A cash register or cash point is a sales transaction device combined with a cash drawer. Generally, the recorder prints a receipt for the buyer who carries the details of the transaction. A recorder, if it is prepared, can also print the invoice or receipt.
A bit of history
In 1879, James Ritty invented the first cash register. He was an American manager who ingeniously devised this instrument that his employees would take over part of the collection. For this purpose he took inspiration from the way the fuel flow was regulated in steamers. The first cash registers were nothing more than simple adding machines.
Often the cash register has a cash drawer that opens only when the transaction is completed or with a special key. All this helps to prevent small thefts made by not recording a sale and pocketing the consideration.
In restaurants, the preaccount that is a document , is also used, generated by the store management application useful to the customer to take into account what he has consumed the sum to be paid. When you go to the cashier you need to communicate with the table number since the software displays the total and automatically transforms it into a receipt , receipt or invoice.
In some countries, including Italy, the cash register is mandatory for some businesses. In these cases the purchaser is required to keep the receipt by law and to show it at the request of public officials. In addition, the appliance is sealed and must be periodically reviewed by the Ministry of Finance. We speak, therefore, of a fiscal cash register.
Automatic cashier: evolution
Some cash registers are connected to scales, scanners, point of sale (POS) terminals for electronic payment transactions. By now, they are real computers connected to a network system for managing sales. In fact, in these cases, the computer system that controls the client casse is installed on a server. The handhelds used to print orders, forecasts, etc. also belong to this system.
Today there is an evolution of cash register systems that led to the use of tablets and smartphones to manage cash transactions, creating a new generation of POS totally based on portable devices.
According to the decree related to the 2019 Budget Law, all cash registers must be connected to the Internet for the transmission of telematic fees.
The law provides for two bands of compulsoriness.
The operator who exceeded € 400,000 in turnover in 2018, began to transmit electronically on 01 July 2019
The remaining of the operators on 01 January 2020.
In this way the book of fees is eliminated and the fiscal booklet will instead be digital and can be viewed using a QR code.
The modern market: the automatic pay station
The modern market needs to have a simple and flexible cash system. Current cash register solutions make the operator’s activity much easier than traditional cash registers.
Furthermore, the automatic pay machine is becoming more and more popular both in the large-scale retail trade and in smaller shops.
The cash machine can be an indispensable tool to improve the efficiency of your business. In fact, when the time comes to pay, the customer associates the lack of immediacy with the disorganization. Optimizing the process, on the other hand, will give you greater confidence in managing payments. Furthermore, the automatic pay stations allow to reduce the error margins caused by the speed.
Our automated teller service
Our automatic teller service, thanks to its intuitive interface, designed for touch and non-touch monitors, it is possible to make takeaway orders and send them to the relevant departments, issuing the receipt of the related order. The products will have a representative image during the loading of the product to help you and make it easy to select the products requested by the customer.