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

Best Sellers December

All Our Shimmering Skies

Barack Obama’s ‘A Promised Land’ continued to hold top position in December selling a huge 4,534 copies (+ 2,217).

2020’s Booker Prize Winning novel, Shuggie Bain’ came in a close second with 4,188 sales while Trent Dalton’s ‘All Our Shimmering Skies’ slipped to third position with 3,691 sales (+1,460).

See the complete Top 50 for December

KPI's - falling off a cliff

The gods are crazy - after a series of very high months December seems to have fallen off a cliff in both NZ and AU. It makes me question the figures again. The migration of stores from R3 to R4 might have something to do with this. We will see when we get everyone over to R4 and can refresh the data. Year to date this year vs last year are similar so the ups and downs seem to be cancelling out. 

Sales compared to last year  Nov / Dec

  • Australia:  +19% / - 40%
  • New Zealand: +22% / -11 %

System traffic

  • 38 million page views in December up compared to the 31 we got in November.

Development in December

The big developments continued in December, Xero upgrade and customer order picking. In addition there were SEO improvements and the starshipit integration.  Issues related to EDI and background processing also came up that needed to be resolved.

In progress

  • Xero upgrade
  • Migrating last stores to R4
  • Order fulfilment improvements

See all Improvements in December here.

Farewell Bryan

Bryan in support who many of you know and love is moving on to start his own business. We are sad to see him go and wish him well at the same time.

He is being replaced by Jay, an old colleague with a similar background. They are working together now and Bryan will remain available to fill knowledge gaps for the foreseeable future.

Niko and Mavis


Back to work after travelling one of NZ's longest hikes, The Old Ghost Road.

Warwick Schaffer


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