Viva Books have applied the Barefoot Investor’s financial bucket method to their bookstore’s budget, read on to find out how and see if it could work for your store too.
Last month we talked about APIs and how they can be used to feed real time data between systems. Baker and Taylor is a case example of this (more are on the way). This month I want to talk about how smaller suppliers who do not have APIs can also participate. Small suppliers that do not have […]
This topic is on the table at every conference, I think we could move forward if we understood that supply chain issues are generally information issues. This years Leading Edge conference was no exception and I see it on the upcoming ABA agenda as well. I stood up at the LE conference to back Chris […]
Present at this years meeting were: www.timeout.co.nz – Auckland www.womensbookshop.co.nz – Auckland www.resourceroom.co.nz – Auckland www.pageandblackmore.co.nz – Nelson www.bookworld.co.nz – Blenheim www.poppiesbooks.co.nz – (North Island wide) Staff exchanges Firstly all stores present at the user meeting were open to the idea of staff exchanges. This is particularly interesting given that exchanges between NZ and AU […]
We took a look at best practice design ideas and some of the top sites on the net that are focused on selling things. www.amazon.com www.bookdepository.com www.torpedo7.co.nz www.dealextreme.com There are some common practices A daily deal item on the home page is a key part top retail sites and occupies the most prominent place on […]
Currently there are two and possibly three options for bookshops that would like to sell ebooks. My personal view is that ebooks could work for independent bookshops but need to be listed beside the ebook and be one click to buy and read, the customer information and sales history should also stay with and be […]