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What a Great Conference!

Mar 5, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Rural Small Business Conference, Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, Pacific Alaska Wholesale, eWIC POS

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For those of you that were able to attend, wasn't the Rural Small Business Conference fantastic?  The education was top notch, and we loved getting to visit with friends from across the state and meet new friends!

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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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2020 Rural Small Business Conference

Jan 29, 2020 9:18:27 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Rural Small Business Conference, Promos, eWIC, Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, Pacific Alaska Wholesale

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At this year’s Rural Small Business Conference (February 11th-13th), we will be showing off our new Skurla’s Grocery Point of Sale system!  In addition, we’ll also be demonstrating its built-in eWIC integration – a first for our systems and one of a few certified to work in the State of Alaska. 

We’ll have a demo system setup so you can see exactly how it works.  Our software partner for our POS, Auto-Star, will also be in attendance to be able to answer any questions you may have on the software.
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Invest in Self-Checkout

Jan 20, 2020 5:55:06 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale alaska, Alaska Grocery System, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, Self-Order Kiosk, Aurora, Auto-Star, Self Check Out

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We thought we would share this blog from our point of sale retail/grocery partner, Auto-Star:

4 Crucial Reasons Why Grocers Should Invest in Self-Checkout

Over the past several decades, the standards of customer service have changed, especially with the push towards more technology-driven solutions to provide customers what they desire. Today’s grocery customer likes the idea of shopping experiences tailored to their preferences with an unmatched speed of service.

Self-checkout in grocery stores and supermarkets is increasing in popularity across the world and are critical for the future of your grocery store. Here are four reasons your store should be investing in this technology:

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Auto-Star Partners with Skurla’s to Deliver Grocery Software Solutions

Jan 20, 2020 5:28:06 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, Skurla's POS Solutions

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MEDICINE HAT, AB and ANCHORAGE, AK – Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, is excited to introduce Skurla’s POS Solutions, Alaska’s premier POS and IT solution provider.  As a certified Auto-Star reseller, Skurla’s is able to extend their product offering and provide grocery retailers of all sizes a reliable and feature-rich application.

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Aurora 2.0 is Launching Next Month!

Jul 23, 2019 10:45:15 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale alaska, Alaska Grocery System, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, Aurora, Auto-Star

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AURORA 2.0 is launching next month / Auto-Star partnership is official!

We are excited to announce that our partnership with new software vendor, Auto-Star, is now official! This new partnership allows us to bring our AURORA Point of Sale into a new era of features, reliability and ease of use.  We will be officially launching AURORA 2.0 next month, and we can’t wait to show you what this powerful grocery point of sale can do for your store.

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