For those who often send mails and parcels, a weigh-scale is a must-have. The general rule is that the heavier a package is, the more you have to pay for shipping it. Scales existed ever since, and today we have a lot of different kinds of them. However nowadays businesses mostly use USB scales, the measures are sent to USB port of a PC and can be viewed via special software.
They are extremely popular in ecommerce shipping because of the advantages they offer:
- Thanks to USB connection, the output data is sent directly to Excel, Access or any other special application, so you don’t have to enter the weight of a package manually in your computer.
- Digital is known to be more precise and accurate as compared to non-digital.
- The wide and flat surface is very convenient for placing various kinds of packages and reading their weight.
- USB scales allow measuring packages in ounces and pounds – some courier and shipping services charge per ounce, e.g. mail services.
In certain cases one needs a remote access to a connected USB scale. For example, employees of the shipping company might have to use their computers via thin client in a remote desktop session. It is known that RDP restricts the functionality, i.e.it does not allow managing USB devices or reading their data.