Of course, having a secure cash drawer is important. Most of the cash drawers are designed with a good quality lock system and are made of durable material. Once you install them you can be free for many years because they don't wear out so soon. If your usage is full time an there are customers present almost every minute of the day with continuous transactions, you can buy a heavy duty drawer which is more durable and can withstand continuous sliding. Otherwise, you can just go for a regular cash drawer. Though most of them come with only 2 year warranty but they can last for many more years if handled well.
Another thing that you will need is receipt printers to print the details of payment for the customer. When you go out buying a receipt printer, you will come across a variety of options. There are different types of printers available in the market and you need to know which one will suit your requirements best. Cost is also one consideration and there are other features like the technology used for printing. Earlier it was inkjet and impact printers that were popularly used. These days, the new technology is based on thermal printing.
The reason behind the popularity of thermal receipt printers is also that they are hassle free. The do not need ink refilling and do not have any ribbons. The paper used in these printers is chemically treated and heat is used to print on this paper. They are also faster than other types of printers and hence they are liked by most store owners. The only drawback of these receipts is that the text fades away in a few days. If you take an item that lasts for long and need to keep the bill safe for months, you will have to keep the receipt very carefully away from heat and light. These printers are recommended for sale of fast moving consumable goods (FMCG) because they do not last long.
Receipt printers work in combination with a software so you need to make sure that both are compatible. There are different ways you can connect your printer to the computer. Also, you can check the interface and see whether you are comfortable working with it. Talk to a professional and see whether you have all the necessary drivers etc and if you don't will you have to purchase them etc. With the right tools you can definitely develop a profitable business that also helps people.