Timber automatically retrieves full metadata for products that you add to your site based on ISBN number. Ingram is the third party provider that we use to automatically add data like cover image, descriptions, page counts, author and more. This works great with common titles, but some of the more obscure collections were difficult to populate. We've recently added Google Books to retrieve some of the less common books' attributes and are very happy with the results. Google Books was automatically added to all Timber sites recently.
With the addition of Timber's Single Sign on Feature, staff and students can use their existing login to edit course selections or purchase items from the website. Find out more:
We recently completed an add-on feature that allows your customers to give feedback about products on your Timber site. The review add-on has monitoring tools for verifying reviews before publishing, allowing bookstores to address potential issues before a review is published. If you are interested in adding this feature to your store, please contact us.
A new feature was recently added to Timber that allows customers to upload text and images to orders for custom imprint projects. Store administrators create a product, such as a shirt that can be customized. Timber collects text and image inputs from the customer to provide at checkout.
In a November Timber update, we rolled out a fraud-detection system that will proactively look for fraud -- and place those orders into a "Fraud" Order Status. Fraud orders will not be automatically imported into Booklog.
You will receive an additional email notification for these orders, and if you find that they are from legitimate customers, you can still change their Order Status so that they will be imported to Booklog.
SSO – 'Single Sign On' can now be added to Timber sites. Once a Timber site user is logged into your Schools’ Network, they will automatically be logged-in to your Timber site.
On checkout, student data can automatically be entered, including email and Student ID numbers.
When a student returns to the site to check on an order, they will not be prompted to login again.