Android POS Retail Package Setup Guide.
Fully featured POS and inventory control for your retail outlet. From the small merchants to larger retailers, the Retail POS & payments package enables sales to be processed in store and on-the-go. Suitable for use in retail outlets, this fully functional POS solution gives you the ability to process transactions, control inventory, take secure card payments and use powerful analytics to help grow your business.
The Retail ePOS Pack includes;
- A Star Wi-Fi receipt printer, no wires required.
- A solid, attractive C Frame POS stand (10" tablets only)
- CT10 Bluetooth Barcode Scanner
- CB2002LC-FN, A Lockable, sturdy Star cash drawer
Please note that the package price does NOT include an Android tablet.
As part of the Retail POS pack, all chargers and cables are supplied including the PayPal power supply as well as a micro USB 90 degree charging cable.
The first thing to do is setup your printer and cash drawer. Power the printer on and press the 'Pair' button at the back of the printer until the blue light flashes, as shown in the diagram below.
Press the WPS button of the access point or router. When the printer connects to the network, it will self print the connection information and its blue light will change from flashing to solid blue. The self print from the printer with it's connection information should look like the following.
NB: WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a standard for making easy connections between wireless networking devices. Depending on the manufacturer of your router, buttons that have been displayed as "AOSS", "Easy wireless start", "JumpStart" etc. may also be handled equivalently to WPS.
After you have connected your printer to your own network the AirPOS application will be able to find the printer.
Open the AirPOS POS and go into settings by clicking on the grey cogwheel icon at the top right of the screen. From the left navigation panel click on ‘Peripherals’ and then press the green ‘Add printer’ button.
A popup will appear to say that AirPOS is '...Searching'
After a moment the popup will change to show all Star network printers found in a blue box with their IP Address.
Tap on your printer when it appears and then tap on the 'Next' button.
A new popup window will open to prompt you for the Printer Type. From the menu select ‘Star Raster Printer (TSP100 series)’.
Run a test print just to confirm everything is working then press the 'Use this printer' button to save your selections.
The Cash Drawer is kicked by an electrical impulse from the printer so the cash drawer connects into the printer at the port marked ‘DK’ via the RJ11 cable.
Now that your printer and cash drawer are connected the next step is to setup your barcode scanner.
- The CT10 handheld barcode scanner works as if it is an external bluetooth keyboard. It just simply feeds the scanner results to your device and wherever the cursor is, the characters will be “typed” there with a “return” sent.
USB Wired Data Transmission
- The CT10 Barcode Scanner supports USB data transmission.
- The user just needs to connect one end of the USB cable to a device with USB 2.0 port and the other end to the CT10 Scanner.
- Open a text box and scan a barcode off a book or something and it will transmit the data.
Bluetooth Data Transmission
NB:There are known Bluetooth connectivity issues when running the Spotify App with AirPOS. Attached Bluetooth peripherals (Card Readers, Printers, Barcode Scanners, etc) may regularly drop connection resulting in receipts not printing, drawers not kicking and aborted card transactions.
Restore Factory Defaults
- ‘Restore Factory’ is a special barcode to restore factory defaults. The scanner will respond with a short high toned beep after scanning this barcode and be restored to it’s factory defaults with no need to scan the “Exit with Save” barcode. The PIN defaults to 10010.
Enter the Setting Mode
- For the scanner to enter the setting mode you must have it read the “Enter Setup” barcode below. The CT10 Barcode Scanner will respond with three beeps descending in tone.
One-Click Android Connection
- Next scan these three barcodes one after the other to make a one-click Android connection.
(NB: You might need to print off these barcodes. If you click on the following link you can download and print these as a PDF CT10 Scanner Setup on Android )
Pair with tablet.
- Turn on Bluetooth in your Android device and click on the CT10 when it appears in ‘Available devices’ in order to pair it.
- Your Android device will show a pop-up request to ‘Pair’ with the scanner and a prompt for a PIN. Enter 10010 (default PIN) to pair.
The CT10 Manual is available by clicking on the following link…
CT10 Bluetooth Handheld Barcode Scanner Manual
Now that your printer, Barcode Scanner and Cash Drawer are connected the next step is to setup your PayPal Here Contactless ‘Chip & PIN’ card reader. Click on the link below or scroll down to setup your card reader.
Setting up PayPal Here Payments (If Applicable).
Your card reader may have been shipped to you without having had the latest firmware update installed. It is essential that the firmware is up to date for optimal performance from your new card reader.
Updating the Firmware for your PayPal Card reader
Hardware Manufacturers use embedded software to control the functions of various devices, known as 'Firmware'. Periodically this firmware will be updated to fix bugs, roll out new features and improve security.
When an update for the card reader is available the LED screen on the card reader will inform you of this.
Also in the AirPOS app you'll see the following popup message.
Just tap on the 'Start Upgrade' button and your card reader will start to update. This will take a few minutes and the screen on your tablet or iPad will display the progress.
Follow the onscreen instructions. Once the update is almost complete the card reader will restart and the display will change.
Close the AirPOS application and if open the PayPal Here app. Relaunch AirPOS and that's the update complete.
Setting up PayPal Here Payments
We assume that you have already set up an account with PayPal Here if you are using PayPal with an Android tablet. You will need a business account and have it enabled by PayPal to accept PayPal Here payments. If you do not already have a PayPal business account you can sign up for one at the following link.
To accept in-store payments by PayPal you'll need to authorise AirPOS to manage your PayPal location. This is done in the backoffice by clicking on 'POS' in the left navigation panel and then tap on PayPal. The screen will change and you'll see two options; the first is to sign up to PayPal and create a business account if you don't already have one, the other is to enable your device.
Enabling your device will mean that all card payments taken with your Paypal Here card reader will be processed within the AirPOS application without switching into the Paypal Here app for processing, saving you and your customer time and inconvenience (refunds are also performed within AirPOS). Tap on the 'Setup My PayPal Device Now' button and you'll see the following screen.
Just enter your PayPal credentials and after a few moments PayPal will verify your account and bring you back to the backoffice. This step will enable the full integration with PayPal Here and all PayPal payments can be taken within the AirPOS application.
Before you can take payments with PayPal Here you will need to pair the card reader with your android tablet.
Pairing the M10 Card Reader
In order to pair your PayPal Here device with the Tablet, you will need to switch on the PayPal device. For the PayPal M10 device (black device with a large black PayPal logo at the top) press and hold the blue power button which you will find on the top right of the card reader (see the diagram below). When you turn on the card reader it's screen will display a starting up message followed by the instruction to open the PayPal Here application on your tablet. You don't need to open the PayPal Here application and you can ignore this instruction.
Press and hold the 'Bluetooth Connectivity' button on the right side of the card reader until it starts to blink. Go to the settings on your tablet and turn on Bluetooth. Select your PayPal Here card reader from the list of available devices to pair it to your device. The cardreader will be listed as ‘PayPal’ plus the last 3 digits of the serial number (S/N) printed at the top of the device.
Having set up your account and paired your payment device with your tablet the next step is to set up payments on your device.
Now log in to AirPOS. To set up payments on your Android tablet click the settings button on the top right of your screen. Next select payments from the left panel.
On the resultant screen set the ‘Do You have PayPal Here?’ to ‘Yes’. Go back to your AirPOS POS,
Select an item to sell (mark it down to £1.00. You can refund it later when you’ve completed the transaction).
Tap the ‘Tender’ button.
Then from the available options select ‘PayPal’ then ‘Tender’. You will see the following screens.
The display on the card reader will prompt your customer to insert or swipe his card or if contactless to tap it on the card reader.
The screen will change to inform you the transaction is processing.
And after a few moments it will inform you that the transaction is completing.
Upon completion you'll be prompted to send a receipt. Tap on the 'No Receipt' link and you'll be back to the AirPOS final tender screen where you can enter your customers email address to send a receipt and where you can print another receipt.
Congratulations you’ve made your first transaction using PayPal Here.
Setting Up Your C Frame Tablet Stand and Cash Drawer Enclosure.
The C Frame tablet enclosure for iPad and Android consists of two components, a 10" Universal tablet stand and a cash drawer enclosure that the stand attaches to for security and ease of use (Not included in this package). The cash drawer enclosure helps to protect your cash drawer as well as providing a secure base for the tablet stand, with a rotation feature allowing the tablet stand to move around as required on a solid base.
If you're attaching the stand to a cash drawer cover then align the C - Frame base with the screw hole pattern in the drawer cover as shown in the diagram below.
You should mount the C-Frame rotating base to the cash drawer cover using the screws provided. Align and tighten the first screw then swivel the base to provide access to the second and third screw holes in the drawer cover.
Once attached to the drawer cover loosen the bottom two nuts at the back of the stand and remove the two at the top as shown in the diagram on the left below.
Insert the tablet, then the cable and align the tablet within the metal frame. Replace the top two nuts and close the C-Frame. The cable will pass through the slot in the back at the base of the C-Frame near the rotation point. If you are not using the drawer cover then attach the rubber mat to the rotating base of the frame. This will prevent the frame from sliding when in use.