May 16th, 2013
It is very handy to have a keyboard template when programming your SAM4s cash register. A good dealer will give you one when your purchase your machine. If they are charging you even ten dollars for it then find another place to buy your machine because they are just charging you for fluff that all dealers we given for free.
There are a handful of SAM4s cash register keyboard templates available for free down load. As a rule we only give the templates to those customers that purchased the cash register from us. Following are a few companies that will give you the template and the utility software (if available) for free when you buy from these companies and again if your dealer is not giving you the keyboard template and/or the free software then find another dealer!
The cash register guys offer the make your own keyboard template for free when you buy a SAM4s cash register from them. They also offer the software for free if available with the model you buy.
POS and Cash Registers also will provide you with a keyboard template when you buy a SAM4s cash register from them and the software as well.
And there is also Pro Cash Register who offer free shipping on most machines and will also email you the template to make your own custom keyboard when you buy your SAM4s cash register from them.
Don’t forget to check out the dealer in advance, call them and see if they know what they are talking about. Make sure their business is cash registers and not everything under the sun!
Need help call us at 1-800-863-2274
May 16th, 2013
|Sharp Cash Registers
First thing to remember before you buy a Sharp cash register is that they make two different lines. The first is the consumer grade disposable grade XE models. In most cases do not buy an XE model if you want a durable commercial grade cash register. The heavy duty commercial grade cash register line starts with either an ER or a UP for example a Sharp ER-A420 is a popular machine in the ER line.
All most all of the ER and UP models can interface to credit card payments with the Datacap Twin Tran, have optional computer interface, kitchen printers, bar code scanners and more.
There are some great places online to buy your register from
If you need help picking out the right make and model give us a call 1-800-863-2274
May 14th, 2013
Well first point is both of these are great cash registers. Both have some very strong points to be made for them. Not really fair to compare however because the Sharp ER-A420 has been around a long time before some of the newest features of the SAM4s SPS-320 was being used in the industry.
Both cash registers feature a large flat keyboard. The SAM4s keyboard is a little large. Both can interface to credit card payments with the Datacap Twin Tran, both can interface to PC Poll cash register software.
the Sharp ER-A420 has a history of being incredibly durable and is a heavy duty machine for sure. The SAM4s line up as a whole has a great track record of being reliable.
Couple huge advantages of the SAM4s SPS-320 include the SD card port for program back up and flash ROM upgrades, free software and the eight line LCD display.
If I already had the Sharp ER-A420 I would stick with them for a while since you would have no learning curve with operations, if starting with a cash register for the first time go with the SAM4s.
Any questions about which cash register is best for you then give us a call 1-800-863-2274
May 9th, 2013
|SAM4s cash registers
The SAM4s SPS-500 series is made up of 4 different cash register models. Two of them have flat keyboards designed for restaurants and the other two have raised keys designed for retail operations.
Both the flat and raised keyboard models have a choice of a model with a receipt only and a model with a receipt and journal.
The models break down as follows
All of the models feature the 7″ touch screen, SD card port, keyboard interface, Datacap Twin Tran interface, and all the other interfaces standard with these models.
If you need help choosing the correct machine then give us a call at 1-800-863-2274
May 7th, 2013
Is there such a thing as a free cash register? Well kinda. There are two companies that supply cash registers when you use them for merchant services. There are several different levels of service. One offer from Harbor Touch offers an entry level cash register with a credit card interface when you sign up for merchant services with them. Although it is called Free there are some cost however minimal for what you are getting. The Casio offer is $79.00 per year plus shipping. For that fee they give you a cash register that is custom programmed for you, twenty-four hour a day support and a free gift card program.
Another popular program is offered by Mercury Payments. Their program allows you to chose one of the SAM4s 900 series cash registers, the ER-920, ER-925, ER-940 or the ER-945. All you pay in $12.50 per month for the credit card interface which is a Datacap Twin Tran. Mercury also will include a free gift card program which can be very valuable for you. There is also a program with Mercury that includes custom programming and support for an additional $20.00 per month.
So yes there is such a thing as a free cash register. Need more details then please call us at 1-800-863-2274
May 2nd, 2013
SAM4s ER-290 cash register
The SAM4s ER-290 cash register is a great entry level cash register. This register features a heavy duty five bill five coin cash drawer and a customer display. Before buying you should consider a few things this cash register does not have. The register DOES NOT have ALPHA print, some people don’t card some do! This machine features a single station printer not a receipt and journal, if this is important to you this is not the right machine. Lastley this cash register does not have an interface with the Datacap credit card terminal.
So for entry level and knowing it’s limitations it is a great little machine. The ER-290 cash register fits the bill in most places looking for simple and sturdy. Need more information then call us at 1-800-863-2274
April 29th, 2013
Don’t put up with an old cloudy keyboard cover on your Sharp cash register. They are designed to be replaced after they have been beat up and well used. Replacing the keyboard cover will help keep your cashiers from making mistakes because they will be able to see the items on the keyboard again.
Here are some links to places that stock keyboard covers for Sharp cash registers
Buy a couple and save money on shipping and you will also have a spare in case of an emergency. Questions finding other parts for Sharp cash registers call us at 1-800-863-2274
April 26th, 2013
SAM4s makes several great entry level cash registers for both retail stores and restaurants. You should stay away from the cheap cash registers offered at the big box store when looking for an entry level cash register. Buy a cash register that you can get support for if needed.
A real popular machine for both small restaurant, fast food, snack bar is the SAM4s ER-285M. The reason people like this machine so much is features and price. This cash register is very small with a decent size cash drawer, options include interfaced credit card, bar code scanner, pc interface etc. Easy to program and very durable.
If you need a simple open entry cash register you might want to look at the SAM4s ER-5215M. This register comes with 5 dept./group buttons, receipt and journal printers, great cash drawer and pretty simple to use.
Need help selecting a register give us a call 1-800-863-2274
April 25th, 2013
There are two great brands of commercial grade cash registers and they are SAM4s and Sharp. Both of these companies make cash registers designed for medium and higher volume stores and restaurants. In today’s sluggish economy it is even more important then ever to maximise your profit and cut cost. Well cutting cost on your cash register system may save you a few bucks but it will cost you in profit. Why you ask? Well because a good cash register will do the following
- Increase customer through put. You make a customer wait in line to long and they don’t come back or the leave in the first place.
- Commercial grade registers are capable of four sales tax rates. You may only have one today but revenue hungry states, counties and cities keep inventing new sales tax rates. You could end up charging two or maybe four rates in one transaction!
- Interface credit card payments with your cash register reduces fraud, stops expensive ten key errors and speeds up lines!
- A good cash register will produce detailed sales reports daily and monthly saving you expensive time compiling reports for sales taxes etc.
There are a lot more reason but those are some of the top. Here is a good place to buy a Sharp cash register however you should make sure and check out the SAM4s Cash Registers before you buy any of them. Need help then give us a call 1-800-863-2274
April 19th, 2013
Sharp ER-A347 cash register
The Sharp ER-A347 cash register is fast becoming one of the best selling cash register around. There are many good reasons for this. The ER-A347 is very easy to use in comparison to most cash registers because of the multiline display. This cash register also will walk you through the programming the first time you turn the register on unlike any other register I have ever set up myself.
This register is very unique for a couple other reasons as well. It is also a cash register credit card machine all in one when you add the integrated payment terminal. This cash register features programming software with a quickbook transfer tool.
If you need a good commercial grade cash register make sure you check this machine out. Need some help deciding then call us at 1-800-863-2274