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Casio SR-S500 Cash Register Review

Released in May 2019 Casio SR-S500 is a ground breaking cash register for the app generation. Combining the features of Casio's traditional range of cash register with the brand new Casio ECR+ connected app software the SRS-500 range gives you complete control over your sales and takings.

The SR-S500 cash register has several key features, including the the large tilting multi line LCD operator display. The bright, bold operator screen clearly shows both the price entered and the name of the item or department sold. This makes it very easy for the cashier to spot an incorrect entry before they quote the subtotal to the customer or cash off the sale. The SR-S500 has a review order screen, allowing cashiers to easily void the incorrect line. This cuts down on over rings and the resulting discrepancies in the till takings reports. In addition to the operator display, the pop-up customer rear display is also alpha numeric so the customer can see what items are being rung through giving them confidence that the correct amounts are being rung through the cash register.

The next advantage of the SR-S500 is the professional, fast, quiet thermal receipt printer. The SR-S500 is flexible enough to use the printer in a variety of ways. So to start with, depending on your business operation, you can set the SR-S500 to work in either receipt or journal mode. In journal mode you are unable to issue customer receipts through the till, but you have an audit of every transaction recorded saved on the take up spool. In the more popular receipt mode you can choose to issue receipts with every transaction, or you can have the receipt function switched off so it is only issued on customer request. The SR-S500 can also be programmed to enable copy or duplicate receipts on request. The receipt header can be customised to include your shop name and promotional details. As with most cash registers you can issue an end of day sales report, in addition to this the SR-S500 also provides the ability to issue a journal report of the days takings (providing you run the report prior to the Z report.

In terms of other cash register features, the SR-S500 has a secure key lock ensuring manager control over reports and programming. The SR-S500 has 25 department keys allowing sales to be easily split into different categories. Should you have more than 25 categories of sale, then the SR-S500 could still be the answer as it has a total of 200 departments, with numbers 26-200 accessed via the shift or hash functions. The SR-S500 also supports up to 3,000 plu’s or barcode scanning lines.

The SR-S500 has a full size metal cash base. The removable plastic insert has 4 note holders and 8 coin pots – enough to cover the UK denominations. The dimensions of the SR-S500 are 400mm wide x 450mm deep with a height of 220mm.

The SR-S500 also has an inbuilt SD card slot, which can be utilised for backing up the cash registers programming – a big advantage should your business utilise multiple tills with the same products – and for extracting your end of day reports into a spreadsheet.

The only limitation we can find on the Casio SR-S500 is the single station thermal printer, but should you need two printers (one for receipts and one for audit) please see our review of the SR-S500’s ‘big brother’ – the SR-S4000.

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