Best sellers & Development this month
Circle Software - Bookshop System Specialists

Best Sellers September

Beautiful World Where Are You

Top position for September and new to the Best Seller list was Sally Rooney’s “Beautiful World Where Are You” selling 4,307 copies. Liane Moriarty’s “Apples Never Fall” recently published in August 2021 was second with 3,423 sales.

Sarah Winman’s, “Still Life” dropped one place to third with 974 sales (-137). 

See the complete Top 50

Kia ora new stores

A very warm welcome to all new (and seasoned) bookshop owners. 

Boo Books

Armidale, NSW, AU

Donny Books & Gifts
Donnybrook WA, AU

Ulysses Bookstore
Sandringham, VIC, AU


We are starting to see a lot more red inc but despite this AU is still up 10.9% Year To Date and NZ 14.8%. NZ and AU and now learning to live with covid and so hopefully out of such a yoyo situation.

Sales compared to last year August / September

  • Australia:  -18.72% /  -16.45%
  • New Zealand: -33.67% / -31.25%

You can see the full year in Reports > Monthly Sales

Development in September

In September we jumped into the R6 upgrade with most devs doing something on it.

We worked on the web pos and now are close to a MVP (Minimum Viable Product). If you would like to test pos on a phone let support know.

Work on the group/association sites and Circle gift card continued. We made improvements to the website, Xero, accounts payable, stocktake and the CSV file loader.

With lockdowns in NZ and AU the pressure is on to make changes to c&c payments. We have looked into this but none for the options are simple. The plan we have opted for is to add the option to require prepayment on c&c but a rewrite of the payment module if required for this. When we have cleared a couple of the things we are working on we can start.

Currently working on

  • Circle Gift Card
  • Rails 6 upgrade
  • Group/Association central site
  • Web/Mobile POS

See all Improvements in September

Tyro Deal

MPS has a 12 months free terminal rental offer available with Tyro for all new Tyro customers who sign up in November/December 2021. (It is limited to 2 terminals).

Also we will also donate the $100 per signup we would get for mentioning it here to the ILF :) If you are interested contact

Circle workers

Mountain Office

To have a change for scene we move office to Porters Lodge for a day last Friday. 


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