Though Timber has been in Development since late 2008, we started this blog in September 2012. Whenever a new feature is released, we record it here.
For stores that require a student signature when picking up materials, this new report will give you a printable list of (not already picked-up) orders where the order Delivery Method was "In-Store Pickup".
During the next Timber update cycle, (this happens to each site about once per quarter), your visitors will be able to search for, and then add-to-cart, any title in Ingram's inventory. This includes millions and millions of different ISBNs.
When viewing Website orders, there is now a Fraud Prevention Panel to give you more insight about order legitimacy.
- Customer IP Address, and physical location
- Billing Phone and Billing Address State
- Shipping Phone and Shippin Address State
- Address Verification Mismatch Status
- Proxy IP Detection
- "Report Fraud" link
When you report potentially fraudulent orders to Timber - we safeguard your site and all of our Timber customers from future orders placed by the same individuals.
Timber will now integrate with your school's registration system to provide a simultaneous add-to-cart for all registration materials.
Students use the school's registration system to access their Class Schedule. On that page, Timber creates a link back to the Bookstore site that adds all of the classes to the student's profile. Students can then add all the adopted materials to cart, or be more selective about which ones they'd like to buy.
Timber has switched image acquisition from Amazon over to Ingram. Ingram offers superior image and description look up. All product data is now loaded via Ingram including cover, description, author, etc. without having to do any of the data input manually.
For customers who use Payware, students can now checkout using their Student ID (usually, financial aid account) and the chekcout page will also collect their credit card information and authorize $1 to use for collateral.
When users search for an item on your Timber site, they are now shown a thumnail image with the accompanying text information. Visual results help the user find what they are looking for faster.
If you need a remote Adopted Materials-Lookup in your College's Registration area, please contact us so that we can help you set it up.
This new tool will provide a lookup-link next to each course that your students register for. It will query your Timber site for the latest list of adopted products for that course.
We are very excited about this feature! Timber has always allowed you to upload images right to your products -- but for Item Sets, there has never been any interactivity when customers changed from the "Red Item" to the "Blue Item".
If you upload images to your Item-Sets that with filenames that include their corresponding color, your Website will now update the image accordingly.
Here are a few sample filenames, to give you an idea of how this feature works:
In the Item Maintenance area of Booklog, if you check the checkbox for "Core" inventory -- a product will appear on the Website regardless of its quantity-on-hand.
The previous itteration of this feature required you to temporarily increase the quantity-on-hand above zero, before the Website would find "Core" inventory items.
For Timber users that have Booklog's CMM enabled, you can now see the Course Notes and Section ID number, when using the Textbook Lookup.
Timber's original coupon feature worked -- from the customer's standpoint. But, when you imported the sale to Booklog, the allocation of the coupon's discount value, was incorrect.
We updated the Timber coupon feature so that the value is now allocated properly once the sale is imported.
For Timber users can now more easily add roles to their Customers' user-accounts -- that will grant discounts on purchases.
Multiple roles (assigned via a checkbox) can be added to your customers' accounts, and can be set to expire on a give date. If you would like, we can also update your site so that customers can purchase a "Memberhip" product, and immediately have access to discounting conveyed by their membership.
A slight functional enhancement has been made to how we handle Item Sets (Master/Sub-SKU items). When only a single item remains in a set, the drop-down selector will now be hidden.
This saves customers from needing to select the only available option in the drop-down list, prior to adding-to-cart.
Timber now offers a seamless integration with Verba!
With this Timber feature, your students can:
- Find the best price on their textbooks using Verba's online lookup
- Add items to their Verba shopping cart
- Complete their checkout on your Timber Webstore
The integration requires that you have an existing account with Verba, please contact them for more information about getting started.
We have increased the number of images assignable to each product. Previously you could upload one image per product -- Timber now supports an unlimited number of product images.
Additionally, uploaded images will automatically be available via thumbnails, that have full-size pop-up images.
For a live example please click here:
Since the begininng of Timber, order information has always flowed just one direction: from the Website into Timber.
This sometimes caused confusion, because orders can change in Booklog (substitutions, additions, or deletions), but the order data on the Website would not reflect those changes.
With this new update, order changes (Inventory Items, Shipping, Status, and Tax) will all be reflected on Webstore Orders. This will help eliminate confusion from your customers, and streamline how your staff completes their Webstore Orders.
In order to facilitate the most accurate display of (Booklog's) rental inventory, we created a new block of configuration options, to help you fine-tune product availability:
If you would like these new features enabled on your site, please contact us, and we will get them added for you.