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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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Ways to Reduce/Eliminate Credit Card Fees with Cash Discount Programs

Apr 1, 2020 2:23:20 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Cash Discounting, Lower Credit Card Fees

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During this crisis, business owners are looking at all cost cutting options in order to keep their doors open.  We have talked to our peers in the industry and have learned that many of their customers are turning to different cash discounting programs to reduce or eliminate the cost of accepting credit cards.

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Curbside Pickup for Supplies

Mar 31, 2020 12:50:09 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Supplies, Emergency Supplies, COVID-19 Safety

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We are now offering curbside pickup for paper, ribbons and labels and other misc. supplies on Fridays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Call the office at 907-243-2683 (Option 4), and we will get your order prepared for you.

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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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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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