The Cash Register serves as a critical function of your business, given it is the place where your sale transactions are stored.
Indeed, it is also the primary place where you and your staff will process sales, and as such the need for a quick, reliable and secure Cash Register on your point-of-sale is necessary. Fortunately Hike does all of that and more with our built-in Cash Register, capable of handling all sales and reconciling them at the end of day.
On this page, you’ll find some quick start-up guides for opening and closing your Cash Register on any given day as well how to add extra cash in your register in case your need a larger float.
For more information about how to Add, Edit & Delete Cash Registers as well how steps to create a new outlet – for when your business is ready to grow – check out our Outlets & Registers page
Your cash register is an essential part of your retail operations, whereby you are able to manually check your cash and card taking from a day of sale, against the sales and payments made in Hike.
Generally, retailers will open and close their register on a daily basis so as to get the most effective information on all your reports.
Hike affords retailers two ways in which to Open a Cash Register:
As opening and closing a cash register will generally be the first and last actions you perform on a trading day, it’s important to know exactly how to do them.
Here, we’ll walk you through all the information you need to successfully open and close your Hike Cash Register.
Important: A single cash register should not be used in multiple systems.
As mentioned, Hike offers retailers two options to open their Cash Register:
In this section, we’ll cover how to open a Cash Register using the Enter New Sale Screen. You can read all about how to open a Cash Register using the Cash Register Screen here.
To begin, select Point of Sale on the Hike menu and navigate to the Enter New Sale screen.
Once you’ve entered the New Sale screen, you’ll notice – assuming that no register is presently open – that you will be able to open your register, and submit a float right then and there.
Select OPEN REGISTER to bring up the float amount, and enter your float value.
Note: Your float is your preset cash amount that you place in your register at the start of each trading day. At the close of each business day, you will reconcile your cash takings with Hike to ensure that your expected takings align with your final float amount.
Click on OPEN once you have entered the amount, and your cash register will be open, and you will be able to start selling immediately.
The alternative method to open your cash register, involves accessing the Cash Register section via the Hike menu.
To begin, select Point of Sale on the Hike menu and navigate to the Cash Register screen.
On your Cash Register screen, select OPEN REGISTER.
Enter the value of your opening float and click OPEN.
This will now bring up the Cash Register screen, where you can get detailed information on all your transactions.
If you’re looking to add a new Cash Register, get a detailed summary of just exactly how to add one here.
Once you have completed a sales day, it becomes time to reconcile your sales. This includes calculating your day's cash takings and entering it in Hike POS.
Please note: Hike recommend to close your register on daily basis as this will help you to do the daily reconcile, it will also help to identify where expected and counted difference come from.
At certain times, it may be necessary to add cash or take cash out of a register during a shift.
This may be because you need to add extra cash to the register, if you needed a larger float, or you may need to remove extra cash from the register during a shift, because you were banking earlier in the day.
Of course, there may be other reasons, but to know what’s coming in and coming out of your Cash Register – aside from sales and/or refunds – it’s important to keep track of it all, so that you balance correctly at the end of the day.
This is more commonly referred to as Cash In / Cash Out and Hike affords retailers a convenient way in which to record all cash put in and taken out of the register.
To view your Cash In / Cash Out summary in your Cash Register you must first select Point of Sale on the Hike menu and navigate to Cash Register.
There you will find a summary section entitled Cash In / Cash Out.
To record your cash movements, select:
If you click the IN button, a screen will slide open to record the amount put into the register, and any notes to accompany the reasons why. This will increase the cash payment type on the PAYMENT TALLY.
If you click the OUT button, a screen will slide open to record the amount taken out of the register, and any notes to accompany the reasons why. This will decrease the cash payment type on the PAYMENT TALLY.
Click on SAVE once you have added the amount taken out or put in.
This will then be seen in the Cash In / Cash Out summary box.
The extra funds will be added or removed, and will adjust the Cash Balance in the Payment Tally at the end of the day.