Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do you need help programming your SAM4s SPS-530 cash register?

SAM4s SPS-530FT cash register
SAM4s SPS-530FT cash register

While the SAM4s SPS-530 is one of the most sophisticated cash registers on the market it can be programmed by the end-user. We have had many customers buy this machine in the box and program it themselves or with a little help. We also have had many customers have us do all the programming so it really comes down to your comfort level and time on your hands. We can help you with programming the SAM4s SPS-530 cash register at any level that works for you.

We install the SAM4s SPS-500 series registers all over North America and support via phone, email and SD card. Yes that's right because this register features a SD card port we can program your cash register from our office, mail you the SD card and help you upload the program.

We provide our customers with the SPS-530F keyboard template and manuals. When you have your own keyboard template you can change the keyboard and reprint whenever you would like.

If your bought your cash register elsewhere we can still help you. We often help people that bought the register on-line but can't get support from wherever they bought it. We have numerous technicians that program and support these machines and can help you with any problem. Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 to set up a support call.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SAM4s SPS-530 cash register

SAM4s SPS-530 FT cash register
SAM4s SPS-530F cash register

Yesterday we blogged about the SPS-520 but today we will look at the new model of the 500 series. The other model is the SAM4s SPS-530 cash register is sold in two different keyboard versions. One is the SPS-530R or AKA as the SPS-530RT is a version made for retail applications like gift stores, C-Store, grocery stores, feed stores etc. This version included raised keys that are easier to key in open prices or a SKU or UPC number as opposed to the flat keyboard 530F as pictured above.

The SPS-530F as mentioned above includes a flat micro-motion keyboard designed for restaurants. The large flat keyboard allows for all (or many) of your menu items to be placed on the keyboard for one-touch selling. The SPS-520F was made in mind for restaurants, bars, clubs, cafeterias and more types of food service.

Both the R and F version both feature a large 3 1/8th" receipt printer to issue a receipt to your customer. The receipt can also be made to print on demand only if desired. If a journal is required then you would use an electronic journal also known as an "EJ" which can be printed.

Either machine has the choice of many options like credit card interface with the Datacap, kitchen printers, scales, DVR, kitchen video, coin changers and more.

Need help deciding which register is for you? Call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you buy the right one.


SAM4s SPS-530 RT cash register
SAM4s SPS-530R cash register

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Monday, October 28, 2013

SAM4s SPS-520 cash register

SAM4s SPS-520F cash register
SAM4s SPS-520F cash register
The SAM4s SPS-520 cash register is sold in two different versions. One is the SPS-520R or AKA as the SPS-520RT is a version made for retail applications like gift stores, C-Store, grocery stores, feed stores etc. This version included raised keys that are easier to key in open prices or a SKU or UPC number as opposed to the flat keyboard 520F as pictured above.

The SPS-520F as mentioned above includes a flat micro-motion keyboard designed for food service. The large flat keyboard allows for all (or many) of your menu items to be placed on the keyboard for one-touch selling. The SPS-520F was made in mind for restaurants, bars, clubs, cafeterias and more types of food service.
Both the R and F version both feature a receipt and journal printer which allows you to keep an audit or journal tape, and issue a receipt to your customer. The receipt can also be made to print on demand only if desired.

Either machine has the choice of many options like credit card interface with the Datacap, kitchen printers, scales, DVR, kitchen video, coin changers and more.

Need help deciding which register is for you? Call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you buy the right one.

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

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Don't forget to cover your cash register's keyboard

cash register keyboard cover

Cash register keyboard cover

Flat keyboard cash registers need to have the overlay (keyboard cover) replaced from time to time. There is no definitive time frame as it all depends on use and environment. If your place is busy and you cook items near the register or allow smoking in your establishment chance are you will need to replace your keyboard cover more often. Having said that I do think once a year is about average for most machines.

Keyboard covers are made for flat restaurant style registers as well as registers designed for retail with raised keys. Of course in food service your machine is facing more dangers but don't forget in the retail world dangers lurk too!

Most keyboard covers no longer cover the key or the credit card reader. There are a few older models that the key area is covered however the key hole is still vulnerable.

Over the years we have seen $20.00 keyboard covers save a machine from spills of everything possible! You can never be too safe and the cost of doing business without a register is far greater then the cost of a cover.

Here are a few places that offer keyboard covers


Need help finding one not listed then call us at 1-800-863-2274


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

wireless kitchen printer adapter
Bluetooth Kitchen Printer Adapter
You can install a kitchen printer on a SAM4s or Sharp cash register without running cables! Use the LM048 Bluetooth Adapter to your cash register and a standard serial kitchen printer.
 
Eliminate cables and the labor cost to install them. Use the LM048 Adapter anywhere you would ordinarily run a serial (RS-232C) cable. In many applications equipment is located in environments that would normally require a cable run under a floor, or above a ceiling. The expense of an electrician or qualified cable installer may be significantly more than the cost of this simple, reliable wireless device.
 
  • Run Remote Printers and Other RS-232C Devices Without Wiring
  • Compact, Affordable, and Easy-to-Install
  • Uses Reliable Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Range of up to 328 Feet (100m) Without Obstructions
  • The Only Wireless Adaptor That Supports “Out of Paper / Cover Open” Printer Status to the ECR
  • The Smallest RS-232C Bluetooth Adaptor Available
  • Pre-Configured for Easy Setup

  • You can call 1-800-863-2274 to order.

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    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    The SAM4s SPS-2000 is a robust cash register system

    SAM4s SPS-2000 cash register system
    SAM4s SPS-2000

    The SAM4s SPS-2000 is a great cash register. Yes it is a cash register not a computer, it does not run software it includes firmware. All of those points make it very stable and trouble free system. This system will do most of what all the high end POS systems do with the exception of some of the reports.

    The SPS-2000 features integrated credit card and gift card with the Datacap Twin Tran. Kitchen printing no problem including forced modifiers. Bar code scanning is a snap too should you need that feature.

    This machine is great for restaurants of all kinds, fast food, cafeteria, bars, clubs, yogurt shops and much more.

    Need help deciding if this register is for you then give us a call 1-800-863-2274



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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Can you use an iPad for a cash register?

    iPad POS system
    NCR Silver running on an iPad

    Do you want to use your iPad or iPhone for your POS wherever you are at? If so the NCR Silver system is for you. A complete POS system with built in e-mail marketing to your clients Silver also runs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod.

    Cloud based so you can log into the back office reporting and perform office functions anywhere you have access to the internet.

    Silver is a subscription based product. All the POS and marketing functionality only $79.00 per month with no long term contracts. Silver interfaces directly with credit card payments and gift card.

    Of course there are cases where you just need a cash register and if that is the case you can't go wrong with a SAM4s register

    Contact us at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you get set up and running.

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Is there POS software for the iPad? Yes there is and it's called Silver by NCR

    NCR Silver POS software for the iPad
     
    While many sale the hand held device will replace cash registers I don't believe it however they have a place in the industry. NCR Silver is a cloud based POS system that operates on the iPad, iPhone or iPod and is a subscription based program. The NCR Silver bundle is $499.00 which includes a cash drawer, iPad stand, receipt printer and magnetic card reader. The software is $79.00 per month for the first terminal and includes 24/7 support

    We can tell you all about it just call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we can tell you all about the iPad POS software

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    Friday, October 11, 2013

    SAM4s ER-940 cash register for free

    SAM4s ER-940 cash register

    SAM4s ER-940 cash register

    Yes that's right, FREE! When you sign up with Mercury Payment Systems for your merchant processing they will give you a SAM4s ER-940 cash register for free. Strings attached you might ask? Sure there are a few strings but very easy strings! You first sign up for merchant processing with Mercury Payment Systems, you lease the credit card interface for $12.50 per month which turns your cash register into a credit card machine, and you pay for the shipping! Close to free as you can get.

    If you need help deciding on a cash register and/or credit card interface please feel free to call us at 1-800-863-2274 we sell cash registers in all 50 states and Canada.

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    Tuesday, October 08, 2013

    SAM4s SPS-500 series cash registers

    SAM4s made some great choices in coming out with their powerhouse SPS-500 series. They gave dealers and the end-users choices within the same family of machines. Earlier models were more take it or leave it and many people left it or chose a machine they did not like completely. They have corrected that in the latest offerings.

    They now make their most popular machines with a flat keyboard or a raised keyboard.  OK so they did that before however they took it a step further. Now the models not only have a choice of keyboards but also one the receipt and journal printers. They have receipt only models and receipt and journal models. Here is the break down.

    SAM4s SPS-520FT is a flat keyboard with receipt and journal printers. Great machine for restaurants

    
    SAM4s SPS-520FT cash register
    SAM4s SPS-520FT cash register
     SAM4s SPS-520RT cash register has a raised keyboard for retail stores

    SAM4s SPS-520RT cash register

     SAM4s SPS-530FT cash register has a flat keyboard for food service and only a receipt printer

    SAM4s SPS-530FT cash register
    SAM4s SPS-530FT cash register

    SAM4s SPS-530RT cash register designed for retail with raised keys

    SAM4s SPS-530RT Cash Register
    SAM4s SPS-530RT cash register



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    Sharp ER-410 cash registers almost in supply

    Sharp ER-A410 cash register

    Sharp ER-A410 cash register

    Sharp cash registers have been in short supply in the last few months but that should be taken care of soon. They have started coming into the country after a long summer of short supply. One model in particular that will soon be back to full stock is the Sharp ER-A410 cash register. This popular model will soon be in stock everywhere.

    Need help selecting a model just let us know by calling 1-800-863-2274

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    Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    Free cash register help

    There is a website that offers some free support tips and many free SAM4s cash register manuals you can download. Check it out when you are looking for free cash register help. If you need support and don't want to figure it out on your own we offer support for a fee and you can call 1-800-863-2274 to check rates and availability. If you bought your register from us we will try and give you support for free (just depends what you are looking for)

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    Tuesday, October 01, 2013

    SAM4s SPS-300 series cash registers

    The SAM4s ER-300 series has replaced the long lived and popular ER-650 and ER-650R. SAM4s has made some great improvements with the 300 series.

    First they have included an SD card port which allows you to back up your program without a computer and upgrade the ROM version of the register. Second they have a version of the 300 series with receipt only or receipt and journal. Also now included is free software and lastly they have changed the color to the new popular black that you see so much of POS in now.

    Here is the model breakdown

    • SAM4s SPS-320 with flat keyboard and receipt only and EJ if needed
    • SAM4s SPS-340 with flat keyboard and receipt and journal printers.
    • SAM4s SPS-345 has a raised keyboard with both receipt and journal.
    Any of the three of these models can use the Datacap Twin Tran for credit card interface if desired. Also optional software available that allows reporting by PC instead of at register. If you need help picking out the right cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274
    
    SAM4s SPS-320 cash register

    SAM4s SPS-320 cash register



    
    SAM4s SPS-340 cash register

    SAM4s SPS-340 cash register


    SAM4s SPS-345 cash register

    SAM4s SPS-345 cash register

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