System Updates 1 – 30 June 2024

July 1, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates 2024

In June we worked on:
New Features:
• In General Ledger we made significant progress by adding validations for ledger accuracy, implementing tax-exempt handling, and simplifying the process by removing the ability to un-drop payments and invoices.
• In Stock Valuation Cache we created a P&L cache database to track and analyse monthly stock values.

Housekeeping concentrated primarily on Rails, Vue 3 and Deadlocks

Improvements this month concentrated on:
• External Services
• Settings
• Pre orders

System Updates 1 – 31 May 2024

June 11, 2024By Emma VeldeSystem Updates, System Updates 2024

In May we worked on:
New Features:
• In General Ledger we progressed Layby and tax-exempt items
• The Gmail Mailer was improved and now complies with DMARC rules.
• We have enabled seamless integration and improved product visibility in the Google Merchant feature.

Housekeeping concentrated primarily on Rails and POS. We also addressed Flaky Specs, Feature Flags, Vue 3 and Ruby.

Improvements this month concentrated on:
• Stripe
• Pre Orders
• Spreadsheet Deals
• MailGun
• GiftCard Load
• SEO & Social Media

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