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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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Did You Know that Thermal Paper Rolls Can Be Fun????  No Really!!!!

Aug 27, 2021 3:26:20 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Thermal Paper, Paper Rolls, Free Paper Delivery

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I am guessing you hardly give thermal paper a thought.  It is something you need to have in order to print customer and credit card receipts.  Most people only think about it when they run out (especially if it is a busy Friday night!)

Well apparently, our support team started thinking about thermal paper   Perhaps overthinking...

(This video is best viewed with the sound on.)

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Labor Day Weekend and Office Hours 2021

Aug 27, 2021 2:45:53 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Holiday Hours

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Our office will be closed on Monday, September 6th, to observe Labor Day. 

However, we understand the importance of customer service and issues that may arise during the holiday.

If you have an emergency, please call us at 243-2683 and follow the prompts to page our after hours technician.  

For support hours and information, click here.

Have a safe holiday weekend - from the team at Skurla's!

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4th of July Weekend Office Hours

Jun 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in 4th of July, Holiday Hours

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Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in honor of Independence Day.    

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Read How COVID Changed Five Key Product Categories

Jun 22, 2021 12:39:42 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Grocery Point of Sale, COVID-19 News, Independent Grocer, Grocery Trends

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We wanted to share this special report from Supermarket News how five key product categories - produce, meat, deli, bakery, frozen foods - have been transformed and what trends are shaping their futures. 

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Skurla's Founder (my dad!) Turns 90 This Month

May 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Skurla's Point of Sale, Founder

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John Skurla turns 90 May 13th!  So I am writing this blog to honor my dad and the legacy he created for me, the Skurla's family, and his family and  network of friends and business associates.

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Worldwide Hardware Shortages, Delayed Lead Times Impacting Retailers

Apr 27, 2021 8:49:51 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in ingenico, COVID-19 News, Point of Sale Hardware, Electronics Shortage

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We are continuing to receive notices from most of our hardware vendors, like the one below from Ingenico.
 
"COVID-19 is continuing to significantly affect electronics manufacturing in 2021. This is impacting not only the payment technology market but all companies in the technology manufacturing space, from automotive to smart phones, every sector is being impacted. The reality is that while available capacity remains constant, there is a global shortage of components used in semiconductor manufacturing due to the limited availability of raw materials. As a result, lead times are increasing to 6+ months across all sectors."
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Antimicrobial Covers From Our Friends at Star

Apr 21, 2021 8:30:09 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in COVID-19 Safety, POS Supplies, Star

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ANTIMICROBIAL COVERS 

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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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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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