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COVID-19 Best Practices from NGA

Mar 24, 2020 2:32:38 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

Mar 24, 2020 11:10:23 AM / 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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What a Great Conference!

Mar 5, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Rural Small Business Conference, Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, Pacific Alaska Wholesale, eWIC POS

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For those of you that were able to attend, wasn't the Rural Small Business Conference fantastic?  The education was top notch, and we loved getting to visit with friends from across the state and meet new friends!

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Short on Time? Reminder - We Have Paper Delivery Options

Feb 13, 2020 3:36:31 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Paper Rolls, Free Paper Delivery

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Busy season will soon be upon us - so thought this would be a good time to remind everyone that we have paper deliver options!

Life is hectic enough - and often it is difficult to even get away to run the errands that are critical for smooth operations at your business. (And running out of receipt or kitchen paper is never a good thing!)

So we are happy to announce that we now offer next business day delivery on paper rolls - Monday through Friday in Anchorage for a nominal fee.  See below for details and pricing.

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Finally - eWIC Integration for Point of Sale

Feb 6, 2020 2:57:23 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in EBT, Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, State of Alaska eWIC, WIC, Integrated eWIC, eWIC POS

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What is WIC - WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, funded by the federal government.

What is eWIC (from the State of Alaska):

"Our WIC program is moving from checks to an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card we're calling "eWIC." The new eWIC card looks like a debit card and has all of your family’s WIC benefits in one place."

  • It's Fast
  • Saves time at checkout!
  • It's Flexible
  • Buy as little or as much of your WIC food at a time!
  • It's Simple
  • No more paper checks!

Now with eWIC integrated right into the store's POS, it will be easier and more discreet for families to shop. No more separating WIC items at checkout and paying with a paper check.

Watch the video below to see how fast and easy it is to process WIC transactions with integrated eWIC.

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Skurla's Acronym Test

Jan 31, 2020 1:14:44 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Skurla's POS Solutions, Point of Sale Acronyms

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Every industry has acronyms and everyday conversation is full of them - ASAP, TGIF, RSVP, VIP, etc....

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2020 Rural Small Business Conference

Jan 29, 2020 9:18:27 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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Invest in Self-Checkout

Jan 20, 2020 5:55:06 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale alaska, Alaska Grocery System, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, Self-Order Kiosk, Aurora, Auto-Star, Self Check Out

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We thought we would share this blog from our point of sale retail/grocery partner, Auto-Star:

4 Crucial Reasons Why Grocers Should Invest in Self-Checkout

Over the past several decades, the standards of customer service have changed, especially with the push towards more technology-driven solutions to provide customers what they desire. Today’s grocery customer likes the idea of shopping experiences tailored to their preferences with an unmatched speed of service.

Self-checkout in grocery stores and supermarkets is increasing in popularity across the world and are critical for the future of your grocery store. Here are four reasons your store should be investing in this technology:

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Auto-Star Partners with Skurla’s to Deliver Grocery Software Solutions

Jan 20, 2020 5:28:06 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, Skurla's POS Solutions

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MEDICINE HAT, AB and ANCHORAGE, AK – Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, is excited to introduce Skurla’s POS Solutions, Alaska’s premier POS and IT solution provider.  As a certified Auto-Star reseller, Skurla’s is able to extend their product offering and provide grocery retailers of all sizes a reliable and feature-rich application.

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Windows 7 End of Life January 14th, 2020

Dec 31, 2019 4:14:00 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Credit Card Security, Windows 7, Microsoft, End of Life

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I am sure you have heard it from many sources at this point, but we just wanted to remind you and share information about what this means for your Windows 7 computers:

"While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware."  - Microsoft Support

Click Here to Learn More from Microsoft

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