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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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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Grocery Delivery is Here to Stay

Jun 8, 2020 2:04:48 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Alaska Grocery System, Grocery Point of Sale, Grocery Delivery

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More than ever, consumers are using online ordering/delivery/pickup services to buy their groceries. 

And now that they are used to the convenience and ease of ordering, grocery delivery services are here to stay.  It's fast, easy and customers are often willing to pay more for this service.

According to a recent article from Business Insider:

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What is Metrology and What Does It Have to With Your Grocery Store?

Jun 8, 2020 1:08:41 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Grocery Point of Sale, grocey scales

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I recently found this in the Mettler Toledo Scale Newletter: 

"Metrology is the science of measurement, and the scientific tool at the heart of every service counter transaction is the weighing scale."

Here is a list of terms that affect precision measurement for all of in-store weighing solutions:

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Understanding Daily Discounting

May 27, 2020 1:22:20 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Accepting Credit Card Payments, Credit Cards, daily discounting

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One of our processing partners, Clearent, offers insights to the differences between the Daily Discount and the Monthly discount for credit card fees and why it might be useful during this economy:

The Power of Daily Discount

Credit card processors typically offer two billing options, Daily Discount and Monthly Discount. The difference between the two is the timing of when the fees are deducted from the merchant’s account.

The impact of COVID-19 on our economy has led many small business owners and consumers to take a closer look at their expenses and work harder to stick to a budget.

And,.as COVID-19 continues to impact our economy, Daily Discounting can be used as a helpful budgeting tool.

Daily Discount is when fees are deducted from the merchant’s daily sales volume – a little bit at a time. With Monthly Discount, the merchant receives the gross deposit from their sales and their credit card processor deducts all fees at once.

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South Restaurant Offers Online Ordering

May 15, 2020 2:10:37 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Skurla's Online Ordering, online ordering

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South Restaurant + Coffeehouse, is now offering online ordering!  You can even order their famous cocktails - like the Basil Rathbon Gin + Tonic Kit for 8.  Amazing!

Using the MobileBytes Online Ordering application, they offer curbside and takeout orders.  

Click here to see the other delectable food and beverages they have to offer!

You can also buy the Dr. Zink stickers - and the proceeds go towards a meal for our front-line workers

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Spenard Roadhouse Offers Online Ordering - Yum!

May 15, 2020 11:02:32 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Skurla's Online Ordering, online ordering

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 We are  always excited to show off our customers, and Spenard Roadhouse is no exception.  Always offering great food to the community - you can now order online.

 

And as great community partners, they are also selling these stickers that will go toward a Roadhouse meal for a local front-line worker!  Check out these stickers and their yummy food and beverages here -

https://spenardroadhouse.mobilebytes.com/

 

 

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