Don't forget to sanitize your point of sale devices. Touchscreen has a whole new meaning these days! 😱
Life is hard enough now as it is. So we decided to make it easier than ever for you to order paper rolls and ribbons for your business with our new online store.
RSPA (the Retail Solutions Providers Association shared an executive conversation with Aaron Weiss, Vice President & General Manager, Retail Solutions Business Unit at HP, and Joe Jenson, VP, Internet of Things Group – General Manager, Retail, Banking, Hospitality & Education at Intel, discuss with Incisiv Research Chief Customer Oﬃcer Dave Weinand about key hands-off technology imperatives such as contactless, remote monitoring, and the latest in pickup and delivery.
Heartland recently shared this article with us, and we thought it would be helpful to share with you too:
Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open on Monday, July 6th.
However, we understand the importance of customer service and issues that may arise during this busy weekend.
If you have an emergency, please call 907-243-2683 and follow the prompts to page our after hours technician. We will be glad to assist you.
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Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July - from the Team at Skurla's!
For the safety of our customers and employees, we are have extended curbside pickup and delivery for paper, ribbons and labels and other misc. supplies.
During the pandemic, it is now common to see convenience fees in many industries and businesses - for grocery delivery and pickup, restaurant delivery and pickup, to help cover increased overhead costs for sanitizing and other regulation.
The other "convenience fee" that is becoming more mainstream is a fee for the convenience of using a credit card. In technical terms, it is called surcharging, but many business owners think of it as a fee passed on to the customer for the convenience of using a credit card vs paying in cash. Typical fees charged are 3.99%. On a $10 sale that translates to roughly .40 cents per transaction.
While this seems like a relatively small amount, for a business when you add that up over all your credit card transactions, now we are talking some real money. For a customer with $50,000 in monthly credit card sales, this translates into ~ $2,000 savings in credit card fees per month or $24,000 per year! Now that gets a person's attention.
More than ever, consumers are using online ordering/delivery/pickup services to buy their groceries.
And now that they are used to the convenience and ease of ordering, grocery delivery services are here to stay. It's fast, easy and customers are often willing to pay more for this service.
According to a recent article from Business Insider:
I recently found this in the Mettler Toledo Scale Newletter:
"Metrology is the science of measurement, and the scientific tool at the heart of every service counter transaction is the weighing scale."
One of our processing partners, Clearent, offers insights to the differences between the Daily Discount and the Monthly discount for credit card fees and why it might be useful during this economy:
Credit card processors typically offer two billing options, Daily Discount and Monthly Discount. The difference between the two is the timing of when the fees are deducted from the merchant’s account.
The impact of COVID-19 on our economy has led many small business owners and consumers to take a closer look at their expenses and work harder to stick to a budget.
And,.as COVID-19 continues to impact our economy, Daily Discounting can be used as a helpful budgeting tool.
Daily Discount is when fees are deducted from the merchant’s daily sales volume – a little bit at a time. With Monthly Discount, the merchant receives the gross deposit from their sales and their credit card processor deducts all fees at once.