Point of Sale Resource for Businesses in Alaska

Trying to Decide on a POS System? Download these Free Guides Here!

Apr 1, 2021 9:44:44 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Alaska Grocery System, eWIC, Auto-Star, Liquor Point of Sale, Grocery Point of Sale, Integrated eWIC, Independent Grocer, Grocery Trends, Natural Health Store

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The point of sale (POS) and back office management system is a vital tool for growing your business. But without the right capabilities, you may not see the return you were hoping. Use these guides as a resource for making a smart investment in POS software specifically designed for pharmacy, grocery, and health and natural products retailers.

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Trends for Retailers and Grocers in 2021

Feb 3, 2021 5:23:27 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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Finally - eWIC Integration for Point of Sale

Feb 6, 2020 2:58:23 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 9:21:24 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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Aurora 2.0 is Launching Next Month!

Jul 23, 2019 10:47:41 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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