Friday, December 27, 2013

Using a cash register in your business

Don't use your cash register as just a money box. If used correctly a cash register can improve your bottom line by quite a bit while saving you time.

When I go shopping if there is a long line at the cashier and I don't need the item that second I leave and I would avoid that store in the future. Don't let this happen to you, speed up your lines! How you may ask? Well number one is a bar code scanner if you are a retail store, or a large keyboard if food service. Both of these items speed up lines and improve accuracy. Do you want your cashier to enter prices and make all those mistakes and double or triple the time it takes to check out? If you don't think it is important then time it yourself, audit a couple hours of sales to see how accurate your cashiers were.

Integrate your cash register with credit card payments directly! Don't make your cashiers ring up the sale, go to another machine and enter the amount, wait for the processing, go back to the register and finalize the sale. Holy cow you have now made the process so much longer then it needed to be and opened yourself up to massive errors! Don't believe me then audit your cash register and the credit card machine. How many sales for $19.99 were entered into the credit card machine at $0.99 or $9.99 or $0.09 Our customers that have taken our challenge and audited have all integrated the payments and never looked back! When you interface a cash register with payments directly you force accuracy, your ensure the item is registered, you know the sale was settled correctly and you saved massive amounts of time! Both Sharp and SAM4s make cash registers that interface with the Datacap twin Tran. After the interface is done you will have a cash register that accepts credit cards directly saving time and forcing accuracy.

There are many more ways to use a register more efficiently and if you would like to discuss how we can help you with a commercial grade quality cash register call us at 1-800-863-2274 and we would be happy to consult with you.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Don't forget to program your cash register's new taxes if needed

So it is the time of year to be programming your cash register. Many cites and States increase sales taxes this time of year. If you forget to increase the rate your cash register charges you still have to pay the state the correct amount. Don't lose profit get your SAM4s cash register programmed for the correct tax. We also program Sharp cash registers. Most changes are quick and the current fee for 2013/14 is $50.00 for most models. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 to schedule a time to program your cash register

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sharp cash register programming over the phone

Sharp Cash Register Programming

Yes we can help you program your Sharp cash register over the phone. We work on all the commercial grade models from Sharp. We support models that begin with ER and UP.  If you have a model that begins in XE sorry we could not help you

We support Sharp cash registers by phone all over North America. We install and support Sharp cash registers in Canada all the time.

If you need help and did not buy your machine from us we can still help. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 to receive rates and plans to support you cash register.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sharp cash registers that interface to cerdit card payments

cash register credit card interface
How a cash register credit card interface works
Sharp has several great cash register that interface directly to credit card payments using the Datacap Twin Tran or other Tran models. The reason to interface your cash register directly to credit card payments is accuracy and speed not to mention a massive reduction in fraud.

When you add a Datacap Twin Tran to you Sharp cash register you create a complete system that is designed to make more profit! Isn't that why you got into business, to make a profit? So when you don't integrate your cash register you make it easy for cashiers to run a credit card for $2.95 instead of the $29.95 the sale really was! even if cashiers aren't trying to steal they make mistakes when re-keying an amount into another machine. If you have a busy store I challenge you to audit your receipts from the cash register and match them up with the transactions from your credit terminal. Do they match? Does the cash register say one amount and the daily batch have another? If you are busy and have a medium to high volume then you will find mistakes and probably lots of them!

If you are looking to interface you cash register with credit card payments then call us at 1-800-863-2274 we have been installing cash registers that process credit cards for over ten year.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sharp ER-A530 stock arriving soon

Sharp ER-A530 cash register
Sharp ER-A530 cash register
The Sharp ER-A530 cash register has been in short supply the last few months. That is all about to change, the Sharp company is catching up with production and we are slated to receive a truck load of the A530 any day now and will begin filling back orders.

The Sharp ER-A530 is a great cash register for smaller restaurants, delis, bars, clubs, cafeterias and more. It has the ability to use a Datacap twin Tran for credit card interface to complete your system. We can answer your questions on the ER-A530 just call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sharp cash registers and the Datacap Twin Tran

Many Sharp cash registers can use the Datacap Tran products such as the Twin Tran, Dial Tran and IPtran. When you connect one of these products to your register it becomes an All-in-one cash register / credit card machine.

After you have interfaced your Sharp cash register with a Datacap you will notice customers check out faster, cashiers make fewer entry errors and great reduces the opportunity for fraud.

If you need help interfacing your Sharp cash register with credit card payments give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we can sell you the right equipment or offer technical support for what you already have.

Friday, December 6, 2013

How to reprogram your Datacap Twin Tran or other Tran product

Datacap Twin Tran and how it works
Datacap Twin Tran Flow Chart
Most cash registers that interface to credit card payments use a Datacap Twin Tran, IPTran, or Dial Tran. If you need to have your new merchant services programmed into your Datacap we can help. First you will need to decide on which merchant services company you want to go with. We have several good companies we work with all the time if you need a reference. If you already know who you are going to use you can call us with a couple pieces of information.

  • The Serial Number of the Datacap Twin Tran (or Tran product you have)
  • The Var Sheet from your merchant services
  • Make and model of cash register you will be connecting to
  • How many cash registers you will be connecting to.
There are a few things we will need answered in order to process the order and get your Datacap reprogrammed. Here are some things that should be answered

  • Do you accept Tips?
  • Do you accept EBT
  • Do you accept PIN based debit transactions?
All these items are very important when selecting the platform your Datacap device should be programmed with.

Now a few environmental issues to figure out

  • Do you want to use a High Speed IP connection
  • Do you want to use a dial up connection
  • Would you like to use both?
  • If IP can you run a patch cable from Datacap device to router?
If you need help navigating the steps of installing a Datacap TwinTran on your cash register we can help. We can even help connecting you to a merchant processor that will supply you with a low cost Datacap if you need one. Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sharp Cash Registers in California

We have installed many Sharp cash registers in the Golden State. The entire line of Sharp machines work very well for the specific laws and regulations of the state. All of the models support multiple sales tax rates, and most support EBT and credit card interface.

So if you are on the West Coast looking for a  simple POS make sure and look at these sites who all have years of experience in the field

If you still need help selecting a register and want to work with a pro then call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New shipment of Sharp cash registers coming in soon

Sharp ER-A530 cash register
Sharp ER-A530 cash register
Sharp has been playing catch up with back logged orders and we will soon receive a delivery of the popular Sharp ER-A520 and the Sharp ER-A530 any day now. We currently have a handful of Sharp ER-A410 registers in stock. If you have been waiting for one of these please don't wait to long to get your order in. Call us at 1-800-863-2274 or buy online