News from Circle
Circle Software - Bookshop System Specialists


Double Down

September 2018

Australian author Liane Mortiary's latest novel 'Nine Perfect Strangers' sold 2256 copies and is the September best seller. Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook 'Ottolenghi: Simple' sold 1560 copies, and 'Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man #5)' by Dav Pilkey is our third best seller, with 907 copies sold.

See the complete Top 50


Sales in September 2018 vs. September 2017:

  • ALL: -5.72%  (previous month: -1.68%)
  • Australia: -9.22%  (previous month: -5.12%)
  • New Zealand: +6.89%  (previous month: +11.04%)

See Backoffice > Reports > Monthly Sales to see YTD trends.

Server Scaling and the Circle Community

Double Down

A concern frequently voiced by Circle users is how the system will cope as the community grows. Through server scaling we can ensure the programme is fast and reliable when the user load increases.

Click here to find out how

The Results: NZ Book Council Survey

  • 86% of New Zealanders read at least one book last year.
  • There is a growing interest in New Zealand authors and poets; 30% of New Zealand adult readers read at least one poetry book last year.
  • 25% of New Zealanders buy their books at physical bookstores.
  • 25% of New Zealanders buy their books online and mostly from New Zealand eCommerce retailers.

Listen to Jo Cribb of the NZ Book Council share highlights from the survey with RNZ


Read the complete study on the NZ Book Council website

Beta Test Requests & What's Next

September has been spent pushing Accounts and Inwards Goods improvements to beta. As always, we would like you to test these changes for us to smooth out any problems and to properly prepare your staff. We have also added a green star to the Movers and PO Cart to help you make the most of Leading Edge deals.

Beta Test Requests:

  • Accounts
    • Added a ‘from last invoice’ option to returns search and a compact view to remove orders you do not need to see.
    • You can now print statements from the aged receivables report in open invoice view.
  • Inwards Goods
    • Box scan tool enables you to scan and print labels box by box for non-EDI orders.
    • Put ‘CO’ on price labels so that customer orders are obvious.
    • New browse buttons in load stock for search and load local image.
  • Rails 4
Click Here for the Full List of New Features and Improvements

Warwick Schaffer

Circle Software Ltd

Our mailing address is:
11 Leamington St, Addington
Christchurch 8024 NEW ZEALAND

+61 2 800 50 767 (Australia)
+64 3 372 9436 (New Zealand)

Copyright © 2016 Circle Software Ltd
All rights reserved.