Welcome to the latest Release Updates post.
StoreFeeder is in bloom! It's great to see all the flowers emerging around the office but, as we hay fever sufferers say, "One planet's tree is another man's enemy" as I battle through a constant struggle not to itch my eyes out as I write this! Okay perhaps I'm being a tad dramatic but you get the idea.
Speaking of ideas, did you catch the recent article about the relaunch of our UserVoice page? If not, I'd recommend giving it a look after reading this and then joining in the conversation, we'd love to hear what thoughts you have on how we can improve our software.
As per usual, our developers have been working hard to bring you an exciting update this month. There has been a lot of work in the background but there have been some great updates and new features released in this update, the highlights of which are below:
This was by far the most requested/voted for feature on our UserVoice page prior to the relaunch with 66 votes in total! We've introduced automation to UK postcode formatting when despatching & manifesting via Royal Mail.
This wont change anything on the order as it appears in StoreFeeder but it does mean that you wont have to make any changes either. Now, we just send the postcode up to Royal Mail at the point of despatch and manifest instead. Meaning that, although the formatting may appear incorrect on the order in StoreFeeder, it will be correctly formatted on both the label and the manifest.
This is a fantastic quality of life change to StoreFeeder and I'd love to say more on it but I'm afraid that's all there is to say really - enjoy it!
In this release we've made a slight change to the way in which we handle stock when raising an FBA inbound shipment. Previously, we didn't allocate stock to Inbound Shipment orders until the order was printed; we've changed it up so that we deduct stock when the order is saved (whether this is part of completing the order or just making adjustments), this should stop some edge cases of oversells where stock hadn't been deducted despite already being committed to an FBA order that was already in it's packing process but not yet completed.
Previous users of this feature may also notice a slight change to the options found when hovering over the save button, you should now see:
If you read the last product update notes you may recall a segment about the new "Desired Stock Level" field found on your products. Well, we realised it wasn't quite practical to do this one by one and have added the option to do it via our product import/export tool; I hope this makes life easier for you!
A brief reminder what this new field is used for if you'd rather not revisit my previous work of art (your loss!) - If purchase orders for a product are suggested on the requisitions page, we will suggest you order enough stock to bring your inventory back up to at least the number entered in the desired stock level field on said product.
There have been some great new features and fixes implemented in 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