Production update 16 June 2014

June 21, 2014System Updates

New search engine Hidden items should no longer show in the website search Ability to differentiate how it operates between website and backoffice Out of print books or out of production items will not show in the website search but will show in the backoffice search. Ability to enter deposits with customer orders and print … Read More

Production upgrade Feb 19 2014

February 18, 2014System Updates

New features added July 1 2013 – Feb 19 2014 This update is mainly a system upgrade from Rails 2 to Rails 3. This have been a huge job with not much to show on the surface but it means that we are on current technology which is vital for a continuing service. In addition … Read More

March 2013 Stable version upgrade

March 23, 2013System Updates

This upgrade focused on bug fixes but also has the following feature additions. Deleted items are now hidden from the search results except on ISBN searches. In inwards goods you will get a warning if you try to submit the same invoice number from the same supplier twice. A -ve stock and hidden items report has been … Read More

Circle User Meeting 2012 at the NZ Booksellers conference

November 24, 2012Tips Tricks and Ideas

Present at this years meeting were: www.timeout.co.nz – Auckland www.womensbookshop.co.nz – Auckland www.resourceroom.co.nz – Auckland www.pageandblackmore.co.nz – Nelson www.bookworld.co.nz – Blenheim www.poppiesbooks.co.nz – (North Island wide) Staff exchanges Firstly all stores present at the user meeting were open to the idea of staff exchanges. This is particularly interesting given that exchanges between NZ and AU … Read More

Best practice website design for retail sites

October 24, 2012Tips Tricks and Ideas

We took a look at best practice design ideas and some of the top sites on the net that are focused on selling things. www.amazon.com www.bookdepository.com www.torpedo7.co.nz www.dealextreme.com There are some common practices A daily deal item on the home page is a key part top retail sites and occupies the most prominent place on … Read More

eBook Options

June 24, 2012Tips Tricks and Ideas

Currently there are two and possibly three options for bookshops that would like to sell ebooks. My personal view is that ebooks could work for independent bookshops but need to be listed beside the ebook and be one click to buy and read, the customer information and sales history should also stay with and be … Read More