There are a wide variety of reports you can run from the Dashboard: you can run reports on sales by most popular item, by date, by payment methods, and by category. You can dig deep into sales reports and see which days or times of day most sales happen, and what items sell most at those times. Square can also generate sales reports that compare current sales to sales from a previous week or year, and any of these reports can be emailed to yourself. In addition, you can access customer analytics from the Dashboard, including trend reports for returning customers, see what’s bringing in new customers, and set up customer loyalty programs.
Before connecting your Bluetooth receipt printer to your iPad, ensure the battery is charged and the device is connected to an AC outlet, receipt paper is loaded, and the printer has been turned on. For further information on the initial setup of the printer, refer to the corresponding manufacturer’s manual: Star Micronics SM-S220i and Star Micronics SM-T300i.
Star TSP100III (TSP143IIILAN GRY US) Receipt Printer, Ethernet Interface (iOS/Tablet Compatible, Works with Square, Shopkeep, Aldelo Touch, Ambur, PayPal Here, TouchBistro), Auto Cutter, Power Supply Included, Color: Grey
Edit to say that the network issues I mentioned were tied to the wireless router we were using. Replaced that piece and the printer started working great. I still recommend purchasing as a package for better price and customer service, but not a bad piece of equipment.
The functionality of the Square stand doesn’t stop at the stand, the fact is that it has a built in USB hub that makes adding a cash drawer to your system as easy as plugging it in. Now you’re going to need a USB cash drawer of course (not all of them are), but once you’ve got one, just plug and go. Once you’re up and running all it takes is a tap on your iPad and the cash drawer kicks right open.
The scanner is usually a hand scanner that includes a stand and a USB cord. However, the scanner may also be wireless, or even built into the register itself—with a POS like Clover Station, you scan items using the built-in front-facing camera on the register. Some scanners (like Clover’s) can also scan QR codes as well as UPC barcodes.
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Square systems are primarily compatible with Ethernet or Bluetooth interface printers (depending on the tablet you are using, Android tablets with USB ports and USB On-The-Go or USB Host mode can use USB interface printers). The compatible printers for Square systems are as follows:
POS hardware setups can vary a lot from one merchant to the next, from big-box stores with self-service kiosks, to your small-time entrepreneur friend who only takes payments on his old-ass Samsung Galaxy. Most businesses, however, will find a happy medium between these two point-of-sale setups and incorporate a few core pieces of POS equipment into their hardware setup.
-Just showed up at 9:10 am when they are supposed to be open at 9. Rudely was told they weren’t open so I just pointed to the hours and was rudely told again they are not open and to come back in 15 to 30 min because they didn’t have staff.
Other real-world places such as Apple stores have been doing email receipts for a while, but this absolutely should be the way of the future. Not only can I see what I bought, I can easily see and remember I bought it, and it shows exactly how it will be displayed on my credit card receipt.
This paper roll is made to fit in a variety of common credit, debit, and point of sale (POS) machines, so you may only need one type of roll even if you have different machines throughout your business.
@bkfconsulting – Welcome to the Seller Community, and kudos on your first post! 👏 As for your question, I’m afraid I may not have the best of news. I think for things to function the way you want, you would need to use Square Stands with full-sized iPads and USB printers (unless you’re willing to concede using automated cash drawers). It really depends on how much that functionality is worth to you. If it’s not that important, you could just pick up a few bluetooth printers and pair them to the iPad Minis for printing receipts.
EOM-POS Thermal Receipt Printer- USB, Ethernet, Serial Ports- Auto Cut – Cash Drawer Port (RJ11/RJ12)- Paper Width 3 1/8″ (80mm) – NOT COMPATIBLE with Mac, Square, Shopkeep, Clover, Shopify, or Paypal
The Ethernet printers compatible with Square Register are thermal printers. They require heat-sensitive paper and won’t work with non-thermal receipt paper. These types of printers aren’t ideal for kitchens or high-temperature working areas.