Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Used SAM4s SPS-520R or 520F registers available

We have a limited quantity of SPS-520R or F registers available

Just today we took in another four SPS-520 cash registers in on trade. These will be sold as either the F or R version.  The raised version has always been the more popular model for retail applications. Since these registers were discontinued in 2019 they have been hard to come by. So if you are currently looking for one don't wait too long because they go quickly every time we get a trade in.

The SAM4s SAP-630R replaced the 520R

If you are looking to upgrade we can transfer your database from the SPS-500 series into the new SAP-630 series. The SAP-630R is a far more advanced system. The biggest changes come in reporting and programming. This is the first SAM4s series that operates on Android and can email reports. Not only can reports be emailed but it also has an optional mobile application.  Support is also made much easier because we can remotely log into this register.

Additional information or to schedule a demonstration contact us

You can contact us at 800-863-2274 with questions or if you would like to schedule an online demo of the register system. To read more about it you can find more on our site

Monday, October 21, 2019

Three Best Cash Registers for Convenience Stores

What are the best three models of cash registers for the C-Store Market?

If you did not already know, SAM4s is really the only commercial grade line of cash resisters being sold in North America. They have been making great progress bringing new models to market that really are hybrid cash register/pos systems. before we look at the three best models let's examine the features that make one register better than the other. You then can decide if you need those features or not.  

What features do you need in a cash register in a quick retail environment. 

All cash registers are not created equally, don't find out the hardware way. Us our list of features below to at least think about some of the functions you may need.

  • Bar Code Scanning, how many UPC's will you need. This is a pretty basic feature found in most models these days, however consider the number of UPC's you may need.
  • Receipt and Journal Printer. This is an important feature and not one to be overlooked. Most modern registers no longer have a printed Journal tape (Audit) although they most all have an electronic journal. 
  • Mix and Match pricing also known as Promo pricing. Example is Buy one at $0.99 or three of $2.79 as an example. A good register will do this by the item regardless of where an item is sold in a transaction.
  • Bottle Deposit aka CRV. 
  • Emailed reports
  • Add Items on the fly also known as PLU not found or dynamic UPC. 
  • Do you need Scan Data Interface for the tobacco rebates? 
  • Mobile Device for in-store price changes and adding items.

The best choice of cash register for the retail application is the SAM4s SAP-630R

Let's take a look at the features from above this machine checks off. 

  • Accommodates well over 60K UPC items
  • Electronic journal with a paid order recall feature to allow you to scroll through previous transactions on the display
  • Handles Mix and match very well. The mix and match tables have a mane so much easier to link to your UPC number.
  • Check on the bottle deposit. Works very well and easy. 
  • This register can email you you end of day reports. Their is a mobile app as well for reports on your phone.
  • You can add UPC's on the fly if they are not already in your database.
  • Interfacing to scan data soon.
  • Mobile device available today.
  • For more detail on the SAM4s SAP-630R

What features does the SAM4s SPS-345 have you will find useful?

  • Handles up to 20K UPC items
  • This register features a printed audit tape.
  • 99 Mix and Match tables. Can not be named like the register above..
  • Yes on bottle deposit.  
  • No emailed reports.
  • UPC's can be added on the fly.
  • No Scan data now or in the future.
  • No Mobile Device now or in the works. 
  • Additional details can be found here SPS-345 

The SAM4s ER-945 can handle a retail environment too. Compared below to the two other registers

  • Like the 345 it has a capacity of 20K
  • Printed hard copy journal tape.
  • Yes up to 100 mix and match tables. 
  • Bottle deposits can be linked to a UPC.
  • No ability to email sales reports. 
  • UPC items can be added on the fly.
  • No scan data interface with this model ever.
  • No type of mobile device ever with this model. 
  • Find our more here SAM4s ER-945
There are other registers of course from SAM4s that are suitable to retail as well. We field many calls and these are some of the top feature concerns  end-users have when implementing a system. For more information we can be reached at 800-863-2274

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

SAM4s SPS series is being replaced with the SAP series

SAM4s SPS-520R Cash Register

The SAM4s SPS-500 series is being replaced with the SAP series from SAM4s. The SPS series included the following models.
  • SPS-520F
  • SPS-520R
  • SPS-530F
  • SPS-530R

All of the SPS models have been discontinued however there are a few remaining on the market. They have all been replaced with the revolutionary SAP Series. The new series are Android based registers that operate the SAM4pos app. This series include the following
  • SAP-530F
  • SAP-530R
  • SAP-630F
  • SAP-630R
  • SAP-4800II
  • SAP-6600
The SAP series powered by SAM4pos allows you to do things never before possible with a traditional cash register. Please visit or SAM4pos page for more information or as always give us a call at 800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Download cash register manuals and keyboard templates

If you are looking for a SAM4s cash register manual or keyboard template the cash register guys have posted dozens of them free on their website. You can find manuals, templates and in some cases even the PC to register software. Check here for your model, free cash register manual downloads.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Which bar code scanners work with my SAM4s cash register?

The folks over at the Cash Register Guys have made this video to help you select a bar code scanner for the SAM4s cash register.  Don't just buy one from Amazon or Ebay as they often are not the right model for you machine or will require programming. Go directly to the people that know everything about SAM4s cash registers.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

SAM4s cash registers and Kitchen Video Systems

E-Pad kitchen video for SAM4s
Kitchen Video System for SAM4s
SAM4s end-users often contact us wanting to know if their SAM4s cash register works with a Kitchen Video system (KVS). The answer of course is yes most of them do. If you really want to amp up the production level of your operation think about adding a KVS to your SAM4s POS system. Adding a KVS adds unbeatable workflow to your kitchen. There is a reason the big franchises have been using KVS for a long time. The information a KVS system provides you with will really tell you in real time how good your kitchen is.

The E-Pad KVS system is flexible allowing you to customize your system. For an example many operators will put a screen and bump box at the grill and another at the drive through window and often another at the drink or ice cream station.

For more information about adding a kitchen video system to your SAM4s system call us at 800-863-2274 or visit our E-Pad Kitchen Video informational page.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Clearing out the PLU not found Buffer on the SAM4s SPS-520RT register

This is one of the most common calls we receive. My register errors that memory is full. Unless your registers memory allocation was not set up properly this is probably not true. What is happening in most cases is you are adding UPC items using the PLU not found feature which is a great way to add them.

The error is misleading in this case. the memory that is full is the buffer holding the not found PLU's you just added. The maximum amount is 100 regardless of the amount of memory your register has on board.

Watch the video and we explain how to reset the buffer and get you back on track. Of course if you are not using the PLU not found feature to assist the programming of new items it can really indicate the memory has been filled. Even if that is the case don't panic, we can solve most of those cases too. Important thing to do in that case is nothing until you have spoken to an expert. We don't want you accidentally purging all the memory. For support for a fee call us at 800-863-2274, please don't call looking for free support as that is provided in the videos and other blog post. Support is chargeable unless you are under warranty or have a support plan. 

You can find many more self help videos and other resources for your SAM4s cash register here.