The 10 Best Cash Drawers
This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in June of 2019. If you run your own small business, are planning a big garage sale, or are often called upon to handle fundraisers, having a reliable cash drawer is an absolute must. The options on this list are durable, secure, and convenient, allowing you to access your money in a hurry while preventing others from doing the same. Not only that, but they keep everything neat and organized, as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
June 14, 2019:
While the rise of Square and other card-based solutions may threaten cash-based businesses somewhat, many of the options on this list — such as the Certus Global Push — are designed with that technology in mind. If you hope to take credit and debit card payments, make sure the cash drawer you choose either has something like an RJ11 port or a way to accommodate a phone, tablet, or other device.
The EOM-POS 100 doesn't necessarily have a bunch of incredible features, but the ability to mount it under a counter is a big reason why it ranked so highly here. The models we listed are all relatively secure on their own, but adding a physical barrier between your money and the general public is always a smart idea.
The Sparco Tray is not the most formidable model, but it's lightweight enough that it's easily transportable. If you have to move from location to location to conduct business or if you have employees who are expected to take their tills with them at the end of their shifts, it's worth your consideration.