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5 Reasons to Buy Your Weighing Equipment From an Authorized Scale Dealer

5 Reasons to Buy Your Weighing Equipment From an Authorized Scale Dealer

Posted by Greg J. on Jun 30th 2022

If you're in the market for new weighing equipment—whether it's for personal or commercial use—you have a lot of options for where to make your purchase. You could buy from an online retailer, a big-box store, a third-party seller, or straight from the manufacturer. But what many people don't realize is that there's a fifth option at your disposal: an authorized dealer.

In this article, we'll discuss what it means to be an authorized dealer and provide you with five reasons why buying from an authorized scale dealer is almost always your best bet.


Before we dive into the reasons why you should buy your weighing equipment from an authorized dealer, let's first answer the question: what is an authorized scale dealer?

An authorized scale dealer is a company that has been specifically authorized by a manufacturer to sell and service their products. For a company to become authorized, it must meet certain criteria set by the manufacturer. This usually includes completing product training, passing performance tests, and making a significant investment in inventory.


Now that you know what an authorized scale dealer is, let's look at five reasons why you should consider buying your weighing equipment from one.

1. Access to the Latest Products

When you buy from an authorized dealer, you'll have access to the latest line of products, accessories, and promotional items from select manufacturers. You'll also be able to find replacement scale parts more easily if something breaks or needs to be swapped out for any reason.

2. Exclusive Discounts

Authorized dealers are able to offer exclusive prices and other special offers that you won't find anywhere else. This can help you save a significant amount of money on your purchase, especially if you plan to buy your weighing equipment in bulk.

3. Up-to-Date Product Information

Authorized dealers are privy to the most up-to-date product information and technical resources available. They can answer any questions you have and provide you with the resources you need to make an informed decision about which product is right for you.

4. Specialized Support

When you buy from an authorized dealer, you'll have access to more knowledgeable and well-trained staff that actually know how to operate and troubleshoot the products they sell. This can be extremely helpful if you run into any issues with your weighing equipment, from initial setup and calibration to overloaded components and inaccurate readings.

5. A Better Warranty Claim Process

If something does go wrong with your purchase, you'll be able to take advantage of a smoother warranty claim process when you buy from an authorized dealer. In many cases, authorized dealers will either repair or replace your defective product—free of charge! For warranty information related to specific products or brands, please contact us or visit the specific manufacturer's website.


Buying your weighing equipment from an authorized dealer is almost always the best option, thanks to the numerous benefits they provide. Keep these reasons in mind as you shop around for your next scale so you can make the best decision for your needs.

If you’re looking for a new authorized scale dealer, we invite you to consider Scales Plus. We are an authorized dealer and regional repair center for Ohaus, and carry thousands of products from other industry-leading brands such as Rice Lake, Adam Equipment, Radwag, and more.

We've cultivated great relationships with our suppliers and have the opportunity to pass the rewards on to you. Shop our vast selection of scales and scale accessories today. Even if you choose not to shop with us, we suggest you always buy from an authorized dealer.

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