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.