How smaller suppliers can integrate with Circle stores.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Tips tricks and ideas | No Comments

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 […]

How APIs could alleviate book industry supply chain pain.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Tips tricks and ideas | No Comments
How APIs could alleviate book industry supply chain pain.

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 […]

How to add a facebook feed to your site

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Tips tricks and ideas | No Comments
How to add a facebook feed to your site

Follow these simple steps to add a facebook plugin to your Circle website

Circle User Meeting 2012 at the NZ Booksellers conference

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in Tips tricks and ideas | No Comments
Circle User Meeting 2012 at the NZ Booksellers conference

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 […]

Best practice website design for retail sites

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Tips tricks and ideas | No Comments
Best practice website design for retail sites

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 […]

eBook Options

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in Tips tricks and ideas | No Comments
eBook Options

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 […]