Monday, July 11, 2022

Are you looking for a bar code scanner for a SAM4s cash register? If so maybe this is the one you are looking for


Datalogic QS-2131 Bar Code Scanner for SAM4s Cash Registers

We tested the Datalogic QS-2131 Bar Code Scanner on the SAM4s Cash Registers

If you have been trying to find a good bar code scanner for any of the SAM4s cash registers you may have found them to be in short supply. For many years we have always used the Metrologic 9520, 3780 or 7120 and they all worked very well. The problem of course is the supply chain issues and for some reason that has affected serial devices more that USB and most of the SAM4s line up requires Serial (RS-232)

So we started ordering in different scanners to test. We have used the higher end Datalogic scanners before so we made sure to bring in an entry level model with the correct interface options. We brought in three different manufactures scanners and we think this one is a winner. After testing this scanner I would be selling it even if there were not supply chain issues. I don't know why we never tried it before but I'm glad we finally did. 

The Datalogic QS-2131 is a solid option for the line up of SAM4s cash registers. In our trsting it was fast and scanned from quite a difference. We tested on all the SAM4s models so we already know what you will need to make it work with your SAM4s cash register. Just like most scanners that work with SAM4s registers they are not plug and play. There are several specific programming task that must be performed before using it but they don't take long and you will be up and running. You can find this scanner on our site now at Scanners for SAM4s cash registers or give us a call at 800-863-2274  

Friday, May 6, 2022

Many models of SAM4s are back in stock


After months delay Most SAM4s Cash Registers are back in stock

The supply chain crisis even affected cash register supply but after many months of waiting we have most models available again. We are still waiting on a few popular models like the SPS-345 but the good news is they have landed in the USA and cleared the port. As of May 6th 2022 they are on trucks headed to the warehouse! So even those will be available again very soon. The models that came in today ready to ship out to you include

  • ER-260EJ
  • ER-265EJ
  • ER-180
  • ER-915
  • ER-920
  • ER-925
  • ER-940
  • ER-940
  • SAP-630R
  • SAP-6600II
And as we mentioned above the SPS-300 series should be rolling in any day now. To place your orders call us at 800-863-2274 or order online at The Cash Register Guys 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

SAM4s ER-180U back in stock


Finally the ER-180U is available and in stock, but not for long

If you have been waiting a while to order or receive your simple cash register the model ER-180U you might be in luck. Just today we unloaded a truck load of them. Even though we had a lot of back orders to fill we still have a few left so don't wait long if you need one. If you are not familiar with this model it is a super simple entry level cash register. If you need a more complex POS system we have those too. If you are unsure what you might need for your store or restaurant than give us a call at 800-863-2274 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

How to backup your SAM4s SAP-630R and SAP-630F

 Simple Backup instructions for your SAM4s SAP-630 Terminal    

Making backups is an important part of managing your point of sale system. There is no reason to neglect this task especially when it is so easy to do. This video is for making an on-the-fly back up to a flash drive, but there are other methods you should be doing as well and we will make some videos of those soon. How often you back up your system is up to you of course but the more the better. One of the reasons we were motivated to create the videos this week was having a client that just had their cash register stolen right off the counter. When they recovered it sadly it was in pieces. If you are using these systems as standalone terminals which is popular you may not have any other back up if you elected not to back up in an automated process (which we recommend). If you have any questions please let us know. 800-863-2274 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Backing up your Database on the SAP-6600 terminal running SAM4pos


Now you don't have an excuse for not having a backup of your SAM4pos system on the SAP-6600

You never want to find yourself needing a back up and not having one. So we have created a video to show you how to create a back up on the fly using a flash drive. There are other ways of making a back up with this system and you should be making those on a schedule but in the meanwhile if you are not make certain you make this one from time to time. It's is easy to and you only need a flash drive.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

SAM4s has released a new version of SAM4pos to manage your UPC's on a tablet


New Application for managing UPC database on SAM4pos

SAM4s has released an exciting new version of their popular POS application SAM4pos. This newest version is designed for the mobile tablet and is for programming and managing your UPC database only. This new version is less than half the cost of the full version of the App your POS terminals like the SAP-630 or SAP-6600 is running. The idea behind this change came about because most users of the tablet don't use them for POS or reports, the primary use has been managing items.

The Mobile SAM4pos Database Maintenance App Empowers you with Flexibility

Using the Mobile Tablet with this new App makes managing your items so much easier. The optimal deployment would include a tablet with a built in 2D bar code scanner. Using that configuration you can easily manage prices and add new items on the fly. When you need to change prices simply walk through your aisles scanning the items you need to edit, applying the new price and save the data. Instantly the prices will be updated in the POS terminals. You can do all this with never interrupting the POS terminals. If you have a really large store you can deploy multiple mobile tablets. If you need other features like POS or reporting on your tablet you can always use the full version of SAM4pos. You have any questions please call us at 800-863-2274 or find us here SAM4pos Database Maintenance App    

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

SAM4s ER-915 are back in stock


The rumors are true, we have the ER-915 back in stock, least for awhile!

We currently have a decent amount of stock of this model. If you already placed your order you should be receiving yours soon. If you did not know SAM4s registers are a victim of the global supply chain issues and the log jam at the American ports. Finally a few containers made it through. 

Place your order quickly because they wont last long

We are filling back orders first of course and some buyers have been very patiently waiting for their model ER-915 to arrive, but after filling the back orders we have a few leftover so please place your order now. If you are unfamiliar with this model it is a great entry level cash register with a receipt and journal printer, great five bill five coin cash drawer insert with media slots, and lastly seven large double size groups/departments on the keyboard. That seven buttons on the keyboard can be expanded if you would like to fourteen. If you have any questions please reach out to us at 800-863-2274 or of course online at SAM4s ER-915 cash registers now available.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Overnight Exchange Warranty is Available for SAM4s cash registers and POS


Are you looking for an even better warranty options on SAM4s

If you did not already know, SAM4s cash registers and POS already feature a great warranty period. Standard cash registers include a six month depot warranty and the higher end SAP models that include the SAP-630R, 630F and 6600II all include a three year depot warranty standard.  If that is not good enough for you there are several warranty upgraded available.

You can select an optional overnight exchange warranty replacement on SAM4s products 

For all the popular commercial cash register models you have several warranty upgrade options. You can extend the depot warranty or upgrade to an overnight exchange warranty all the way out to five years. The overnight exchange program will ship you a permanent  replacement machine overnight at SAM4s expense. They will even pay to ship the register that requires repair back to the factory service center. Programming and Data is not covered in the warranty so you should always keep a current back up of your system, especially if you have a large UPC database. 

If you have any questions on the warranty programs please call our office at 800-863-2274. The cost of these programs can be found with the options cost with each register at SAM4s cash registers and POS

Monday, January 17, 2022

How many reasons do you need to add SAM4pos and Scan Data to your store?


Loyal Tobacco customers buy other items while in your store too!

When you are using Scan Data combined with your SAM4s SAP-630R or SAP-6600 POS system you increase your sales in many different ways. First you are going to bring back more repeat customers because you will be able to make the same margin at lower retail prices for your customers. That is why you really need to educate yourself about the Scan Data programs from Altria and RJR.. Between those two companies they offer the best selling cigarettes and chew on the market today. After getting your Scan Data program in place with your SAM4s cash register system you will have more repeat customers and grow your sales of those items. However lets not forget about the fact that the customers coming back into your store for their Camels, Newports or Marlboros but they will be picking up other items as well like chips, beer, soda and other items. This is why so many operators like you invest in a POS system like SAM4pos that can utilize the Scan Data reporting tool from BandyWorks

Call us today so we can help you decide which SAM4pos product with Scan Data is best for your business

because we are experts with POS especially those system from SAM4s we can help you figure out if this is the right system for you and if so which model you should deploy. We can also help you determine if you should be looking at a system like Cash Register Express or perhaps a cloud based system. Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 or online of course at SAM4pos with Scan Data from BandyWorks

Friday, January 14, 2022

SAM4s cash registers back in stock!


Finally we received some stock through the ports! 

If you did not know it has been a struggle to get any electronics in from overseas and through the backed up American Ports. Well some of the orders are at long last starting to come through. Just today 1/14/22 we received a large shipment or SAM4s models NR-510F, ER-260EJ, and ER-265EJ all of which have been out of stock for many months now. If you need one of these models you should order it quickly because they have back ordered so long there was a wait list for all three of these models. You can call us at 800-863-2274 to order or online at

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The SAM4s SAP-630R using Scan Data Can Drive More Sales in Your Store


This Cash Register is Designed for C-Stores Interfaces with Scan Data

The SAM4s SAP-630R is the first cash register on the market that works with Scan Data., yep you read that right. This entry level bar code scanning system allows you to use the popular Scan Data program available from Altria, RJR, and ITG. Tapping into a program like this allows you to compete with the big chains because you will be able to offer multi-pack and loyalty discounts and or promotions to your customers and keep them coming back to your store for everything. 

Use Multi-Pack and Rebates the Tobacco Companies Loyalty Programs Offer to Bring in Your Customers More Often 

Without the rebates, it is becoming harder to compete in the highly competitive tobacco industry. Retailers must ensure age verification and purchase histories to qualify for the full discounts for multi-pack (­) and loyalty purchases that allow competitive pricing ( Many operators report profits increasing by several thousand dollars per store each month. Just a year ago you could not use powerful tools like these with an entry level cash register, but that has all changed with the SAM4s SAP-630R and SAP-6600II system. Both of these POS systems are affordable while having the features only found in much higher end systems before. 

Do you want to know how you can start using the Scan Data Program? 

This program is not for all retailers. To qualify, a tobacco reseller must have a contract with Altria, RJR, or ITG. The contract specifies pricing terms and product placement conditions along with the requirements for discounts for year-long multi-pack discounts and seasonal loyalty discounts. The scan data discounts are in addition to the existing buy-downs and allow the retailer to offer the same pricing options as the national chains when purchasing 2 packs of tobacco products such as Marlboro, Newport, Grizzly, Copenhagen, and other products such as vapor and even tobacco cessation. Of course you have to have a POS system that interfaces and is approved as well and now SAM4s SAP-630R works with the Scan Data Program. For more information please call us at 800-863-2274 or click on any of the above links for additional information.