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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

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. 

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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.

“At Auto-Star we remain focused on helping independent grocers compete and thrive against the big guys,” said Josh Wintoniak, Sales Manager of Auto-Star. “This is why we are excited to partner with Skurla’s POS Solutions to bring our eWIC integrated point of sale solutions to the Alaska Market.”

According to Thomas Greenman, Sales Manager at Skurla's POS Solutions, “Having a partner like Auto-Star in our corner helps Skurla’s bring the technology of big grocery stores into Alaskan stores without the high price and complications.  We are excited by the partnership and expect that our customers will too.”

About Skurla’s POS Solutions

Skurla’s POS Solutions is Alaska’s local point of sale and retail IT specialists. With a fully trained and certified staff of implementation specialists, Skurla’s offers complete solutions from the front of the house to the back of the house, and beyond the four walls of their customers’ businesses. Skurla’s mission is to help owners improve profitability through expertise, innovation and technology. For more information, please visit www.skurlas.com.

About Auto-Star Compusystems Inc. 

Auto-Star Compusystems is a software company that develops point-of-sale software for pharmacy, grocery, and health and natural products retailers across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. The company’s products provide seamless end-to-end solutions to optimize efficiency and customer satisfaction, while lowering operating costs. For more information on Auto-Star, please call 888-460-6963 or visit www.auto-star.com.

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Tags: eWIC, State of Alaska eWIC, Independent Grocer

Thomas Greenman

Written by Thomas Greenman

President & Co-Owner of Skurla's POS Solutions, Thomas has been with the company for over 14 years. He loves working with our customers, exploring the latest technologies, and bringing more value to our partnerships. Also, passionate about community, technology, and helping other people. But you said technology twice? "I like technology." Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-greenman-33233a108/

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