Monday, October 14, 2019

Can the SAM4s SPS-345 replace the SPS-520RT for Convenience Stores?

For many years now the SAM4s SPS-520RT was the go to register for the convenience store market. That all changed of course last year when all of the SPS-500 series registers were discontinued and replaced with the SAP-630R Android cash register. Without a doubt the new offering does fill the vacuum left behind with the demise of the SPS-500 series. The rub is the cost, which is much higher than the old standard. So you do have choices, you can spend more for the updated version or take a step back with a lower model the SPS-345. Will it work for you? Lets look at the pros and cons. We are seeing a slight uptick in SPS-345 sales in the absence of the 500 series.

The SPS-345 Cash Register was always in the shadow of the popular 500 series. Can it step in and fill the void? Well it comes pretty close and for some users close enough. Here are the pros to going with a SPS-345 for your scanning system.

  • 20K UPC (with proper allocation)
  • Receipt and Journal Tape
  • 21 button keyboard
  • Mix and match pricing
  • Bottle Deposit
  • EBT/Food Stamp Function
  • Supports many popular bar code scanners
  • Interfaces with scales
  • Credit Card interface via the Datacap and SmartECR
  • EMV ready
  • Gift Card Ready
  • PC Interface
  • Text Inserter
So as you can see the SPS-345 checks off a lot of boxes many stores are looking for. What are the cons you are now asking. Well to be honest there are not many but they can be big depending on how you plan to use the register. Here are some highlights as I think about the weaknesses of this register. 

  • No Alpha overlay for standard keyboard. SPS-500 has alpha touch screen for product description so much easier to name the products. 
  • No Ethernet port, which may or not be an issue for you. As an example you could not program this register via the internet without the use of a serial to IP adapter.
  • No Touch Screen 

Those are the most glaring features the 345 is missing. I'm sure there are a few more but likewise probably a few more pros I have overlooked too. Bottom line is this machine will work for the majority of local markets and corner stores. Keep in mind it also is affordable at about $750 plus a scanner. So account for cost and it is a real bargain. If you think maybe this is not enough of a register for you then check out our earlier post of the SAP-630R register or if you would like more information check out The SPS-345 bar code scanning cash register here. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Currently the SAM4s Mobile Application is available for free with purchase of a SAM4s SAP Model

As of today 10/8/2019 the SAM4s Mobile App is included at no cost with a purchase of a SAP model POS terminal. This app allows you to contact the terminal from anywhere in the world for up to the minute sales reports.

The SAP models include the following models:

  • SAP-630F
  • SAP-630R
  • SAP-6600
Their is a SAP model for every type of business. The SAP-630R was specifically designed for retail and makes an incredible convenience store cash register while the 630F was made for the food service industry. The SAP-6600 is equally at home in either restaurants or retail environments

For more information of to buy your SAM4s register while the mobile app is available at no additional charge call us at 800-863-2274. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Can your cash register email you the end of day reports? SAM4s registers can.

The SAM4s SAP series of registers can automatically email you your end of day reports at a set time every day. Cash registers users have been asking for this feature for many years and it is finally here.  This is just one of the revolutionary features you will find in the line of registers and terminals using the SAM4pos POS application. Here is the current list of terminals available for the application:

  • SAP-530F
  • SAP-530R
  • SAP-630F
  • SAP-630R
  • SAP-4800II
  • SAP-6600
And don't forget not only will they email you the end of day reports they also feature a mobile app. This mobile app allows you to take date range reports live from your cash register or terminal on your phone. Here is more information of the mobile cash register app. For more information you can call us at 800-863-2274 or find us on the web SAM4s cash registers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Limited quantity of used refurbished SAM4s SPS-520R Cash Registers

We have a limited amount of used SAM4s SPS-520R cash registers available. Because these registers were so popular don't expect them to be available very long. They include a 30 day warranty and we will install any ROM version you need before shipping. All of these have brand new keyboards because we took them in as 520F models and converted them to the raised keyboard version because they are in more demand. If you need a flat keyboard version we can accommodate that as well. Call us at 800-863-2274

Sunday, July 14, 2019

New Pin Pad for SAM4s cash registers

Finally another choice for pin pads for SAM4s cash registers. This is the Lane 3000 and as you can see from the video it is faster than the old VX-805. This connects to the cash register with a Datacap device like the Tran Server or IP Tran LT device. In multi lane applications you will still require a PDC for each register as well.

To find out how to upgrade to the Lane 3000 pin pad give us a call at 800-86-2274 and we can help you out. We are the Nation's experts in SAM4s Datacap interfaces.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

SAM4s SPS-520R update

If there were a cash register hall of fame the SPS-520R would be the first model to be inducted right after the Ritty Register of course. The reason we are talking about the 520R is that sadly it has been discontinued and is no longer available. If you are currently an owner of one of these registers don't fret, support and parts will be available for a very long time.

So as the saying goes every cloud has a silver lining in this case the silver ling is that there is a new model that replaces the SPS-520R. This new model takes all the great features we all came to love and builds on them with a new and improved system. The replacement is the SAM4s SAP-630R

SAM4s SAP-630R
As you can clearly see the new models looks a like the old one with a larger screen and only one receipt printer. To make room for the larger screen one of the printers had to go and that was the journal however that has been replaced with a huge electronic journal.

There are so many improvements it would be hard to cover them all here but here is a list of some of the biggest new features and improvements
  • An Android Operating System
  • Optional WiFi 
  • Searchable UPCs 
  • Reports by Data
  • End of Day report can be emailed to you.
  • Mobile Phone App that allows live reportingfrom your phone.
  • much much more.
Give us a call at 800-863-2274 to talk about the new register and arrange a demonstration. For more information you can also check us out online here SAM4s SAP-630R Cash Register

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Bar Code Scanner for SAM4s cash register update

Honeywell 9520 Bar Code Scanner

Well it was going to happen eventually but it is still hard to believe the Honeywell 9520  bar code scanner has been discontinued. This has been a best selling scanner for over a decade. Affordable, fast and rugged were the hallmarks of the Honeywell 9520.

The 9540 will still be available however Honeywell is raising the price to a level we feel is not as great a value like the 9520 always was. So we started thinking about scanners and which model will become our go to scanner. We think we have decided on the CODE CR950 for several different reasons. First it is affordable, it is an image scanner so a better pattern than the 9520 was, it is presentation or handheld, serial or USB. We really think this is a great replacement.
CODE CR950 bar code scanner for SAM4s registers
CODE CR950 Bar Code Scanner

For more information you can visit CODE scanner for SAM4s cash register or of course call us at 800-863-2274