Welcome to the latest Release Updates post.
It's the last day of the cold spell in the UK today (or so I'm lead to believe), we should have sun just around the corner. This is great news for my freshly seeded lawn which hopefully will soon be growing at the same rate that StoreFeeder adds excellent new features, exponentially!
Speaking of new features, I've got some excellent ones to share with you today, Hermes and FedEx get some well deserved love whilst a new field being added to your products should help make your requisitions even more useful.
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:
Desired Stock Levels for Products
This is a great one to kick us off - we've added a new field to your products called 'Desired Stock Level' which can be found under the 'Additional Information' tab on the left hand side when editing them:
So what's it for? Well, when purchase orders for this product are suggested on the requisitions page, we will suggest you order enough stock to bring your inventory back up to at least the desired stock level. Previously we would suggest enough stock be ordered to bring it above the manual reorder level but this is not always practical as quite often this would result in requisitions for 1 unit of stock being raised, as StoreFeeder was just looking to get the stock above the manual reorder level which is what triggered the requisition in the first place (if your suppliers purchase order mode is set to 'Below reorder level' that is).
So if you are using purchase orders and/or requisitions in StoreFeeder I'd suggest giving this a look and trying it out!
FedEx Multi-Parcel Consignment Support
FedEx users, I know you've been keeping an eye out for this one being released, we now support FedEx Multi-Parcel Consignments.
You don't really need to do anything in order to use this feature, it just means you'll no longer need to split FedEx orders if there is more than one package in the order; Instead, you will now be able to print out multiple unique labels for each parcel that fall under the same consignment/tracking number.
Hermes "Child Accounts"
When your customers receive a despatch notification from Hermes, they will be greeted by an email that contains your company name and logo. But what if you have multiple company identities under one roof?
If you are a Hermes user, you may already be familiar with child accounts that let you use different company names and logos whilst still be associate with the one parent Hermes account; previously these hadn't been supported in StoreFeeder but now you can have separate integrations that use different child accounts whilst still being associated to the one parent Hermes account. When you create a new Hermes integration, you should see the fields for "Child Client ID" and "Child Client Name" - you should be able to obtain both of these from Hermes.
As mentioned, you would need to create integrations for each child account; this means that you would also need to create new shipping methods and rules for the new integrations in order to get the right notifications to your customers.
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