Paper Industry - Good News and Not So Great News

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Dec 14, 2017 4:44:41 PM

So the good news first - the pricing of bond paper (non-thermal paper often used in kitchen printers) has gone down, and we have lowered our prices accordingly.   We like lowering our costs, and passing the savings on to our customers!

And now, for the not so great news from the thermal paper industry:

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Good to Know If You Use a Scanner At Your Store or Retail Outlet

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Dec 7, 2017 10:01:18 AM

If you use a scanner at your store, the State of Alaska has reminded us of the following:

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Discover Also Says "No More Signing on the Dotted Line"

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Dec 6, 2017 11:07:24 AM

From a press release today:

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NCC Releases Version 4.4.1.4 for our Aurora Systems (Clone)

By Jesse Dison | Dec 4, 2017 12:19:28 PM

Today NCC Update released 4.4.1.4.  for our Alaska Tough POS.

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Heads Up - NCC Is Releasing Version 4.4.1.4 for our Aurora Systems

By Jesse Dison | Nov 30, 2017 9:53:03 AM

Next week NCC will be releasing 4.4.1.4.  We will keep you updated after it is released and let you know about any new features, updates, what needs to be upgraded, etc.

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Galena Liquor Store Gets a New Point of Sale System!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Nov 30, 2017 9:02:26 AM

Galena, Alaska is situated on the north bank of the Yukon River, 270 miles west of Fairbanks in the heart of the western Interior.  Galena is the hub for smaller central Alaskan communities who depend upon Galena’s capacity to deliver health, education, cultural, social, and other services and conveniences.  Every other year, Galena is one of 26 checkpoints for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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Striving for Better Communications - With Our New Phone System!

By Thomas Greenman | Nov 29, 2017 4:43:56 PM

Like most businesses, we are constantly looking for ways to improve. We have a flyer we have pinned up on the walls here that lists some of the key points we are looking to focus on for the year and one of these is: “Better communications with our customers.” 

As a technology provider, our phones are our life line to just about everything we do, whether it be assisting customers, working with vendors or communicating internally. We decided that it was time to invest in a new phone system, and we reached out to GCI for assistance in getting there.

Starting this month, our new CISCO 8800 series IP phones will be changing the way you hear from us. This new system features:

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Don't Forget to "Fall Back" on Sunday - Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Oct 31, 2017 9:13:16 AM

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5th.  Don't forget to set your clocks back so that you can get that extra hour of sleep!

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Mastercard Says "No More Signing on the Dotted Line"

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Oct 26, 2017 8:27:24 AM

I just read an article by Linda Kirkpatrick - Executive Vice President, U.S. Market Development at Mastercard - "No More Signing on the Dotted Line".

According to the article, Mastercard will no longer require signatures at checkout for any credit or debit purchases in Canada and the U.S. starting April 2018.  Right now the card brands (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) have thresholds for transactions that don't require a signature, typically $50.  But starting next April, Mastercard won't require a signature for any retail transactions at checkout.  I imagine that the other card brands will follow suit at some point.

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He Answers to Many Names, Just Not Tom

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Oct 23, 2017 4:32:50 PM

Thomas Greenman came to Skurla's 9 years ago from Alabama.   (How weird is it that we have two employees from Alabama - yes, Jesse hails from that state, too.)  Thomas was originally hired as our Service Coordinator, moved up to Service Manager, then Operations and Sales.  

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