The priority this month has been on speed and stability which required optimisations to POS requests and expanded servers as an insurance policy. The much requested Backorder Report that can be sent to suppliers was also delivered. We have also been pushing ahead with the Rails4 upgrade and hope to have a beta out in January.
Between 2009 and 2015 the number of independent bookstores across the USA grew by 35%, from 1,651 stores to 2,227. So, how did they do it? Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, Ryan Raffaelli, puts this down to booksellers ability to reinvent and redefine the bookstore.
Since the last update The big thing at the moment is the Rails 4 system upgrade and we are fairly confident that we will have all tests passed this month. It has taken a few months to get everything working on the new platform, but has been a lot faster than the last upgrade (r2 […]
It is fabulous to see the top 5 Best Sellers this November are all children’s or young adult books! Jeff Kinney’s ‘The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12)’ is November’s Best Seller, moving 955 copies. ‘Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow’ by Jessica Townsend placed second again with 941 sales (even more than last month), and David Walliams’ ‘Bad Dad’ has taken an extremely close third position, selling 940 copies.
Since the last update At this time of year the priority is on stability and speed rather than big feature rollouts. There were signs of POS slowness in big stores and resolving this took a large part of the month. On top of this there were a good number of improvements and bug fixes. I […]
Jane Harper’s ‘Force of Nature’ is October’s Best Seller with 1073 sales, rising from only 186 sales last month. ‘Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow’ by Jessica Townsend placed second with 897 sales, and Scott Pape’s ‘The Barefoot Investor’ remains in third position, selling 610 copies.