The cash register is very similar to a computer. In addition to issuing receipts , the machine records every function performed. Thanks to this, the trader can easily track the quantity of goods sold, the money received, and the method of payment chosen by the customer (cash, debit , credit cards). Let’s see in this guide how to use a cash register.

First of all you must know that the cash registers are not all the same, there are so many types, brands and models. Therefore, each device has its own characteristics and special features, you will be illustrated to perfection by the instruction manual. The first thing you must do when you start working, you turn on the case. By this time the machine will record every activity of the day. When you issue a receipt, you have to beat the price (but it could be that your cash or use the automatic reader has in memory the name of the article). You also have to select a percentage for the ‘VAT (can vary depending of the product), the speakers often have color key to facilitate you in this task. As you walk the products on display will be the price of the item is the subtotal.


When you are finished beat the prices of all products, press the “sum” This key will open the cash drawer. At the same time the display will show you the ‘ amount that the customer has to pay at this point, to calculate the remainder, you will need to enter the amount the customer and will deliver the cash register will do the subtraction for you.

There is also the function of payment by debit (or credit card, or food stamps), but the keys to activate it vary according to the type of cash register. Another feature that is common to all the speakers: it is the reversal. If you need to cancel a ticket, this will allow you to subtract an amount from the movements of the day.

In addition to the normal ticket, the cash register also emits one receipt summary of daily movements. Every night before the closing of the cash you will need to issue this receipt, which shows: the total collections of the day , the number of daily tickets, the sum of the proceeds from the activation of the case, and the work days of the year.