Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Short term cash register rental

We rent cash registers for short term use and ship all over the country. Maybe you have a annual event you need cash registers for a week or two then we can help. We have several different models to chose from with different options like bar code scanners, credit card interface and more so if you need to rent cash registers then give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sharp 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

Can't find a Sharp ER-A520?

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

Are you looking for cash register supplies

 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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Are you asking why your cash register stuck?

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 8, 2014

Sharp cash registers still available

Many of the Sharp cash registers are still available new in the box. We have the Sharp ER-A410, ER-A420, ER-A247 and the ER-A347. We sold our last Sharp ER-A520 today and I don't think there are any left in the US.Parts are still available for now but no idea how long.

If you are in need of a new cash register I highly recommend one of the SAM4s cash registers. This company is growing and making great new products.

Need help selecting a cash register? Call us at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Datacap Twin Tran works with many Sharp Cash Registers

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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sharp Cash Registers still available

We still have a good supply of all of the Sharp cash registers available. The most popular still seems to be the Sharp ER-A410 and the ER-A420 and we have plenty of both of them.

If you not sure whether you should buy a Sharp or a SAM4s register give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sharp makes a couple great cash registers

ER-A347 cash register

If you are looking for a cash register Sharp makes a couple great models. The ER-A247 and the ER-347 have been very popular machines. They also offer credit card interface, SD card port, PC link via SD card and lead through programming.

If you are not sure which cash register would be best for you give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, May 2, 2014

Do Sharp cash registers have a Z counter?

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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Plenty of Sharp cash registers in stock

We still have lots of Sharp cash registers in stock from the ER-A347 to the ER-A530 and everything in between. Many of the Sharp models will interface to credit card and gift card payments as well as many other options. Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 if you are looking for a commercial grade register

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sharp cash register keyboard templates

Having a keyboard template for your Sharp 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 Sharp keyboard templates

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Are Tablet POS systems going to replace cash registers and POS

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

A cash register perfect for fireworks stand or produce 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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sharp cash register keyboard templates

When you have a template for your Sharp cash register's keyboard it makes program changes much easier and you can print a new keyboard when the old one is worn out.

Most keyboard templates for cash registers are just word documents that all you to customize each button with text and color. I always recommend printing a blank template first to ensure it matches with your register before you invest the time to complete every button. These Sharp cash register keyboard template are provided for free and without warranty or support.

If you need help selecting a new cash register give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Help with programming your cash register

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 7, 2014

Sharp cash register in short supply

If you already have a Sharp cash register and may need more of the same model you should be buying your new register soon while you still can. Several models are going to become very hard to locate soon.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

POS or cash register, which one is for you?

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What does the SAM4s Tabby mean to the traditional cash register?

SAM4s Tabby POS system

The SAM4s Tabby runs on any browser capable device regardless of operating system, including PCs, mobile devices or tablets. Because the SAM4s Tabby is not cloud based you will find it much more dependable then other tablet POS systems.

The SAM4s Tabby provides features similar to those found on sophisticated SAM4s electronic cash registers. Operation is simple; tablet savvy operators can be trained in minutes. The Tabby is also very easy to upgrade allowing your system to stay up to date with cutting edge features.

Program maintenance on the SAM4s Tabby is simple and intuitive. Add items or change prices in just a few touches from either the item option screens or from the item database.

The Tabby is affordable and powerful. Don't sign up for other systems that trap you into monthly payments or a particular credit card provider. The Tabby allows you to have the freedom to purchase the system and use the merchant services you would like.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The SAM4s Tabby POS software for the iPad and Android tablets

SAM4s Tabby point of sale system

SAM4s Tabby iPad POS system

The SAM4s Tabby POS system is a unique system that operates on standard tablets and the iPad but is not cloud based. Most of the tablet and iPad POS systems on the market are cloud based and you pay a monthly subscription rather then pay for it, which results in a much higher cost to operate. With the SAM4s Tabby you own it and you can use over the counter hand held portable devices from Android or iPad to operate your POS.

The SAM4s Tabby is brought to you by the same company that makes the country's best cash registers and they brought that experience into making the finest tablet POS system on the market.

One huge advantage of the Tabby system is scalability and potential growth . Because the Tabby is upgradable and not hardware dependent your system will always be able to be upgraded to have the latest and greatest features and functions in both hardware and software.

The SAM4s Tabby has not yet been released however is coming soon. For more details call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, February 28, 2014

NCR Silver point of sale software for the iPad

NCR Silver POS for the iPad

NCR Silver is a cloud based POS system designed for the iPad. This is a robust system that is very affordable and will help you grow your business. because NCR Silver is cloud based you can access your store's sales and inventory information anywhere you have internet.

One of the most powerful aspects of NCR Silver is it's ability to market to your existing customers. Email templates are built into the Silver software and allows you to create a special email for customers you have not seen in a while. All this just takes minutes whether you have ten customers or ten thousand customers.

NCR Silver is a cloud based system that is subscription based. Support is provided by NCR directly and so is the hardware warranty

If you need more information and you are looking for a POS system then give us a call at 1-800-863-2274

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sharp ER-A410 cash register

Sharp ER-A410 cash register

The Sharp ER-A410 is a great cash register suited for the retail industry. The ER-A410 has a receipt and journal printer and the receipt printer can be turned off and used only on demand if you would like.

The Sharp ER-A410 is a very rugged cash register. Has a great five bill five coin drawer with a removable insert. The drawer has an emergency release on the bottom as most cash registers do.

This Sharp ER-A410 works where you only need one register because there is not IRC with this model. Having said that for a one register store it is a very dependable rugged cash register.

If you have questions or would like to order call 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sharp ER-A420 cash register with free shipping

Sharp ER-A420 cash register

The Sharp ER-A420 cash register is a fantastic cash register for restaurants. The flat keyboard handles quite a few menu items for one touch selling. The ER-A420 features a receipt and journal printer that uses thermal paper.

The ER-A420 has a commercial grade 5 bill 5 coin cash drawer insert and you can make your own keyboard because with purchase we give you the keyboard template for the Sharp ER-A420 This machine also comes with a one year warranty.

Questions or to order call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bar Code Scanners for Sharp cash registers

Bar Code scanner for Sharp cash registers

If you are looking for a bar code scanner for a Sharp cash register we can help. Many companies sell scanner although they don't know what it takes to make it work with a Sharp register. We often get calls from people that have bought a scanner online for a very low price however it does not work with their Sharp. We know which models work with the register, we know what cable you need, we know how to program the scanner, and we know how to program the register.

If you want to get it right order your scanner from us, we are the cash register and scanner guys! Call to order at 1-800-863-2274 and no if you already bought your scanner somewhere else we can't make it work for free!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sharp ER-A347 cash register review

Sharp ER-A347
Sharp ER-A347
The Sharp ER-A347 cash register is a fresh new design for Sharp. At first glance it is very sleek looking and has a beautiful operator display.

Looking further the first thing that I became a little worried over is the fact it does not have a key or a mode lock (it does for cash drawer). After digging into how it works my fears we resolved and the model button works great and you can still have a level of security.

Some things I really like about the ER-A347 that you won't find in other low cost registers
  • The multi line LCD display make programming and reporting much better compared to other registers. Also make the cashier's job easier because they can see the sale and subtotal on the display as they ring items in.
  • This register has an SD card port allowing for back up and saving program
  • You can use the SD card to take the register data to a PC and even interface into Quick  Books
  • Department shift keys are nice to allow so many departments on the keyboard
  • Features traditional receipt and journal
  • Optional Credit Card interface (also see notes in the CON list too)
OK here is the CON list
  • Although it has a credit card interface it is not the traditional credit card interface cash registers have been using for 5+ years using the Datacap. This register interfaces with a standard style credit card terminal and still requires using both the register and the terminal.
  • The PC interface is only through the use of the SD card instead of a direct connection. Keep in mind in most small machines people don't use this feature anyhow but if you do you may not like it.

Overall I like this machine, it is easy to program, lots of useful features and great price. If you would like to order this register call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, January 31, 2014

POS systems and cash registers

POS for the iPad
Hand Held Mobile POS Systems for the iPad
National Business Systems Inc. is one of the oldest POS dealers and cash register dealers in the Northwest. Our office is near the Sea Tac Airport centrally located between Seattle and Tacoma

If you are looking for a restaurant POS system in Seattle then we have a great system for you. Digital Dining offers a robust full featured system for all types of restaurants big or small. Our staff have been installing restaurant point of sale systems for over twenty years and can help you implement a system in a way to maximize the results.

One of our newest products is the iPad POS solution Silver from NCR. With Silver you can operate any where you would like with any iOS product like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Because Silver is cloud based the start up cost are much lower and you have access to your sales and data anywhere in the world. Silver also does a fantastic job of tracking and rewarding your customers bring them back time and again.

So if you are in the market for a cash register or POS system in Seattle then give us a call at 253-839-9636 or 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, January 30, 2014

How to buy the right cash register

SAM4s cash register
Cash Register

When you go to buy a cash register make sure you get what you need. Your best chance at ensuring a successful purchase that will serve you well is to visit or call a cash register dealer.

There are many cash registers on the market however there are two major divisions in most register companies. Often they will offer a consumer grade line via the mass merchandise markets like Office Depot, or Costco and then they will offer a commercial grade line through independent cash register dealers.

The consumer grade lines are typically smaller less heavy duty machines often with great features. They have their place in the world of course. The problem is in most cases they won't handle a  store that receives a lot of volume and lack security features. when you require support of programming changes you are at the mercy of a large corporations 800 number to a support abyss. Believe me we hear from people all the time telling us they were on hold for 30 minutes and received no help at all.

The commercial grade machines are sold by independent dealers like our company. The machines are heavy duty and lean to security and reporting features. You also will have access to people that know how to train you on them and program them. That training and programming may or may not be included in the price, you may have to pay for the support however it will be available.

So be careful and call around. Make sure the company you buy from knows what they are talking about. Do they know cash registers? Do they know how they work? Or are they just selling everything under the sun?

Need help picking out a cash register? Call us at 1-800-863-2274

Monday, January 27, 2014

Most Sharp cash registers use thermal receipt paper

All of the newer Sharp cash registers use thermal paper. Every since they retired the Sharp ER-A320 register which used 44mm bond paper all of their registers use thermal paper.

There are two primary sizes of thermal paper for the Sharp registers. Most use the 2.25" thermal 200 foot roll. A few examples are The Sharp ER-A520 paper rolls are 2.25" thermal as well as the ER-530 paper rolls.

The other size which is less popular is 44mm Thermal. A very popular register that uses it is the Sharp ER-A420 paper rolls.

Of course if your cash register uses thermal paper it will not require an ink roller or ribbon!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Does the Sharp ER-A320 have anything in common with the SAM4s ER-650

What do the Sharp ER-A320 and the SAM4s ER-650 have in common? They were both the best selling cash registers for their brand and they have both been retired.

In the case of the SAM4s ER-650 it has been replaced by the SPS-300 series which is made up of the following

The SAM4s SPS-320 cash register with large flat keyboard and single station printer. Capable of credit card interface with Datacap Twin Tran

The SAM4s SPS-340 also features large flat keyboard with the addition of a receipt and journal printer. Also the ability to integrate credit card payments with a Datacap device

The SAM4s SPS-345 is the retail version of the SPS-300 series with a raised keyboard and receipt and journal (not picture shown is with the expanded keyboard not the standard 21) this register works great for liquor stores, hardware, gift stores, C-Stores and more. You can add value added options such as scanning and credit card interface.

Now returning back the Sharp ER-A320 cash register which we miss dearly, there really is no replacement. yes there are new models but not a comparable replacement. The problem is the A320 used bond paper and was capable of validating . Sharp currently DOES NOT make a cash register that can validate or used bond paper rolls instead of thermal. If you don't need to validate then the closest choice to replace in the Sharp line is:

The Sharp ER-A347 featuring a large 8 line LCD display, receipt and journal printers. This is a great machine and I think easy to program because of the 8 line LCD display however some find it cumbersome. I think you will need to be the judge on that!

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sharp cash register service key

Sometimes you will need a service key for specific programming of your commercial grade Sharp cash register. The service key is a dealer only tool that is not included with your purchase of a Sharp cash register. Even as a dealer we are not given keys and must buy them separately from the cash registers.

Every now and then a cash register will become locked up for sometimes unknown reasons or perhaps a error you can't recover from and will need a service reset. A service reset is akin to a reboot of a computer, it restarts and clears the state the register was stuck in (in most cases) and does no harm to the register or programming. The service key allows you to perform a service reset. In the worst case you cash register becomes corrupt from power or other problem and you are forced to perform a master reset you would also need the service key.

There are other reasons for a service key with Sharp cash registers. In many cases the way a cash register works is determined by the service programming dome with the service key.

If you require a Sharp cash register service key you can find one for sale by following the link.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sharp cash register supplies including the IR-90/91 ink roller

It seems like cash register supplies are getting harder to find and I only noticed this because my company is shipping more 44mm bond paper rolls and IR-90/1 ink rollers all over the country.

We also sell keyboard covers for all the SAM4s cash registers and most of the Sharp register models too. 

Another type of paper we have been selling more of is 44mm thermal which is used in a few of the Sharp cash register models. Feel free to give us a call and see if we have supplies for your cash register, chances are good that if your register is commercial grade we do. 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, January 16, 2014

This is way you should interface your cash register directly with credit card payments

I read a great article this morning about a customer being over charged by $1600.00 at a breakfast house restaurant. Of course the error was found and fixed after several days and with a lot of bad publicity.

If this restaurant would have had their cash register interfaced to the credit card machine this error probably would have never happened. When you integrate the two you eliminate the need to re-enter the sale into the credit card machine where so many errors occur.

Now in this case the error was found quickly because it was so large. Also when a customer is overcharged they are more likely to point it out maybe even days or weeks later when they receive their statements. What happens when they are undercharged? Most say nothing at all and you lose money! Don't let this happen any longer, interface your cash register to credit card payments!

There are two lines of cash registers that are also credit card machines and they are SAM4s and Sharp both making a wide variety of machines for every type of business.

Here is the story in the news, you should check it out yourself http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/waffle-house-charges-man-over--1600-for-breakfast-194502721.html?soc_src=copy

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Commercial Sharp cash register support and programming

Over a week we receive numerous calls from people that have bought cash registers for a cheap price online maybe on Amazon or another online discounter. Of course we all want a great deal and value for our money but make sure you count in service or support into the equation. Like I mentioned we get calls every week from people looking for support for SAM4s Cash Registers or maybe a Sharp. They like the fact they can reach us, we answer the phone, we have an online chat support tool, and we know what we are doing. What they don't like is the fact that if you did not buy your cash register from us we have to charge for support. We do have quite a few of these calls turn into paying customers and we appreciate their business, however had they bought from us in the first place the support may have been free!

We hear from end-users that often do contact the people they bought their cash register from and they would like to help but they don't know how! Don't let this happen to you. You can still buy online for a discounted price but buy from cash register companies like us in the first place.

If it is too late and you have already bought a Sharp cash register or maybe a SAM4s model from someone that can't help you then call us. We can help you learn to use the register, program the register, take reports and more we just charge for our support. Please keep in mind that commercial grade Sharp registers and SAM4s machines are all sold by independent dealers and none of us are paid for support or service from the factory and of course can't help one another customers for free.

If you are interested in getting support for your cash register please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 we are open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm PST.

Please note we support commercial grade Sharp cash registers. We don't support models that begin with XE, sorry those are not commercial grade.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sharp cash register and keyboard templates available for free

Here is a site that offers quite a few Sharp cash register manuals for free download. These manuals will help you program sales tax rates or departments if you need to.

They also off Sharp cash register keyboard templates too. Everyone with a cash register should have their own template so you can edit and print your keyboards as needed.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Programming Sharp Cash Registers

Sharp Cash Registers
Cash Registers

Whether you bought your Sharp Cash Register from us or not we can help you solve your programming problems or reporting issues. We support SAM4s cash registers across North America all over the phone and/or email. With todays more modern machines we can even make program changes and send them to you on an SD card or email you the programming changes.

Rates and fee vary depending on what you need done but the average support call cost $50.00 If you would like us to help you program your Sharp cash register give us a call at 1-800-863-2274