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Archive for December, 2009

Web-Based Reporting for the Small Business (Part 1 of 5)

Web Portal, from pcAmerica, is an Internet based system that allows users to run reports, change prices, create purchase orders, manage employee labor and several other back office tasks from a web browser on any computer with Internet access. This is the perfect solution for small retailers or restaurant owners looking to easily monitor and […]

Reduce Shrinkage with a POS System (Part 3 of 3)

3. Reduce Theft Employee theft of cash and inventory, as well as unwarranted discounts are among the leading causes of shrinkage. By using a secure POS system, you can reduce theft by an average of 2.5% because all cash transactions and every piece of inventory in your business is being monitored. Cash Register Express (CRE), […]

Epson TM-T70 Printer Certified by pcAmerica

Pearl River, NY – Dec. 17, 2009 – pcAmerica announces that Epson’s new TM-T70 space-saving thermal receipt printer has been tested and is certified to work with Restaurant Pro Express and Cash Register Express software from pcAmerica. The innovative TM-T70 is the industry’s only all-front-access single-station printer designed to fit any point of sale environment. […]

Reduce Shrinkage with a POS System (Part 2 of 3)

2. Increase Checkout Accuracy and Speed A point of sale system, like Cash Register Express, utilizes bar code technology to accurately ring up items and also provides an easy interface to edit item information to provide fast invoice processing and efficient inventory control. Even if you aren’t using bar code scanning, POS systems specify and […]

Reduce Shrinkage with a POS System (Part 1 of 3)

Shrinkage occurs when the inventory on hand is less than what it should be according to purchase and sales records. According to Retail Info Systems News, shrink costs retailers $114.8 billion in 2009, an increase of 5.9% over last year’s average shrink. Inventory shrinkage is most often due to employee theft, shoplifting, and/or paperwork error. […]

Did you know that CRE/RPE does ID Scanning for Age Verification?

Selling alcohol or tobacco to a minor can result in substantial fines for your business. Using an omni directional bar code scanner that can also read drivers’ licenses to verify proof of age can mitigate the risk. Both Cash Register Express and Restaurant Pro Express from pcAmerica offer age verification capabilities for liquor stores, bars, […]

Take the Guesswork out of Pricing

You can take the guesswork out of pricing and further automate your store by purchasing a weight scale for your point of sale system. POS scales can improve the productivity in your store and decrease the cost of service. For instance, upgrades can be performed at the checkout lane, decreasing the cost of service and […]

Did you know that RPE does Split Checks?

In a restaurant environment, customer service is as important as the food. The ability to cater to the needs of large parties by offering split checks is critical. Servers need to be able to split checks fast and accurately. With Restaurant Pro Express, checks can be split evenly any number of ways for guests that […]

Selecting the Right POS Software (Part 6 of 6)

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right POS software for your business. Below are some additional questions you should ask your POS supplier: • Does the POS software integrate with my accounting software? • Does the POS software have the ability to scale up as my business grows? • What customer loyalty/marketing […]