Scales-4-Less began in 1983 as an idea born from helping individual retailers at flea markets. After inventing an easy-up canopy to help sellers stay cool from the heat and protected from rain, the company sought to help others by creating battery-operated scales and cash registers. Later, the business branched out and expanded into all other types of scales – from tiny gram scales and food scales, to scales with high resolution that weigh small quantities and shipping scales.