Postal scales often also referred to as parcel scales or shipping scales are ideal for calculating freight of packages. Anyone from eBay or Amazon sellers, retail stores, or someone who sends gifts through the mail regularly can benefit from having a scale. These scales help take the guess work out of purchasing postage for shipments. These postal scales are available in many different configurations and price points. For basic postal weighing the Inscale IPS 180 is an excellent choice as it is affordable and features a simple easy to use design.