What is a cash drawer?

A cash drawer provides a means of temporarily storing cash during and between POS transactions. APG’s cash drawers are constructed of sturdy steel, utilize durable drawer slides, and come equipped with a four function lock.

What is the price of my cash drawer?

We are the cash drawer factory. We build and sell only to our Distributors and OEM customers. Configure a cash drawer then choose a distributor to receive a quote.

How do I purchase an APG cash drawer?

We are the cash drawer factory. We build and sell only to our Distributors and OEM customers. Configure a cash drawer then choose a distributor to receive a quote.

How do I use the media slots and media storage area?

Many styles of APG drawers include slots in the front of the drawer and space below the till inside the drawer to store various types of transaction media. Software may be written to take advantage of this feature by disabling the opening signal to the cash drawer when a non-cash transaction is taking place.

How should I use/manage my cash drawer keys?

Each cash drawer is shipped with two keys on a ring for the user’s convenience. Keys are intended typically for the store manager(s) to enhance security. APG recommends the removal of the key from the lock in normal operation. Leaving the key in the lock allows the possibility of the key being broken off in the lock.

Keys and locks are available for purchase on our online store.

What are the four lock functions? How can they be utilized?

Locked closed — The cash drawer may not be opened by an electrical signal from the host device. Use this when it is necessary to be away from the drawer for only a short period.
Online (opens electronically) — Normal operating orientation of the key when the drawer is driven by the host device.
Manual open — Allows manual access to the contents of the cash drawer.
Locked open — The cash drawer cannot be latched closed. Use when the retail environment is closed and the contents of the cash drawer have been removed. The cash drawer is a less-attractive target when it is left open and empty its contents removed.

How do I know what till to order for my cash drawer?

Please refer to this document to determine what till to purchase: Till Number Identifier.

I bought the wrong cash drawer what can I do?

You must contact your reseller for an exchange.

How do I use my cash drawer?

A cash drawer will open when properly connected to a host device, such as a computer or point of sale receipt printer capable of supporting a cash drawer. The drawer may also include a means of reporting its status, opened or closed, back to the host device.

A till is also included inside the drawer. The till has divided areas for separating various bill and coin denominations and other types of transaction media. Your cash drawer can rest on a counter top and act as a foundation for other POS equipment (including monitor, receipt printer, and keyboard). It can also be mounted under the counter with APG’s Under Counter Mounting Brackets. This can free up additional counter space.