August 2016 Newsletter Out Now!

August 2016 Newsletter ThumbOur August 2016 Newsletter is now available to read here.

In this month’s edition, as always we take a look at some of the great new features added to OrderWise in the latest release. The highlights amongst the 27 new additions include Courier Integration for Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime, the ability to store an exchange rate against a purchase order line for more accurate profitability and a suggested item pop up that helps remind staff to maximise their sales opportunities. As well as all this, we also take an in-depth look at exactly what is causing UK businesses trading through bricks-and-mortar stores to lose £1 Billion in revenue each year and what they can do to help greatly lessen their contribution to this amount.

You can read about all this and more in our latest blogs.

The new developments featured in this month’s newsletter are:

  • Gain Greater Control Over The Cost Of Imported Items Post-Referendum – Currency exchange rates have been rapidly fluctuating since the EU referendum back in June, which has led to businesses importing their goods from overseas looking for ways to gain greater control over their product costs. Providing this in OrderWise, users are now able to store an exchange rate against an individual purchase order line in order to gain a clearer insight into an item’s profitability. Read More >>
  • Increase Your Amazon Sales With Our New Courier Integration – When it comes to choosing which seller will get into the famed Buy Box for an item, one of the key things Amazon will look for is whether or not the order is being delivered through Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP). Therefore to make despatch easier for businesses utilising this service to increase their sales, we have added a new courier integration for the Amazon Merchant network. Read More >>
  • Improve The Value Of Your Sales Orders With Automatic Up-Sell Reminders – When it comes to maximising profitability, businesses will tell you that up and cross-selling are two great ways to increase revenue. Therefore to help actively encourage staff to do this, a great new feature has now been added that enables suggested items to now automatically pop-up whenever a new line is added to a sales order. Read More >>
  • Take The Headache Out Of Your Invoice & Credit Generation With New Automated Output – Most businesses will need to create customer invoices and credits on a regular basis, however few will manage this process effectively. Making life easier for our users, functionality has now been added that streamlines the invoice/credit generation process by allowing users to setup a scheduled service for outputting these documents. Read More >>
  • Set A Minimum Stock Level & Gain Greater Control Over Your Google Listings – When it comes to Google Shopping listings, the items that are displayed in search results will only be the ones that are counted as currently in stock, which means managing stock levels for this service is an essential part of online trading for many businesses. Making this job easier, our Google Listings functionality has been further extended so that users can now set a minimum stock level for their items. Read More >>
  • Customise How Batch Numbers & Expiry Dates Appear On Documentation – Although many companies will record batch numbers and expiry dates, how these traceability details are then displayed on customer documentation can often vary from business to business. Providing the flexibility for users to mould layouts to their needs, functionality has been added this month to allow them to customise how batch numbers and expiry dates are displayed on invoices, till receipts and delivery notes. Read More >>
  • Benefit From Faster Turnaround Of Large Orders With New Goods In Despatch Feature – Making Goods In Despatch even slicker and more flexible, users are now able to choose whether or not the purchase order is locked when being booked into stock. This offers users the freedom to have one member of staff booking in the stock and other staff shipping items as they are checked off, speeding up fulfilment in the process. Read More >>

And this month’s feature article:

  • UK Stores Are Losing £1 Billion In Sales Each Year – Is Your Business Contributing? – Companies trading through physical stores, showrooms or over trade/retail counters have been reluctant to make the necessary changes to cater for the demands of modern shoppers, which is resulting in £1 Billion being lost in sales each year. In this feature, we take an in-depth look into the causes behind this statistic and offer advice on changes companies can make to their in-store sales process to enable them to better compete with online businesses. Read More >>

Staff News:

  • OrderWise Is Heading Back Out On The Road! – Earlier on this year, the OrderWise team travelled up and down the country to exhibit at some of the UK’s most popular industry trade shows. We had such a successful time exhibiting at these events, we’re now heading back out on the road for three more trade shows this autumn: The Pharmacy Show, eCommerce Expo and itShowcase’s Business Software Roadshow. Read More >>
  • And The July 2016 Employee Of The Month Is… – The July 2016 Employee of the Month title has been awarded to Andy Sedgbeer. Having only been working here at OrderWise for a few months now, Andy has wasted little time settling in and showing his full commitment to the company. This dedication was on full display in July, with a selfless act leading to Andy’s nomination for the monthly award. Read More >>