COVID-19 Resources for Restaurants, Grocery, and Retail

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Sanitize that Touchscreen and Other POS Devices!

Jul 27, 2020 3:25:46 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Cleaning Monitors, COVID-19 Safety, POS Supplies

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Don't forget to sanitize your point of sale devices. Touchscreen has a whole new meaning these days! 😱

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Free Resource Guide for Reopening Your Restaurant in Alaska

Apr 24, 2020 2:40:23 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in COVID-19 Success Stories, COVID-19 Safety, Best Practices, COVID-19 News

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Download Your Free Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant

It has been a long year, and it’s not even summer yet.  One of our customers told us the other day, “I have never worked so hard and made so little money”.

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Beer and Wine Delivery in Alaska? Wow! But Read the Order Carefully!

Apr 17, 2020 1:22:23 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in COVID-19 News, Beer and wine delivery

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In Alaska, the State Board approved alcohol pickup, and beer and wine deliveries.  The emergency regulation was signed and made effective on 4/16/20 and is set to expire on August 13, 2020 at this point.

However, before you jump in, there are rules and regulations to understand.  Below is a brief summary of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board Emergency Regulation.  And everyone should read the entire order before proceeding - click here to download.

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Securely Seal Delivery and Takeout Orders for Extra Peace of Mind

Apr 6, 2020 6:01:37 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Emergency Supplies, COVID-19 Safety

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Food Service Tamper Proof Labels

Keep food for delivery, catering or takeout secure from prep to pickup with Tamper Proof Seal Labels These permanent adhesive, die cut labels securely seal sandwich wraps, pizza boxes, kraft bags, plastic containers and much more. With a best-in-class tamper evident design, these labels are ideal for QSRs, drive-thrus, app-orders, carryout or delivery services, assuring your customers that their order has not been opened in transit.  You can also order custom print on any Seal Label with your logo and other branding to help boost your business.  Lead times may vary.

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Ways to Reduce/Eliminate Credit Card Fees with Cash Discount Programs

Apr 6, 2020 5:49:08 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Cash Discounting, Lower Credit Card Fees

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During this crisis, business owners are looking at all cost cutting options in order to keep their doors open.  We have talked to our peers in the industry and have learned that many of their customers are turning to different cash discounting programs to reduce or eliminate the cost of accepting credit cards.

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Curbside Pickup for Supplies

Apr 6, 2020 5:39:53 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Supplies, Emergency Supplies, COVID-19 Safety

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We are now offering curbside pickup and delivery, in addition to USPS shipping for paper, ribbons and labels and other misc. supplies.

Order Paper Rolls Here!

Call the office at 907-243-2683 (Option 4), and we will get your order prepared for you.

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COVID-19 Best Practices from NGA

Apr 6, 2020 5:38:13 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Grocery Point of Sale, COVID-19 Safety, Best Practices

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The members of the National Grocers' Association have shared a list of their tips.

NGA has compiled the following list of common practices that members have shared with others. Remember, communication with your customers and employees is paramount.

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Recommended Cleaning for Monitors/Screens

Apr 6, 2020 5:36:21 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Cleaning Monitors, COVID-19 Safety

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Today the conversation around computers and viruses takes on a whole new meaning.

Elo, the maker of many touchscreen systems in the world, shared these guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting screens.

These methods could be used for all you POS device screens to keep them clean.

This technical bulletin describes the recommended cleaning and disinfecting procedure for Elo products relative to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Included are recommended disinfectant products that are safe for use with Elo products and approved by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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A Must Read for Online Ordering for Restaurants!

Apr 6, 2020 5:35:15 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in online ordering, COVID-19 Success Stories

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During this crisis, we are all learning together as we go.  We have been talking to customers and attending all sorts of webinars to help with best practices for online ordering.  

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Sharing the Stories

Apr 6, 2020 5:30:49 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in COVID-19 Success Stories

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We are reaching out and following up with our valued customers to see how we can help. We have resources for online ordering, delivery, and pickup. We've been working with customers and would be happy to share any strategies and/or success stories of things that are working for them.

Online Ordering, Delivery, Family Meal Plans, and Loyalty Programs are proving to be extremely effective right now! We are full-speed ahead on helping our customers get set-up!

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The New Normal? We Hope Not!

Apr 6, 2020 4:57:09 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Tips on How to Increase Revenue, online ordering, delivery, COVID-19 Safety

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The Shift Towards Delivery and Take Out

Today I had the opportunity to attend a "town hall meeting" with over 1,400 restaurateurs across the country.  It was only for an hour and they will be holding more, so I highly encourage you to attend when you can.  There were some great ideas and success stories from restaurant owners - many that have been shut down for over a week - and they were eager and willing to share their stories.

The tone was overall optimistic - but the general consensus was that in the short term, restaurant owners needed to make some adjustments.  Below is an article that they shared, with some really great tips on how to make those changes in order to survive and thrive in the coming days: 

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Share and Show Gratitude

Apr 6, 2020 4:54:36 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in gift cards

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I don't often post causes on social media, but I feel compelled to reach during this time. Our local restaurants, bars, retail shops and services, and other similar businesses are really suffering. Revenues are WAY down; employees are losing their jobs. I also feel bad for the people that can't work remotely and have to show up every day. Think of all the grocery clerks, stockers, medical personnel, emergency responders - the list goes on.

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