Since the Last Update August focused on central sites for groups and associations and the new Circle gift card system. This is close to the stage where we have a minimum viable product ready to be beta tested. The group/association site is all about enabling the public to find which shop has a book, making … Read More
These extraordinary times require bookshops to operate in a remarkably different way.
Life in a time of Covid is forcing shops to reinvent the way they sell books and many are having surprising success at doing this.
Top position and this year’s Miles Franklin winner is “The Labyrinth” by Amanda Lohrey which sold 1,462 copies (+192). Sarah Winman’s, “Still Life” came in second with 1111 sales (-140). This was top seller for June but dropped to fourth last month.
“So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?” by Norman Swan moved from first position to third selling 821 copies (-864).
Since the Last Update In July we spent a lot of time on the new Circle gift card system, bedded Xero in further, improved the agency code, improved how costs populate in inwards goods for new items, added options so that you have control over when web orders are invoiced, added links to stock logs … Read More
Three new titles take the top Best Seller positions this month. “So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?” by Norman Swan is a one-stop handbook designed to settle fruitless anxieties and allow people to focus on what matters to them. This had the most sales with 1,685. “Across the Sea (Wolf Girl #5)” is another offering in the popular Worlf Girl series by Anh Do. This sold 1,274 copies.
Third position and the Miles Franklin winner for 2021 is “The Labyrinth” by Amanda Lohrey which sold 1,270 copies.
Since the Last Update In June we bedded in the Xero integration further, continued to develop the new Circle Gift Card system, improved threshold report speed and added automatic cost calculation to the deals system. We standardised how web orders are handled which caught many by surprise and triggered further work to enable shops to … Read More
Many new titles have joined the Best Seller list this month. “Still Life” by Sarah Winman had the most sales with 1,069. “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams moved up again to second with 872 sales (-364). Coming in third was “Who Gets to Be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge” Bri Lee’s latest offering by Allen and Unwin. This sold 793 copies.
“Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry” by Richard Flanagan moved up from fifth to become May’s top seller with 1583 sales (+657). “Klara and the Sun” dropped to second place with 1370 (-228) while “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams dropped one place to third with 1236 sales (-72).
Since the Last Update In May we extended the Xero beta trial to more stores, added back office interfaces for the new gift card system and got the new bin fulfilment system to a point where it is ready for live testing. We increased cart load speed, split out cash accounts in aged receivables, improved … Read More
Since the Last Update In April work continued on the big things, bin fulfilment features, Circle gift card upgrade and the Xero integration which is now in beta with the first stores. We also completed the server move to Sydney, improved deals expiry time, increased speed and upgraded out system monitoring environment. New Feature Circle … Read More