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Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.
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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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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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New Update to NCC's RHQ Service

Nov 18, 2019 4:58:25 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in NCC Updates, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, NCC, RHQ

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This update included:

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Cash Discounting Lessons from a New Payment Partner

Oct 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Payment Processing, Surcharging, Cash Discounting, Cash Discounts

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This is an ongoing series of articles about cash discounting and surcharging programs.

I recently returned from a conference and attended a session by Clearent to learn more about this hot topic in the payment world.  The number one take away from this conference - you need to follow the rules very carefully - and work with a partner that knows what they are doing!

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Surcharges, Cash Discounts - Thoughts?

Sep 30, 2019 4:07:37 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Payment Processing, Surcharging, Cash Discounting, Cash Discounts

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Did you know that cash discounting and surcharging programs for credit card fees is legal in most states. We have seen an uptick in the use of these methods to offset credit card fees in some locations locally, but isn't common in most businesses - yet.  So, we decided it was time to learn more:

 

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Understanding Your Risk - Make Your Data Useless to Criminals

Sep 30, 2019 3:58:35 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments, customer data

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Here is the last in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Make Your Data Useless to Criminals

According to the Council:  

"The best way to keep it (your data) safe is to make it useless even if it’s stolen by hiding it, and removing it altogether when it’s not needed. While this can be more complex to put in place, in the long run, it can make security much easier to manage.  While protecting your customer's data can seem overwhelming, below are some basic recommendations that every business should follow."

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Who Knew Printers Were So Smart???

Aug 28, 2019 11:04:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Big Data, Epson Printer

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Understanding Your Risk - Protect Your Business From the Internet - Please Read!

Aug 26, 2019 12:36:27 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments, customer data

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Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Protect Your Business from the Internet

Oh yes, the Internet - for business owners, it is often a double-edged sword.

According to the Council:

"The Internet is the main highway used by data thieves to attack and steal your
customers’ card data. For this reason, if your business is on the Internet, anything you use for card payments needs extra protection."

While protecting your customer's data can seem overwhelming, below are some basic recommendations that every business should follow.

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