A cash drawer connects to your receipt printer and opens when you finish a cash or check (cheque) transaction while the printer prints the receipt. Learn more: Add Cash Registers

This article covers the following sections:

  • Set up cash drawers for the Star TSP100 
  • Set up cash drawers for the Epson TM-T88VI

To set up the cash drawer for the Star TSP100 for a Mac:

  1. Plug the RJ12 connector cable from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.
    Tip: The RJ12 connector cable looks like to a phone line.
  2. Go to the URL: http://localhost:631/printers/.
    You can now view the CUPS screen. CUPS is an open source, network printing service for Mac computers. It allows you to setup your printers on a network, and customise options such as cash drawer setup.
  3. Enter the login credentials for your computer (your browser prompts you for these credentials).
    Tip: To check your Username, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups.
  4. Select Star TSP100 as your printer model.
  5. Select Set Default Options from the drop-down list. 
  6. From Cash Drawer Control, select Open Drawer 1 and Open Drawer 2 under Cash Drawer and click Set Default Options.
    Your cash drawer is now set up. 

To set up the cash drawer for the Epson TM - 88VI for a Mac:

  1. Plug the RJ12 connector cable from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.
    Tip: The RJ12 connector cable looks like to a phone line.
  2. Go to the URL: http://localhost:631/printers/.
    You can now view the CUPS screen. CUPS is an open source, network printing service for Mac computers. It allows you to setup your printers on a network, and customize options such as cash drawer setup.
  3. Enter the login credentials for your computer (your browser prompts you for these credentials).
    Tip: To check your username, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups.
  4. Select Epson TM - T88VI as your printer model.
  5. Select Set Default Options from the drop-down list. 
  6. From Cash Drawer Control, select Open after printing for Cash Drawer #1 and Cash Drawer #2 and click Set Default Options.
    Your cash drawer is now set up. 

Note: The cash drawer opens after the full payment is made and the receipt is closed and printed or closed and mailed, depending on your organization level settings

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