"Today I was working by myself and my customers were amazed at how I could handle 8 customers at one time. This was was only made possible because of how fast and simple PopScrap is to use. The system has already freed up a lot of my time, I highly recommend anyone wanting to purchase PopScrap to call me or visit our yard first. Thanks for your great support and for making such a affordable program."~Clint Kelley, Sumiton Iron & Metal. Sumiton, Alabama

    "PopScrap is great! I can log in to the back office (BOSS) from my iPhone or any computer with an internet connection and see the current day’s activity, as well as look up customers details from anywhere. This enables me to be more mobile and still have the information I need to do business." ~Sal Agredano, President, Eureka Tech Recycling



    "Wow! EASE of USE, Simple to Implement even for first time Scrap Software users and training and technical support is OUT of THIS WORLD with the sky's the limit advanced features, flexibility/accessibility,, true portability and down to earth pricing that envy our competitors yards software that is twice the cost! We wish we could have done it sooner! Thank you, PopScrap!" ~Chi Dang, Plant Manager. Columbia Recycling PDX, Portland, OR

    "M3 Metals is extremely pleased with your innovative software and products. Before we brought PopScrap on board, our ticketing process was labor intensive and repetitive. Now everything is automated and simple; we couldn't be happier! Thank you!" ~Steve Lodge Jr., M3 Metals
, San Marcos, CA
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Desktop Software

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The world's #1 Android mobile app for buying and selling scrap metal with built-in ticket logic for collecting state compliance images. 

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The WeighPay Online application is your back office for prices, customers, contracts, accounts payable, accounts receivable and for creating purchases using any internet connected device with 24/7 online reporting.

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Accounting Integration

WeighPay connects to Quickbooks desktop, QBO and Oracle NetSuite ERP offering real-time integration. Scale tickets are automatically inserted as a Journal Entry, Bill, Purchase Order or an Invoice.

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Why Popscrap?Compliance Focused, Scrap Metal Software With Cloud Protection For Your Scale Transactions.

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The MOBILE version is a fully state compliant scale ticketing solution for android mobile devices. Offering the largest buttons in the industry for simple implementation for any user of any age. Free your business from network limitations.

PopScrap Pro

The PRO version is our #1 best selling scale software solution for the discerning scrap yard owner who demands the best money can buy, formatted for Windows desktops and tablets, offering the most advanced hybrid ticketing solution, using a Windows app connected to a cloud server instantly connecting your locations and devices via the internet.


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PopScrap Software can be fully integrated with many of the popular accounting solutions, offering a direct connection from your scale software to your accounting solution like QuickBooks Software. Automated real-time transfer of information reduces mistakes and increases reliability of your most important numbers.

Browser Based Scrap Software

Open any browser on any device and run BOSS LITE for CalRecycle CRV buyers and or use BOSS PRO to create commercial ticketsfor business to business transactions. Easy to use interface, no downloads, no installs, prints to any printer from any device.

WHY POPSCRAP?Compliance Focused, Scrap Metal Software With Cloud Protection For Your Scale Transactions.


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The 21st century requires a 21st century solution! Cloud based scrap and recycling software solutions eliminate costly and complex outdated servers for easy global administration on any internet connected device through an advanced intuitive web based application.


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Create fully compliant tickets for your scrap metal yard using your smart phone, tablet, or desktop pc, for ease of use and affordability.


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What to Look for When Buying a New Scrap Yard Point of Purchase Software System

What to Look for When Buying a New Scrap Yard Point of Purchase Software System

what to look for when buying a new scrap yard point of purchase software systemMaking big decisions in tough market conditions takes in-depth information. Understanding the complexities of purchasing a state-of-the-art metal buying software system is something that yard owners cannot take lightly anymore, thanks in large part to overbearing compliance laws and sophisticated hardware communication requirements in modern network environments.

When making a decision to upgrade to a new Point of Purchase (POP) software system one can quickly find its much more complex than just replacing an old clunky PC and pen and paper system. Finding a provider that offers an affordable system that takes full responsibility for network connections, hardware sales and technical support is also a must find.

Most owners fail to understand just how many people are affected when the scrap yard owner decides buys a new POP software system.

When deciding to make a significant investment and joining the 21 century scrap yard business owner, the following should be considered.

The Scale Environment
The overall scale environment is what the scrappers will notice first and this experience will determine future visits and whether or not they recommend the yard to other scrappers.

So how does a Point of Purchase software system fit into this?

Scale operators: efficient scrap yards employ friendly yet firm buyers. They need to have the ability to grade metals in such a way to make the owner money and yet keep the scrapper happy. The more educated the scrappers get, the more the scale operators need the advance tools to keep the metals moving across the scale both accurately and profitably. If the operator fails to produce a fun fast environment the scale area can easily turn nasty and the scrappers get anxious and feisty and people stop coming back.

As yards get busy on Saturday morning the overall speed and reliability of the POP system is paramount. Gathering compliance images and information is a must and can cost the owner thousands and possibly land the owner and scale operator in jail if compliance is not met on every single ticket.

Scale operators using a tablet POP system to buy metals have several advantages. It lets operators buy and grade on the spot, know their price positioning, apply shrinkage for contamination and or give customer bonuses on the fly with full visibility for the scrapper and the scrap yard owner.

With the combination of the on board cameras and touch screens the operator can easily gather images and signatures at the point of purchase. The overall cost of tablets is less than half the cost of purchasing a PC, a touch screen, a camera and a signature pad and has several bonus features such as onboard internet services and back up battery, so if the yard loses its primary internet service and or power is out, ticket can continue without pause or stress.

Offering the scrapper full on screen visibility during the selling/grading process allows the scrapper and the operator to have the much needed conversations about grade and price before the scrapper causes a massive scene at the cashier booth. This is a common issue at most unprepared and ill-equipped scrap yards.

So what should one consider when choosing a POP that will best assist the scale operator?

  • How simple and user friendly is the software interface?
  • How easy was it for the scale operator to learn?
  • How many workstation PC's or tablets will be needed?
  • How easy is it to lock down the costly hardware investment?
  • How fast can the operator split line items into two material descriptions?
  • How easy is it for the operator to take away for contamination?
  • How easy is it for the operator to add to the price for bonuses?
  • How fast does the software gather compliance images?

The Cashier Booth
For cashiers and managers, the top priority is ensuring that line at the cashier area does not start backing up, compliance is met and scrapper’s payments are accurate. Getting images of the scrappers ID, fingerprint, signature and face shot are paramount to staying in compliance with the law.

Speed of data entry is the number one concern for cashiers, secondly having super large touch screen button interface that forces full compliance rules and will not allow a ticket to be completed unless all compliance rules are met. At the end of the day the cashier and manager need a POP system that is accurate for payment options, they must split payments, delay payments, pay part cash, pay part check and then have everything detailed in the daily report.

Cash balance levels are the heart and soul of the industry. Having a cloud based POP system allows off site managers and owners to instantly log onto their phones and see cash balances and checks written to keep the scrappers happy.

What to consider when choosing a POP to aid cashiers and managers:

  • How easy is the payout interface and is it quick?
  • How easily does the software allow for delay pay and split pay tickets?
  • How fast can they check for metal grading accuracy?
  • How easy it to see that compliance laws were met?

The Back Office
The back office software is the key to managing the overall process and that’s impossible without real time information from the scale station, cashier station and any commercial mobile buyers.

Getting real time information in a commodity based industry is exceedingly important as timing is everything and seconds can cost the yard thousands.

Getting into the cloud is a must in today’s turbulent metal markets, once the ticket is completed, the scrapper is paid the back office needs to know the purchase totals and instantly know the average price paid for all metals and have this accessible on any device from anywhere in the world.

When evaluating a back office software component make sure it has the following:

  • Fast and simple reporting engine with complete daily, weekly and monthly purchase reports.
  • Accurate First-in and First-out inventory with average price paid and current market positioning.
  • The ability to create bins and boxes with barcodes for net and gross weights when loading trucks.
  • Simple to use shipping reports with easy reconciliation features.
  • Commercial Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable features.
  • Easy to run reports, like profit and loss reports.
  • How fast can the manager update system prices?
  • Formula price sheets for specific customers or industries.
  • Ability to post to Facebook and Twitter buttons built in.
  • Emailing price sheets to customers.
  • Quickly create quotes and convert to scale tickets.
  • Full accounting software integration.

There is a lot that goes into a back office software, make sure that it has real time data given the complexities and legalities of mandatory long term data storage, make sure the software provider is in the cloud and has back up servers in place with offsite storage.

Back office software is really the meat of the conversation when evaluating any software product. In today’s mobile world it’s a simple choice to go with the use of tablets or smartphones in the field or in the shop. A 21 century software provider will offer a super easy app scale software for the front end with an online back office so the managers and owners evaluate the purchases, see compliance images, create shipping reports and manage customer history records.

It should not be overlooked, make sure the new POP system connects to scale indicators, has password protected weights and prices, integrates with accounting software, integrates with cash and coin dispensers and last but not least is it affordably priced for the average monthly volume of metals coming through the yard?

Ultimately, the POP software will affect every person at the scrap yard, from the scale house to the cashier and most importantly the scrapper. It provides instant communication between scale operators, cashiers, managers and provides real-time online information while the owner is on vacation.

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  • USA Scrap has had great feedback from customers and we have been buying more scrap since using your text message marketing. A new scrap yard has opened down the street and I had to increase my prices so the other new scrap yard not to take my customers away. Since we have most of the customers phone numbers we are able to get in contact with them either by text message or by me personally calling our top customers. Its a great feature that you are offering and I am sure that once we implement your whole system we are going to see all our numbers increase. I am really happy that you are always open to new ideas and it would be great if you ever come down to Miami to visit us. Thanks for all your help!

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