Programming a cash register is important so that the receipt it prints out has the right date, time and tax inclusions. This is also needed if you want to change or add some price items in your inventory. It is really easy to program a cash register. There are different cash registers and they may be different to program from each other. If you are not sure what to do, you can always consult the manual of the cash register so that you can be sure of what you are doing and program the cash register properly.
Here are the simple steps that you can follow if you want to program your cash register:
Set time and date. Plug your cash register on the socket. If your cash register uses batteries, put in the appropriate battery type and turn the cash register on. On your cash register, look for the ‘Program’ button. When you have located it, press it. Doing this will give you the chance to enter the correct date and time. Input the correct information by using the numeric keys on your cash register.
Prepare your inventory. The next step is to get a list of the items that you are going to sell. You will program the cash register and assign unique codes for the different items that you have in your inventory. On your list, make sure that you have the right retail prices for each of the item that you are going to program into the cash register.
Enter your inventory. Once you already have the list of your inventory, you can already start entering your inventory on the cash register. Input the values of the items on the cash register. After entering the values, press the ‘Subtotal’ key and the price per unit of the items. Afterwards, press on the ‘Subtotal’ key once more.
Set tax price. When you are done with your inventory, the next step is to set the tax price on the cash register. In the programming mode, locate the ‘Sales Tax’ key and press it. Afterwards, you can enter the appropriate amount of tax for your sales. Apply the tax on all the items in your inventory. When you are done, press the ‘Exit’ button on the programming mode.
These are the simple steps that you have to follow if you want to program your cash register or if you want to make some changes on some of the entries. It will be easier for you to program your cash register if you make use of a POS or Point of Sale software. A POS software will allow you to change the settings and program your computer through a PC. Afterwards, you can save the settings that you have made on the PC to the cash register by using a cable that comes with the software. There are some free POS software that you can get online or you can also purchase these types of software.