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Thomas Greenman

Sales Manager for Skurla's POS Solutions, Thomas has been with the company for over 10 years. He loves working with our customers and bringing more value to our partnerships. Being in the IT field for over 20 years, he is also an ETA CPP as well as a PCI SSC Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR). But don't let all that intimidate you - he is still a down to earth person who will take the time help you out, answer your questions and get you in a solution that works for you! Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-greenman-33233a108/
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We Might Not Be Who You Think We Are

Oct 30, 2020 2:47:47 PM / by Thomas Greenman

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High Priced - NO!  Five Star Service - YES!

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Auto-Star and Skurla’s POS Offer Integrated eWIC Solution for Retailers

Sep 30, 2020 9:55:27 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in eWIC, State of Alaska eWIC, Independent Grocer

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MEDICINE HAT, AB and ANCHORAGE, AK – Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of grocery software, and Skurla’s POS Solutions, Alaska’s premier POS and IT solution provider, are excited to announce an integration with the Star-Plus point of sale and Alaska eWIC program. 

The solution provides retailers an efficient method of accepting eWIC cards, while offering WIC participants a number of benefits including:

  • A quick and convenient checkout experience
  • Increased privacy and security
  • Improved customer service
  • Fewer errors and loss due to unsigned or expired checks
  • The ability to purchase items over multiple visits

 The Alaska eWIC card looks like a debit card and can be used to purchase WIC approved foods. With eWIC integrated directly into the retailers point of sale, the system will automatically check the balance on the customer's card and verify that the purchases are WIC eligible.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. The USDA requires that all states implement electronic benefit transfer (EBT) for WIC program benefits by October 1st, 2020. For more information on the Alaska eWIC program, please visit http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/nutri/wic/eWIC.aspx.

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Check Out the Newest Additions to Our Retail Family

Aug 27, 2020 10:17:10 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Customer Loyalty

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We all know that retaining customers is one of the most valuable ways to build your business. 

“Loyal customers, they don’t just come back, they don’t simply recommend you, they insist that their friends do business with you.” – Chip Bell

Check out our latest retail store offerings and download the free guide from Heartland Retail on how to secure customer loyalty. 

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Point of Sale for Independent Grocers

Aug 25, 2020 3:55:05 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in eWIC, Grocery and Convenience Store Point of Sale, Independent Grocer

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Discover the Premier Point of Sale Solution for Independent Grocers

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2020 Rural Small Business Conference

Jan 29, 2020 9:21:24 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Rural Small Business Conference, Promos, eWIC, Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, Pacific Alaska Wholesale

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At this year’s Rural Small Business Conference (February 11th-13th), we will be showing off our new Skurla’s Grocery Point of Sale system!  In addition, we’ll also be demonstrating its built-in eWIC integration – a first for our systems and one of a few certified to work in the State of Alaska. 

We’ll have a demo system setup so you can see exactly how it works.  Our software partner for our POS, Auto-Star, will also be in attendance to be able to answer any questions you may have on the software.
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Aurora 2.0 is Launching Next Month!

Jul 23, 2019 10:47:41 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale alaska, Alaska Grocery System, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, Aurora, Auto-Star

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AURORA 2.0 is launching next month / Auto-Star partnership is official!

We are excited to announce that our partnership with new software vendor, Auto-Star, is now official! This new partnership allows us to bring our AURORA Point of Sale into a new era of features, reliability and ease of use.  We will be officially launching AURORA 2.0 next month, and we can’t wait to show you what this powerful grocery point of sale can do for your store.

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Social Media Basics: Why Your Business Needs a Loyalty Program

Jun 3, 2019 12:06:50 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Point of Sale, Customer Loyalty, Scan for Points, MobileBytes POS, Loyalty Program

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This is the first article in a multi-part series on Social Media Basics.  While this series focuses primarily on MobileBytes Point of Sale for restaurants, there are still some great practices and concepts that you could easily apply to other systems and retail operations.  With that being said, let’s talk about Loyalty Programs.

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eWIC Update for the State of Alaska

Apr 2, 2019 4:21:57 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in eWIC, EBT

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We have been keeping in touch with the State of Alaska regarding the new eWIC program and wanted to give you a quick update.

(What is eWIC?  EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer. WIC stands for Women/Infant/Children -  a program providing nutrition, education and other support.  WIC EBT is an electronic process where the food benefits are automatically added onto a card, similar to a debit card. This card, which will be known as the eWIC card, replaces the current paper vouchers/checks.)

Here's a list of roll out dates from the state's WIC website:

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