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Game Crazy rolls out new POS printers

BY CSA STAFF

Wilsonville, Ore. Game Crazy, operated by Movie Gallery, completed the installation of new thermal POS printers to speed up the checkout experience for its growing gaming customer base.

Increasing consumer demand for video games has prompted the company to deliver more customer service, especially at the front end. “It was time to improve the speed of service and efficiency in our stores,” said Craig Miller, SVP and CIO, Game Crazy.

The chain chose the TM-T88IV printers, from Epson, Long Beach, Calif., because they feature fast, uniform print speed regardless of receipt complexity. The small printer is connected to POS via a high-speed USB port. All 560 locations are now using the technology.

Game Crazy also participates in Epson’s Spare-In-the-Air program. Rather than waiting on a technician to conduct an on-site repair, the service program enables Game Crazy to call Epson, which ships a replacement unit for next-day delivery. The service helps the chain minimize printer downtime at POS, according to a company statement. 

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Kroger announces second reusable bag contest

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CINCINNATI Kroger announced its second annual design a resuable shopping bag contest.

Through May 15, customers can create their designs and vote on their favorite entries online at www.kroger.com/green .Anyone who designs a bag and has a valid shopper card will receive an electronic coupon loaded directly to their card for a free reusable bag (99 cents value), where valid. Kroger has also partnered with CafePress so that designers can purchase a reusable bag featuring their design.

The winner of the contest will receive a $1,000 Kroger gift card and a chance to see their bag design sold in Kroger stores. Four finalists will be awarded $250 Kroger gift cards and five runners-up will receive $100 Kroger gift cards.

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Office Depot offers free resume copies and faxing

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BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot announce that it isoffering customers free copies of resumes and free faxing from April 19 to May 30.

Customers will be able to participate in this special offer by visiting the Design, Print, & Ship Depot center in any one of the more than 1,100 Office Depot retail store locations nationwide. Office Depot is providing free copies of resumes, up to 25 single-sided pages, as well as free faxing to five different domestic numbers, up to 25 pages in total.

“Times are tough, and whether you are looking to make a career move or seeking your first job out of school, Office Depot is helping our customers take care of business by providing a valuable service free of charge,” said George Hill, SVP Office Depot’s Design, Print, and Ship Depot. “From paper and portfolios to custom printing and shipping, Office Depot is truly a one-stop-shop for resume products and services.”

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