Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Upgrade the scanner on your Sharp XE-A series cash register

Many Sharp XE-A series cash registers come with a barcode scanner.  Unfortunately, these included scanners are very inexpensive CCD-style scanners and don't perform very well under applications where speed is essential (convenience stores, firework stands, etc).  Some examples of Sharp XE-A cash registers that come with barcode scanners are:

Sharp XE-A505
Sharp XE-A506
Sharp XE-A507

All of these cash registers can use one of the laser-based barcode scanners that we offer.  When you find a scanner that you like, simply select the 'Sharp Interface Cable' option before adding the product to your shopping cart.  Once you order a scanner with the Sharp interface cable, a CRO technician will create a custom cable for your cash register.  The cables are tested prior to shipping to ensure that you receive a flawless solution.

Please contact us at 1-877-877-3192 if you have any questions about upgrading the scanner on your Sharp cash register.

NOT ASSIGNED Error on Sharp Cash Registers

Many Sharp cash registers such as the Sharp ER-A410, ER-A520, and ER-A530 offer clerk functionality, allowing you to track net sales for individual employees.  Even if you do not use separate clerk logins, machines that have clerk functionality require that at least one clerk must be signed on in order to use the cash register.  Most often, this is just CLERK 1.

The NOT ASSIGNED error generally means that there is no clerk signed on to the machine.  Clerks can be signed off by pressing a combination of buttons, or they may be signed off after making system programming changes.  To sign the default clerk back on, you would press number 1 on the number pad keys (usually gray in color), followed by a button that may say SERV #, CLK, or CASH #.  After doing this, the display usually will read -0001- indicating that CLERK 1 is now signed on and you should be able to resume using the cash register.

Cash Registers Online Keyboard Covers

What You need to know about Keyboard Covers

What are Cash Register Keyboard Covers?

Cash register covers are a simple silicone rubber that are placed over the keys of your keyboard. They are typically called “wetcovers.”  They won’t restrict the operator from pressing the keys and using the cash register like normal.

Cash Register Keyboard covers will protect your keyboard from accidental and potential harmful spills. Keyboard covers are essential to protecting your investment. You might be thinking that you probably don’t need a keyboard cover, but before you rule out this accessory you should consider all of the accidents that occur that could potentially ruin your expensive ECR. Think about all of the dust, crumbs, hair, grease, food and even liquids that can find their way into your keyboard. With this simple purchase your keyboard on your cash register will have a much longer life.

But I already have a keyboard cover! 

 It is important to not only purchase a cover when you first buy a cash register, but it is important to purchase a cover every time that your cover begins to get dingy and foggy. The more the keyboard is used the more worn out it becomes. As the keyboard cover begins to collect dirt, grime and natural hand grease it begins to become harder to see. You need to replace your keyboard cover to make sure that your operator has fewer errors and your customers have a quicker and more pleasant experience.

I don’t want to spend more money on my cash register!

A cash register can be an expensive purchase. Many registers can cost anywhere from $200 to $1000. After spending an average of $500 on a cash register it is sometimes very hard to justify spending more money on additional accessories for an already expensive purchase. However, it is important to understand that the cost of keyboard covers is very manageable for how much they can save you from possible damage. The average keyboard wet cover is about $30 and so it is not a huge additional accessory purchase.

Is there a keyboard cover for my specific cash register?

Keyboard wet covers are made for practically every single cash register on the market. You probably shouldn’t be worrying about whether or not they make one for your needs.

You can check our website HERE to find a wet cover that works with your register.

We offer Wet Covers for:

Don’t make the mistake of forgetting or refusing to purchase a keyboard cover for your cash register. You will be so upset with yourself if you don’t purchase the cover and then something happens.  Think about how quickly accidents occur and how little control you have after the fact. You will be kicking yourself if one of your operators drop liquid into your cash register and then you are now having to purchase a whole new cash register because you didn’t want to spend the extra money on the cover. Don’t make that mistake! Purchase a cover now!