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Old 02-22-2012, 09:15 PM
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Default Electronic USB cash register compatible with quickbooks

After using quickbooks pro it seems to work great, i am moving from home to a store and will need a register and am looking to get a register that has quickbooks compatibility

I did some searches but it keeps bringing up quickbooks cash register plus, however i did manage to fine Royal & Sharp but the amazon reviews made me think twice about it

Anybody using a register that works well with quickbooks, my main purpose is for service based sales and a few laptop sales but mainly services
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:42 PM
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I would say any USB cash register should work they are basically just serial cash registers with usb -> serial adapters built in, which should work with almost any software
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:12 PM
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I would say any USB cash register should work they are basically just serial cash registers with usb -> serial adapters built in, which should work with almost any software
Not quite, a register would have to have some software to interface with quick books accounting, even if the royal or sharp registers do so you will probably hit a dead end in a few years when you have to upgrade quickbooks and royal or sharp have never updated the software for your particular register

On the flipside pretty much any usb cash drawer. (Not REGISTER) will work with qb cash register plus or qb point of sale
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:25 AM
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i was GOING to get the cash drawer but apparently you need the printer as well or it wont auto open, you have to use the key

i dont need the printer since i print out the detailed invoices for customers

hmm i am in a predicament
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:28 AM
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i was GOING to get the cash drawer but apparently you need the printer as well or it wont auto open, you have to use the key

i dont need the printer since i print out the detailed invoices for customers

hmm i am in a predicament
QB has a button to open the cash drawer....

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:28 PM
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Leave the key in like we do. If you are going to use QB Pro like we do, there is no reason to go through the hassle of setting up a cash draw and make QB function like a POS system. QB is not a POS system but will work effectively in a low volume situation. In other words, if you have a queue forming in your place of business, you don't want to use QB as a POS system.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:18 PM
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the cash drawers connect to the printer and the printer connects to the pc so the button will only work if you have the printer as far as i know

i would rather not leave the key in the drawer as its not safe



i looked at POS systems but qb is great because i can put down so much information about the customer and email them estimates and invoices

i have not found a pos system that does that
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:13 PM
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Not quite, a register would have to have some software to interface with quick books accounting, even if the royal or sharp registers do so you will probably hit a dead end in a few years when you have to upgrade quickbooks and royal or sharp have never updated the software for your particular register

On the flipside pretty much any usb cash drawer. (Not REGISTER) will work with qb cash register plus or qb point of sale
im sorry, i meant to write a cash drawer, not register.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:34 PM
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barcodegiant has a great selection

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:20 PM
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im sorry, i meant to write a cash drawer, not register.
We just got a manual cash drawer. It has a button on the front to open it, no electronics required and is 100% compatible with anything! Also has a key so you can lock it at the end of the day... Fact is, no cash drawer is safe unless its perpetually locked up...

We got one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
works great... did have to tighten the latch mechanism a bit, but was no problem... Think it was a bit cheaper when we bought it though....

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