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September 2017

“The 91-Storey Treehouse” and seventh book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s wacky treehouse adventures holds top spot again this month with 875 sales. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” climbs up the list to reach 2nd place with 614 sales. The “Barefoot Investor” remains in 3rd position close behind at 542.
See the complete Top 50


Sales in September - this year vs last year

  • ALL -ve 3.05%
  • Australia -ve 1.36%
  • New Zealand -ve 6.67%

A couple of percent better than last month but still -ve compared to last year. See Backoffice > Reports > Monthly Sales to see YTD trends.

Welcome to the following new stores

The Bookshop at Queenscliff

New Billing System

We recently introduced lower price brackets for stores with turnovers under 300k. We now also start new customers on the lowest bracket $50 p/m and increase this to where prices settle after 1 year.

To manage this we are introducing a new billing system that ensure that everyone is in the correct bracket. The monthly subscription will change automatically as turnovers rise or fall.

New features this month

Tracking of website performance improved by deploying Google advanced eCommerce through Google Tag Manager.

Customer orders have been removed from the on-order statistics on the website (e.g. if there are two orders and one is for a customer the website statistics should only display one).

We have a beta test request out on a new landing page that follows putting in a customer order. It gives you links to the purchase order carts as well as the customer order and receipt printing. (Video)

What Next

In the coming month we will further develop Search Engine Optimization and website performance monitoring. We want to make sure that your websites are performing as well as they can and will be taking care of ensuring that for you.

We are also working on giving you the ability to pay invoices with credit notes, and suppliers the ability to update their own prices and stock using ONIX and CSV.

We have started the system upgraded (Rails 3 to Rails 4). This is a big job that will take several months.

See > All new features and improvements with video walkthroughs

Warwick Schaffer

Circle Software Ltd

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