Welcome to the latest Release Update blog post
We hope you all had a successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, we have been hearing some very positive reports of increased orders and how well customers handled this increase using StoreFeeder, which is great to hear!
As always, there has been a lot of work in the background, notably our new Amazon Business integration which you may have seen on a previous blog post.
Amazon Business has arrived…
There have been some great updates and new features released this month, the highlights of which are below:
DPD labels through Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime
We have been able to produce Royal Mail Tracked labels through StoreFeeder from Amazon Shipping for Seller Fulfilled Prime orders for some time, but Amazon have struggled to get DPD labels approved when these labels are produced through Amazon Shipping from StoreFeeder.
Well, we are happy to let you know that we now have DPD labels signed off!!
This means you can now despatch Seller Fulfilled Prime orders through StoreFeeder and utilise the DPD shipping options
StoreFeeder now supports Magento 2 multiple stores
One instance of the Magento software can enable you to start multiple websites or store views that use, for example, different:
- Default languages
- Domain names
This flexible solution enables one Magento codebase and Magento Admin to administer and display different stores.
StoreFeeder now supports this functionality to give you greater selling options when using the Magento ecommerce platform
For more information on how to use this, please contact the StoreFeeder Support Team who will be happy to help
Electronic Customs Pre-Advice
The eagle eyed among you will spot a new section in the left menu on a Product page
This new Shipping & Handling section is a dedicated page for information regarding the shipping of the product in question. This will include Packaging Size & Packaging Quantity and Hazardous Goods Information and (all previously on the Additional Information tab)
There is also a new section on this page for information relating to the new Electronic Customs and Pre-Advice data being introduced globally.
You will be aware that from 1 January 2019, couriers will require you to provide electronic customs data, similar to that on a CN22 and CN23 when using Royal Mail. This is when sending items (excluding items of correspondence) to destinations outside the EU.
The process of electronically transmitting that data is done through StoreFeeder and there is no change in process for our users
However, there is certain information that the couriers will require for this and users will need to make sure that this information is correct within StoreFeeder.
- Country of Origin
- Harmonised System (HS) Trade Tariff code
- Item details (it is important to provide an accurate and concise description of goods, quantity, weight and value)
More information on this can be found here
Changes to Exchange Rates
StoreFeeder currently uses a link to a currency feed to calculate prices when converting from other currencies back to £GBP.
Feedback from customers has been that a number of companies buy currency in blocks and have a set exchange rate for a period of time so they needed the ability to now set an exchange rate to cover this
So you can now set an exchange rate in StoreFeeder that is used for currency conversions and will remain constant, regardless of market fluctuations, until it is amended within StoreFeeder
Improved functionality to Pre-Despatch
StoreFeeder currently allows you to select orders for pre-despacth (produces label and marks order as despatched on channel)
Feedback suggested that doing this on the orders grid was not user friendly, so we have now extended this functionality to allow you to pre-despatch the shipping labels when you create a pickwave.
To use this function, you need to generate the pickwave as normal and then enter the pickwave by clicking the Pickwave ID number. At teh top right you will now see a new button called “Pre-despatch Actions”
Clicking the “Pre-despatch Pickwave” button will carry out the Pre-despatch fuction for the orders on the pickwave
The real benefit to this option is that that the courier labels are generated in the background while the orders are being picked and the labels are simply reprinted when the order is despatched, thus speeding up the despatch process.
Improvements to the Suggested Stock Transfers
Following on from the improvements to the functionality of Suggested Transfers last month, we have made a couple of further improvements
We heard from a number of clients that there needed to be better search options for finding products, so we acted and we have added columns detailing Product Name, Manufacturers Part Number (MPN) and Supplier SKU
These will be “hidden” columns by default but you can show them on the main grid by clicking the filters icon and activating the columns
For users of the StoreFeeder App only
Next Pick Location
We have made some changes to the Picking functionality to show the next pick bin on the picking page, so that users can see where they are going next before they click the “Next” button
New End of Picking Process
When a picker has picked all the items on the pickwave, clicking “Next” will now take them to a new “end of picking” screen. This will give the picker options to add notes, print the pickwave summary and finish the pickwave
Improved Search functionality
When searching for a product on the app, on either the “Inventory” or “Transfers” pages, if there is no EAN (barcode) on the product, then users could only previously search by SKU as an alternative. We realise that not everyone knows the SKU of every product, so we have added the ability to search for products using both name as well
A little change that will really help people out!
We are very close to launching our Fedex integration, so keep an eye out for a blog announcing its release!
And the big name links keep coming with the addition of DHL to our integrated carriers that users can use to ship their orders through StoreFeeder. We are a matter of days away from this going live, so keep an eye out on the blog for further information
If you have a DHL account and want to start using this through StoreFeeder, contact the Support Team who will discuss available services and advise when you will be able to use DHL services
Retrospective Stock Reports
This one has been asked for by numerous clients, so we listened! You will be able to input a date and time from the past and StoreFeeder will email you a .CSV file with the inventory stock levels at that point in the past.
So put the calculators down and close the spreadsheets, the data is right there for you.
Keep an eye on the blog page for updates on all these upcoming features!
As always, if you have any suggestions for improvements or further ways in which we can benefit your business, we would love to hear from you.
From all of us here at StoreFeeder, happy selling.
The StoreFeeder Team