Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Credit Card Interface

We get a lot of questions regarding interfacing your credit card system with your cash register. The simple answer is yes you can do this. The complicated part is only with a few credit card interfaces or terminals. None of the traditional credit card terminals you see in use everywhere will work! There are only two interfacing terminals in the country that I'm aware of and they are the Datacap Twin Tran and the PAX SP-30 Payment Terminal.

The Datacap interfaces to most commercial grade Sharp and SAM4s cash registers while the PAX SP-30 only works with a few Casio models currently.

The Datacap has a networked version for larger cash registers while the PAX SP-30 can't be networked without additional equipment and possible monthly fee involved with that feature.

Either way you go integrating your cash register and your credit card payments is a must for increasing profits and reducing fraud.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cash Register and Credit Card Terminal Interface

Many people ask us about interfacing their cash register with a credit card terminal which is a great idea. You will make more profit by reducing errors and fraud while speeding up transactions. The leader in this technology is the Cash Register Guys using SAM4s registers and Datacap Twin Tran terminals.
You can reduce errors and fraud when you interface credit card payments with your cash register. Also add your own private label gift card to the mix!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Cash Register Features

In 2011 we saw several cash registers come onto the market and in 2012 we should see a few more. We are very happy to see a few developments with the new releases from SAM4s. First and foremost every new product they released is now coming with an SD card port for backing up programs, upgrading ROM, and taking reports. Do not forget to invest a couple bucks and buy yourself an SD card to back up your register program! Second thing we like is that SAM4s came out with two of each model, one with a receipt only and a second one with a receipt and journal! Several of their older models had only a receipt which is fine for most operators however it did force a few people to buy more register than needed to get that receipt. You will see the 900 series was release with both choices of a receipt or receipt and journal. Lastly almost every SAM4s now comes with Free Utility Software that allows you to program the register from a PC if you want to. Check out the new 900 series already released and the soon to be release SAM4s 300 series.

Monday, March 05, 2012

SAM4s ER-920 review

The SAM4s ER-920 is a new model in the 900 series. At first glance we really like it for a few reasons. First it features a nice large flat keyboard designed for restaurants. Second it includes an SD card port standard. SAM4s Cash Registers are one of the first to start including an SD card port in commercial grade cash registers. This feature alone has the abilty to save end-users hundreds of dollars should reprogramming ever be required not to mention the firmware of the register can be upgraded with this feature. Free software is also available with this register however we still prefer to program directly on the register in most cases but the option is there for you. This register has a few more of our favorite high end features such as integrated credit card and gift card option. Couple minor things in the negitive column which are not an issue for most of us. First this machine can have a maximum amount of 2000 PLU's and does not include IRC again features that will not affect most users and of course SAM4s makes several models that would handle those needs.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Are you buying a cash register in 2012?

If you are looking for a new cash register in 2012 make sure and check out SAM4s Cash Registers as well as Sharp Cash Registers. Both make great commercial grade machines with many features. SAM4s has a few models that Sharp does not offer although Sharp still has the best selling work horse the ER-A320