When it comes to processing and recording sale transactions, electronic cash registers are still a popular choice among businesses. And it is easy to see why.
Cash registers are easy to use and are suitable for a wide range of businesses, including retail shops, cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets. Plus, cash registers can be connected to peripherals such as kitchen printers and scales, making your processes more efficient.
Here are some of the other benefits of cash registers:
Simple to use
Cash registers are generally designed for simple and quick operation, making them very user friendly and easy to train employees to use. They also come with basic functions such as tax calculation, receipt generation, and basic sale tracking, and are easily programmable for operators.
Cash registers allow you to have a fast and efficient checkout stage, as they quickly calculate the total sales price as well as change that needs to be given, and provide price look-ups if needed. Other transaction details can also be shown, such as date and time, operator name, refund policy, or even special offers.
Multiple payment options
Besides accepting cash, most electronic cash registers allow you to purchase integrated credit card readers or attach external ones, so you can process credit card payments through PIN readers. You can also accept cheques, loyalty cards, gift vouchers and other payment methods, giving your customers a good range of payment options.
Another benefit of cash registers is that they help to improve security. The cash drawers on electronic cash registers are securely locked until a sales transaction is put through successfully. In situations where the cash drawer needs to be opened without a sales transaction (i.e. for a refund), only authorised users with a password, code or key can have access to it.
Cash registers use read-only memory (ROM) technology instead of computer software based operation, which makes it more reliable and secure. ROM is non-volatile and cannot be accidentally altered or changed, ensuring that the contents are always verified and accurate.
Good for audit reports
As cash registers record detailed information about each sale in the memory functions, it not only makes it easy to check stock levels, but also provides a good audit trail of all incoming and outgoing funds.
Good value and long lasting
Compared to POS systems, cash registers are definitely more affordable and economical. They are also reliable and require low maintenance, making them a great option for small businesses. Because cash registers are not as complex as a computer or a POS system, there is a limited number of things that can go wrong, which means better longevity of the device. Plus, cash registers are a tried and true technology, having been around since 1879.
At Able Scale, we offer a wide selection of cash registers, from the basic standalone to fully linked systems. Our standalone cash registers are also available for short term hire, perfect for businesses that require cash registers only for a short period of time.
To find out more about our range of cash registers for sale or for hire, please contact our team today.