Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Need a SAM4s ER-650 cash register?

SAM4s ER-650

SAM4s ER-650 cash register

The SAM4s ER-650 was one of the best selling cash registers we have seen in many years. Like all good things the ER-650 has come to an end. The factory is no longer making them however if you still need one or two then don't despair because the "Cash Register Guys, and POS and Cash Registers still have them available in the form of a ER-650 Modified.

The ER-650 Modified is a ER-650R converted to a ER-650 by changing the Roms and the keyboard. So the case will read 650R the machine is really a 650 version. The reason is there are still plenty of the raised keyboard versions available and after the Roms and keyboard is changed they really are the classic 650 machines everyone loves.

SAM4s SPS-340

SAM4s SPS-340

Or if you are ready to modernize you may want to check out the replacement's to the 650 line up the SPS-300 series. (above the the SAM4s SPS-340 cash register) There are some great reasons to upgrade to the 300 series and the biggest one is they feature SD card ports which was missing on the 650 series. Now you can save and load a program, download reports, and change Roms all with the SD card port, which is a huge step forward.

Need help choosing call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, April 26, 2013

Good entry level cash registers

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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Commercial grade cash registers from SAM4s

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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Sam4s ER-650 gone for good?

SAm4s ER-650 cash register

SAM4s ER-650 Cash Register

So at long last the SAM4s ER-650 cash register is gone....or is it? Officially the ER-650 has been discontinued and the factory has no more. Because the popularity of this machine we know it will still be in demand for a couple more years. So to fill that need we have bought quite a few of it's sister model the ER-650R, which is the same machine with a raised keyboard. Now we are turning the ER-650R into the model 650 by replacing the keyboard with the flat keyboard and changing the chip set on the main board. The case will say 650R however the machine will be a 650 so we are calling it the ER-650 modified.

We have quite a few of these available and could even build with whatever ROM version you needed to match your existing machines if needed. If you are looking for one of these machine give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

These machines will interface with credit card and gift card with the Datacap Twin Tran for a complete POS system. We of course sell the replacement for this machine the SAM4s SPS-300 series cash registers as well.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Programming a cash register

Do you need help programming a cash register? Did your sales tax increase and you don't know how to change it? Well we can help but before you call please be aware that our support is not free? Everyday people call us that bough cash registers from big box stores and they don't know how to program them. They call us and become mad that we charge for our services. Why would any company support something for free that they did not sell? Does that make any sense at all? So if you don't mind paying for service give us a call and we will see if we can help. There are many cash registers in the big box stores that we CAN'T help with because we lack the manuals. Call us with the make and model and we will let you know right away if we can help. If your register model starts with XE then we probably can't help, if it starts with PCR we can't help.

Here is a small list of the registers we can support
  • All SAM4s registers
  • Most all Samsung cash registers
  • Sharp models that begin with ER, or UP such as Sharp ER-A520 or UP-700
On a daily basis we support Sharp Cash Registers as well as SAM4s Cash Registers. We also support add on products like the Datacap Twin Tran cash register credit card interface

You can reach us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, April 12, 2013

Is a SAM4s cash register right for you?

Make sure when you are looking for a new cash register that you think about service after the sale. I find the average life span for a good cash register 5 to  7 years depending on the working environment (That does not mean they all last 5 year plus) and I have seen many last 10+ no problem.

Your new register is something you will have for a long time over many different sales tax increases, numerous employees and managers. If you walk into a big box store and buy a register who is going to help you with it in the future? Every day I have people calling me to change a tax rate on a cheap cash register they bought at the big box store and they want me to tell them how to change the tax rate for free! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, call the big box store you bought it from. So if support is important then buy from a real cash register dealer like us who supports the registers they sell and often at no cost (not all services and support is free anywhere)

There are only three commercial grade cash register brands in the US and probably Canada too. They are SAM4s, Sharp and Casio. Of those our favorite is SAM4s because of price and features, followed by Sharp and lastly Casio.

All three of the big three manufactures offer cash registers that interface to credit card payments with the Datacap Twin Tran, DVR, Kitchen Printers, PC's and more.

Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 if you need help selecting and buying a new SAM4s cash register.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

SAM4s SPS-520FT Cash Register

SAM4s SPS-520FT cash register

SAM4s SPS-520FT Cash Register

The SAM4s SPS-520FT cash register is one of the most popular registers in the powerful SPS-500 series line up. The SPS-520FT like all the models of the 500 line features both a traditional cash register keyboard as well as a 7" color touch screen. When combined in one machine the keyboard and screen must make the best selling Hybrid cash register on the market.

This register serves a great niche market where so many business owners are being forced to buy a large expensive POS system find the SPS-500 series will do the job at a fraction of the cost. Not only is this option less expensive but you also won't miss the features that most of us really need. This machine will operate very well in table service, bars, fast food, cafeterias and many other food service operations.

One unique feature of the machine is the ability to interface the cash register to credit card payments while also adding a private label gift card system. This works by using the datacap TwinTran interface with the register.

Because of the large screen this register is very easy to program and use when compared to traditional cash registers. You do not need a back office computer for this system however you can add one as an option if you wish.

Save time and money with this hybrid system call us for more details 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SAM4s ER-285M cash register

SAM4s ER-285M cash register

SAM4s ER-285M cash register

SAM4s makes a very simple and cost effective cash register that can handle 10,000 UPC's and also have a credit card payments interface with the Datacap Twin Tran.

You can chose the bar code scanner that best fits your needs from the single line laser to a omni directional laser scanner with a stand.

If you add the interfaced credit card in many cases you can add your own private label gift cards. You would be able to sell, redeem and track your own store gift cards!

The register I'm talking about is the SAM4s ER-285M  cash register. Need help deciding if this machine if for you call us at 1-800-863-2274