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Selling, Getting Cash Safeguard With Cash Drawers

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The point of sale (POS) is the spot where the customer makes a payment for goods or services that are offered by company or retailer. A retail point of sale system typically includes a cash register (which comprises a computer, monitor, cash drawer, receipt printer, customer display and a barcode scanner) and the majority of retail POS systems also include a debit/credit card reader.

Cash drawers are one of the core components to every Point of Sale System. It has separate compartments for coins and bills of different denominations. Money, credit card receipts, and other paperwork are stored here. It can be printer or terminal driven. This piece of hardware receives a signal from the computer or receipt printer and opens when necessary. A Workstation can have one or two drawers attached. Programming determines which keys and employees have access to each drawer. Cash drawers can also be locked or opened in emergencies with a particular key.

A cash drawer can be set to automatically open when to process a cash payment and print a receipt to the printer the cash drawer is plugged into. When a cash payment option is selected at a table, order, or cash register, the drawer will automatically pop open.

There are many different elements of cash drawer quality. Durability, reliability, and length of warranty are just a few factors. Heavy duty cash drawers typically feature steel ball bearing slides, sturdy latch mechanisms, long-lasting till design and a finish capable of withstanding daily environmental abuse. This type of drawer is typically suited best for those businesses with high traffic or periods of heavy use. Standard duty cash drawers are ideal for businesses with light to medium traffic. Standard drawers have reliable, roller wheel suspension designed to last with light to medium use.

If purchasing the components of the POS system separately, be sure the cash drawer is compatible with the rest of the system. It should be sturdy and withstand the constant opening and closing. Cash drawers need to work on some policies and procedures for transactions, which include verifications from one to hand to another hand. Reduces the possibility of blind remittance. Signed cashier policies which include maintaining cashier personal files. Time to time removal of excess cash from the drawer to avoid mishandling or loss. Foremost training to the team in terms of handling alleged imitation, fake credit/debit/gift cards etc.

Now the policies are decided upon and the procedures are applicable, it is important to communicate to the well-trained cashiers about the handling and on regular basis inspection is needed. Instruct the team to function with minimal errors and maximum efficiency so as to reduce or restrict the cost and make it a cost-effective process. If the individual cashier’s performance is routinely outside of the established acceptable performance levels, they must be dealt with accordingly.

Customer handling is the tricky and difficult task; At times the most efficient cashier does face issues related to customer handling. But, the key to cash management system is to have fine measures, proper routine, understandable outlook and authority. Which makes you more ready for action in the market.

How Are Brains Different From Computers?

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Ever wondered how brains are different from computers? This article shows how. Read on to find out.

Brains consist of cells called neurons and they connect with millions of other neurons and information gets transferred across connection gaps called synapses. Inside the cells data are processed which gives rise to an idea, concept or understanding.

Computers are built of hardware chips and the central processing unit (CPU) processes data after receiving them from the other chips. How it processes data consists of several steps but the main outline is that software programs are fed into the CPU and processed. They provide end result information depending on how the programs are furnished with data and what the query is that is fed into the system. If some information is asked that is outside the scope of the software programs, the computer gets limited in functioning.

Brains, however, are limitless. From childhood until adulthood, the brain gets more and more developed and mature. It can process unknown data or abstract data as well and provide insights and knowledge.

The brain is more complex than the CPU and therefore, with neurons and synaptic connections, it is possible to process all kinds of information. It uses the five senses: touch, smell, hearing, taste and sight and takes in information and produces knowledge.

On the other hand, the CPU of computers takes in data from the typing of the keyboard and processes it, which is very limited. However, it is only human beings feeding data, writing software programs and making the computer behave like a brain although not quite so.

The brain is still more intelligent than the CPU of computers and has yet to train the computer to behave like the brain of a human being.

Yes, computers will be able to take over many tasks of human beings but without human beings, they are lifeless because humans have to give life to these computers, operate on them and have regular updating, monitoring and maintenance on them.

Just as a brain needs to rest and relax, computers will also need that from time to time but they can operate longer times than the average brain. While the brain sleeps, the computer can carry on with its duties of processing data and converting them to knowledge and information.

Summing up, although the CPU is sometimes called the brain of the computer, it is actually a misnomer because as I have outlined in this article, the brain is definitely different from the computer in varying ways and the brain has yet to teach the computer to behave 100% like a brain.