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

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Ngā mihi
Circle Team

Best Sellers May


“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).

See the complete Top 50 for May

Kia ora and welcome new stores

This section is back by popular demand (we have some catching up to do) so some have been with us for awhile but still nice to welcome. 

The Next Chapter


The Next Chapter
Wanaka, NZ

Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery
Sorrento VIC, AU

Read On Books
Sydney, NSW, AU


Sales are still well up on last year in both NZ & AU. YTD NZ is up 26% AU 17%.

Sales compared to last year Apr / May

  • Australia:  68.81% / 21.88%
  • New Zealand: 1005% / 33.61%

You can see the full year in Reports > Monthly Sales

Development in May

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 website load speed with lazy loading and further invested in system and infrastructure improvements. 

Currently working on

  • Xero Integration
  • Order fulfilment improvements
  • Circle Gift Card
  • Infrastructure upgrades

See all Improvements in May

How your website looks on Mobile

To ensure that your site looks good on mobile sidebar content has been removed.

On mobile there is not much space and you need books on the first screen, sidebar content creates clutter that gets in the way. 

If you have sidebar content that you want to display on mobile (contact information for example) move it to the footer under settings>website or onto a content page with a link from the footer.

Instagram, facebook and twitter feeds will not display on mobile.

Looking for a part time trainer

We are looking for a part time remote trainer. If you have worked in a bookshop, are tech savvy, know Circle inside out and fancy expanding in the tech direction let us know.

Kahlo & Niko make slime

Thanks Women's Bookshop

This year we sponsored a site for the NZ writers festival and were surprised to get a wonderful box of books as thanks.

Warwick Schaffer


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