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.
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.
NCR Counterpoint is offering a free webinar to help your business during this crisis.
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Alaska time (1:30 p.m. Eastern)
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).
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
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.
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.
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!