Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Has SAM4s won the cash register war?

SAM4s Tabby POS System

Years ago there were four different major cash register companies in the US. There was SAM4s, TEC, Sharp and Casio. SAM4s seems to have emerged as the top dog in the fight. Rumors are that Sharp is leaving the market, I think TEC already left the industry. Casio is still around and have a few decent models but SAM4s is still active with a robust line up to choose from.

Not only does SAM4s have the most complete line of Cash registers on the market they have now entered the Tablet POS market with the Tabby product which operate on the iPad or an Android Tablet.

If you need help selecting a SAM4s model give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, April 28, 2014

SAM4s keyboard templates to create your own overlays

Having a keyboard template for your SAM4s cash register makes it easy for you to update your keyboard when you program new items or when your old overlay just wears out.

We give our customers a free template so they can create or re-print keyboard overlays whenever you would like. You can download a few different models here SAM4s keyboard templates

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SAM4s cash registers in LA.

If you are looking for a SAM4s cash register in LA we can help. We ship and support registers in So Cal all the time. We can even handle credit card interface for you with the Datacap products. So wherever you are in California we can help you with a cash register. Call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Programming sales tax on SAM4s cash registers

SAM4s Cash Register


We support SAM4s cash registers regardless of where you bought it. We do charge for our support and most sales tax changes fall into our minimum service fee. Before your call for support make certain you have the key to turn your cash register key to Program, have your manual handy if you have it to make notes and lastly have you credit card for payment before we help you over the phone.

To schedule your support call you can reach us at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SAM4s still leading the pack in cash registers now getting into the Table market

SAM4s is the premier commercial cash register on the market today. This did not just happen overnight but rather by releasing models with common sense options and pricing. The SPS-500 series buried the completion when it was released and continues to do very well.

Now SAM4s is entering the Tablet POS market with the Tabby which is loaded with some unique features. First of all it is not cloud based which makes it more stable, it is not subscription based which saves you money, and you can use any credit card provider you want unlike so many other Tablet point of sale systems.

If you have any questions regarding the Tabby or SAM4s cash registers give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SAM4s has entered the Tablet POS system market

The last few years have seen a flood of tablet POS systems come onto the market. The problem with these Tablet systems is they are almost always a subscription and require a certain credit card provider. The problem is you are at the mercy of the internet and the high cost of the credit card provider they stuck you with.

SAM4s has released the Tabby system, which is a POS systems designed for iPad and Android tablets. The one huge advantage of the Tabby system is that it is self contained meaning it is NOT CLOUD based and you are not required to use a specific credit card company either. With the Tabby system you buy it instead or pay a subscription fee forever.

For more information give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Are you looking for a Tablet POS system?

The trend in the POS industry is going with tablets like the iPad or an Android tablet. I think the jury is still out on whether this trend will be sustained or not, however it is currently a hot market in Seattle.

There are a couple problems that arise with some Tablet POS systems we have come across and even replaced with a more traditional POS system like Digital Dining or a SAM4s cash register. The problem in most every case is because the majority of Tablet systems seem to be cloud based instead of being in-house. Being cloud based has pros and cons and you need to decide what is important for you.

I personally recently went to a small cup cake bakery to buy cupcakes for my children. The bakery had a very nice looking Tablet POS system, however I don't know the brand they were using. During check out their internet connection was lost and they could not accept my credit card payment. I offered cash for payment but because the cloud was not available this cloud based tablet POS system could not even open the drawer to accept cash and make change. Yes you heard correctly the store could not even open the cash drawer as it was dependent on the internet. The shop keeper was embarrassed because he could not sell anything and they had not created a crash kit with a calculator, pencil and receipt book. I could tell this was not the first time this had happened to him.

Most tablet POS systems also require a monthly fee instead of out right purchase or even worse that you use a specific merchant services and they are charging you more then another company might.

So what is the solution? Well the Tabby POS system from SAM4s is a self contained Tablet system. You get all the great features of a Tablet system without the huge cost and being at the whim of you internet connection.

For more information call us at 1-800-863-2274 and if you are in Washington State specifically the Seattle Tacoma area we can arrange to meet with you for a full demonstration on the Tabby POS system

Friday, April 11, 2014

fireworks stand cash register

The SAM4s ER-285M is a great cash register for firework stand especially when you pair it with an Mbox credit card interface. The ER-285M can be equipped with a bar code scanner as well as the credit card interface. This will allow you to pre-program all of your fireworks into the cash register for speed and accuracy. Combine that with the Mbox credit card interface which is wireless and supports multiple cash registers. When you attach the Mbox you make transactions even faster and with fewer or no errors.

If you have questions about this solution please give us a call 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SAM4s Keyboard Templates

SAM4sWhen a someone buys a SAM4s cash register from us we provide them with a keyboard template, which allows them to edit and reprint custom keyboard whenever they would like. When you have you own template you know longer need to be at the mercy of a dealer.

We have a few SAM4s keyboard templates available for download. I always recommend that you print a blank keyboard and make sure it fits before you invest a lot of time filling in every button to find out your printer scaled it to fir a page or something like that.

If you need help selecting a new cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274 and remember the templates are free and without warranty.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cash register support

If you need help with your cash register we may be able to assist you. Our company specializes in commercial cash register sales and support. Our main line is SAM4s, however we also sell Sharp and Casio as well.

We have technicians on staff that can help you program your sales tax rates, taxable status of departments or PLU's, integrating credit card payments, bar code scanners and more.

If you have a SAM4s register we support the following list and others

  • ER-265M
  • ER-285M
  • SPS-320
  • SPS-340
  • SPS-345
  • ER-380
  • ER-380M
  • ER-390M
  • SPS-520F
  • SPS-520R
  • SPS-530F
  • SPS-530R
  • ER-600
  • ER-650
  • ER-650R
  • ER-920
  • ER-925
  • ER-940
  • ER-945
  • SPS-2000
  • ER-4900
  • ER-4915
  • ER-4940
  • ER-5100
  • ER-5140
  • ER-5200
  • ER-5200M
  • ER-5215
  • ER-5215M
  • ER-5240
  • ER-5240M
  • ER-6500
  • ER-6540
  • ER-6500II
  • ER-6540II
  • ER-7000
  • ER-7040II
  • Tabby
If you don't see your SAM4s model on the list we probably still support it.

Sharp on the other hand is more difficult. We support all of the commercial models like for example

  • ER-A247
  • ER-A320
  • ER-A330
  • ER-A347
  • ER-A410
  • ER-A420
  • ER-A520
  • ER-A530
  • UP-600
  • UP-700
However if you model number begins with XE we can't help you. The EX line is a consumer line sold by big box stores. The best thing to do with an XE model is take it back to the store where you bought it.

So if you need help give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 We charge for support and have a couple different support packages.

Monday, April 7, 2014

POS for tablets are hitting the market

The SAM4s company who make the world's best cash registers have entered the tablet POS market with a fresh new product. The SAM4s Tabby is a POS system for the iPad and Android tablets. Unlike other tablet systems the Tabby is not dependent on your internet connection but rather is hosted on site which will keep your system up. I have personally seen a cloud based system not be able to open the cash drawer because the store's internet was down. The poor store owner could not even take my cash, he simply gave me the products and apologized for the delay. Don't let that happen to you. Use a POS system like the Tabby to keep your customer lines moving and sales coming in.

Maybe a iPad POS system is not for you, if so we have all the SAM4s cash registers as well. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you decide.