Tidel’s roots were born in the convenience store industry, as we commenced our operations in 1978 as part of the Southland Corporation, now known as 7-Eleven, Inc. In that year, Tidel introduced the Timed Access Cash Controller, the industry’s first robbery deterrent product that dramatically reduced the frequency and magnitude of robberies in 7-Eleven stores, almost overnight.

Today, TACC systems are deployed in thousands of convenience store locations across the globe, as these organizations have quickly realized the value TACC systems provide in enabling enhanced security and convenience of their in-store cash funds.

Convenience stores face common challenges:

  • Low net operating margins
  • Inherent risk of robberies
  • Risk of internal theft
  • Strict policies governing the amount of cash in a register, or till, at any given time
  • The need to secure their cash and their employees

Since the introduction of our TACC product line, the cash management needs of convenience stores have evolved. In order to reduce risk of robberies, stores require an automated solution that can immediately accept large bills, dispense tubes of change, and, in some cases, dispense bulk notes for events such as lottery ticket payouts. All such tasks need to be auditable, reportable, automated, and secure.

To address these requirements, Tidel evolved its product line in 2002 with the introduction of the Sentinel brand of cash management systems. This new product represented the next revolution in intelligent cash management, providing a host of features designed to provide users with real-time cash accountability. Since the introduction of the Sentinel, Tidel has introduced several cash management peripherals, providing unique functionality tailored to a wide spectrum of store environments and needs.

Tidel Cash Management Solutions for Convenience Stores and Gas Stations

Automated Coin Dispensing Systems Deliver Security, Transparency, and Convenience

To operate efficiently, convenience stores need the ability to both secure funds and vend change to their cashiers at the exact moment they need it. That’s why managers and owners of C-stores should...

Our Promise: Premium, American-Made Cash Management Systems

With almost 40 years in the cash management market, Tidel has been committed to delivering the highest quality solutions in the industry.  We pride ourselves on the fact that we manufacture all of...

Tidel’s Heritage

Tidel’s rich history begins with its founding in 1978 as a division of 7-11. Since making its mark in the convenience store industry, other businesses have discovered the benefits that Tidel cash...

Commitment to Customer Service: The Tidel Promise

Tidel prides itself not only on its quality heritage, but also on delivering exceptional customer service.  Tidel’s call center is staffed with knowledgeable service professionals 24 hours a day, 7...

From the Safe to the Bank: End-to-End Cash Security

Tidel has developed smart safes that make securing and accessing funds a seamless operation. Not only do Tidel smart safes provide cash security, they also help to accelerate the deposit preparation...

Tidel Systems Provide a Countermeasure to Counterfeit Currency

According to the United States Department of Treasury, an estimated $70 million in counterfeit bills are in circulation in the United States. Thanks to advanced digital printing technology and a low...

Tidel Sentinel Family of Advanced Cash Management Devices

In the early 2000’s, Tidel introduced the next innovation in its historic product line – the Sentinel Family of cash management systems. The Sentinel introduced an advanced system that accepted...

Check Out Tidel’s New Rolled Coin Dispenser at NACS

Even with the growth of digital wallets and various alternative payment methods, cash is still king. However, for a retailer, managing cash can present its own set of challenges. From miscounts to...

Three Reasons Why a Retailer May Need a Cash Dispensing System

In prior blog posts we have discussed the value a smart safe brings to a business. In this article, we’ll expand on this and discuss ways a proven cash dispensing system can positively impact an...

The Versatile Tidel Till Storage Vault

Retailers across the U.S. are constantly searching for ways to enhance daily business processes for their employees and customers, always looking to become more cost- and time-efficient. The...

The Power of Daily Credit

Retail organizations that operate on aggressive margins are constantly monitoring a number of variables to remain competitive. Two such variables are store overhead and cash flow. In a previous blog...

The Need for Note Deposit Scalability

Smart safes offer a retailer several features and advantages, one of which is automated note deposit. As we’ve articulated in a previous article, when a smart safe is placed near the point of sale...

What a Smart Safe Means for Store Employees

Smart safes offer a retailer several features and advantages, many of which we’ve articulated in prior blog posts. But what hasn’t been addressed is how smart safes benefit store employees,...

Introducing the Smart Safe

Good day and thank you for reading. In previous articles, we have addressed several topics related to managing cash at the retail level. We started by providing a general overview of cash...

Cash Management Concerns Across Different Retail Segments

Good day and thank you for reading. Our last article addressed the various functional groups within a retail organization and the various costs they face when managing cash. We identified...

Costs of Cash Management Across Different Retail Functions

Good day and thank you for reading. Our last article provided an overview of the ways retail organizations manage their cash business using traditional methods. We reviewed retail store policies...

Cash Management Using Traditional Methods

Good day and thank you for reading.   Our last article provided an overview of cash management challenges in the retail sector, including increased risk and reduced efficiencies. In this article, we...

Cash Management Challenges with Retailers

Good day and thank you for reading.   Our last article provided a general overview of cash management in the retail sector, including cash as a share of payment transactions, and various costs of...

Retail Cash Management – Introduction

Good day and thank you for reading.   This paper is the first in a series of topics on cash management.  Throughout the series we will discuss several types of businesses that are affected by cash,...

Case Studies

Throughout our history, we’ve helped hundreds of clients become more efficient, secure, and profitable in how they manage their cash.  Some of our clients have agreed to discuss their success with Tidel publicly.  Please click on any of the case studies to the right to read more about how these organizations have benefited from having Tidel systems in their business.

Linfox-Armaguard Case Study
Plaid Pantry Case Study
Oasis Case Study
Shell Nederland Case Study
With the announcement of the Series 4 and 4e, Tidel continues to revolutionize the cash management industry, staying ahead of the technology curve for the convenience store industry. To gain a better understanding of a few Tidel solutions that have been deployed in the convenience store industry, please see the following:

Series 4

Tidel Series 4

Tube Vend

Tidel Series 4 with Tube Vend

Low Capacity Note Dispenser

Tidel Series 4e with Low Capacity Note Dispenser

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