Cash Register Express™ (CRE) is a retail point of sale (POS) system that helps increase efficiency and accuracy, lower operating costs, and helps you manage your inventory. The easy to use POS includes the features most desired by retailers, such as inventory tracking, credit card processing, cash management, customer loyalty, employee time clock and labor scheduling, and a detailed reporting interface to help them make smarter business decisions.
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Retailers benefit from a POS system that is easy to use and enables cashiers to ring up sales fast so the lines stay short. Ringing up an item is as simple as scanning its bar code, or touching its button of a touch screen if it does not have a bar code. Sale and specialty pricing are automatically calculated by the POS. Cash Register Express™ is designed to require the least amount of touches necessary to ring up a customer, and performs faster than a traditional cash register. Quick tender keys make cash transactions fast, and payment by credit card and gift card is as simple as swiping the card -- no buttons required. Payment by other tender types such as pin debit, EBT and checks are also supported.
Track Inventory and Reduce Theft in your Retail Store
Accurate and robust inventory control is a key component of a retail store’s profit margins and overall success. The inventory tracking capabilities within Cash Register Express™ detail which products are selling, what needs to be reordered and identifies items that have been stolen or are otherwise missing. The integrated purchasing functionality is used to track vendor lists, manage item costs and generate and receive purchase orders. Stock can be counted or received away from the register using the integrated Pocket Inventory software on a handheld computer.
Attract More Customers into your Store
Good service and quality products are key components of generating new and repeat business, however, those two elements alone will not ensure success. Cash Register Express™ helps you answer the question of ‘What next?’ after selling to a customer. Solid marketing and a loyalty rewards program are proven methods of attracting new and existing customers into your store. The system puts several tools in your hands to help you accomplish this including automated tracking of loyalty plans and tools to market directly to your customers.
Control your Employees and Secure your Retail Business
Employee theft is one of the leading causes of retail shrink, caused by a combination of theft of cash and inventory, as well as unwarranted discounts. Cash Register Express™ includes multiple theft prevention features that introduce accountability to your employees. System functions such as discounts, no-sales, voids, and price changes can be accessed or restricted based on an employee’s unique login ID or job code. Various reports can be generated on this activity to identify potential theft or wrongdoing. Strict cash control features can be used to identify cash discrepancies down to the shift or the cashier. A camera security system can be connected to your point of sale system to further enhance the accountability of your employees and security of your store.
Reporting and Back Office
Retailers spend countless hours calculating profits, expenses and payroll and performing a variety of manual tasks in order to run their business. Cash Register Express™ contains dozens of built-in tools to help retailers streamline administrative tasks and manage their retail stores more efficiently.
Labor is typically the largest expense in a retail store outside the cost of the products being sold. Cash Register Express™ has integrated time-clock and labor scheduling functionality to help you manage staffing and reduce labor costs.
Cashiers may login into the POS with a secure login card or with their user name and password. If the cashier isn't yet clocked in for the day, Cash Register Express will clock them in. The manager button on the top of the screen can be used to access back office functions such as reporting and menu management. The picture and colors of this screen can be modified to match the style of your store.
Items can be rung up by simply scanning the barcode on the product being purchased. If a product does not have a bar code, such as candy by the register, it can be added to the transaction by simply touching a button for that item on the touch screen. Sale pricing and any applicable taxes will automatically be calculated and displayed in a real-time running total. Taking payment from the customer is just as fast. Cash amounts can be quickly typed in, with hot keys for common dollar amounts. If the customer is paying by credit or debit card, the cashier simply swipes the card to process the transaction.
Sale pricing, bulk pricing and mix 'n match are all features that can be pre-configured and calculated automatically in CRE. Sale pricing allows you to set up a time-based sale for each item. With bulk pricing, retailers can sell multiple items at a discount - simply select the quantity and special pricing to offer 2 for 1 or 3 for 1 sales on the same item. Our mix 'n match features allows retailers to offer a special price for quantities of multiple items. Time-based pricing functionality allows retailers to set sale pricing for certain hours of the day.
Suspend/Recall on Hold Transactions
Our POS software lets you suspend a transaction to allow another transaction to be processed, then recall the previous sale and tender it. This feature comes in handy when you have more than one person waiting to checkout and the customer realizes that they left their wallet in the car or forgot to pick up an item. Instead of having to cancel the sale or make another customer wait, you can place the transaction on hold and recall it when ready.
Gift Receipts/Gift Registry
CRE enables retailers to offer gift receipts, create gift registries and sell gift baskets. CRE offers customers the ability to use gifts receipts. These receipts may be presented as proof of a transaction for the purpose of exchanging or returning merchandise, omitting certain information such as price.
Cash Register Express also offers the ability to create gift registries for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, holidays or other special occasions. Customers can select items from store stock to populate the registry. Upon the purchase of a listed item, CRE automatically updates the registry accordingly. In addition to providing valuable information to the buyer, the system helps prevent the receipt of duplicate or unwanted gifts thus eliminating the potential for returns to the retailer.
Many gift shops sell gift baskets otherwise known as "kits" in which you select a group of items to be sold together at a discounted price. With kitting capability, you can sell any number of items to a customer for one special price while tracking the individual inventory levels of each item that makes up the gift. Cash Register Express will deduct each component from inventory when this kit is sold.
Whether your business is a clothing, shoe or related retail store, Cash Register Express makes it easy to track inventory with many variations of sizes and colors. When you enter a new product into inventory, simply assign it to a group along with a size and color. View and manage all items within a group on a matrix style screen to see what is in stock for each variation. Easily and quickly create purchase orders for inventory that is low in stock.
Kits and Item Grouping
Robust functionality enables users to offer mixed case discounts, discount items sold by the case, break down inventory by the case, 6 pack or 12 pack, group multiple products into gift packages and allows retailers to offer special promotions. CRE automatically adjust inventory at the item level when multiple products are sold as part of a kit.
EBT & Food Stamps
To meet the needs of grocery stores, covenience stores and other retailers that sell food items, Cash Register Express can process transactions involving EBT (electronic food stamps) and food stamps. Simply swipe the EBT card through the mag stripe reader on your POS system to redeem electronic food stamps and restrict the purchase of items that are not authorized to be purchased with food stamps.
Cash Register Express offers a Split Commission feature which allows a manager to determine which salesperson gets credit for each item on an invoice. This allows multiple salespeople to receive commission on the same invoice. Easily track commissions by a percentage of the gross sale, percentage of the gross profit or a set actual dollar amount.
Looking for an easy and effective way to change prices on multiple items at once? Our new Price Batch feature allows mass updating of prices based on a set schedule. It also allows you to select a list of items, departments or items with specific properties to do global price change (sale price, bulk price, price change, etc.). Schedule the price change reflect the "new" prices on a certain day and time.
Works with Weight Scales
Cash Register Express POS software integrates seamlessly with three types of POS scales: POS Interface Scales, Scanner/Scales and Deli Scales. POS software must conform to the regulatons set forth at the Department of Weights and Measures. Cash Register Express software is NTEP Certified by the National Conference on Weights and Measures.
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Inventory Management Features:
Savvy retailers realize the need for up-to-date and accurate inventory information. Stock can be counted or received away from the register using the integrated Pocket Inventory software on a mobile computer. Simply scan the item, enter the quantity, and the data synchronizes with your POS system.
Create Purchase Orders
Creating purchase orders in Cash Register Express is quick and easy! Our detailed purchase ordering functionality enables users to assign a vendor, set reorder levels and quantities for each item. In addition, items can be ordered individually or by the case.
Low Stock Alerts/Automatic Reorders
Cash Register Express point-of-sale software ensures you never experience stock outages. Each item that gets sold automatically adjusts the store's inventory levels. CRE can be set up to alert you when inventory reaches a predefined level to trigger a reminder to reorder. Or simply set up CRE to automatically reorder items when inventory reaches a certain level.
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