Archive for the ‘Till System’ Category

Sometimes, I need to keep the static site that runs off the G4 updated with live data. Most notably with web orders and any products that are updated on the live CMS. So, to begin with, I built a bespoke function that would spit out data and a process that would ingest this data. But […]

Turns out, the G4 really doesn’t like CakePHP all that much. Whilst I had tested the system on the G4, I hadn’t tested it in a shop full noise, children and mothers anxious to pay and leave. Waiting 2-3 seconds for a barcode item to enter the system once it has been scanned is simply […]

As well as being able to scan barcodes to get products, I wanted staff to be able to keyword search products or simply scroll through the list of all products. I have uploaded a quick video of the infinite scroll to youtube, so please take a quick peek and see how it’s done below… First, […]

The initial momentum for the till system came from not being able to find suitable solutions out there to suit our needs. To that end, here are is an incomplete list of things I need a till system to do: Act like a Casio till. Simples. Ability to connect to current online toy shop, and […]

Right – sorry there’s been no news of late: I broke a bone in my foot, which means I have been out of action for a week. Doctors say it will take at least 6 weeks, but in the developer tradition, I have decided that I should aim to make it a week early just […]

So, not long into the problem and we have our first problem. The issue is how we print and open the till drawer.By default the till drawer does not open when you print something. There seems to be no way of  altering the preferences to open till drawer by default. There’s also another little niggle […]

So, first thing to consider for me was – is this possible? Is there any hardware out there that is mac supported? I did a bit of digging and found that there are a wealth of barcode scanners and till drawers, but the only manufacturer of mac compatible POS printers is Star Micronics. So what […]

My wife owns a toy shop in Hackney, London and uses a regular Casio till. Recently, she has begun to get annoyed with the lack of reportage in her life – What are my best sellers? What am I running low on? Where are my goddam bar charts? Whats the solution to this? Easy, I […]