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Reporting for the New Alcohol Tax for Municipality of Anchorage

Apr 7, 2021 4:55:36 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Muncipality of Anchorage Alcohol Tax, Tax Reporting

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We know that you have a million things on your minds right now, so we want to help you and your business with this process. 

In this post, we wanted to share the link to the reporting form, as many of you have had questions:

MOA Alcohol Tax Form.   

And the link to their website.

Below is the information we have shared before.

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Trying to Decide on a POS System? Download these Free Guides Here!

Apr 1, 2021 9:37:17 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Alaska Grocery System, eWIC, Auto-Star, Liquor Point of Sale, Grocery Point of Sale, Integrated eWIC, Independent Grocer, Grocery Trends, Natural Health Store

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The point of sale (POS) and back office management system is a vital tool for growing your business. But without the right capabilities, you may not see the return you were hoping. Use these guides as a resource for making a smart investment in POS software specifically designed for pharmacy, grocery, and health and natural products retailers.

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Are You Ready for a Busy Tourism Season? Read Our Pro Tips to Help.

Mar 31, 2021 10:44:59 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Retail, Tips and Tricks, Point of Sale Tips, Restaurant POS, Retail POS

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Many indicators point to a busy tourism season this summer.  After the pandemic, there is a lot of pent up demand for people to get out and see our great state!  (Yes, tourism is a season in Alaska, just like breakup is a season.)

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Post-Pandemic Trends for Mobile Payments Solutions and Services

Mar 29, 2021 3:52:00 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Payment Processing, Mobile Payments, Mobile Wallet, Contactless Payment, Payment Trends

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Payments are always a hot topic, especially trends in mobile payments. So, we wanted to share some highlights from an article published by RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association), written by Mark Bunney, Sales & Marketing Leader at Ingenico:

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Heads-Up! Paper Price Increase in the Future

Feb 15, 2021 4:57:58 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Thermal Paper, Paper Rolls, Free Paper Delivery

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We have heard from suppliers that an increase in paper prices is forthcoming and wanted to give you a heads-up.

"During the past few weeks, all major Mills that supply thermal and other paper grades to the North American market have announced price increases ranging from 8% to 15% depending on the grade and weight of the paper."

Proactively, we have brought in extra stock before the price increase goes into effect. 

So if you want to stock up on a few boxes to save money, please contact us to place an order.

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We Are Hiring!

Feb 15, 2021 1:07:10 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Employment, Team Skurla's, Technician

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Skurla's POS Solutions is currently hiring for a technical support position. 

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New Minimum Wage This Year

Feb 8, 2021 8:45:06 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in time punch managment, Minimum Wage Requirements, Payroll, Time and Attendance

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Keeping accurate payroll records and adhering to labor laws is critical in any business.

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Trends for Retailers and Grocers in 2021

Feb 3, 2021 5:25:04 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Point of Sale Trends, retail trends, Auto-Star, Grocery Trends

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Our friends at Auto-Star recently shared this article about trend for 2021, and we wanted to share with you!

1. More Payment Options at the Point of Sale

The first retail trend that can be expected in 2021 is the innovation of POS systems. If you’re still using an antiquated cash register with a card reader and no other payment options, you’re already behind the times. As the number of people who use smartphones increases every year, more people are storing their card information in eWallets, preferring to pay with their smartphone.

Retailers should anticipate this trend in 2021 and consider accommodating a range of payment options, including contactless, cardless, and eWallet payments. Additionally, retailers will want to consider adopting mobile POS devices to take payments curbside or anywhere in-store. As mobile POS payment transactions saw a 40.2% growth year on year growth, retailers should expect this trend to continue in the coming year.

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The Rural Small Business Conference is Next Week - and it's Virtual!

Feb 3, 2021 4:45:34 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale alaska, Rural Small Business Conference, Grocery Point of Sale

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Skurla’s is once again proud to be a sponsor of the annual Rural Small Business Conference is next week on February 10-11, 2021. For the first time, you can enjoy the conference virtually from the safety of your community.

This year’s conference provides you an opportunity to network with other rural small businesses, as well as urban locations, and discuss topics that relate to your business, community, and local economy. Skurla’s will also be a part of the Marketplace Tradeshow where we will be showing off our latest Point of Sale solutions for rural Alaskans. You’ll also be able to talk and chat with us during the event. Please stop by our virtual “booth” and say Hi!

Please visit our Grocery POS page for more information on our solutions.

For more information on the Rural Small Business Conference, please visit: https://alaskarsbc.org/

Be sure to register at https://canapii.com/events/alaska-rsbc/register/ticket-d1e91642-cdd9-4a4b-b6b1-d5705f067645

Or call us at 907-243-2683 for questions about the conference.

  We look forward to seeing you there!

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What is Non-Cash Adjustment, and Can It Help Your Business Save Money?

Feb 1, 2021 4:27:00 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Save on Credit Card Fees, Non-Cash Adjustment, Card Processing Fees, NCA

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There are all sorts of credit card gimmicks these days.  Are they legit?  Do they save your business money?  How hard is compliance?

Offering your customers a discount for paying with cash or check is nothing new. 

Neither is adjusting how much a customer pays if they use a payment type that results in higher processing costs for the business owner. While these concepts have been around for quite some time, they have recently been brought back into the spotlight, especially for businesses hard hit during COVID.

Today, we are here to talk about one of the easiest ways to save money on your credit card fees - through the Non-Cash Adjustment (NCA) Program:

With a Non-Cash Adjustment, your list prices have a  built-in cash discount incentive. Customers who pay with credit and signature debit cards do not receive the discount and will see a Non-Cash Adjustment on their receipt.

On average, businesses can save $9,500 a year simply by sharing their processing costs with their customers. 

But make sure use a trusted partner when implementing this programs - you want to make sure you are staying compliant with the program!

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