Benefits of Weigh Price Labeling for Packers, Retailers, & Consumers

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May 13, 2013

Weigh Price Labeling is becoming more of a specialized process these days as you mostly find it in butcher shops and grocery stores, but it is fairly beneficial for everyone involved.

These are a few ways that weigh price labeling can be a positive process for each step of production and purchase.

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Packers

Excluding manual weigh price labeling in butcher shops, the packing plant is typically where the weigh price labeling occurs.

An automatic weigh price labeler is usually used to label packages of fresh meat heading to a display case in some store.

An in-motion scale takes a weight and an indicator sends that and any important product information to the labeler in a format that prints out the price based on weight. This label is then affixed to the package and it continues moving down the line.

The most beneficial part of this process for the packer is the fact that there is absolutely zero product giveaway.

When a retail store purchases the meat, they pay for it by weight as well. Even though there is probably a general weight range per product, it is not excessively important, so the packer doesn’t have to be too picky or reject packages for purely weight reasons.

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Retailers

The bonus for grocery stores and retail chains is that they don’t have to worry too much about handling.

They purchase by weight and then they can place those cuts of meat into a cooled display area.

It is fairly hassle-free; their only worry is keeping everything fresh.

Customers

Weigh price labeling is good for the customers because it puts more choice in their hands.

They can look at several different packages of the same meat and think to themselves “I don’t need that much,” or “I could go for a large portion,” and select the package based on weight.

The customers can also be rest assured that they are going to get exactly what they paid for. No more, no less.

Weigh price labeling may require its own hardware, but it really turns out to be a win-win situation for everyone involved. If this interests you at all, let us know.

We have plenty of experience with weigh price labeling and would love to help you out.

 


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