller community!

 

Wanted to give you a heads up that it's a good idea to refrain from posting any personal contact information publicly. Please feel free to reply here with any general questions or, to maintain your privacy, give our Support Team a call. You can also send private messages to other sellers in the community if you'd like to discuss more specifics on a particular topic. 

 

Hope this helps get you in the right direction! Please let us know if you have any further questions. 🙂

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@cliveyboy please feel free to message me privately .

 

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Re: Selling by weight: Tare weight - how do I zero out the scale?

@gcoughlin thanks for asking and thanks to @LocavoreStore for the response!

For more information on getting started with pricing by weight, we have an article in our Support Center here.

 

PS) If the answer provided by @LocavoreStore solved your problem, would you mind marking it as "Best Answer"? That'll help the rest of the community find what they're looking for. If not, just write back, and we'll continue to help. Thanks!

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Re: Selling by weight: Tare weight - how do I zero out the scale?

Hi everyone - Our PM @saumaya is looking to get some feedback on selling items by weight on Square. Here's the link if you want to share some thoughts: https://www.sellercommunity.com/t5/General-Discussion/Point-of-Sale-Using-a-scale-to-sell-items-by-w...

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Re: Selling by weight: Tare weight - how do I zero out the scale?

Another update for everyone  you can now link a bluetooth scale to iOS devices to sell items by weight with Square!

 

For the details about which scale is curently supported, and all the steps to get started check out this post: Square now supports scales. 🎉

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