System Updates December 1 – December 31 2017

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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.

Independent Bookstores on the Rise

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Independent Bookstores on the Rise

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.

System Updates November 6 – November 30 2017

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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 […]

Circle Community Best Sellers – November 2017

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Circle Community Best Sellers – November 2017

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.

System Updates October 12 – November 6 2017

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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 […]

Circle Community Best Sellers – October 2017

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Circle Community Best Sellers – October 2017

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.

System Updates September 18 – October 12 2017

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Since the last update The focus at the moment is really on polishing and perfecting what we have before starting too many big new things. New Features GTM Deployed Google advanced eCommerce though Google Tag Manager to improve website performance tracking. Beta test request – Customer Orders After placing a customer order we now give […]

Circle Community Best Sellers – September 2017

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Circle Community Best Sellers – September 2017

“The 91-Storey Treehouse” and seventh book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s wacky treehouse adventures holds top spot again this month with 875 sales. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” climbs up the list to reach 2nd place with 614 sales. The “Barefoot Investor” remains in 3rd position close behind at 542.

System updates 30 July – September 18 2017

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System updates 30 July – September 18 2017

Since the last update We are back in action and with a new developer (Edwardo) on the team. A lot of stuff is being pushed out at the moment including an integration with Gardners Books. New Features Reading level special field added (Video 1:34) Browser based system to alert you when a new orders come […]

Circle Community Best Sellers – August 2017

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Circle Community Best Sellers – August 2017

“The 91-Storey Treehouse” and seventh book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s wacky treehouse adventures totals a huge 2737 sales for the month of August. “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” comes in 2nd with 651 with the “Barefoot Investor” close behind at 585.