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Keeping track of new Timber Features

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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.

Fraud Prevention Panel

Oct 3rd

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.

My Courses Integration

Aug 11th

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.

Item-Set Image Switch-a-roo

Feb 18th

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:

  - red-polo.jpg
  - 837696-green.jpg
  - sweatshirt-blue.png

Role-Based Discounting

Oct 20th

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.


Improved Item-Set Handling

Sep 15th

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.

Verba Integration

Jun 5th

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.

BL-to-Website Order Change Updates

Feb 15th

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.