Welcome to the October 2017 edition of New on Shopfront, this month we’ve fixed a huge amount of bugs, changed the way that sale discounts work and added a couple of nifty features along the way
- Park Sales with Payments
- Sale Discounts Rewritten
- New Promotion Revision History
- Create Return from Completed Order
- Reorder Reports Can Now Include Transfers
Customer wants to put an item on layby or needs to come back after getting cash out? No longer do you have to put the products on account (and thus removing the items out of inventory) or using your own custom layby system. Simply create a sale, pay off an amount and then put the sale on hold like you would normally. When they come back, just retrieve the held sale and the payment is sitting there waiting to be completed.
We’ve rewritten how our sale discounts work (note, this does not affect the way that single product discounts work) in order to provide a simpler and more predictable behaviour. Previously we were attempting to predict how you thought the discount should work. This worked well for simple discounts, however it became quite complex when you discount products, have products on promotion and then add products after the discount has been applied.
We now remove all other discounts when you apply a sale discount and then proportionally increment (or decrement) the discount when you change the quantity of a product.
Previously when you’ve edited a promotion, we showed you that you edited the promotion, but not what changed in the promotion, that has now changed. We’re working hard to provide you with even more detail in the future and to make our revision history nicer and easier to use.
Finished receiving your invoice but half the product’s haven’t arrived or have you received an invoice into the wrong store? It’s really time consuming to create the return from hand, which is why you can now return create a return from an existing completed order, all you then need to do is make the required modifications and you’re all good to send it!
Transfer a lot of stock and use our dynamic sales reorders? To prevent you from needing to check all of the normal transfers that you do, we can now take them into account when calculating the stock you should order to save you time and to prevent you from running out of stock too early.