Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sharp Cash Registers

Sharp Cash Registers

We sell Sharp cash registers all over North America from our office here in Seattle. Our staff has been supporting these registers including those with the Datacap TwinTran credit card interface over the phone for over ten years now. Our company started in 1972 and we have been expanding ever since.

We routinely sell Sharp cash registers in California and New York as well as Seattle. Some customers do their own programming ans some have us do it all before we ship. Our staff are all experts in cash registers and can help you select the right one or support the one you have. Even if you did not buy the machine from us we can support your cash register in most cases. We have helped customers with Sharp cash registers in Texas, Florida and more even though they were bought elsewhere. That does not mean the support is free of course but we have reasonable rates and you will be impressed by our techs.

So wherever you live we may be able to help you with your new cash register purchase or support. Give us a call and see if we can help you 1-800-863-2274

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Don't wait to buy your cash register

So you are investing a great deal of money opening your new business, maybe you are going into debt to open your dream store or restaurant. You are making sure you sell great products, have a great staff, your signage looks great because you spared no expense!

Well then don't wait for the last minute and buy a cheap cash register of POS system like so many people do. All of the return on your investment is going to come through your cash register or POS system. The cashiers will be handling all of that money before you get it back! The cashiers will tell the customers what they owe for their purchases. Do you want to risk that to a cheap cash register or POS system that lacks the proper controls? Would you use a bank that store your money in a cigar box and had lax security and record keeping? Of course you would not.

Lets talk about cashiers first. Yes most of your employees will be great honest folks that work hard! I know you don't want to hear this but I'm going to tell you anyway. You are going to hire someone soon if you have not already that is going to steal as much as they can from you while smiling and looking like a great employee! Yes I already know you are going to say not my employees they are like family! I have heard it all before and unfortunately every time I think I have seen it all before a client will come to us for help finding out where their money is going! I have had clients tell me there is no way an employee would do that as I show them in black and white how their employees are stealing from them and they don't believe me. I have seen many of those same people close up shop because they are not making enough money to keep the doors open.

So before you buy that $129.00 cash register at the big box store keep this in mind. Look at the list below for some important things to look for in a cash register
  • You want a cash register that interfaces to credit card payments.
  • If you are a retail store consider bar code scanning to ensure the correct price is registered for the item being sold.
  • Make certain your cash register is capable of 4 sales tax rates.
  • Make sure you can get support for your cash register over time. Sales tax rates change all the time! You don't want to find out at the end of the year you under collected sales tax on a million dollars in sales do you?
  • Understand your sales reports and the built in security features.
Did you know the cash register was invented by a bar owner that knew his bartenders were stealing from him! The only thing that has changed is the technology! Need help call us at 1-800-863-2274

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sharp ER-A420 keyboard cover

Sharp ER-A420 cash register

Sharp ER-A420 cash register

The Sharp ER-A420 has been one of the best selling cash registers for some times now and for good reason. The ER-A420 is affordable and offers some great features. If you already own one of these great machines you will be happy to know that we offer the keyboard cover for the Sharp ER-A420 register and other items you may need. We also carry the cash drawer insert, kitchen printer, and Datacap Twin Tran credit card interface.

Should you ever require service we can also support the machine over the phone all the time. Just make sure you have the MA key and the manual. Don't have a manual? We may be able to email you one. Give us a call for more information about support or adding options 1-800-863-2274

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sharp UP-820F cash register

Sharp UP-820F
Sharp UP-820F cash register
The Sharp UP-820F cash register is a unique register. The first hybrid cash register to offer a large keyboard and a touch screen interface as well. This register really started a revolution (much needed) in the industry melding more modern features with traditional rock solid cash register standards.

With the large keyboard you may not even get around to using the touch screen but when you do you will love have the keyboard and screen work seamlessly making your transactions fast and accurate.

The Sharp UP-820F has all the features you will need in a complex or simple register system. IRC, kitchen printer option, interfaced scale option, bar code scanner, and more. If you add a Datacap TwinTran for cash register credit card interface you will have a lighting fast accurate system.

Team the 820F with a Twin Tran and Mercury payment systems Gift card solution and this register will really start helping you make money!

Check it out for yourself I think you will like it and all the possibilities. Check them out online or call us at 1-800-863-2274

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sharp cash register with bar code scanning

Sharp makes many different cash registers that support bar code scanning. Some can have more UPC's then others but most can scan.

Make certain you plan for the number of UPC code you will need before you buy your new cash register. Also keep in mind that many cash register can have their memory expanded, the procedure will erase the current database of UPC codes so make sure you have a method to back up the program if you do not want to recreate the file.

Also make sure you select a barcode scanner that suits your store best. A high volume store like a c-store perhaps should look at an omni directional scanner. If you are not as high volume a single line scanner may work great for you!

If you will be managing a large UPC file you may also want to invest in polling and programming software such as PC Poll that allows you do manage your file on a PC instead of directly on the cash register.

Take a look at the Sharp cash registers that offer bar code scanning or give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 for help selecting the right one for your business.