The SAM4s SPS-500 series is the best liquor store cash register on the market

July 18th, 2014
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

Programming and service for SAM4s cash registers

June 19th, 2014
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

Datacap Twin Tran can be reprogrammed for your business

June 18th, 2014
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.

The SAM4s Tabby is the new ER-650

June 13th, 2014
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.

The touch screen cash register

June 11th, 2014
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

Do you need help programming your SAM4s cash register

June 4th, 2014

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

SAM4s not only makes great cash registers they make an awesome iPad POs system too

June 3rd, 2014
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.

Good replacment for the SAM4s ER-650 cash register

May 23rd, 2014
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

Programming and support for SAM4s cash registers

May 13th, 2014

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

 

The cash register Z counter. Why is it there and what does it do?

May 2nd, 2014

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