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.
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.
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.
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:
Food Services of America (FSA) is hosting a ServSafe Certification Course this Monday, March 11th, 2019. This course is recommended for all food service personnel in restaurants, grocery stores, resorts and other food service establishments.
What you will learn:
Do you feel like you barely have enough time to run your business? Could you use another employee to help you manage your social media presence but don’t have the budget for one? Do you want more reviews for your business but aren’t sure how to get there? If you’re like most business owners, the answer to all these are likely - yes!
The holidays are fast approaching, and your customers will be looking for gift cards to give to their family and friends – do you have enough to meet their demand? Typical turn around times takes around 2-4 weeks from time of order, but the closer it gets to the holidays, these lead times can double.
If you don’t take gift cards, keep reading below or click here to learn a few reasons on why you should!
Once a year, we travel to the Lower 48 to a conference called RetailNOW. We meet with point of sale companies just like Skurla’s and with the nation's leading vendors. It’s an amazing event that helps us find out what the future holds for the hospitality/retail industries, but it also provides us with a wealth of information on how we can better serve you. This year’s event was in Nashville and for us Alaskan’s, 90+ degree days are way too hot. But the knowledge we bring back makes it all worth while.