Depending on what type of business you have, its very important to get the correct and most suitable types of peripherals to go with your EPOS terminal. For example, if you have a bar or restaurant, you may not need a barcode scanner, but if you have a newsagents or convenience store, the right type is essential.
For retail environments, a barcode scanner is a necessity for scanning product barcodes. The NuEPOS barcode scanners are designed to scan products quickly and accurately and come with a 3 year warranty as standard. There are 3 different types of barcode scanners.
CCD : CCD Scanners are the cheapest scanners available and are suitable for environments where scanning a barcode is not that frequent such as back offices. These can also come in wireless variants.
Laser : Laser scanners are much quicker than CCD scanners at scanning barcodes and are suited to environments that require frequent scans, and also for scanning bulky items. These too can also come in wireless variants.
Omni-Directional : Omni directional scanners are designed to be mostly stationary and project many laser lines which are able to scan items at the fastest possible rate. You often see them in supermarkets integrated into the till system.
Each package comes with a receipt printer as standard, however you may require additional printers for kitchens or warehouses that need to print preparation tickets. Each printer comes with the following interfaces:
USB : The default method of connecting a printer to a terminal, allowing high speed printing of text and images.
Ethernet : For additional kitchen or warehouse printers, a network cable allows efficient transmission over long distances.
Serial : Not recommended, though can be used as a last resort for simple text based receipts.
Cash Drawer Port : NuEPOS printers come with a cash drawer port incase you wish to use a tablet or PC.
Our weighing scales can communicate with the NuEPOS software meaning you can press the product on the screen, and then place the item on the scales. Once the weight is stable, it is automatically sent to the system.
Alternatively, your store may prefer to pre pack items and then produce a sticky label to put on the product. Using the NuEPOS software, you can bag items up and use the label designer to print your label with a scannable barcode that tells the system how much the item should be.
These can be a great tool for the customer to see how much the total of the sale is, and can help them be prepared faster to pay the correct amount.
Attached : If your till faces away from the customer, you can have the display attached to the back of the terminal.
Standalone : The display can be standalone on a cable, either on a pole or mounted into the counter.
Multiple : In some environments, it may be advantageous to have more than one display.
These devices allow the EPOS terminal to know the phone number of the person who is currently calling, which assists greatly when taking orders over the phone.
A caller ID device is almost a must for any food delivery / collection company, but can also be useful for other retail delivery services.
If an order is already placed, it can even show all the information regarding the order whilst it is still ringing and before the phone is even picked up.
Cash drawers come in a few varieties, but most people use the standard rectangular version. Each cash drawer will come with 2 keys incase you want to lock the drawer so even the EPOS system cannot open the drawer.
Standard : The full size cash drawer contains 4 bank note holders and 8 coin holders. These can be resized as well to allow holding more of one type of coin than another. It measures 415x410x110mm.
Flip Top : This cash drawer contains 5 note holders and 8 coin holders. It is good for space saving situations and measures 460x170x103mm.
Heavy Duty : We can also supply heavy duty versions of the standard cash drawer which are much heavier and even more durable.
Fingerprint readers are excellent biometric scanners that allow users to quickly and easily login to the EPOS system. They also come in useful for staff clocking in / out.
Though you can get standalone fingerprint readers, we greatly recommend the ones that are integrated into the terminals.
Take signatures for customers purchasing items on credit. As the customer signs on the digital screen, the staff member will then see the signature in real-time. This signature can then be printed on the receipt or invoice. They connect to the EPOS system via the USB cable provided.