Tuesday, November 9, 2021

SAM4s makes a great replacement for NCC Reflections POS System


Are you tired of NCC Reflections? Replace it with SAM4s!

At one point we used to sell NCC Reflections, and to be fair it was an OK system. Then SAM4s released the SAM4pos system and we started selling it. After installing just a few SAM4pos systems we had to ask ourselves why are we still selling this old legacy NCC Reflections? Didn't take us long to drop NCC and move on with the future of POS which is not a legacy windows based POS system. We have gone on to replace many Reflections since then starting three years ago. If you are struggling getting support for your legacy Point of Sale System don't wait any longer, give us a call and lets install a system built to last for a long time at an affordable price. 

SAM4pos now interfaces to Scan Data, Credit Card, and The Berg Liquor Dispensing System

Just a month ago we replaced another NCC where the client could not get it to work with the Berg Liquor Control system.  We were able to replace the system very quickly and the only Reflection they deal with now is in the rear few mirror. SAM4pos was designed for the mom and pop retail or restaurant business. We know you want a system you can own, instead of paying for forever, a system that you can use any credit card provider you want or none at all. Not many systems on the market today can say that any longer, but we can. The SAM4pos system was made to resemble the good old days when you would walk down to the corner store and buy a candy bar and soda and say hello to the store owner that knows your entire family. We are not some faceless corporation where you become just a number. Most cases here you work with the same support person for years.

If you're ready to move to a POS system that is affordable, scalable and is future proof call us

You can reach us at 800-863-2274 or of course on the web at https://www.cashregisterguys.com/sam4pos.html and we can help you select the right hardware for your business.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Verifone P400 Pin Pad works with most SAM4s registers and POS systems, but.....

 

Are you looking for a Next Gen Pin Pad for your SAM4s?

If you are then look no further that right here. The Verifone P400 is a PCI PTS 5.x approved pin pad that will future proof your business for a while. We began deploying this pin pad several months ago and we really like it so far. It is more affordable than the Ingenico models that came out last year and that is with a color touch screen. This is a great value pin pad with all the modern features of course like NFC, EMV etc etc.

There is a catch though, it is not compatible with the legacy Datacap devices, only the new devices.

While this is only a concern if you already use a Datacap Tran Server, Twin Tran or IP Tran LT and need a new pin pad. If that is the case you will want to look at the Ingenico Lane 3000 or 5000. However, if this is for a new deployment, no problem. You will pair the P400 with Datacap's new NETePay Hosted PDC that we have been deploying with SAM4s registers now for a couple months now (Starting in 2021). 

If you have questions you can contact us at 800-863-2274 regarding compatibility with SAM4s and processors. https://www.cashregisterguys.com/p400.html

Monday, November 1, 2021

New Shipment of SAM4s cash registers coming In

 

The SAM4s ER-180U back in stock

While we did not get all the SAM4s registers back in stock we do have a shipment of the popular ER-180 registers that have been back ordered for quite awhile. If you bought on recently and had the order cancelled please reach back out to us because we have 50+ of them coming in the next week or so. Maybe at long last the backlog at the ports are about to break free. You can order here https://www.cashregisterguys.com/sam4s-180u.html



The Powerful and Popular SAP-6600II is also coming back in stock. 

This is great news that a container of SAP-6600II terminals from SAM4s finally worked its way through the ports and is being distributed. We had been waiting on this model for some time and now we can fill the orders. Hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg and the inventory will start moving like the good old days! If you need a SAP-6600II let us know at 800-863-2274 or order online at https://www.cashregisterguys.com/sam4pos-6600-retail.html

Monday, October 18, 2021

Are you looking for an upgrade path for the SAM4s SPS-2000 system?

 

The SAP-6600II is the upgrade path for the SPS-2000 system

The SAP-6600II with SAM4pos is the SPS-2000 replacement System

Probably like many others you have been searching for a great replacement for the SPS-2000 POS system you have probably been using for many years.  I don't blame you at all for looking for a replacement in the same family of products because you probably have been using your system for a long time. It is very common for us to hear from a end-user that has been using the SPS-2000 for 10, or 15 years and its still going. Well if that is your situation too first let me say congratulations, you have gotten a hell of an ROI of your original investment and second I would wonder why you would be looking at anything other than another SAM4s product.

Take a good look at the SAP-6600II and you will find it is the logical replacement for your current POS system. 

There are so many reasons to replace your old system with this new one I thought I would list some of them right here so you can see how similar to the SPS-2000 it is but with some great improvements.

  1. This is a self contained system, no cloud required.
  2. You can purchase this system outright instead of a monthly rental like so many systems on the market today.
  3. You can use any credit card merchant services you would like or none at all. 
  4. This system work in retail or restaurants just like the old one.
  5. Many optional interfaces and add-ons like bar code scanning, kitchen printer, kitchen video, credit card interface, gift card interface, scale, bar code printer and others.
Now lets look at some of the improvements from the SPS-2000 you will find in the SAP-6600II system that you wish you always had, well now you can!
  1. Emailed end of day reports
  2. Reprint Z reports from any days you would like
  3. Mobile reporting app for your phone
  4. 100K UPC capacity
  5.  Interface a bar code printer directly
  6. Searchable PLU's/UPC's that can also be copied and pasted into new items. 
  7. Remote Support
  8. More rear display choices
  9. and many more.

You should reach out and talk to us about upgrading your system

I know this article may sound to good to be true, I can assure you it is not. We have been upgrading people from the older system to this newer one now for about four years with great success. Find out for yourself. Call us at 800-863-2274 or contact us via email here to schedule a free no obligation online or onsite demonstration and you will see we have taken a really good product that lasted for years and turned it into an even better system that should also have a very long life. Check it out online here https://www.cashregisterguys.com/sam4s-sam4pos-sap-6600-android-touch-screen.html


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Exporting your database from the SAM4s SPS-520R Register to another system

Export your UPC Database from the SPS-520 Register


We can assist you in an UPC Export from a SAM4s Register

As the popular legacy model SAM4s SPS-520R becomes older we are receiving more and more request from current users to retrieve their UPC Database. This makes a lot of sense of course because you could have many years of UPC items in your register that took hours to create. However, before you just run out and try to create this file there are some things you need to know. We speak to end-users weekly about this very subject so below please find a FAQ about this topic.

  1. First, the good news. Yes you can have a CSV file of your UPC database created from this register.
  2. The bad news is, NO the register can not produce a usable Database on its own, it is not that simple.
  3. Yes even though the register has a USB port and you can back the data up to a flash drive, that is a proprietary database and on it's own won't work. 
  4. Software is required to produce the UPC file you are looking for. The chances of you owning that software is very slim. No the software is not free and it's unlikely you will want to buy it just for this purpose. 
  5. Yes, we provide this service and here is how we do it. You make a back up of the register on a Flash Drive, you email us that file, we take that file and upload into the software, we produce the CVS file, we email you the CSV file. No it is not free unless you are buying a new system from us. If you are moving to a system that has nothing to do with this we charge five hours of labor to complete this.
  6. Keep in mind, we will be exporting what the register contains. That data may or may not match the fields you wish to import in. That has zero to do with our exporting of the data.
  7. Keep in mind the SPS-500 series does not store leading Zeros in a UPC number, you must deal with that in your new system and people do it all the time.

We can import your UPC Database from the SPS-520 into another SAM4s for Free

If you are upgrading to one of the new SAM4s products like the SAP-630R then we will import your data for no charge. Please read that again, no we don't just do this for free, you are required to buy a new system from us if you want to have this done for no cost.  Also if you are calling us to arrange this to use the data in another system, no problem but when you contact us please just tell us what you are doing so we can cut to the chase. We have no problem performing the work for you for a fee. Please don't call and act like a customer just trying to get a file of your prices etc. We know every time what you are asking for and we will both save time if you are just honest. It happens every week and waste our time and yours. 

If you are looking to have this service done for you or perhaps you want to upgrade the system through us than please contact us at 800-863-2274 or at https://www.cashregisterguys.com/ 

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Another Pin Pad for SAM4s Cash Registers

 

The Ingenico Lane 5000 works with SAM4s

We have not only tested the Ingenico Lane 5000 pin pad we have now deployed many of them with several models of SAM4s. Just like the other pin pads we have tested with the SAM4s cash registers and POS it requires a Datacap, which we have discussed before. Most recently our favorite way to deploy Datacap with SAM4s cash registers is the NetEpay Hosted PDC, its more affordable, less hardware, and fewer points of failure. However you can use the Tran Server and IPTran if you would rather. 

What do our customers like about the Lane 5000 w/ SAM4s

before beginning to deploy the Lane 5000 we had already installed a large amount of Lane 3000 pin pads, which were still light years ahead of the old VX-805 everyone installed. However, there was one thing some of our clients didn't like about the Lane 3000. The complaint is that customers using the Lane 3000 think it is touch screen and keep pressing the display where the choice is displayed instead of the button below the display. Now I would like to mention the vast majority of our end-users love the Lane 3000 we only heard these complaints from a handful of customers, however I agree with the critique. I have to admit because the Lane 3000 has a nice bright color display it does appear that you are supposed to touch the screen. Okay, so what is different about the Lane 5000 you might be asking. Well it is simple, the Lane 5000 does feature a touch screen. So, with the Lane 5000 when you get a prompt on the large color screen you do touch the button on the display. Also the Lane 5000 does feature the NFC area on top of the pin pad making it more obvious to your clients. there is an important aspect of the Lane 5000 you should know.  This pin pad is a signature capture pin pad that includes a stylus that is tethered to the device. When using with a SAM4s remove the pen/stylus  because it does not work with SAM4s. Just remove it and head off any confusion. 

Bottom Line Thoughts about the Lane 5000 and SAM4s registers

We like this pin pad and will be deploying many more of them. I do recommend deploying on a stand (like in the image). While it will work on the countertop I don't feel it was really designed that way. The stands are normally available in the $60 range If you are looking for a Pin Pad for your SAM4s give us a call at 800-863-2274 or on the web at https://www.cashregisterguys.com/integratedcc.html

Monday, October 4, 2021

Should you interface your cash register to a DVR with a text inserter? Yes, you probably should.

 

Text Inserter Features of the SAM4s SAP-630R

A text inserter can really complete the overall effectiveness or a good POS system. If you are not familiar with Text Insertion make sure and watch the video. In a nutshell this feature overlays the items sold by the cashier in live time on your DVR including the price. This feature also will display the cost, the payment and everything about the transaction. What you should know is that almost every SAM4s register model features Text Insertion as a standard feature including the SAP-630R. Using this feature has far more to do with your security system than the register. 

Stop Cashiers from Stealing with Text Insertion

Utilizing this feature can greatly reduce some of the methods cashiers use to steal from the store. We probably can't count the amount of money store owners have lost just to cashiers ringing up a different UPC for their friends rather than what they are taking. So know when you see a case of beer or a carton of cigarettes' going across the counter you can see what is actually being rang up. It is very easy for a cashier to scan a different code like a candy bar as an example. This feature can also help you figure out why cashiers are performing no sales on the register. Are they really making change or are they opening the drawer to take money? How do you do that you are asking? Well because a good security system should also let you search for particular text. Say for example you want to see the video of every "No Sale" a cashier has done. You simply search for No Sale and your DVR should queue up every no-sale so you can review what the cashiers are really doing.   Give us a call at 800-863-2274 or find us https://www.cashregisterguys.com/ for more information.