Thursday, March 27, 2014

If you want inventory control should you use a cash register or PC based system?

Keystroke POS system

We are often told by customers looking for a cash register that they want inventory control. After hearing this we must really dive into what does inventory control mean to that person? To some it is true inventory control where the POS is tracking how many of one item you have sold, you have entered a beginning stock, you have entered on-going purchases of stock and taken a physical inventory and the system can tell you at any given time how many of that item you have on the shelf and how many you need to order and from whom. I know that was a long winded answer, however to some when they claim they want inventory control they really mean they wish to have a sales report of how many of one item they have sold over a period of time. There is a huge difference in the two ideas of inventory control.

If you are looking for true inventory control as described in my first example than a cash register is probably not for you. You would be better served with a software based POS system with inventory control. Now having said that does that mean a cash register can't do inventory control? No in fact many cash registers include a stock keeping report, however when we get down to the real world of operating a POS inventory control system you will find cash registers are to labor intensive and your cost of doing the work may outweigh the benefit. I have seen it over and over in my years in the cash register and POS industry. We have also had to fix many situations where a sales person (not ours) told a client of yah, this cash register can do full inventory control and they sell the client a bill of goods. Yes in theory it may work but in the real world unless you only have a handful of items it is not going to work.

If you need true inventory control then do yourself a favor and look at a software based POS inventory control system such as the Keystroke POS system. A computer based POS system integrates all the movement of inventory in your store. A true POS system allows you to create automatic inventory purchase orders, allows you to receive and edit inventory by accepting purchase orders into the system and of course the items you sell are automatically deducted from you inventory.

When set up correctly you will be able to go into you inventory control POS system and generate a report of what you need to buy from your vendors, or create a shrink report in a matter of seconds or maybe print shelf tags.

I could go on all day regarding the differences and benefits of both types of systems. If you would like to discuss which system would work better for you please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 we are located in Seattle however we sell and install Keystroke POS and cash registers all over North America

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SAM4s continues to lead the way in cash registers and POS

SAM4s continues to innovate in the cash register and POS industry. First they brought us the hybrid SPS-500 series of registers and now they are bring us the revolutionary Tabby iPad/Tablet POS system.

Yes there are other iPad POS systems on the market however what makes the Tabby unique is that it is not cloud based and it is not subscription based. With Tabby you buy the system and it is on-site and you are not subject to internet connections in order to make a sale.

SAM4s Tabby
Tabby iPad POS System

When you are looking for a new POS system SAM4s has something to fit every type of business from retail to restaurant from small to large. To find out which will work the best for you give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you select a system

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The liquor store cash register from SAM4s

SAM4s Cash Register
The SPS-500 series from SAM4s cash registers include a feature for age verification by swiping the drivers license on the cash register magnetic card reader. Many state drivers licenses encode driver data on a mag stripe. When age entry is required, the drivers license can be swiped and the age verified. This feature is enabled by identifying track data on the Age Verification program screen. (California support added at V1.00m). All of the SAM4s SPS-500 series cash register include this feature. Of course you will need to add the integrated magnetic card reader to the register and your state must have ID's capable.

For a liquor store you would want a SAM4s SPS-520R which has a raised keyboard and a receipt and journal printer. If you don't require a receipt then you could use the SPS-530R cash register which is about a $100.00 less.

For a bar/lounge/club you would probably want the SAM4s SPS-520F which has a flat keyboard designed for food and beverage operations. If you don't need a receipt then you could use the SPS-530F which is the same machine with receipt only.

All of these cash registers work with the Datacap Twin Tran for credit card interface and gift card interface. All can use bar code scanners, kitchen printers, computer interfaces etc.

If you have a question regarding which machine would work well for you call us at 1-800-863-2274 We are located in the Seattle Tacoma area however we sell cash registers all over North America

Monday, March 24, 2014

Whatever you call them they are great cash registers

It has been years since SAM4s cash registers were introduced to the USA and people are still trying to pronounce the name. I think over the years we have heard about all the ways you can say the word wrong. The name is pronounced SAM 4 S.

Here are some of the ways we have heard it pronounced

  • SAM45
  • SAMS4
  • SAM5s
  • Samsung4s
  • Samsung45
So however you say it they are the best made cash registers being sold in North America. Lots of features and great prices. If you are not sure which model would work for you give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, March 21, 2014

Buy a cash register that takes credit cards directly

We have quite a few cash registers that take credit cards and gift cards. We often will use a SAM4s cash register or a Sharp. You can connect with your existing credit card processor or we can help you select a low cost merchant services that often subsidize the equipment including one that offers a free cash register.

When you gave a cash register that takes credit cards you will find your transactions are faster and more important they are accurate and you can eliminate all the 10-key errors cashiers make when they are busy.

Using a cash register that takes credit cards also reduces your risk for cashiers committing credit card fraud or stealing from you which would have gone unnoticed before. There are many reasons to use a cash register that takes credit card and those are just a few. If you need help deciding what make and model please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you select the right cash register and merchant services.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SAM4s, who are they?

SAM4s makes the best cash registers on the US and Canadian  market today. Many people think they are Samsung and while there is a connection they are not one in the same. SAM4s is a brand name of cash registers made by SHIN-HEUNG PRECISION CO., LTD.  (SHC)who was the OEM manufacturer of Samsung cash registers. In 2001 Samsung left the cash register business and SHC was able to buy the cash register business from Samsung. SHC then began to offer the cash registers under there own brand name of SAM4s and the rest is history.

SAM4s has never looked back since their beginning in the North American Market. They changed the game with the SAM4s ER-650 but did not stop, next they brought us the SPS-2000 followed by the SPS-500 series and now they are bring the Tabby to market!

If you have questions about SAM4s give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, March 14, 2014

SAM4s cash registers and everything to do with them

SAM4s SPS-520R cash register
SAM4s SPS-520R cash register

The site specialize in SAM4s cash registers and everything for them. Whether you are looking for an entry level SAM4s register or the hybrid SPS-500 series we have them all.

We deploy and support the SAM4s cash register all over North America. Not only do we sell these registers we support them as well. One of our specialties is connecting the SAM4s cash registers with integrated credit card payments. No more will you have to ring up the sale on a cash register just to have to re-enter the amount on a separate credit card terminal. When you integrate payments the SAM4s cash register becomes the credit card terminal too with no wasted time re-entering the amount.

If you are not sure which SAM4s cash register will work best for your cash register give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Programming the sales tax on the SPS-530 cash register

SAM4s SPS-530 cash register

Programming Sales Taxes
The SPS-500 series cash registers provides calculation for up to six taxes. Tax calculation can be made by ADD ON percentage, by TAX TABLE, or by VAT(value-added tax). Provisions have been made for the Canadian Goods and Services tax (GST). If GST is to be taxable, you have the option of taxing the GST by other applicable rates (tax on tax). Use TAX 6 for GST applications.

1.  From thePGM mode PROGRAMMING MENU touch TAXESto view the TAX PROGRAMMING Screen.
2.  Touch the TYPE button to select ADD ON, TAX TABLE or VAT.
3.  Refer to the notes that follow to program each type of tax.
4.  Touch CLOSE to exit the program.

Our company can help you program the SAM4s SPS-530 cash register. If you bought from us we offer limited support for free, if you did not buy from us we can still help you at our normal rates. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 for pricing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Programming SAM4s cash registers

If you require help programming your SAM4s cash register then you can give us a call. We do charge for our support time but we can program or help you program all the SAM4s cash registers. We support SAM4s registers all over North America and can help program Tax rates, logo messages, PLU and department set up, and even credit card interface devices like the Datacap Twin Tran or Mbox.

If you have one of the new SAM4s models like the SPS-500 series or the SPS-300 series you can even email us the program for trouble shooting or changes and we can email it back to you. The SPS-500 and 300 series have SD card ports allowing for easy back up and restoring of the cash register program.

If you would like to check our rates and get an idea of cost for programming your SAM4s cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274 If you bought your register from us we offer free support and guidance.

Monday, March 10, 2014

SAM4s SPS-500 series of cash registers

The SAM4s SPS-500 series of cash registers are the most sophisticated machines on the market. The series consist of four different machines. Two designed for retail stores like clothing, liquor, gift, tobacco and more. The other half of the SAM4s SPS-500 series is designed for restaurants of all types.

Both parts of the SAM4s SPS-500 series features a cash register with both a receipt and journal and another with a receipt only. With receipt only the registers use 3 1/8th" paper and the receipt and journal models use 2.25" thermal paper.

All of the SAM4s SPS-500 series can utilize the Datacap Twin Tran Credit Card interface and many other options like bar code scanning and kitchen printers.

For more information about the SAM4s SPS-500 series call us at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Is the SAM4s Tabby POS system the next generation of cash register?

SAM4s Tabby POS system

The SAM4s Tabby runs on any browser capable device regardless of operating system, including PCs, mobile devices or tablets. Because the SAM4s Tabby is not cloud based you will find it much more dependable then other tablet POS systems.

The SAM4s Tabby provides features similar to those found on sophisticated SAM4s electronic cash registers. Operation is simple; tablet savvy operators can be trained in minutes. The Tabby is also very easy to upgrade allowing your system to stay up to date with cutting edge features.

Program maintenance on the SAM4s Tabby is simple and intuitive. Add items or change prices in just a few touches from either the item option screens or from the item database.

The Tabby is affordable and powerful. Don't sign up for other systems that trap you into monthly payments or a particular credit card provider. The Tabby allows you to have the freedom to purchase the system and use the merchant services you would like.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The SAM4s Tabby system coming soon

SAM4s Tabby point of sale system

SAM4s Tabby iPad POS system

The SAM4s Tabby POS system is a unique system that operates on standard tablets and the iPad but is not cloud based. Most of the tablet and iPad POS systems on the market are cloud based and you pay a monthly subscription rather then pay for it, which results in a much higher cost to operate. With the SAM4s Tabby you own it and you can use over the counter hand held portable devices from Android or iPad to operate your POS.

The SAM4s Tabby is brought to you by the same company that makes the country's best cash registers and they brought that experience into making the finest tablet POS system on the market.

One huge advantage of the Tabby system is scalability and potential growth . Because the Tabby is upgradable and not hardware dependent your system will always be able to be upgraded to have the latest and greatest features and functions in both hardware and software.

The SAM4s Tabby has not yet been released however is coming soon. For more details call us at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, March 3, 2014

SAM4s ER-390M cash register is a great entry level machine

SAM4s ER-390M

Low cost flat keyboard ECR with high speed thermal printing. The ER-390M is a commercial grade ECR featuring a full size heavy-duty steel cash drawer, POS-grade thermal printer, and key lock security for voids returns and reports. A Commercial Grade ECR Featuring a Full Size Heavy-Duty Steel Cash Drawer, POS-Grade Thermal Printer, and Key Lock Security for Voids, Returns and Reports

The SAM4s ER-390M cash register is easy to program as far as cash registers go. This register comes with free programming software, however is just as easy to program directly on the register.

You can interface the SAM4s ER-390M with the Datacap Twin Tran for integrated credit card payments. using the Datacap with your ER-390M you will streamline the payment process and decrease costly double key errors often associated with stand alone credit card machine