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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 2:25:19 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 12:51:11 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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Free Webinar from Counterpoint - Help Your Business

Mar 24, 2020 3:03:23 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in NCR Counterpoint, COVID-19 Success Stories

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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)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Recommended Cleaning for Monitors/Screens

Mar 24, 2020 11:12:22 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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Windows 7 End of Life Was January 14th, 2020

Feb 18, 2020 5:34:32 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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Short on Time? We Have Paper Delivery Options

Feb 13, 2020 4:23:11 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Paper Rolls, Point of Sale Systems, Free Paper Delivery

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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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Understanding Your Risk - Protect Your Business From the Internet - Please Read!

Feb 13, 2020 4:21:57 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments, customer data

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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.

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Cash Discounting Lessons from a New Payment Partner

Feb 13, 2020 4:21:01 PM / 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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