Monday, September 30, 2013

Programming tax on the Sharp ER-A410 and ER-A420 cash register

Sharp ER-A410 cash register

Sharp ER-A420 cash register

Following is the example to program the tax on a Sharp ER-A410 or ER-A420. The example is for the basic straight tax rate not a tax table. The key must be in the program mode (P or PGM). The reason it says 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 is because these registers can have 4 tax rates at the same time. If programming tax rate one you would enter 1 if tax rate 2 then enter 2 etc etc.

2711 Decimal @ 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 @ *rate cash

*six digits: 0.0001 to 99.9999%

Make sure you turn key back to R. Also please understand this does not make your departments of PLU's taxable. It sets the tax rate you still will have to make your items taxable or not by rate 1 or 2 or 3 or 4.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

SAM4s ER-5200M cash register keyboard template

When you buy a cash register from a dealer you should make sure you get a template for making your own custom keyboards. The Cash Register Guys have a page with several free keyboard templates downloads.

We always suggest printing a blank template out before you spend two hours laying one out only to find you downloaded the wrong one.

Also keep in mind many of these templates will work on numerous models. Here is a link to the SAM4s ER-5200M Keyboard Template which by the way will work on a ER-4900, ER-5100, ER-6500, SER-7000 and many more. Download and print it out first to make sure!

If you need help picking out a new register call us at 1-800-863-2274

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Programming tax on the SAM4s ER-5200M

SAM4s ER-5200M Cash Register

SAM4s ER-5200M


The ER-5200M/5240Mhas the capability to support four separate taxes. Taxes can be calculated as either a straight percentage rate of between .001% and 99.999%, or a 60 break point tax table. Each tax may be either an add-on tax (added to the cost of a taxable item), or a value added tax (VAT) that is included in the price of the item. I'm only going to address the straight percentage rate.

Straight Percentage Tax Rate Programming
When tax requirements may be met using a straight percentage rate, use the following method to
program a tax as a straight percentage.

1. Turn the control lock to the P position.
2. If the tax is a percentage rate, with a decimal. (0.000-99.999). It is not necessary to enter preceding zeros. For example, for 6%, enter 06.000 or 6.000.
3. For the type of tax: If the tax is a percentage added to the sale (normal add on tax), enter:  0

4. Enter 0 here for all taxes, unless if you are programming tax 4 as a Canadian GST.

5. Press the Tax Shift key for the tax you are programming.

6. Press the CASH key to end programming.

Again this was for a basic add on sales tax. There are other options.

If you need help programming your cash register we can help. If you did not buy from us we do charge for support over the phone.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The SAM4s SPS-2000 vs. Software based POS system

SAM4s SPS-2000

SAM4s SPS-2000

We continue to have great success installing the SAM4s SPS-2000 system all over North America. The SPS-2000 is just a very robust system with features that lend it to being supported via the phone. Because the SPS-2000 has an SD card port and a USB port we can program and send you updated databases from our office. The same ports allow you to back up the system as well have upgrade the version if needed.

The SPS-2000 works in restaurants or retail. Integrated credit card and gift card work great with the Datacap TwinTran which will complete this into a standalone complete system.

Before you spend a bunch on a software based POS system check out the 2000 and we would be happy to help answer questions or provide a proposal. 1-800-863-2274

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

SAM4s and Sharp cash register programming

The cash register guys can help with most of your programming needs for your Sharp or SAM4s cash registers. We can help you change your sales tax, receipt logo, departments and more. We can even help with more advanced functions like credit card interface using the Datacap TwinTran, kitchen printers, integrated scales and computer interface.

So yes we can do all this but please don't call and expect to have someone get on the phone with you to solve your problems at no cost. We have to charge for our services in order to have technicians on staff to do all this. If you bought your cash register here I'll always provide limited support for free and often that will take care of the issue. If you did not buy your cash register here you are still welcome to call just have your credit card ready. To arrange support call 1-800-863-2274

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sharp cash registers out of stock? Try a SAM4s model

Sharp cash registers are in very short supply. We have been unable to get models ER-A410, and the ER-A520 for quite some time. We are now being told they may show up in late October 2013 if you need a cash register in the meanwhile try looking at a SAM4s cash register as they seem to have plenty of stock.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Cash registers with credit card readers

We continue to experience great success installing SAM4s cash registers with credit card readers built in. When the SAM4s cash register is combined with the Datacap Twin Tran or other Datacap product turns your system into a complete solution saving you time and money.

Most of the SAM4s registers will interface to credit card payments as well as gift cards. The question we also get is will the SAM4s process with Brand X processor like First Data, Chase, or other big brand names. The simple answer is yes in every case I have seen in the last 5 years we can interface with all the major networks.

Need help selecting the correct register and Datacap? Call us at 1-800-863-2274

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Cash register support

When you are looking for a cash register you may want to skip the big box stores and head to a dealer that offer commercial grade equipment. Every day we receive calls from people that have bought registers from a big box store and have no idea how to use it, program it or fix it. Every day we have to tell these callers that we can't support registers that we don't sell and in the case of the Sharp XE models or the Casio PCR models we don't offer support period.

So make sure if service and support is important that you buy your cash register from a source where you can get help. Also remember that help is not always free especially if you did not buy the register from the company you are calling.

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