Friday, October 17, 2014

The SAM4s SPS-2000 is a poweful restaurant POS system

SAM4s SPS-2000 POS terminal
At first glance the SAM4s SPS-2000 looks like a computer POS system. Well it is a POS system, however it is not a computer. The SPS-2000 is a touch screen cash register. This system is very powerful and works in all types of restaurants. My company has installed the SPS-2000 in all types of restaurants like table service, fast food, pizza, cafeteria, bars and more.

One of the things owners of the SPS-2000 enjoy is the durability of it. There is no hard drive, no OS, no Viruses, no surfing on the web or game playing on it. The total cost of ownership I think is far less then comparable computer POS system.

You can also expand the features of the SPS-2000 by adding credit card interface with a Datacap Twin Tran, Gift card interface, kitchen printers, kitchen video, Text Inserters and more.

For more information call us at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Does your POS system accept Apple Pay? Ours does

We offer a restaurant POS System that will accept Apple Pay as soon as Apple releases their application. The process works as cool as you would expect it to. The restaurant will provide you with a guest check that has an Apple Pay QR code printed on it. Scan the code with your iPhone, fill in the tip and use your thumb print and you are done. Apple pay notifies the POS system instantly and you are on your way out the door.

We are located in Kent, WA just outside Seattle. We serve the entire Puget Sound area. You could be the first in Seattle to offer Apple Pay directly at the table! Call us at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Restaurant POS systems in Seattle

The Harbortouch Free POS system has come to Seattle. We have become an agent for Harbortouch and are proud to offer their FREE POS system. They give you the Hardware for Free and you pay a small  monthly fee per terminal for software, programming and 24/7 support. The fee is about $100.00 a month per terminal and includes a lifetime warranty on the system hardware.

The Free hardware requires a Merchant Services account with Harbortouch who have very competitive rates and even guarantee to match an existing rate you are receiving.

The Harbortouch system has many different options as well like on-line ordering, tableside ordering with iPads, and a back office application

Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 to get more information, we have been serving the Seattle Tacoma area including Bellevue and Redmond for years.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Free restaurtant POS system from Harbortouch

Harbortouch Free POS system

While there may not be such a thing as a free lunch there is a Free POS system. Harbortouch pioneered this segment many years ago and we have been patiently watching to see how the model would work. After a couple years and over 10K systems I would have to say it has been a success.

There are a couple huge advantages with the Harbortouch free POS system. Your start up cost is tiny compared to traditional  POS purchases. With Harbortouch you have a lifetime warranty, and a big advantage is your support is free, programming is free and training is free.

Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 to discuss how the free POS might work for you.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Buy a cash register from a dealer not a big box store

Everyday we hear from people seeking help after they bought a consumer grade cash register from a big box store that know nothing about cash registers just happens to be one on the thousand items they sell. These people are seeking help programming a tax rate or setting up the store message on the receipt or in many cases trying to buy parts for one of them.

For the best results buy a cash register from a factory authorized dealer with a support staff. If you are not sure, please call them, see if they know what they are talking about first. Our company is up to the challenge, call us at 1-800-863-2274 we know about the registers well sell, what they are capable of and what they can't do!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rental cash registers

The cash register guys will rent you a registers short term or long term for special events, sales, annual events etc. They have several models available to suit most types of sales. They can even provide options like credit card interface, bar code scanners, kitchen printers and more. Custom programming is available. Just call 1-800-863-2274 for more information about rental cash registers

Monday, September 15, 2014

SAM4s SPS-520 andSPS-530 programming

SAM4s SPS-520F

We can help you program and use your SAM4s SPS-520 or SPS-530 to it's fullest potential. We sell and support the SPS-500 series all over North America.

We specialize in credit card payment interface using the Datacap Twin Tran and can help you integrate one or re-load one. We have several experts on this cash register on staff so if you need help give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we can tell you if we can help and what the cost would be.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Great cash registers for C-Stores

The SAM4s line of cash registers are great for C-Stores with their ability to scan bar codes, capacity for UPCs and optional features like credit card interface and more.

SAM4s has quite a few register models suited for convenience stores that range in price from $300.00 to $1149.00 and none of the require a PC. The total cost of ownership for a cash register based system is so much less than a PC based system.

If you need help selecting a SAM4s cash register for your store please call us at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Need help programming a SAM4s cash register?

SAM4s cash registers program much like a lot of cash registers on the market. Not hard by any means but they are still cash registers and most people don't program registers every day like we do so it can seem confusing.

We program cash registers over the phone for people all over the country. So if you are programming your SAM4s cash register and need some help, we can help. Not free of course, but reasonable rates and we will have your register done in a fraction of the time you would spend figuring it out. Call us at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The SAM4s ER-5215M is a great entry level cash register

The SAM4s ER-5215M is a great entry level cash register that would work well for lots of different types of stores. I have installed these machines in restaurants, bars, gas stations, gift shops and much more. This register even has optional integrated credit card interface which really makes it a complete system. Very durable and simple to use make it a good cash register for convenience stores.

If you are not sure or if you need a bigger cash register with more functions give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The SAM4s ER-5115-II is the only machine with a impact printer left on the market for those that need to validate

The SAM4s ER-5115-II cash register is the only cash register on the market that still validates. This register uses a bond printer instead of the thermal printers found in most cash registers today. This register can validate checks, work orders, invoices and more. Remember validate is not the same as printing an endorsement.

To find out if this would be a good cash register work for you call us at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cash Registers are still a better fit than Tablet POS systems for most small stores

Tablet POS systems are all the rage right now and some of the hype is real, however really take the time to look at the numbers. When you calculate the total cost of ownership I think you might find a good cash register system a much better bargain.

A top of the line cash register that is programmed and set up could cost you about $1500.00 plus or minus. Keep in mind that is a turnkey system, take it out of the box and start using it. Some systems could be several hundreds less. Now lets apply a decent lifespan to that system. In my experience I see systems lasting five to seven years all the time. Maybe some repairs or support along the way, maybe not. But just for kicks lets budget $500.00 for repairs and support along the way.

So for a cash register system a five year cost broken down by year including $500.00 for support is $400.00 per year or $33.33 per month. Carry that out to seven years and the cost drops down to $286.00 per year or only $23.81 per month.

Now lets look at a Tablet POS system. The average system is $49.00 per month for the software, plus the cost of the hardware $1149.00 ( I looked at many bundles plus the tablet) and lets factor the same $500.00 for repairs, replacements along the way just as with the cash register system. So for 5 years your total cost is $4589.00 which is $917.80 per year or $76.48 per month and please keep in mind you never own the software. Bump that up to seven years and it changes to $5765.00 total or $823.57 per year which is $68.63

As you can see a cash register is less expensive to operate and it is something you own and you don't need to continue making payments. With the Tablet systems based on subscription you never stop paying, your data is stored in the cloud and your business is dependent on a rock solid internet connection.

Give us a call to see how a cash register can work better for you 1-800-863-2274

Monday, August 25, 2014

Great cash registers for coffee stands

SAM4s cash registers are the best cash registers for coffee shops and espresso stands for many different reasons. They have many models to select from, they have many options like credit card and gift card interfaces.

One of the most compelling reasons to buy a cash register over a POS system is the total cost of ownership. Why buy a tablet POS system that you have to pay a monthly fee for or be locked into an expensive merchant services account when you can buy a high end durable cash register that will last for years. I think a good life span for a cash register is 5 to 7 years and often much longer. That give you a great return on investment.

If you need help selecting a cash register for your coffee stand please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, August 22, 2014

44mm thermal receipt paper and other cash register supplies

The cash register guys carry the harder to find cash register receipt paper and ink ribbons and rollers. One paper size in particular that seems to be harder for people to find is the 44mm thermal paper. Many Sharp cash registers use 44mm paper including many XE models.

We always stock 44mm thermal as well as 44mm bond paper rolls as well. Not sure what you register uses then call us at 1-800-863-2274 and I'm sure we carry your cash register supplies.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The best replacment for the Sharp ER-A520 is the SAM4s ER-945

The Sharp ER-A520 cash register is no longer available. As you may know Sharp is getting out of the commercial cash register business in the USA. If you are looking for a cash register like the ER-A520 I recommend the SAM4s ER-945 register pictured above with the optional expanded keyboard.

The ER-945 has a receipt and journal printer, 21 buttons, 5 bill 5 coin cash drawer with media slots, optional credit card interface, optional gift card interface, optional bar code scanner and much more.

To help figure out if this is a good machine for you call us at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ink rollers and receipt paper for cash registers

 Not only do we know a lot about cash registers here we know a lot about the supplies they need. We sell many different types of receipt paper and inking devices including the popular ink roller IR-90/91 and the ERC-18 cartridge ribbon.

We have noticed some people have a hard time finding receipt paper in some pretty common sizes. We offer 44mm bond (requires ribbon) as well as 44mm thermal receipt paper (no ribbon required). We also carry all the other normal sizes like 2.25" thermal and even 2 and 3 ply rolls.

Don't forget to protect your cash register with a keyboard cover. We carry all the covers for SAM4s cash registers and most if not all of the commercial grade Sharp cash registers.

If you are looking for cash register supplies give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will try and help you out.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SAM4s cash registers have the features and prices you are looking for

With the Sharp line of cash registers in decline the SAM4s company continues to dominate the cash register industry. In my opinion this is a great things because SAM4s has been coming out with great features at reasonable prices for some time now.

They have a register for every type of business. Rather you have a food service business or a retail establishment there is a SAM4s cash register for you.

The SAM4s SPS-530F is one of the best restaurant cash register on the market with a 7" color touch screen partnered with a traditional flat keyboard. This register can handle all types of restaurants from table service to counter service, casual dining. sports bars and more.

While the SAM4s 530R is one of the most popular cash registers for retail because it can handle 60K UPC's and features optional barcode scanning, PC interface and much more.

Both of these two machines can also use the Datacap TwinTran which interfaces cash registers and credit card transactions.

If you need help selecting which cash register is for you call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

If your cash register is stuck in an error don't do the following

So the first thing people do when their cash register is stuck min an error or unknown state is unplug it. Please don't unplug your cash register unless a technician who knows that register has instructed you to. You can make the problem worse when you unplug the machine.

Cash registers all have a rechargeable battery in them. The battery is only used when you lose power. If you have an older register your battery may be dead and you don't even know it. If you unplug your register with a dead battery you will have just made the problem so much worse.

If your register is stuck no amount of unplugging it will help. If the battery is good you can leave it unplugged for hours or days and when you plug it back in you will be right where you where when you unplugged it!

If you need help trouble shooting a SAM4s or commercial grade Sharp cash register we do help for a fee, if you bought the register from us we can help for no cost. Call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, August 08, 2014

Help programming the SAM4s SPS-500 series cash registers

The SAM4s SPS-530F is one of the most advanced cash registers ever made. It features a touch screen and a traditional restaurant style keyboard. This cash register works very well in many types of restaurants such as table service, counter service, bars, cafeterias and more.

The programming of the SAM4s SPS-530F can be done by the end user in many cases. The seven inch touch screen makes programming easier than ever as much of it is menu driven. Should you reach parts of the programming you need help with our company has quite a few experts on this register to help you out. We charge for our technical support, however you will save time as the experts will know what to do and quickly in most cases.

The SAM4s SPS-530F interfaces with credit card very well using the Datacap Twin Tran or another Datacap product. We can help program the merchant services into your cash register and more.

Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 if you need help programming your register or buying one.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Best cash register for a convienance store

The best cash register for a convienance store in my experience is one of the SAM4s SPS-500 series models. The 520R and the 530R are both designed for high volume retail locations like a C-Store, smoke shop, liquor store and more.

With the optional memory the SAM4s SPS-520R is capable of 60,000 UPC items, which is more then enough for most stores. To round out the system you can add a Datacap device to interface your cash register directly with credit card payments.

Both of these cash registers have lots of options available like
  • Cash Register computer interface
  • Scale interface
  • DVR interface
  • Bar code scanner
  • Graphic rear display
  • Gift card interface
  • and more
To find out how this register system could work for your business then give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you find the right register

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The SAM4s Tabby is here to change things up!

The SAM4s Tabby is now available on the Cash Registers Guys website. This system is a game changer in the Tablet POS market. Unlike the other Tablet systems on the market the SAM4s Tabby is not cloud based and you can use and credit card provider you want. Other Tablet POS systems force you to make monthly payments forever and corner you into a specific credit card company. Not the SAM4s Tabby which offers freedom and flexibility.

Set yourself free and take control of you business at the same time. The SAM4s Tabby is breaking all the rules!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Best liquor store cash register

Cash Register
SAM4s SPS-520R
The SAM4s SPS-520R and the SPS-530R are two of the best liquor store cash registers on the market. They are affordable and powerful. The MSRP is Starts at $1049.00 and the options like the card reader and memory expansion are very affordable.
With optional memory these cash registers can accommodate 60K UPC's more than enough for a liquor store and a smoke shop combined. An office computer is not required with these registers however can be added if so desired.
To round out the perfect system you can add integrated credit card interface with the Datacap twin Tran or IPtran device. Adding interfaced payments keeps your transactions secure and fast.
If you have more questions about the SAM4s SPS-500 series cash registers please contact us at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Programming support for SAM4s cash registers

We service and support all models of SAM4s cash registers. The most common service requested is helping program SAM4s cash registers. We can program your cash register with you via the phone or if you have a newer model we can make program changes and send to you on a SD card or email.

Our company support cash registers all over North America. So to find out if we can help you please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rrprogramming the Datacap Twin Tran cash register credit card interface

Datacap Twin Tran
Datacap Twin Tran
The Datacap Twin Tran is a mystery to most credit card companies and users for that matter. They are the middle ware between a cash register and merchant services. The Datacap is used by SAM4s cash registers, Casio Cash Registers and many of the commercial grade Sharp cash registers.

If you bought a store with an existing cash register with a Datacap device attached we can help you reprogram it for your merchant services.

The first step is to call us with the serial number so we can determine the age and version to rule out if an upgrade is needed or not.

There are several Datacap devices available depending on you needs.

  • The Datacap Dial Tran
  • The Datacap IP Tran
  • The Datacap Twin Tran
Then they all have several options to chose from

  • Single lane or multi lane
  • With or without Gift Card Support
  • With or without MSR
To find out which you need call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help select the right model for your business.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Tabby is a great replacement for the SAM4s ER-650 cash register

SAM4s ER-650 cash register
SAM4s ER-650 cash register
The SAM4s ER-650 cash register was such a huge hit with small business people across North America it was sad to see it go. If you were a fan of the 650 and are in need of a cash register you may want to check out the next generation of cutting edge products from SAM4s.

With their years of success building the world's  best cash registers has now been focused on building the best Tablet POS system on the market. SAM4s is releasing the Tabby which is a ground breaking design in the Tablet POS market.

SAM4s Tabby Tablet POS system
SAM4s Tabby POS system
You may ask yourself what is so ground breaking about the Tabby? Well for one it is the first Tablet POS system that is not cloud based. Your system won't depend on the ups and downs of your internet connection like all the others are. Another aspect of this new design is nothing new at all, it is good old ownership! Yes with Tabby you buy it like a traditional register or POS system. The other systems want you to make monthly payments for ever and some are over $100.00 per month. Many Tablet POS system also trap you into using a specific credit card merchant services company and matter of fact they won't sell you their product, you can only make payments and use a merchant services company that charges you more then anyone else would.

Check out the Tabby, check out the freedom is allows you. If you would like more information please call us at 1-800-863-2274 for more information.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The SAM4s SPS-2000 is in a league of it's own

SAM4s SPS-2000
SAM4s SPS-2000
The SAM4s SPS-2000 is a touch screen cash register. Not a cash register with a touch screen, it is all screen and no keyboard.

This machine is a fantastic solution for restaurants, bars, cafeterias, snack bars and more. The SPS-2000 is an alternative to pricey computer POS systems. You will find it will do all the POS functions you need at one third the price.

Our company installs and supports the SPS-2000 all over North America. If you are looking for one or already have one and need support give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, June 09, 2014

Programming the SAM4s ER-650 cash register

SAM4s ER-650
SAM4s ER-650 cash register
The SAM4s ER-650 is one of the most popular cash registers I know of. Even though they are no longer made they are still in wide use. Our company can help you program the SAM4s ER-650 cash register, rather it is the sales tax rate or adding a menu item.

Call us at 1-800-863-2274 to schedule a support call to help you program your cash register. If you are ready for an upgrade to a newer machine or maybe a Tablet POS system we can also help you there too.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Programming SAM4s cash registers

Do you have a SAM4s cash register that you need help programming the sales tax or a department? We can help with that over the phone. We have reasonable service rates and can help you over the phone. We help with the following list of registers and even more

  • ER-180
  • ER-180T
  • ER-265
  • ER-285M
  • ER-290
  • ER-350
  • ER-350-II
  • ER-380
  • ER-390
  • SPS-320
  • SPS-340
  • SPS-345
  • SPS-520F
  • SPS-520R
  • SPS-530F
  • SPS-530R
  • ER-650
  • ER-650R
  • ER-920
  • ER-925
  • ER-940
  • ER-945
  • SPS-1000
  • SPS-2000
  • ER-4915
  • ER-4940
  • ER-5100
  • ER-5200
  • ER-5200M
  • ER-5240M
  • ER-6500
  • ER-6540
  • SER-7000
  • SER-7040
We can also help with integrated credit card with the Datacap Twin Tran, kitchen printer interfaces, kitchen video, PC interface and much more

So if you need help with your cash register give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

iPad POS system from the same company that makes the best cash registers on the market

SAM4s Tabby iPad POS system

SAM4s makes the best cash registers on the market in North America and now they are bringing you the Tabby a POS system for the iPad that is unlike the dozens of systems on the market today. What makes it different you might ask? Well the first big difference is the Tabby is NOT CLOUD based, you are not subject to the whims of your internet connection. Second big difference is the fact that you do not have to pay monthly fees for the Tabby, you buy it out right instead of paying for five years. And last big difference is you can use any credit card provider you would like unlike so many systems that burden you with a merchant services company charging you very high rates.

If you are not looking for a iPad POS system check out one of the high end cash registers that SAM4s makes. They have models from simple entry level up to high end hybrid registers with touch screens.

If you are not sure which will work best for you call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you figure it out.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Free Tablet POS system vs the cash register

We have now looked at a lot of tablet systems and other software based POS systems but really feel the cash register still has a great place in the small to medium mom and pop business. sure the POS system will do the job but do you need to use a hammer when a fly swatter would do the job?

Even with the so called free Tablet POS systems, do the math is anything free? A free tablet POS system locks you into a long term merchant service contract. Do you think they are really giving you the best rates? Or do you pay a monthly support fee for your FREE Tablet POS systems?

So before you sign you life away with a free POS system check out a SAM4s cash register and see if it will fit the bill.

Friday, May 23, 2014

SAM4s ER-650 replacment

SAM4s SPS-300 series cash registers
SAM4s SPS-300 series cash registers

The SAM4s ER-650 was a great cash register. It was one of the best selling cash registers SAM4s ever made. It has been replaced with the SAM4s SPS-300 series which consist of 3 models. The SPS-320, SPS-340, and SPS-345

One of the huge improvements to the 650 in the 300 series is the fact they added an SD card port, added models with receipts only, receipt and journal, flat keyboards for restaurants and a raised key version for retail stores.

Like the ER-650 the 300 series can be integrated with credit card payments with the use of a Datacap Twin Tran, also PC interface and kitchen printer interface.

If you have a ER-650 with data in it and want to transfer directly to the 300 series you can't do that. However with software for both machines you can salvage some of the data. If you need help selecting the right machine give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Programming your SAM4s cash register

SAM4s makes the best cash registers on the market in the US and Canada. Not only do we sell all the models made by SAM4s we can support and program yours if you already have one. In some of the advanced models we can even email files to you to update your register. Some of the programming choices we offer are

  • Programming tax on the SAM4s cash register
  • Keyboard Templates for SAM4s cash registers
  • Credit card interface for SAM4s registers
  • menu item programming
  • Add a bar code scanner
So if you want to see if we can help you program your SAM4s cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, May 12, 2014

Cash registers versus Tablet Point of Sale systems

We have seen a large increase in the number of Tablet POS systems on the market. That is not a bad thing, however whenever you see a boom it is surely to be followed by a bust. I think there is currently too many Tablet systems on the market for all of them to make it long term.

With Tablet POS systems there are several different business models for the end-user to choose from. The first is the monthly subscription based model where you pay $30.00 to $100.00 a month every month for a cloud based system. The next options is the free tablet POS system where you have to use a certain credit card provider in order to get the system for free. You have to ask yourself is anything really free? The third and best option is to buy the system out right. Many Tablet POS systems will not sell you a system, they will only let you make payments or force you into a credit card company. So if you use your system for five to seven years like most you could pay a heck of a lot more for that type of system.

I think cash registers might still be a better choice for most people. Easy to use, durable and cost effective. Cash registers have a lot to offer that did not exist before. You will find they now have credit card interfaces, gift card interfaces and more to offer.

To help wade through all these choices give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, May 05, 2014

Select the right cash register for your business

cash register

Often we receive phone calls from people that are having a hard time figuring out their cash register they bought elsewhere because they did not consult with a cash register company before buying one. We have seen people buy registers too small for what they are doing or too big for the volume a store is doing.

Often people just make assumptions that all cash registers can do all things. Many people think cash registers can interface directly with standalone credit card machines, or that they can be polled over the internet.

So don't buy your cash register at a big box store where you won't be able to get support when you need it, call a cash register company for help selecting the right machine at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, May 02, 2014

How does a cash register work

When you use a cash register in your business it has tools built into it to keep your money secure, many people don't know this. The cash register was invented to stop pilfering from happening by a bar owner in Ohio who suspected he was being stolen from by employees.

A couple simple and overlooked tools a cash register provides for support are as follows: The Non-Resettable Grand Totals and the Z counters. These are both very much like an odometer in a car. They simple count how much was ever sold through this cash register and how many Z reports have been taken. Why are these items important you might ask? That is an excellent question.

First you must have a strict rule that receipts must be given for a sale, the cash drawer should be closed in order to make a sale, and remove the no sale key feature from the register. All of this make it much more difficult for a cashier to fake ringing up a sale and pocketing the money. If you make it easier for a cashier to help themselves to money chances are those tempted are going to.

After you have made it more difficult to fake ringing up a sale pay attention to the Z counter on your end of day Z reports. They should only count by 1 for each Z taken. For an example lets say the z counter has been counting by two instead of one. This is an indication that the register has been Z'd out without your knowledge and you never received the report. OK so you may be thinking yah so what just more paperwork for me and my employees would never steal right, they are like family. Well a Z counter counting by two means that they are running part of their shift, Z'ing out the register and keeping all of the money. Then they operate like normal for the rest of the day.

I have seen this happen dozens of times with my own eyes while helping clients figure out where their money has been going, why their sales have been dropping etc.

If you are lucky enough to stay in the retail or restaurant business long enough it is not a matter of if but rather when you are stolen from.

If you need help selecting the right cash register to keep your business more secure then please call us at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Looking for a cash register?

If you are looking for a cash register you should look at the SAM4s line up of machines. They are the only manufacture that make a complete line from simple entry level all the way to a cash register with a touch screen as well as their new Tablet POS system.

Not sure what model you need then give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SAM4s again leading the way in POS systems

SAM4s Tabby POS System

Years ago there were four different major cash register companies in the US. There was SAM4s, TEC, Sharp and Casio. SAM4s seems to have emerged as the top dog in the fight. Rumors are that Sharp is leaving the market, I think TEC already left the industry. Casio is still around and have a few decent models but SAM4s is still active with a robust line up to choose from.

Not only does SAM4s have the most complete line of Cash registers on the market they have now entered the Tablet POS market with the Tabby product which operate on the iPad or an Android Tablet.

If you need help selecting a SAM4s model give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, April 28, 2014

Keyboard templates for the SAM4s cash registers

Having a keyboard template for your SAM4s cash register makes it easy for you to update your keyboard when you program new items or when your old overlay just wears out.

We give our customers a free template so they can create or re-print keyboard overlays whenever you would like. You can download a few different models here SAM4s keyboard templates

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SAM4s cash registers in Southern California

If you are looking for a SAM4s cash register in LA we can help. We ship and support registers in So Cal all the time. We can even handle credit card interface for you with the Datacap products. So wherever you are in California we can help you with a cash register. Call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Programming sales tax on SAM4s cash registers


We support SAM4s cash registers regardless of where you bought it. We do charge for our support and most sales tax changes fall into our minimum service fee. Before your call for support make certain you have the key to turn your cash register key to Program, have your manual handy if you have it to make notes and lastly have you credit card for payment before we help you over the phone.

To schedule your support call you can reach us at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Will the SAM4s Tabby rule the Tablet POS market?

SAM4s is the premier commercial cash register on the market today. This did not just happen overnight but rather by releasing models with common sense options and pricing. The SPS-500 series buried the completion when it was released and continues to do very well.

Now SAM4s is entering the Tablet POS market with the Tabby which is loaded with some unique features. First of all it is not cloud based which makes it more stable, it is not subscription based which saves you money, and you can use any credit card provider you want unlike so many other Tablet point of sale systems.

If you have any questions regarding the Tabby or SAM4s cash registers give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Tablet POS system that does not need the cloud

The trend in the POS industry is going with tablets like the iPad or an Android tablet. I think the jury is still out on whether this trend will be sustained or not, however it is currently a hot market in Seattle.

There are a couple problems that arise with some Tablet POS systems we have come across and even replaced with a more traditional POS system like Digital Dining or a SAM4s cash register. The problem in most every case is because the majority of Tablet systems seem to be cloud based instead of being in-house. Being cloud based has pros and cons and you need to decide what is important for you.

I personally recently went to a small cup cake bakery to buy cupcakes for my children. The bakery had a very nice looking Tablet POS system, however I don't know the brand they were using. During check out their internet connection was lost and they could not accept my credit card payment. I offered cash for payment but because the cloud was not available this cloud based tablet POS system could not even open the drawer to accept cash and make change. Yes you heard correctly the store could not even open the cash drawer as it was dependent on the internet. The shop keeper was embarrassed because he could not sell anything and they had not created a crash kit with a calculator, pencil and receipt book. I could tell this was not the first time this had happened to him.

Most tablet POS systems also require a monthly fee instead of out right purchase or even worse that you use a specific merchant services and they are charging you more then another company might.

So what is the solution? Well the Tabby POS system from SAM4s is a self contained Tablet system. You get all the great features of a Tablet system without the huge cost and being at the whim of you internet connection.

For more information call us at 1-800-863-2274 and if you are in Washington State specifically the Seattle Tacoma area we can arrange to meet with you for a full demonstration on the Tabby POS system

Friday, April 11, 2014

Great cash register for fireworks stand

The SAM4s ER-285M is a great cash register for firework stand especially when you pair it with an Mbox credit card interface. The ER-285M can be equipped with a bar code scanner as well as the credit card interface. This will allow you to pre-program all of your fireworks into the cash register for speed and accuracy. Combine that with the Mbox credit card interface which is wireless and supports multiple cash registers. When you attach the Mbox you make transactions even faster and with fewer or no errors.

If you have questions about this solution please give us a call 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SAM4s Cash Register Dealer for the United States

We have been providing SAM4s cash registers all over the US and Canada for a number of years. We have been in the cash register business since 1972 and we know what we are doing with cash registers. We offer high end services like cash register credit card interface, programming and polling software from PC Poll and more.

You don't need to put up from buying from a local dealer that sells one or two registers a year, bring your business to us and we can provide support for your SAM4s cash register system regardless of where you bought it. Of course we charge for our services but that is why we have the best support staff around.

For help selecting a SAM4s cash register of to purchase support for your existing SAM4s cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

SAM4s keyboard templates

SAM4sWhen a someone buys a SAM4s cash register from us we provide them with a keyboard template, which allows them to edit and reprint custom keyboard whenever they would like. When you have you own template you know longer need to be at the mercy of a dealer.

We have a few SAM4s keyboard templates available for download. I always recommend that you print a blank keyboard and make sure it fits before you invest a lot of time filling in every button to find out your printer scaled it to fir a page or something like that.

If you need help selecting a new cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274 and remember the templates are free and without warranty.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Do you need cash register help?

If you need help with your cash register we may be able to assist you. Our company specializes in commercial cash register sales and support. Our main line is SAM4s, however we also sell Sharp and Casio as well.

We have technicians on staff that can help you program your sales tax rates, taxable status of departments or PLU's, integrating credit card payments, bar code scanners and more.

If you have a SAM4s register we support the following list and others

  • ER-265M
  • ER-285M
  • SPS-320
  • SPS-340
  • SPS-345
  • ER-380
  • ER-380M
  • ER-390M
  • SPS-520F
  • SPS-520R
  • SPS-530F
  • SPS-530R
  • ER-600
  • ER-650
  • ER-650R
  • ER-920
  • ER-925
  • ER-940
  • ER-945
  • SPS-2000
  • ER-4900
  • ER-4915
  • ER-4940
  • ER-5100
  • ER-5140
  • ER-5200
  • ER-5200M
  • ER-5215
  • ER-5215M
  • ER-5240
  • ER-5240M
  • ER-6500
  • ER-6540
  • ER-6500II
  • ER-6540II
  • ER-7000
  • ER-7040II
  • Tabby
If you don't see your SAM4s model on the list we probably still support it.

Sharp on the other hand is more difficult. We support all of the commercial models like for example

  • ER-A247
  • ER-A320
  • ER-A330
  • ER-A347
  • ER-A410
  • ER-A420
  • ER-A520
  • ER-A530
  • UP-600
  • UP-700
However if you model number begins with XE we can't help you. The EX line is a consumer line sold by big box stores. The best thing to do with an XE model is take it back to the store where you bought it.

So if you need help give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 We charge for support and have a couple different support packages.

Monday, April 07, 2014

POS system for iPad and Android Tablets

The SAM4s company who make the world's best cash registers have entered the tablet POS market with a fresh new product. The SAM4s Tabby is a POS system for the iPad and Android tablets. Unlike other tablet systems the Tabby is not dependent on your internet connection but rather is hosted on site which will keep your system up. I have personally seen a cloud based system not be able to open the cash drawer because the store's internet was down. The poor store owner could not even take my cash, he simply gave me the products and apologized for the delay. Don't let that happen to you. Use a POS system like the Tabby to keep your customer lines moving and sales coming in.

Maybe a iPad POS system is not for you, if so we have all the SAM4s cash registers as well. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you decide.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

When you need an inventory control POS system

Keystroke POS system

We are often told by customers looking for a cash register that they want inventory control. After hearing this we must really dive into what does inventory control mean to that person? To some it is true inventory control where the POS is tracking how many of one item you have sold, you have entered a beginning stock, you have entered on-going purchases of stock and taken a physical inventory and the system can tell you at any given time how many of that item you have on the shelf and how many you need to order and from whom. I know that was a long winded answer, however to some when they claim they want inventory control they really mean they wish to have a sales report of how many of one item they have sold over a period of time. There is a huge difference in the two ideas of inventory control.

If you are looking for true inventory control as described in my first example than a cash register is probably not for you. You would be better served with a software based POS system with inventory control. Now having said that does that mean a cash register can't do inventory control? No in fact many cash registers include a stock keeping report, however when we get down to the real world of operating a POS inventory control system you will find cash registers are to labor intensive and your cost of doing the work may outweigh the benefit. I have seen it over and over in my years in the cash register and POS industry. We have also had to fix many situations where a sales person (not ours) told a client of yah, this cash register can do full inventory control and they sell the client a bill of goods. Yes in theory it may work but in the real world unless you only have a handful of items it is not going to work.

If you need true inventory control then do yourself a favor and look at a software based POS inventory control system such as the Keystroke POS system. A computer based POS system integrates all the movement of inventory in your store. A true POS system allows you to create automatic inventory purchase orders, allows you to receive and edit inventory by accepting purchase orders into the system and of course the items you sell are automatically deducted from you inventory.

When set up correctly you will be able to go into you inventory control POS system and generate a report of what you need to buy from your vendors, or create a shrink report in a matter of seconds or maybe print shelf tags.

I could go on all day regarding the differences and benefits of both types of systems. If you would like to discuss which system would work better for you please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 we are located in Seattle however we sell and install Keystroke POS and cash registers all over North America

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SAM4s now makes an iPad POS system as well as cash registers

SAM4s continues to innovate in the cash register and POS industry. First they brought us the hybrid SPS-500 series of registers and now they are bring us the revolutionary Tabby iPad/Tablet POS system.

Yes there are other iPad POS systems on the market however what makes the Tabby unique is that it is not cloud based and it is not subscription based. With Tabby you buy the system and it is on-site and you are not subject to internet connections in order to make a sale.

SAM4s Tabby
Tabby iPad POS System

When you are looking for a new POS system SAM4s has something to fit every type of business from retail to restaurant from small to large. To find out which will work the best for you give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you select a system

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The SAM4s SPS-500 series make a great liquor store cash register

The SPS-500 series from SAM4s cash registers include a feature for age verification by swiping the drivers license on the cash register magnetic card reader. Many state drivers licenses encode driver data on a mag stripe. When age entry is required, the drivers license can be swiped and the age verified. This feature is enabled by identifying track data on the Age Verification program screen. (California support added at V1.00m). All of the SAM4s SPS-500 series cash register include this feature. Of course you will need to add the integrated magnetic card reader to the register and your state must have ID's capable.

For a liquor store you would want a SAM4s SPS-520R which has a raised keyboard and a receipt and journal printer. If you don't require a receipt then you could use the SPS-530R cash register which is about a $100.00 less.

For a bar/lounge/club you would probably want the SAM4s SPS-520F which has a flat keyboard designed for food and beverage operations. If you don't need a receipt then you could use the SPS-530F which is the same machine with receipt only.

All of these cash registers work with the Datacap Twin Tran for credit card interface and gift card interface. All can use bar code scanners, kitchen printers, computer interfaces etc.

If you have a question regarding which machine would work well for you call us at 1-800-863-2274 We are located in the Seattle Tacoma area however we sell cash registers all over North America

Monday, March 24, 2014

Odd name great cash register

It has been years since SAM4s cash registers were introduced to the USA and people are still trying to pronounce the name. I think over the years we have heard about all the ways you can say the word wrong. The name is pronounced SAM 4 S.

Here are some of the ways we have heard it pronounced

  • SAM45
  • SAMS4
  • SAM5s
  • Samsung4s
  • Samsung45
So however you say it they are the best made cash registers being sold in North America. Lots of features and great prices. If you are not sure which model would work for you give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cash Registers that take credit cards directly

We have quite a few cash registers that take credit cards and gift cards. We often will use a SAM4s cash register or a Sharp. You can connect with your existing credit card processor or we can help you select a low cost merchant services that often subsidize the equipment including one that offers a free cash register.

When you gave a cash register that takes credit cards you will find your transactions are faster and more important they are accurate and you can eliminate all the 10-key errors cashiers make when they are busy.

Using a cash register that takes credit cards also reduces your risk for cashiers committing credit card fraud or stealing from you which would have gone unnoticed before. There are many reasons to use a cash register that takes credit card and those are just a few. If you need help deciding what make and model please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you select the right cash register and merchant services.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Who is SAM4s

SAM4s makes the best cash registers on the US and Canadian  market today. Many people think they are Samsung and while there is a connection they are not one in the same. SAM4s is a brand name of cash registers made by SHIN-HEUNG PRECISION CO., LTD.  (SHC)who was the OEM manufacturer of Samsung cash registers. In 2001 Samsung left the cash register business and SHC was able to buy the cash register business from Samsung. SHC then began to offer the cash registers under there own brand name of SAM4s and the rest is history.

SAM4s has never looked back since their beginning in the North American Market. They changed the game with the SAM4s ER-650 but did not stop, next they brought us the SPS-2000 followed by the SPS-500 series and now they are bring the Tabby to market!

If you have questions about SAM4s give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, March 14, 2014

One stop shopping for SAM4s cash registers

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

The site specialize in SAM4s cash registers and everything for them. Whether you are looking for an entry level SAM4s register or the hybrid SPS-500 series we have them all.

We deploy and support the SAM4s cash register all over North America. Not only do we sell these registers we support them as well. One of our specialties is connecting the SAM4s cash registers with integrated credit card payments. No more will you have to ring up the sale on a cash register just to have to re-enter the amount on a separate credit card terminal. When you integrate payments the SAM4s cash register becomes the credit card terminal too with no wasted time re-entering the amount.

If you are not sure which SAM4s cash register will work best for your cash register give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Programming the sales tax rate on the SAM4s SPS-530 cash register

SAM4s SPS-530 cash register

Programming Sales Taxes
The SPS-500 series cash registers provides calculation for up to six taxes. Tax calculation can be made by ADD ON percentage, by TAX TABLE, or by VAT(value-added tax). Provisions have been made for the Canadian Goods and Services tax (GST). If GST is to be taxable, you have the option of taxing the GST by other applicable rates (tax on tax). Use TAX 6 for GST applications.

1.  From thePGM mode PROGRAMMING MENU touch TAXESto view the TAX PROGRAMMING Screen.
2.  Touch the TYPE button to select ADD ON, TAX TABLE or VAT.
3.  Refer to the notes that follow to program each type of tax.
4.  Touch CLOSE to exit the program.

Our company can help you program the SAM4s SPS-530 cash register. If you bought from us we offer limited support for free, if you did not buy from us we can still help you at our normal rates. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 for pricing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Programming SAM4s cash registers

If you require help programming your SAM4s cash register then you can give us a call. We do charge for our support time but we can program or help you program all the SAM4s cash registers. We support SAM4s registers all over North America and can help program Tax rates, logo messages, PLU and department set up, and even credit card interface devices like the Datacap Twin Tran or Mbox.

If you have one of the new SAM4s models like the SPS-500 series or the SPS-300 series you can even email us the program for trouble shooting or changes and we can email it back to you. The SPS-500 and 300 series have SD card ports allowing for easy back up and restoring of the cash register program.

If you would like to check our rates and get an idea of cost for programming your SAM4s cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274 If you bought your register from us we offer free support and guidance.