Great Education at the Rural Small Business Conference

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Feb 27, 2018 4:44:52 PM

Thanks to all of you who visited us at the Rural Small Business Conference! And a big shout out again to Pacific Alaska Wholesale - what a great partnership!

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Take 5 Minutes to Read About PCI & Security - It Could Save Your Business

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Feb 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM

Data Breaches, ID Theft, Credit Card Breaches - we hear this all the time in the news.  And this is the last thing you as an owner or manager want to experience for your business!

Please take time to read this!  It could save your business!

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NIMA Store Excited to Implement Their New Grocery System

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Jan 25, 2018 10:08:03 AM

NIMA Store replaced  their grocery scanning system this year with the Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale system from Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions., and the manager, Clara Ivanoff, said she couldn't be happier.

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Save the Date for the Rural Small Business Conference

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Jan 24, 2018 1:44:31 PM

It's the beginning of a new year - which means the Rural Small Business Conference is right around the corner.

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Convenience Store Retailers Cite Top Trends for 2018

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Jan 24, 2018 1:32:44 PM

Insight Retail Software recently shared this article from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) about convenience store retailers' predictions for the Top Trends for 2018.


Here are some of the highlights:

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A Must Read for All Business Owners - How To Avoid Charge Backs

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Jan 24, 2018 11:11:01 AM

If you accept credit cards in your business and want to avoid charge backs and/or reduce credit card fraud,  we strongly encourage you to read this article from TSYS, one of our favorite preferred credit card processors:

" Charge Backs, Why They Happen, How to Prevent Them"


See the list of the questions about charge backs answered in this article:

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Update from the Paper Industry - January 5, 2018

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Jan 5, 2018 11:16:00 AM

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Update from one of our major paper suppliers:

January 5, 2018 – Thermal paper supply continues to be allocated by the mills due to the on-going leuco dye shortage.  Mills continue to search for alternative sources of supply to meet customer demand.  These sources often come at a price premium driving up prices for thermal paper.  A thermal paper surcharge was just passed to the market and will be in effect at least through the first quarter of 2018.  

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From All of Us at Skurla's - Happy New Year!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Dec 26, 2017 9:42:16 PM

We want to thank you for your continued support and business this past year - and wishing you the best for the New Year.

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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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