Monday, September 13, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
To Surcharge or not to Surcharge, that is the question!We have encountered quite a few customers recently that want to start a surcharge program for the credit card sales. What happens is a merchant services salesperson will come in or call you business and offer you a free credit card program. If you just sign up with them you can accept cards for free. Well the truth is a little different from that. These programs charge your customers instead of you. Not only that, but they are charging your customers far more than then they would ever charge you. As an example maybe you have a competitive deal for your merchant services and let's say you are being charged interchange plus 10 basis points. That is a good deal, so when they offer the free program they charge your customers 300 or 400 basis points which of course is 3% to 4% on top of what you are collecting. The problem with this is the merchant services sales person would never get away with charging you that, but when you sign up for a program like that you are letting them gouge your customers. Why is the merchant services sales person doing that? Because they make enormous commissions on a program like that. Probably ten times more than they would make giving you a fair deal.
Is there blowback from operating a Surcharge Program?
There are other pitfalls to these programs as well. As an example, take me. I will not go to a store that charges a surcharge. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels that way. Who know, maybe it will becaome the new normal and I will be forced to but not today!
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Are your Cashiers Stealing From You? Probably!
Did you know the cash register was invented by a bar owner that knew bartenders were stealing from him? You know what, NOTHING has changed! We have been in business since 1972 and have helped countless business owners confirm or catch a thief. Is is a real shame that modern computer POS system have lost or never had basic security features found in a simple cash register. Watch the video to get an intro to how a cash register Z report works.
Cash Registers Can Help Protect your investment in your business
The Cash Register is simply a tool. And we all know you have to know how to use a tool to get the most out of it. It is also important to make sure you have the right tool for the job. Part of the cash registers job is to provide reports and security. Take a few minutes to find out how to use the features of your register correctly.
Let Me Bottom Line this for you.
Friday, March 5, 2021
One of the great things about the SAM4s SAP-630R cash register POS system is it has many features that more expensive systems don't. In this example it is EBT/Food Stamp sorting. The SAM4s system makes accepting and sorting EBT simple for your cashiers and your customers. Unlike other systems that force users to ring in EBT transactions separately from non EBT transactions the SAM4s lets you register it all in one sale. After you have entered the sale you simply press EBT subtotal on the keyboard or screen and the system instantly tells you how much can be paid in EBT and reverses the tax on any EBT items. You then tender the EBT amount. The system then displays the balance due which could be paid in any other payment form you accept.
This is the way a system is supposed to work. If your POS system does not do this than switch it out for a SAM4s SAP-630R from us. Give us a call at 800-863-2274 to discuss what else this register can do for you.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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When should you buy a POS system instead of a cash register?
To inventory or not to inventory, that is the question!
Monday, December 9, 2019
The future of cash registers is the SAM4s SAP-630R
This system was designed for high volume retail applications like C-Stores, Liquor stores and more
Keep your data in your store with the SAP-630R
Use any credit card merchant services you want or even none at all
Friday, December 6, 2019
You can connect a coin changer to your SAM4s SAP-6600
Most SAM4s cash registers support a coin changer