Most ink or dot matrix printers and bar-code scanners are compatible with Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software.
POS-X scanners, drawers and receipt printers and TSC label printers are compatible with and recommended for PPSS and Windows XP, Vista, 7/8/10.
Free POS-X support: 800-790-8657
Free TSC label-printer Support: 657-258-0808
Any printer or scanner must complete a self test before it can be used with PPSS.
Free labels support: Kenco Labels (800-537-3336) or Barcode Warehouse (888-422-9249)
Used/refurbished equipment is not recommended or supported. For help with all hardware, including used/refurbished equipment and equipment purchased elsewhere, please contact the supplier or Joy Archer, 972-898-7921, email@example.com
Purchasing hardware from a software provider is convenient, but at what cost? For example, the TSC 244 printer is $379. Elsewhere it's $500 plus $100 'per incident' for help with the printer after just 30 days.
Cables, installation CDs and manuals are included in quoted prices - no add-ons.
POS-X equipment is delivered to most locations in 2 business days with 2-to-5-year warranties, 30-day DOA replacement, 2-day replacement thereafter (with optional paid 1-day replacement). The TSC printer has a 2-year warranty and ships in 3-4 business days. Zebra printers aren't recommended but 'should work'.
Pawn stores often start on shoe-string budgets. We help with discounts on larger orders. For example, PPSS Diamond ($895), the drawer ($199), receipt printer ($334) and scanner ($129) totals $1,557. The Diamond Package includes all four items, cables, installation CDs, manuals, no sales tax and shipping for $1,399.
PPSS Deluxe, Diamond and 24k print and read bar codes.
Price labels can be printed with all PPSS editions using a standard ink printer and sheet labels. A thermal label printer and rolls of thermal labels can be used with Diamond or 24k.
Scanning a bar code at POS enters the item on a new-sale invoice. The entry includes the item's ID and description, price and the owner (consignor or shop). PPSS auto enters a quantity of 1, taxes and 'buyer fee' (if applicable). Those entries may be edited.
Each scanner is shipped tax-free and free of charge with a user's guide, cable (and power supply where applicable).
A cash register is different from a cash drawer. All cash registers have a cash drawer (for storing money). A cash register records sales and provides a printout at the end of the day for balancing the cash drawer. Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software, a receipt printer and a cash drawer act as a 'cash register'.
The Instant-Cash-Drawer-Balance feature in PPSS Diamond or 24k tracks each salesperson's balance in real time and determines how much cash should be in the till at any time. Multiple employees can transact from the same POS station or on the same network by logging in and out and maintaining separate drawers.
A receipt printer prints on 3-inch-wide roll paper with the details of the sale: date, items, quantity, price, subtotal, tax, total amount.
Each POS-X printer is shipped tax-free (except TX) and free of charge with a guide, cable and installation CD. Support is free (800-790-8657).
The following receipt printers work with PPSS to varying degrees of success and are not supported or recommended: (EASYSET A9 MiniPrinter (some odd characters possible), Epson M-188A, TM6000II, TM-T88, TM-T88IV and TM-U220, Samsung SRP350, SNBC BTP-2002NP, Star SP212, TSP600/700, TSP 613 and DP8340)
Direct thermal printers use a thermal printhead that applies heat to chemically-treated paper, creating the print on labels. A black line (adhesive) or gap (non-adhesive) across the back forces the printer to print before moving forward, so there is less waste.
PPSS prints 2" to 4"-wide horizontal thermal labels (adhesive labels and non-adhesive hang tags) - from 1" to 4" high using the TSC TDP-244/246/247/DA210 or 2" horizontal labels with the TSC TDP-225. Bar codes may be printed on labels (or not).
There are 3 options with sheet labels: Adhesive 2 5/8 x 1 (with bar code) and 1 3/4 x 1/2 (too small for bar codes); Non-adhesive 4 x 1 'hang tag' (with bar codes).
There are 16 varieties and sizes of thermal labels, all with optional bar codes, ranging from a 2.25 x .5 jewelry label to a 2-part tear-off hang tag to 4 x 4 adhesive label.
Refer to the label chart in the PPSS Manual for label types and sizes. (Buy tags from Barcode Warehouse.)
Used/refurbished printers and Zebra printers are compatible but they are neither recommended or supported, however, support for any hardware is available from our support, 888-427-5779.
PPSS (and any ink or dot matrix printer) can print tickets, checks, reports, sales invoices, address labels, price labels and hang tags (with or without bar codes) - on 8.5 x 11 sheets.
Disadvantages of printing invoices and labels this way are inconvenience, ink and paper usage and labels wasted from paper jams and out-of-ink runs.
Similarly, price labels and hang tags can be printed at lesser cost over the long run using a thermal label printer and PPSS Diamond or 24k.
Pawnbroker Pawn Shop Software is a Windows program. Apple says Windows programs can run on a MAC with Windows and their Basecamp software installed.
The following are the MINIMUM requirements for Windows alone:
For PPSS purposes, RAM should be at least 4GB (8-16GB for larger stores) and the processor should have a clock speed of 3.0 GHz or more.