System Updates 1 – 30 April 2024

May 24, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2024

In April we worked on:
• Load Stock & Search & Update: Improved feedback during stock searches to reduce user confusion; locked the “Search & Update” button after clicking to ensure stability; automated updates to the “Reg Price” field for accurate pricing information.
• Core Code: Optimised the codebase to improve performance and maintainability.
• Association Portal: Added a flag to identify second-hand books for better categorisation.
• Deals Interface: Implemented a responsive design for better accessibility on smaller screens; added features for marking deals as done or in progress; supported timezones; improved pagination, filters, sorting, and deal product views.
• General Ledger: Implemented functionality to handle CREDIT & DEBIT special items; allowed for slight deviations in amounts when creating new transactions; developed handling for Non-Tracked Items and introduced a method to translate Shipping into the Ledger.
Housekeeping concentrated on: Flaky Tests; Deprecate Feature Flags; Switch to BETA; Rails; Ruby; Core Code; Gems & Vue 3

‘The Work’, Top Seller for April 2024

May 23, 2024By Emma VeldeBest Selling Books 2024

The April 2024 bestseller list saw lots of fresh titles. Bri Lee’s ‘The Work’ came in first with 1,812 sales. In second place was ‘Sanctuary’ by Garry Disher with 1,304 sales. Third spot went to ‘The Scarlet Shedder’ #12 in the popular children’s series, Dog Man with 1,270 sales.

System Updates 1 – 31 March 2024

April 26, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2024

In March we worked on:
• Deals API and Deal Interface:  – We worked a lot on improving the functionality of discounted prices
• Website – We have upgraded to ES 8.0 (Elastic Search); this app is responsible for the quick search box and reports pages. Main benefits include speed, reduced memory usage) and security
• Self Onboarding – More improvements to to improve user experience to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of the onboarding process
• Housekeeping – Bug Fixes, Github CI, Vue, Site Settings, Rails, Ruby, Codecheck, Gem Deprecation, Vue 3 Cypress Integration, Webhooks,
• Upgrades – We have now completed the R6 upgrade rollout! This has been an enormous task that delivers improved security and performance. The rollout has been gradual so we do not expect too many issue but email support if you strike any. (Now we start on R7 🙂

‘Lola in the Mirror’, Top Seller for February 2024

March 1, 2024By Emma VeldeBest Selling Books 2024, Uncategorized

The February Best Sellers appeared like a well shuffled deck of cards, lots of familiar faces but in a different order. About a dozen new titles featured with The Women selling the most of the new titles. Trent Dalton’s Lola in the Mirror retained number one spot selling 1,385 copies (-576). Likewise The Bee Sting maintained second place with 1,372 (-490) copies. It seems even the best seller list is susceptible to the recent Taylor Swift phenomenon. Her Little Golden Book Biography took third spot (up from 17th last month) with 1290 sales (+530).  

System Updates 1 – 29 February 2024

February 29, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2024

In February we worked on:
• General Ledger – a new general ledger feature; gift card and credit note improvements
• Webhooks – We created a CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) interface for managing webhook statuses using Vue
• Website – Pre-Order functionality added to group websites
• Self Onboarding – More improvements to to improve user experience
• Housekeeping – Rails 6 & 6.1, Vue3 Upgrade (& Ruby) – continuing upgrades, Ledger, Website SEO and Gems

System Updates 1 – 31 January 2024

February 26, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2024

In January we worked on:
• General Ledger – a new general ledger feature; gift card and credit note improvements
• Stripe – further enhancement of the refund process
• Website – SEO, Footer, Category and Click and Collect features
• Self Onboarding – We introduced a user-friendly dashboard on the sys-admin page to track user signups and progress, enabling sales teams to follow up on potential clients and reduce abandoned signups
• Housekeeping – Rails 6 & 6.1, Vue3 Upgrade (& Ruby) – continuing upgrades

System Updates 1 – 31 December

January 26, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2023

In December we worked on:
General Ledger – a new general ledger feature; gift card and credit note improvements
Stripe – enhanced the refund process by linking Stripe payment data with local payment records
Website – SEO enhancements
Self Onboarding – API, ABA Deals and Managing Member improvements
Housekeeping – Depreciate Feature flag, Bin Management Settings and website SEO
R6, Vue3 Upgrade (& Ruby) – continuing upgrades

‘Question 7’, Top Seller for December 2023

January 26, 2024By Emma VeldeBest Selling Books 2023

Question 7 by Richard Flanagan retained number one spot in December selling 5,693 ( +1,789) copies. Trent Dalton’s Lola in the Mirror also maintained its second position selling 5,165 (+2,200).

Prophet Song moved all the way from the bottom of the list last month to third position selling 5,092 (+4,535).