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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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Happy New Year and More

Jan 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Happy New Year

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As I sit down to write this, I honestly can say it is hard to put down into words all that has happened this last year to our customers, employees, vendors, friends, family and communities near and far.

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Meeting Follow-up With the Municipality Regarding the Alcohol Tax

Dec 28, 2020 4:45:40 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Muncipality of Anchorage Alcohol Tax, Tax Reporting, Tax Inclusive Sales

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Our support department has been fielding questions about the new alcohol tax being implemented in the Municipality of Anchorage - so we decided to ask the experts!  And, we had a very useful and informative follow-up meeting with representatives from the Treasury Division at the Municipality of Anchorage in December.  We really appreciate the time they spent with us.

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Sharing Credit Card Fees with Customers and Save $

Dec 28, 2020 3:43:30 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Cash Discounting, Save on Credit Card Fees

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What does it mean to share credit card fees with customers?  We have had several inquiries lately, so thought we would pass along a little bit of information.

If you are a business that accepts credit cards, you know that there are fees involved.  And historically, a customer that pays in cash pays the same price as a customer that pays with a credit card.  Many just accept this as the cost of doing business. However, with card acceptance at 80% or higher, businesses are starting to take a second look at the fees and ways they can share these fees with customers that want the convenience of using their card. 

Start saving some of those fees to put back into your business.

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Securely Seal Delivery and Takeout Orders for Extra Peace of Mind

Dec 2, 2020 9:31:49 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Emergency Supplies, COVID-19 Safety

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Food Service Tamper Proof Labels

With all the shut downs and restrictions during December, many of our customers are turning to takeout, online ordering and delivery solutions.

Keep food for delivery, catering or takeout secure from prep to pickup with Tamper Proof Seal Labels These permanent adhesive, die cut labels securely seal sandwich wraps, pizza boxes, kraft bags, plastic containers and much more. With a best-in-class tamper evident design, these labels are ideal for QSRs, drive-thrus, app-orders, carryout or delivery services, assuring your customers that their order has not been opened in transit.  You can also order custom print on any Seal Label with your logo and other branding to help boost your business.  Lead times may vary.

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