Is there an option for using a scale with Shopify POS?

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Is there an option for using a scale to weigh objects for Shopify POS?

I cannot find any reference to approved hardware beyond cash box and printers.

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No there currently is not a way to integrate a scale with POS. But you can add weights to all your products in admin so the weights are already there when you need them

1 year e-commerce, 7 years B&M store. www.shopbraeheid.com
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I don't quite understand what you are saying. We need to be able to sell by a variable weight. Like selling peanuts by the pound.

Currently you can only enter whole increments as quantities in Shopify POS...you cannot enter 1.75 pounds for example.

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So in that scenario, it seems your best bet would be to have variables and round. 

 

So:

Product Title:

 

PEANUTS

Variants:

50 Grams - $1.00

100 Grams - $2.00

150 Grams - $3.00

200 Grams - $4.00

etc.

 

Though it sounds like an inventory nightmare, and if that isn't an option then you could have a product like:

 

PEANUTS

Variants:

1 Gram - $.02

 

And then you could add multiple of the Peanuts product variant to your cart. This would result in a lot more screen tapping, but would alleviate inventory frustrations.

 

 

So if a customer came up to the register with 243 Grams of Peanuts, you would tap / scan your Peanuts product. It would add 1 Gram to the cart, then you would tap on the Peanut product on the right hand of the screen and change the quantity to 243. Resulting in 243 Grams being charged to the customer and being removed from inventory. 

 

1 year e-commerce, 7 years B&M store. www.shopbraeheid.com
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