Point of Sale Resource for Businesses in Alaska

Sanitize that Touchscreen and Other POS Devices!

Jul 27, 2020 11:28:48 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Cleaning Monitors, COVID-19 Safety, POS Supplies

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Don't forget to sanitize your point of sale devices. Touchscreen has a whole new meaning these days! 😱

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Check Out Our New Online Store!

Jul 24, 2020 5:05:43 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Thermal Paper, Skurla's Online Ordering, Paper Rolls, Supplies, credit card paper

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Life is hard enough now as it is. So we decided to make it easier than ever for you to order paper rolls and ribbons for your business with our new online store.

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Priority for Hands-off Technology in Stores and Restaurants

Jul 24, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Retail POS, RSPA, COVID-19 Safety, Contactless Payment

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RSPA (the Retail Solutions Providers Association shared a conversation with Aaron Weiss, Vice President & General Manager, Retail Solutions Business Unit at HP, and Joe Jenson, VP, Internet of Things Group – General Manager, Retail, Banking, Hospitality & Education at Intel, discuss with Incisiv Research Chief Customer Officer Dave Weinand  about key hands-off technology imperatives such as contactless, remote monitoring, and the latest in pickup and delivery.

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Surcharging and Cash Discounting Explained

Jul 21, 2020 12:43:23 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Heartland Restaurant, Surcharging, Cash Discounting

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Heartland Restaurant recently shared this article with us, and we thought it would be helpful to share with you too:

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"Rent" v.s Buy Your Point of Sale - Advice from Heartland Restaurant

Jul 21, 2020 10:27:54 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Point of Sale (POS), Heartland Restaurant

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Here is some advice and perspective for restaurant owners from Heartland Restaurant  - and we wanted to share with you:

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Independence Weekend Office Hours

Jul 1, 2020 11:19:37 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins

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Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open on Monday, July 6th.

However, we understand the importance of customer service and issues that may arise during this busy weekend.

If you have an emergency, please call 907-243-2683 and follow the prompts to page our after hours technician.  We will be glad to assist you.

For support hours and information, click here.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July - from the Team at Skurla's!

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Curbside Pickup for Supplies Extended

Jun 29, 2020 4:54:41 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Supplies, Emergency Supplies, COVID-19 Safety

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For the safety of our customers and employees, we are have extended curbside pickup and delivery for paper, ribbons and labels and other misc. supplies.

Order online for extra convenience!

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Would Customers Mind Paying a Convenience Fee?

Jun 29, 2020 3:44:22 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Surcharging, Credit Card Fees, Convenience Fees

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During the pandemic, it is now common to see convenience fees in many industries and businesses - for grocery delivery and pickup, restaurant delivery and pickup, to help cover increased overhead costs for sanitizing and other regulation.

The other "convenience fee" that is becoming more mainstream is a fee for the convenience of using a credit card. In technical terms, it is called surcharging, but many business owners think of it as a fee passed on to the customer for the convenience of using a credit card vs paying in cash.  Typical fees charged are 3.99%.  On a $10 sale that translates to roughly .40 cents per transaction.  

While this seems like a relatively small amount, for a business when you add that up over all your credit card transactions, now we are talking some real money.  For a customer with $50,000 in monthly credit card sales, this translates into ~ $2,000 savings in credit card fees per month or $24,000 per year!  Now that gets a person's attention.  

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