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Whether you're shipping or warehousing, when dealing with enough merchandise to require a pallet, you're going to need to know just how much that merchandise weighs. Pallet scales can provide you with that information quickly and accurately.
Pallet scales are large form scales. Placed low to the ground, they allow you to use forklifts to lower pallets full of objects onto them for weighing. Depending on the brand of scale you're using, that weight can easily rise into the tons, and you'll still get an exact amount by the pound display.
After weighing, you can then move the merchandise on through either readying it for shipping, or preparing it for warehousing. In shipping, you can use the weight to estimate shipping costs using a variety of shipping methods, from air rates to ground shipping costs. For warehousing, the weight is useful when choosing to stack the pallet onto others, or to leave it on the ground where no possibility exists of crushing damage to other merchandise.
Regardless of your needs, once you find a use for pallet scales in your business, you'll likely find yourself using them often. For further information on pallet scales and their uses, have a look through the available links at Business.com.