Looking for cash registers for sale?
When it comes to supplying your business with all it needs to run, buying a cash register is one of those things you wish you could delegate.
Well, maybe you can… (Tell your intern to read this and take care of it. Kidding.)
See, there are a lot of options available to you. All are not created equal, however.
You want to get your cash register right. Just like you want everything right.
When you own a small business there are a few things you want to be sure of. You want a reliable team, for one.
But you also want your team to have reliable hardware and equipment to use. Equipment that can withstand being used and abused for a long time. And that preferably doesn’t go out of date in 3 weeks.
One of the top priorities for any small business owner is cutting costs. And one of the best ways to do that — besides managing your labor costs — is by buying equipment that is reliable and will last for years.
The cash register is one piece of equipment almost every business needs. Everything eventually goes through the cash register. It’s not hard to see why this piece of equipment is so vital for the everyday operations of your business.
They perform so many important functions for your business, so it’s important to choose one that is easy to use, reliable, and can hopefully help you accomplish as many tasks as possible.
While most cash registers you find on the market offer all the same basic functions, there are some that offer additional features that in many cases can add to your productivity.
Basic features of cash registers:
- A touch screen or digital readout to view orders,
- cash drawer for storing cash and other paperwork like credit card slips and checks,
- a scanner for scanning items into the register,
- printer for printing customer receipts or sales reports,
- ability to take all forms of payment, including checks, Apple pay, Android pay and cash
- and a credit/debit card reader with PIN pad customer uses to swipe their cards through and enter their personal pin during purchases.
Old school cash registers came with very basic math capabilities. They were mostly used to determine a customer’s change and could only accept cash. Cash registers now can do so much more.
When deciding on a cash register to buy, it’s important to know exactly what you will be using it for.
There are some available which perform only basic math functions, similar to old school registers. These are useful for pop up businesses with temporary locations which need a more mobile form of cash register.
You’d almost do better to use a calculator and a lock box if you have this type of business. It would definitely be cheaper, although it’s certainly not the most secure way to go.
If you are a business that sees a lot of foot traffic and high volumes in sales, you will need a cash register that can handle more than one form of payment and is also able to keep those payments secure.
It is very important for you as a business owner to make sure that both your employees and your customers feel safe while conducting transactions.
Cash registers come equipped with a cash drawer that is secured with a dead-bolt. When a clerk rings up a customer, he scans the items into the register’s built-in computer, it tells him how much the customer is owed in change, the cash drawer opens and the clerk can make change for the customer.
The clerk immediately closes the register and it locks automatically.
They cannot be opened by anyone other than the employee you assign to it and you. You should be supplied with a key or two when you purchase the cash register that can be used to open the drawer manually.
When you or one of your employees are conducting a credit/debit or check transaction, you never even have to open the cash drawer. If the customer is paying with a card, they simply swipe their card, sign the receipt, and you slide the signed receipt into the cash drawer through the slot on the front.
The same goes for customers paying with a check. They fill out the check and sign it, you feed it through a check reader on the register, and then slide it through another slot on the cash drawer. This feature helps you keep your cash and sensitive paperwork secure and helps avoid unnecessary opening of the cash drawer.
Let’s be honest, some people out there just have bad intentions. Whatever you can do as a business owner to thwart any unnecessary temptations for these people, the better and more secure you and your employees will feel.
Trying to decide on a cash register can be an expensive decision, so it’s best to choose wisely. There are a lot of different companies that sell cash registers and a lot of them have online reviews available to help you decide.
They all come with similar features, although some have more than others. You can choose to buy a basic model which is just the cash drawer and a calculator type keyboard and LED readout.
Or you can go with a cash register that includes everything. Cash drawer, scanner, credit/debit reader, high powered printer, touch screen, the works.
Choose the one which works best for your business needs and your budget, this way you won’t have to look for cash registers for sale again for a long time.
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