Friday, December 27, 2013

Get the most out of your cash register

Don't use your cash register as just a money box. If used correctly a cash register can improve your bottom line by quite a bit while saving you time.

When I go shopping if there is a long line at the cashier and I don't need the item that second I leave and I would avoid that store in the future. Don't let this happen to you, speed up your lines! How you may ask? Well number one is a bar code scanner if you are a retail store, or a large keyboard if food service. Both of these items speed up lines and improve accuracy. Do you want your cashier to enter prices and make all those mistakes and double or triple the time it takes to check out? If you don't think it is important then time it yourself, audit a couple hours of sales to see how accurate your cashiers were.

Integrate your cash register with credit card payments directly! Don't make your cashiers ring up the sale, go to another machine and enter the amount, wait for the processing, go back to the register and finalize the sale. Holy cow you have now made the process so much longer then it needed to be and opened yourself up to massive errors! Don't believe me then audit your cash register and the credit card machine. How many sales for $19.99 were entered into the credit card machine at $0.99 or $9.99 or $0.09 Our customers that have taken our challenge and audited have all integrated the payments and never looked back! When you interface a cash register with payments directly you force accuracy, your ensure the item is registered, you know the sale was settled correctly and you saved massive amounts of time! Both Sharp and SAM4s make cash registers that interface with the Datacap twin Tran. After the interface is done you will have a cash register that accepts credit cards directly saving time and forcing accuracy.

There are many more ways to use a register more efficiently and if you would like to discuss how we can help you with a commercial grade quality cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we would be happy to consult with you.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Is the new year bringing higher sales taxes?

So it is the time of year to be programming your cash register. Many cites and States increase sales taxes this time of year. If you forget to increase the rate your cash register charges you still have to pay the state the correct amount. Don't lose profit get your SAM4s cash register programmed for the correct tax. We also program Sharp cash registers. Most changes are quick and the current fee for 2013/14 is $50.00 for most models. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 to schedule a time to program your cash register

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Programming the SAM4s SPS-530F cash register

programming the SAM4s SPS-530F cash register

We have many clients that program their SAM4s SPS-530F themselves with little to no help from us. Because this register has the large 7" touch screen display programming and reporting are made much easier. Other customers will decide to have us program the cash register before shipping to them so it is ready to go right out of the box.

programming prices depend on the amount of items and features you need programmed. One really nice feature of the SPS-530F is that we can make program changes and email them to you, or mail you a SD card with the new program on it.

So if you are not sure if you should program the register yourself or have us do it, please give us a call and we will discuss the options with you 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

We offer programming for SAM4s cash registers over the phone

Programming SAM4s cash registers

Although we are located on the West Coast we install and support cash registers all over North America primarily SAM4s registers.

If you did not buy your machine from us and you require help with it we offer programming SAM4s cash registers over the phone. Many of the higher end models feature and SD card or USB port and we can program a machine in our office, copy the program to SD or USB flash drive and mail you your new program.

We can help with all the SAM4s models, we can program the SAM4s SPS-530F down to the SAM4s ER-180T and everything in between.

For pricing and support plans please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 We are on the West Coast and office hours are M-F 8am to 5pm

Monday, December 16, 2013

SAM4s ER-290 cash registers are being phased out

SAM4s cash registers

The SAM4s ER-290 is a nice entry level cash register, however the factory is no longer going to produce them. SAM4s has several good models to replace the ER-290 including the following models

And there are several others depending on budget and required features. Keep in mind the ER-290 was an entry level machines so it did lack features like credit card interface, PC interface and a few others.

If you need help selecting the right cash register to replace the ER-290 give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register

SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register

The SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register continues to be one of the best selling machines in the country. It is a hybrid cash register with a traditional keyboard and a 7" color touch screen. This register fits in well in a wide range of business types. The SPS-520 FT is suitable for table service restaurants, bars, clubs, quick service and cafeterias.

The SPS-520 is scalable and can be integrated to include seamless credit card transactions. When you combine a Datacap Twin Tran and this cash register you will speed up your lines, enhance security and eliminate mistakes.

To find out if the SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register will work for your business please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Start the new year off with a cash register that will help you make money!

SAM4s cash registers
Yes a cash register can help you make money. They need not be just a box to collect payments at the counter. When utilized correctly they can help you extend controls allowing you to keep more profit where it belongs. So how does this happen?

  • Integrated credit card payments - Interface your SAM4s cash register directly to credit card payments using a Datacap Twin Tran. Increases speed and reduces or often eliminates error entry in the process. Reduces fraud as it enforces a sale be registered before a credit card can be used.
  • Use bar code scanning - When you take advantage of a simple bar code scanner with your SAM4s cash register you increase accuracy and make certain that if your price for a product is $5.99 it won't be rang up as $0.59 when left to chance! Scanning also speeds up your customer lines as well.
  • Implement gift cards - Most SAM4s cash register can also integrate with your own private label gift card program. You sell a gift card and the cash register and merchant services does all the tracking and work and you keep all the cash! Increases sales, and customers often never cash in a gift card received as a gift.
  • Reporting - At the end of the day or month a SAM4s cash register that has been set up properly can save you hours of time in compiling and filing sales tax reports.
So a cash register should be far more then a box to put money in. If you need help selecting a SAM4s cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, December 6, 2013

Downloading new program for a Datacap twin Tran or other Tran product

Datacap Twin Tran and how it works
Datacap Twin Tran Flow Chart
Most cash registers that interface to credit card payments use a Datacap Twin Tran, IPTran, or Dial Tran. If you need to have your new merchant services programmed into your Datacap we can help. First you will need to decide on which merchant services company you want to go with. We have several good companies we work with all the time if you need a reference. If you already know who you are going to use you can call us with a couple pieces of information.

  • The Serial Number of the Datacap Twin Tran (or Tran product you have)
  • The Var Sheet from your merchant services
  • Make and model of cash register you will be connecting to
  • How many cash registers you will be connecting to.
There are a few things we will need answered in order to process the order and get your Datacap reprogrammed. Here are some things that should be answered

  • Do you accept Tips?
  • Do you accept EBT
  • Do you accept PIN based debit transactions?
All these items are very important when selecting the platform your Datacap device should be programmed with.

Now a few environmental issues to figure out

  • Do you want to use a High Speed IP connection
  • Do you want to use a dial up connection
  • Would you like to use both?
  • If IP can you run a patch cable from Datacap device to router?
If you need help navigating the steps of programming a Datacap TwinTran on your cash register we can help. We can even help connecting you to a merchant processor that will supply you with a low cost Datacap if you need one. Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, December 5, 2013

SAM4s cash registers in California

We have installed many SAM4s registers in the Golden State. The entire line of SAM4s machines work very well for the specific laws and regulations of the state. All of the models support multiple sales tax rates, and most support EBT and credit card interface.

So if you are on the West Coast looking for a  simple POS make sure and look at these sites who all have years of experience in the field

If you still need help selecting a register and want to work with a pro then call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Reprogram your Datacap TwinTran or IPTran

Datacap Twin Tran
Datacap Twin Tran

Do you need to reprogram your Datacap Twin Tran to work with a different merchant services? We do that all the time for people that own a Datacap and a SAM4s cash register or a Sharp cash register. It is pretty easy and we can walk you and your merchant services through the process. The cost depends on how old the existing Datacap device is and if it requires upgrading or mot. We also offer the same services for the IPTran and the DialTran. If you need help sorting it out please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274