Welcome to the latest Release Update blog post.
I hope you're all ready for Black Friday just around the corner? Whether you're slashing prices on clothes, farm machinery or anything in between; StoreFeeder and the team behind it will be right there with you to help make things run smoother during this exceptionally busy time.
As always, there has been a lot of work in the background but there have been some great updates and new features released this month, the highlights of which are below:
Sending Purchase Orders to Xero
A heavily requested feature from our customers is for StoreFeeder to be able to send purchase orders to Xero and we've been working on exactly that.
Currently, this feature is going through a beta testing period and will only be available to select accounts who express an interest in using it and providing feedback for us.
If you'd like to be an early adopter of this new feature, please get in touch with our support team and we will see what we can do for you.
Splitting Pickwaves by Courier & Maximum Size
A cracking feature here that I know will save a lot of time for a lot of you reading this. You can now split pickwaves by courier upon creation and determine the maximum amount of orders that can be on a pickwave created this way.
As an example when you're on the picking screen and you select, let's say 100 orders, then hit the 'Create Pickwave' button you'll be presented with the following options, two of which you'll see are brand spanking new:
If you toggle 'Split By Courier' to 'On' then when you click the 'Create Pickwave' button StoreFeeder will split the 100 orders selected into as many pickwaves as there are couriers across those orders.
If you have multiple integrations for one courier then there will be a pickwave for each integration rather than one for that single courier.
So what about the Max Pickwave Size option? Well, that can be used whether you're using the Split By Courier option or not and it will determine how many orders can go into a single pickwave and split it accordingly. In our example above we have set the max pickwave size to 20 and for the sake of this example let's assume we are only shipping by a single Royal Mail integration. Once the 'Create Pickwave button is clicked the following will happen:
100 Royal Mail orders / max pickwave size of 20 = 5 separate pickwaves of 20 Royal Mail orders.
I hope that this feature will save you and your staff valuable time when planning out the day's work.
Pricing Profiles Min & Max Price Settings
Customers who make use of our excellent Pricing Profiles feature will be happy to hear that you can now set minimum & maximum prices on listings that have pricing profiles associated with them.
This new addition to pricing profiles will mean that it won't be possible for your price to be adjusted below margin and conversely, it won't be possible to raise your prices to an unattractive state to customers.
The new fields for setting the minimum and maximum prices on your listing can be found in the same place you would set/change a pricing profile on a listing as shown below:
Once that link has been clicked you'll see the option to set a minimum and maximum price that the profile linked to the listing will be able to adjust the listing price too.
If you have a lot of listings that are already set up with pricing profiles and don't want to go into each one and change this setting then never fear, you can change this setting in bulk through our Listing Import/Export feature.
If this has made you curious about our Pricing Profiles feature and you're now wondering what it can do for your business then please, by all means, get in touch with our sales team on 0115 857 2431 (option 1).
There have been some great new features and fixes implemented this release and we hope you find them useful in one way or another.
As always we’ll keep working hard to provide you with the best service we can.
From all of us here at StoreFeeder, happy selling.
The StoreFeeder Team