How Do I Program a Casio Cash Register?

Casio cash registers are used in many retail stores and small shops. Casio, also known for its calculators and watches, creates registers that can be easy to use. When you purchase a Casio cash register, you will have to program it to fit your business and price settings. When programming the cash register, there are certain buttons to push and numbers to input to ensure that it works effectively. If you are still having difficulty programming the cash register, you should refer to your instruction manual or contact Casio for further assistance.

Programming Names on Department Keys

On the Casio cash register, there are specific keys that are designated for certain functions. With the cash register, you can place names on the department keys. The amount of department keys available are based on the type of cash register. Casio's PCR-T470 has 25 department keys, while Casio's 140CR-SC only has five department keys on its cash register. The department keys are what you use to designate an item with a price. For example, you can ring up a head of lettuce for $1. You can program that head of lettuce on one of the department keys so the next time all you have to do is push that department key to complete the transaction. Casio states that you have to enter the number 2, press “Subtotal” and the preferred name, then 00, and continue by pressing the designated department key and then “Subtotal.”

Programming Prices on Department Keys

Prices are vital to the cash register and your business. You need to designate prices for all of the items in your store or local business. The Casio cash register has a numbered keypad where you can input prices for the items you sell; some of the prices may already be programmed to make the transaction quicker. In order to program prices on department keys, you will have to enter the number 1 and then press “Subtotal,” enter the amount, press the designated department key and press “Subtotal” a second time.

Setting the Date and Time

Setting the date and time on the cash register is very important because the date and time will be displayed on a customer’s receipt. You will need to know the date and time a transaction has taken place in case a customer refutes a price or needs to return or exchange an item. According to Casio, to set the time you enter 1, press “Subtotal,” enter the time in the 24-hour form, press X and AC/C. To enter the time in 24 hour form you have to know the two digits for the hour and two digits for the minutes. For example, 1:23 p.m. equals 13:23. To set the date, you will enter 1, press “Subtotal,” enter the date, press X and press AC/C. You will enter the date in the form of six digits; year/month/day of the month. For example, December 13, 2009 equals to 091213.

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