Latest Updates – March Edition

Our Major March release is now live, so here is a summary of the newest features and improvements to your StoreFeeder service.

 

New Features:

By request from one of our valued customers, a new field is now available on product pages: Product Special Attribute. This allows you to add additional information for products that can be displayed on invoices.

Knowledgebase: Product Special Attribute

For Enterprise level customers, we offer the Multi-Stock Location service. In your product information, you can assign multiple stock locations to a single product, and perform either immediate transfers in StoreFeeder, or produce transfer lists for your warehouse operatives.

Knowledgebase: Adjusting your Stock Locations

Knowledgebase: Transferring your Stock Locations

 

Improvements:

For ParcelForce integration users, we have updated to ParcelForce’s newest API, and as part of this, character limits for addresses has been increased from 25 to 40.

We now import Amazon product tax codes (PTC) automatically for all your Amazon orders.

A new Save Cost Price to Product optional feature has been added to Purchase Orders. When you raise a Purchase Order, it will now automatically load in the costs of your products. If you then have to change the cost on the purchase order (such as when your supplier tells you the cost has increased), the adjustment will now automatically update your product price too. The On/Off switch for this feature can be found in your View/Edit Suppliers page.

Knowledgebase: Supplier Settings

 Performance improvements have been made to the way we performing Sending Shipment and Tracking Data to BigCommerce. Some of our customers had noticed issues with a small number of BigCommerce orders. This update should speed up the processing, and ensure the correct data is transmitted every time.

A change has been made so that when you Split an Order on the Edit Orders page, the Shipping Method and Packaging Size for that order will be automatically recalculated, so you won’t need to do anything more with it.

Visual changes have been made to Priority Orders, and we have included ‘A’ and ‘P’ stamps anywhere you can see your orders to signify if an order ‘Requires Attention’, or is a ‘Priority Order’.

Knowledgebase: Priority/Attention Required orders in StoreFeeder

 

Coming Soon

We are pleased to soon be adding Hermes to our growing list of courier integrations.

Knowledgebase: How to Integrate with Hermes

An improvement will be made soon to the Manifesting page.


We expect smaller updates to follow this one to bring in more new features and improvements.

Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know what you think. If there are any changes we can make to the quality of your service, or if you have an idea to save yet more time for your business, get in touch.

 

The StoreFeeder team 2017

 

Published on: 10 Mar 2017 @ 11:56

Lastest Updates – February Edition

Our latest set of updates is now live. We have taken your feedback on board, and integrated two new major features, along with many improvements to our services.

Below is a short summary of each new additon. For more details, see our knowledgebases, or conatct our team at hello@storefeeder.com.

 

Newest features

1) We have added an Offline Payment option to the Edit Order and MOTO order pages.

In order to streamline the order input process, we have added a new option: Offline payment. When you select this option, you will be asked to specify the type of order:

  • Cash
  • Credit
  • Point of Sale
  • Other

This allows you to specify where your order came from without the need for long and cumbersome menus. When selecting other, you will be able to input your own descriptions if you wish.

Note that when selecting Cash or Credit payments, a payment reference number will be required. Additionally, this feature will allow you to process negative payments if you need to, for refunds and suchlike.

Knowledgebase article: Creating MOTO orders in Storefeeder

 

2) We have added the ability to Archive products.

This feature has been included by popular request from our userVoice service.

There are many reasons why you may wish to hide products from your StoreFeeder interface, from seasonal or promotional stock, or simply to tidy your Manage Products page to cut down the amount of time it takes to process orders.

Products marked as ‘archived’ cannot be added to new orders or purchase orders. They will still be displayed if they are present in any existing listings or purchase orders, and their sales histories will still be accessible.

You can access this feature as a bulk action from your ‘Manage Products’ or as a button on your ‘Product Overview’ pages.

Furthermore, you can filter your products to display archived or non-archived products, and designate products as archived during your CSV product imports.

You can reverse the archiving process at any time by selecting your archived products and clicking the ‘unarchive’ button.

Knowledgebase article: Archiving Products

 

Improvements

 

1) We have added an Out of Stock Threshold to listings pages in BigCommerce.

This option was previously missing, but is now available to select alongside import and export.

2) EBay Click & Collect settings have been improved and simplified.

If you are a user of this service, you will now need to specify in your channel specific settings which option you are eligible for, ‘pickup and drop off’, or ‘pick up in store.’ When you view or create eBay listings from now, there will be a single ‘Click and Collect’ option.

Note that your listings will be adjusted retroactively, so you will need to check if your options are correct.

Knowledgebase article: eBay Click and Collect

3) For our API users, we have added the ability to have a note per order line when you are creating Purchase Orders.

4) The size of the address on ParcelForce labels has been increased to 40 characters to match their new size allowance.

5) For your Amazon listings, we have added the ability to enter different Multiple Product Number (MPN) values.

6) We have added the ability to included a ‘Reason’ field for bulk inventory updates.

When you are performing a bulk inventory update via a spreadsheet, there is now the option to include a reason as a field mapping.

7) We have renamed some of the fields for Kit Products to make the process clearer and more intuitive.

Knowledgebase article: Creating Kit Products

8) The process for setting up Courier Labels has been simplified.

When setting up a new courier who use their own labels, you will no longer need to call their support services to set up labels correctly. Instead, you will be able to choose from a dropdown and specify whether your labels are integrated or separate.

Lastly, 4×3 labels are being phased out, but are still available on special request.

Knowledgebase article: Setting up Courier Labels


That’s it for February’s updates. Remember to use our User Voice service if you have any  suggestions for future updates, or you wish to vote on the subjects already raised.

 

From all of us here at StoreFeeder, thank you for your suggestions, and happy retailing!

 

Published on: 8 Feb 2017 @ 13:30

Lastest Updates – January Edition

Our developers here at StoreFeeder have been busy as usual, and our newest update is now live. Aside from the next big planned integrations, here are the latest changes integrated into StoreFeeder:

Improvements

As promised, we have made improvements to the processing speed of several key pages and features of our website:

  • iText report generation
  • HTML report generation
  • Warehouse and Channel Permissions pages
  • Orders Overview page
  • Listing Overview page

Keep an eye out for future updates, as we are continuing to improve the efficiency of our service.

Additions

Here at StoreFeeder, we think it is very important to reduce accidents when cloning. Now, if you are use the clone product feature, and you have multiple products selected, a confirmation check box will appear, to prevent unwanted products being created by accident.

We have added additional units of measure to your product information pages where necessary, to improve consistency across all of your pages.

We have added extra product information on order lines for your recognised products. When you are adding products to an order, a small ‘i’ symbol will be visible next to the product SKU. Hover over the icon to display:

  • Weight
  • MPN
  • Packaging Size
  • Packaging Quantity

We have added more functionality to the REST API. You can now include stock locations in your queries. For a full list of queries, go to http://api.storefeeder.com/V2/Help for more information.

Because we know there can be a wide variety of reasons why an order may be returned, we have added 2 new return options to the ‘Order Override’ feature:

  • To be re-sent
  • Not Received

Fixes

We noticed that some of your phone order channels were not appearing on your dashboard when filtering by company identity. We have fixed this so that all order channels now appear on your dashboard and can be filtered for appropriately.

We fixed a bug that allowed the saving and importing of products with a Packaging Quantity of 0.

Lastly, we removed the ability to order the same product twice when only 1 is in stock, as having multiple tabs open could let you order the product twice in some circumstances.


If you have any suggestions for improvements you would like to see, or any ideas for how we can improve our service and your experience, you can get in touch with us at: https://storefeeder.uservoice.com/

Your feedback is not only important to us, but it shapes the StoreFeeder software. Your top suggestions will become our newest updates.

 

From all of us here, Happy retailing!

 

The StoreFeeder Team

 

Published on: 25 Jan 2017 @ 14:44

Multi-Select Filters Extended!!

 

 

Last month we released a great new feature on the picking page that allowed multiple values to be selected fro the drop down menus on the grid.

Well, this proved so popular and useful to our customers that we have rolled this out onto ALL grids throughout StoreFeeder. Multi1

So now on the Orders page and the Products page, you can filter your views even more precisely using the multi-select filters.

Thanks

The StoreFeeder Team

Latest updates to StoreFeeder

Today saw the latest round of upgrades and new feature releases to StoreFeeder, so here is a brief overview of some of the main changes that are now live within the software

NEW – Multi-Select Filters on Grids

A new type of filter has been added to the grids used in StoreFeeder to display tabulated information.This filter allows you to select multiple values at once rather than being limited to filter just based on a single value.
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Currently this has only been implemented on the Outstanding Orders grid on the Picking page, but we’re planning to roll it out to other grids in the coming weeks.

UPGRADE – Shipping Rules – Criteria Weighting

We’ve added an advanced option to Shipping Rules which allows you make some of the criteria in your rules more important when StoreFeeder is deciding which rule to apply.

This new feature is totally optional, and if you choose not to use it then your Shipping Rules will continue to function exactly as before.

For more information about this new feature please see the Knowledge Base article by clicking here

NEW – Redownload Orders

The ‘Delete’ button for external orders (i.e. orders that have downloaded from channel, rather than orders created in StoreFeeder) has been re-labelled to ‘Redownload’.  This is to help make it clearer that clicking that button will cause the order to be deleted from StoreFeeder, but that it will redownload into StoreFeeder, provided that the order still exists on channel, hasn’t been despatched on channel and that the order is less than 7 days old


So, there you go, a roundup of the main upgrades and new features from the latest software release.

If you have any questions or need any assistance with any of these, please contact the StoreFeeder Support Team who will be happy to help you

Thanks

The StoreFeeder Team

StoreFeeder – User Voice Updates

Some great suggestions have been coming in on User Voice and we have been listening and busy implementing some of the ideas into the latest software update releases alongside the StoreFeeder led developments.

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Latest Releases

Here are just a few of the latest updates that are now live on StoreFeeder thanks to User Voice suggestions:

WooCommerce – We now have a WooCommerce integration. This ecommerce platform is growing in popularity so we have made it easier for customers to now integrate. See the user voice suggestion here

Full logging of all inventory changes for products – If you go to an individual product and click on ‘Adjustments’ tab, you will now see a full audit trail for the product which now not only shows manual adjustments, but includes all orders, cancellations, goods in activity and returns. You can also filter these adjustments using the ‘Category’ filter, so you can quickly filter types of inventory changes. See the user voice suggestion here

Remove Order from a Pick Wave – You will see the new ‘Remove Pickwave’ button in the top right of the screen on the edit order page and clicking this when the order is assigned to a pick wave will remove the order from that pick wave and return its status to ‘Complete – Ready to Pick’. See the user voice suggestion here

For more information on any of these latest releases, please contact the Support Team who will be happy to help.

Recent Suggestions – Vote now!

As you can see, making suggestions and voting on User Voice really works!! Here are just a few of the great new ideas that have been submitted recently. If you feel any of these suggestions would benefit you, please go to User Voice and vote!

Add an option to duplicate orders – Would it be useful to be able to duplicate an existing order with the click of a button? Vote here

The ability to save a draft listing for completion and upload to channel later – Would you find it useful to be able to save a listing you are creating so you can come back to it, complete or amend it and upload it later? Vote here

Suggestions currently under review

Here are just a few of the recent User Voice suggestions that we are currently reviewing:

Cancel an order and +1 or -1 from Inventory – The option that after an order is cancelled to be able to select whether to add inventory back to stock or prevent it being added to stock

Record of when and who amended a listing or product – We already record user amendments to orders but users think it would be useful to also record the person that amended a listing or a product

Delete old channels from StoreFeeder – If you have a channel that you no longer use, would it be useful to be able to delete the integration rather than just turn it off? This functionality is available to StoreFeeder Support Staff and we are considering if it is viable to roll this out to Admin Users

Thanks again for all your suggestions, please keep them coming!! StoreFeeder users come up with great suggestions and every idea is looked at. If you like an idea, vote! When ideas gain support, we listen and see if it is possible.

Look out for more updates next month!

The StoreFeeder Team

StoreFeeder has a new Magento API

We have spent the last month writing a new Magento API for StoreFeeder that was released last week. This new API is for use with the Community Edition of Magento and has improved, as well as added, performance for listing to and managing your Magento Stores.

We have also added the improved support for configurable products on Magento and added the independent attributes with an updated grid to the listings page. This feature allows you complete control of the variants that you are listing as well as treating the variants on the listing separately from the existing ones set on the product.

If you are using the current Magento API you will see a message informing you to contact our support team on 0843 5236 610 for more information. For more information on Magento Community click here.

New DPD Carrier Integration

Multi-channel retailing

 

StoreFeeder can now offer customers the ability to print delivery labels via the DPD Ship@Ease system. This is one of many new shipping integrations that are being introduced over the next few months, meaning smoother and easier label production methods for all your distribution methods.

DPD offer an extensive range of domestic and international shipping solutions, all of which can be accessed and utilised through the StoreFeeder integration.

DPD are the choice of parcel carrier for our fulfilment partners UK Fulfilment and offer a fantastic 1 hour delivery slot service which advises your customers of the time to expect their parcel via SMS text and email. Access to the feature is also available through the StoreFeeder integration.

There is a full Knowledge Base article on how to setup the DPD integration and process labels through it. This can be found by clicking here

We are already working on an improved DPD integration to provide an even better carrier solution for our clients.

Please be aware that in order to use this, you must already hold a DPD account and have access to their Ship@Ease software. If you do not have an account with DPD, please contact the StoreFeeder office who will be happy to advise.

For more information on the Ship@Ease software you can watch this nice video courtesy of DPD!

http://www.dpd.co.uk/content/product-services/video/shipatease.html

 

See our planned updates to StoreFeeder’s user interface!

We’ve been having a bit of a tidy, and it’s not just a splash of colour. We revealed to our clients earlier this week a few changes we have in the pipeline for StoreFeeder’s layout, and I thought it was only fair that we share the news…

We’ve received some great feedback and suggestions over the months from existing StoreFeeder users, many of which we’ve already put into place. Due to the fast growth of features in the software, the layout has taken a bit of a back seat and we’ve been working hard on addressing this. So, our designers have been busy in the background putting in the ground work for an improved user interface.

The improved interface aims to be even more intuitive, making better use of the screen real estate and integrating ‘on page’ help with tips on the page’s functionality. Continue reading

A year in summary: New features we added to StoreFeeder 2011

Multi-channel retailing2011 has been a great and mightily busy year for us at StoreFeeder, from launching our product on the commercial market back in March at the Internet Retailing Expo at the NEC, Birmingham to adding new funtionaility and features during the months that followed.

As software which has been helping to run our client’s businesses internally for nearly a decade it was high time we offered StoreFeeder to retailers everywhere and we thank you for the great feedback we’ve received so far.

So, a summary of the new features we’ve added during 2011… Continue reading