Monday, September 13, 2021

Quick Overview of how to move around in SAM4pos

 

Overview of SAM4pos on the SAP-6600 and SAP-630

In this video we show you how to navigate the different menus and what they each do. This will be the same for the following models SAP-530R, SAP-530F, SAP-630R, SAP-630F, SAP-6600, and SAP-6600II. 

The SAM4s POS system is designed for both retail and restaurant applications. 

This video is helpful regardless of whether you are using the SAM4s software in a retail or restaurant environment. The system is very comfortable in either environment but you would set the system up appropriately  depending on the business you are setting it up for. 

If you are looking to implement a SAM4pos system or need help contact us

Our company National Business systems AKA "The Cash Register Guys" are the experts of the SAM4pos system. We sell, and support this system all over North America. We can also help you if you bought from a company that does not know what they are doing. Call us at 800-863-2274 or on the web at www.cashregisterguys.com

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Should you Surcharge your customers when they use a charge card?

 

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?


 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.

I know cash register security is boring. I know what you are saying! Let me just tell you at our little cash register business we have helped confirm several 100K inside theft cases. Yes you read that correctly, people stealing over 100K from their boss and had the boss simply looked at the register reports they would have stopped that loss at the first couple hundred dollars! If you would like to hire us to consult you on register reports or setup and deployment we are available. Call us at 800-863-2274 or as always find us on the internet at The Best Source for Cash Registers!  

Friday, March 5, 2021

How does EBT work on the SAM4s SAP-630R System

 


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

When do you buy Cash Register Express instead of a SAM4s cash register?

 

Cash Register Express
Cash Register Express Screen

When should you buy a POS system instead of a cash register?

We get this question often and yes there are times when a POS system such as Cash Register Express also know as PC America makes more sense than a SAM4s offering. However you should really delve into whether or not you need those options. Many people want to know what are the difference and when should we select one over the other. While not always a simple answer there is one very large deciding factor that could make that choice easy for you. Do you need real inventory control with reordering? Do you need your system to alert you to what inventory items you require, tell you where you buy them and track the cost of goods sold? If so than you should be leaning to a fully integrated inventory control POS system.

To inventory or not to inventory, that is the question!

Many retailers plan to track inventory and use a system that can tell them based on a preset minimum quantity of an individual item. In a POS system that is well set up you also link items to primary vendors so you can easily create a purchase based on a vendor. If this is something you want to do than the Cash Register Express POS Package maybe better suited for you instead of a register.

Monday, December 9, 2019

SAM4s SAP-630R Introduction


The future of cash registers is the SAM4s SAP-630R

Make no mistake about it, this is not a cash register like you are thinking. The modern high end models from SAM4s like the SAP-630R do things never possible in legacy cash registers. The 630R keeps all the good things about cash registers while also incorporating the most requested features of a POS system too. 

This system was designed for high volume retail applications like C-Stores, Liquor stores and more

The problem with POS systems is they can be very slow. The SAP-630R allows cashiers to quickly move through a transaction quickly and accurately. The tactile keyboard really increases the speed in which a cashier can ring up a transaction. Not only are they faster than a POS system they are more durable and more cost effective.

Keep your data in your store with the SAP-630R 

If you are lie a lot of other retail store operators you probably don't want to rely on the cloud. With the SAP-630R you don't have to connect it to the internet if you don''t want to. This system can keep your data right there in the store. If your internet fails this system doesn't skip a beat because it does not need the internet to operate.  

Use any credit card merchant services you want or even none at all

Unlike so many systems on the market today. The SAP-630R is credit card company agnostic. We are a POS cash register company not a credit card company. When you get your system from us it does not matter who you process with or even if you process at all. This system really frees you up to make choices.  Call us at 800-863-2274 for more information or find us on the web SAM4s SAP-630R system 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Connecting a coin changer to the SAM4s SAP-6600


You can connect a coin changer to your SAM4s SAP-6600 

While we don't get a lot of call for coin changers if you have the right application they work very well. Your transactions will be faster than ever when you use a coin changer. In this video we have it connected to a SAP-6600 running SAM4pos.

Most SAM4s cash registers support a coin changer

Nearly all the current models of SAM4s cash registers and POS work very well with the Telequip coin changers. Some of the models include
  • SPS-520
  • SPS-530
  • SAP-630F
  • SAP-630R
  • SPS-2000
  • SAP-6600
If you would like to add a coin changer to you cash register contact us at 800-863-2274 of find us on the internet at The Cash Register Guys.