Point of Sale Resource for Businesses in Alaska

Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.
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Christmas and New Year Holiday Hours

Dec 1, 2021 10:20:39 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Our Customers, Holiday Hours, POS Support, Customer Support, Point of Sale Support

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In observance of the holidays, we will be closed Friday, December 24th and Friday, December 31st.

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

If you have an emergency or have run out of supplies, please call us at  907-243-2683.  Follow the prompts to page us, and one of our friendly gnomes will be happy to assist you!

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Skurla's!

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Founder, John Skurla, Passes Peacefully

Nov 4, 2021 9:52:17 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Founder, John Skurla

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Skurla’s co-founder and Alaskan legend, John Skurla (my dad), passed away peacefully on October 30th.  He was 90 years old.   

Many of you may have known John, who provided some of the first cash registers and point of sale systems to Alaskans before he and his wife, Phyllis, founded Skurla’s back in 1976.  Even though he retired several years ago, his thoughts, ideas, and business principles still continue to guide and influence the company today.  He meant so much to many different people.  He was a boss, a father, a friend, a trusted advisor, and more.  The team at Skurla’s POS Solutions honors John Skurla as the legend he was and will continue to cherish his memory for years to come.  

His service will be at St John United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 11th at 4 p.m. AST. Please note that this service will require a mask to be worn. It will also be live streamed for those that can't attend in person (check this page for an update on how). 

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to VA SPECIAL REHABILITATION EVENTS (Fund #4417) Donations from this fund are used to financially support the travel expenses for Veteran patients attending VA-sponsored rehabilitation events such as the National Veteran Golden Age Games as well as National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Colorado.  For more information on how to donate: https://www.alaskalegionauxiliary.org/Veterans_Affairs_Voluntary_Service_(VAVS).htm 

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Nov 4, 2021 9:38:18 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Our Customers, Holiday Hours, Thanksgiving

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be closed Thursday the 25th and will be working remotely on Friday the 26th.

We understand the importance of customer service and issues that may arise during this busy retail season.

If you have an emergency or have run out of supplies, please call us at  907-243-2683.  Follow the prompts to page us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

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Staff Shortage Still? - Here is How Your Point of Sale System Can Help

Oct 1, 2021 9:13:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in online ordering, Pay at the Table, EdgeServ POS, Labor Costs

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Everywhere we turn, it seems like restaurants are still struggling to find employees.  We are hearing stories of having to reduce hours, postpone openings, closing on days they don't have enough employees to run the business, etc.  Here are some helpful hints!

Between COVID concerns and staff shortages, restaurateurs are really having to work extra hard these days to keep their doors open.

Below are some ideas to help reduce staffing needs, save time, and lower costs.

Use your point of sale for order taking and cashiering - with dine-in, online ordering, pay at the table web menus, and other time saving features.

Let's take a closer look at dine-in, as an example:

The customer simply scans a QR code on the table, places and pays for their order on their phone - eliminating the need for a dedicated server to attend to that table.  

The same goes for online ordering - the customer places the order, freeing up staff from answering phones and entering orders into the point of sale system.

With pay at the table, you can reduce staff at cashier or hostess payment stations, freeing these employees for other tasks.

Use integrated web menus - place QR codes in key locations - the windows, on tables, or anywhere a customer is waiting.  And don't forget to place a link on your website and Facebook pages.  Using a web menu saves time and money - no need to print pages and pages of menus, reduce staff time bringing menus to the tables, etc.

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Did You Know that Thermal Paper Rolls Can Be Fun????  No Really!!!!

Aug 27, 2021 3:06:26 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Thermal Paper, Paper Rolls, Free Paper Delivery

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I am guessing you hardly give thermal paper a thought.  It is something you need to have in order to print customer and credit card receipts.  Most people only think about it when they run out (especially if it is a busy Friday night!)

Well apparently, our support team started thinking about thermal paper   Perhaps overthinking...

(This video is best viewed with the sound on.)

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Labor Day Weekend and Office Hours 2021

Aug 27, 2021 2:41:41 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Holiday Hours

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Our office will be closed on Monday, September 6th, to observe Labor Day. 

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

If you have an emergency, please call us at 243-2683 and follow the prompts to page our after hours technician.  

For support hours and information, click here.

Have a safe holiday weekend - from the team at Skurla's!

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7 Inventory and Sales Reports to Use in Your Retail Store - From Vend

Jun 28, 2021 1:08:02 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Retail Inventory, Retail POS, Vend POS

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We wanted to share this post from Vend Point of Sale, as it addresses essential reports retailers need in order to stay on top of retail performance.

 

The article touches on:

  • The top stock management metrics and reports to monitor.
  • The measures to keep an eye on if you want to generate more revenue. 
  • The retail reporting tools to use in order to automate and streamline your operations. 

Learn to analyze your store data, make informed choices, and other vital analytics for running your business.

Click here to read the full article.

Or click on the link below to request more information on retail inventory systems for your store.

Click here for more product information

 

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4th of July Weekend Office Hours

Jun 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in 4th of July, Holiday Hours

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Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in honor of Independence Day.    

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