Your Bookmanager Webstore contains all the widgets and functions needed to provide your customers with a full-service e-commerce experience. To name a few:
No matter your level of design knowledge, you'll impress your customers with a full featured website that is consistent with your brand.
You have complete control over the look and feel of your Webstore, from its domain name to its layout, colours and content. Quickly add new menus, enable a landing page, and choose which content to show your customers.
Create features and posts in advance and schedule them to appear and disappear when and where you want.
Use our visual editor to add images, text, and title carousels. Organize and create custom menus, lists and content without any web design knowledge.
Unlock your site's full potential by adding your own HTML and CSS. Use custom fonts and upload your own style sheet to streamline content creation.
Copy and paste the necessary code needed for a third-party widget. Want to add the MailChimp newsletter sign up pop-up? No problem!
Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express with no processing fees from us; link up your business PayPal account; or do both to give your customers more options.
Give your teachers and librarians the convenience of automatic discounts, not requiring payment upon checkout, and the option to request quotes.
Stand out from the competition and offer your customers a "Pay when you pick-up" option. For many users who don't feel comfortable providing credit card details online, this option makes shopping with your store a no brainer.
Customers who receive standing discounts in your physical store can expect the same special rates online.
Credit card information is passed from the Webstore to your Bookmanager software through a secure, encrypted tunnel. For you technical nerds, we use RSA 2048-bit asymmetric encryption with private keys encrypted using Blowfish 128-bit CBC and a passphrase.
Powered by Titlelink, you have access to book descriptions and cover images for millions of titles. As soon as a title is received in your Bookmanager software, the Webstore does the rest and provides the cover image, book description, reviews, and more.
Both your inventory and our huge database is keyword searchable. Search by title, author, ISBN, and subject, with results sorted the way you want.
For new customers, products are displayed visually using a tiled "cover view" layout. Change that layout with the click of a button to see more information, or condense it for a detailed need-to-know list view for power users and buyers.
Want to say something special about a product? Perhaps a staff review or information about an upcoming promotion or author event? It's easy to tag products with custom messages that can be displayed in bright call-boxes to customers, or for internal staff use.
Both you and your customers can create, save, and share book lists on the fly. Email those lists directly from the Webstore, share a list or title on social media, or create a print and web ready PDF.
Both you and your customers can easily sort your inventory and what you can order by subject, what's popular, book condition, binding, date published, forthcoming, and more.
Selling something we don't have in our database? No problem! Once a product has been received in your software, you can quickly add to its online listing. Upload your own cover image, descriptions, and product details in a snap.
Whether you have new, used, remainder, signed, collectible, past, or next editions of a title for sale, your customer will only see one convenient entry with the choice to pick which condition they would like to buy.
Quickly put your entire Webstore on sale, or flag certain products or subjects with sales discounts for easy promotions and events.
Offer your customers the choice to pick up their order in-store, have it shipped out, or have you contact them to arrange the details.
Choose which provinces, states and/or countries you ship to. Customize a shipping calculator to automatically calculate shipping costs, or allow shipping to be determined on an order-by-order basis.
Enable the Guest Checkout option to allow your customers to reserve stock for pick up in-store without the need to create an account. Customers choose how they want to be notified when their order is ready for pick up — by email, text message, or phone call.
Give your customers the option to request a quote rather than check out. The quote request is great for school accounts needing approval or review before a large order is submitted.
Customers receive email order confirmations immediately after checking out. After you have reviewed and finalized their order, another email notification can be sent directly from your software updating the customer on its status.
Gift cards can be enabled for purchase online, and customers can check their existing balances anytime.
Set rules to define which titles can be ordered, who you buy from, and what to charge to make your desired profit margin. This opens up your customers to millions of titles that can be ordered, with no need for you to handle every request.
New online orders automatically pop into your Bookmanager software. Whether you have one station or twenty, and no matter where you are in the software, you are notified of online orders the moment they are placed.
Orders placed on your Webstore are transferred into your system, emailed to your store, and saved on the customer's online account. This way, if any issues arise, you can always go back and see what the original request was all about.
You and your customers can import spreadsheets, text files, web pages, and PDFs directly into the Webstore. Dropping a file into your cart or search bar creates a list from any valid ISBNs found within.
Use the Webstore's powerful browse and sort options to bulk up sections and subjects in your store. Stock orders transfer directly into your software, separated by supplier.
Your Pubstock subscription is not just a feature of the Bookmanager software. Get access to pricing and availability from over 140 publishers, wholesalers, and distributors for millions of titles, integrated right within your Webstore.
The majority of your new catalogues and drop-ins are available with the same powerful tools available everywhere else on your Webstore. See sales comparisons, cover images, descriptions, and even markup notes made by your rep.
View a title's previous sale, order, and return history at a glance, as well as how a previous edition performed. Couple this with shared sales and orders history from over 250 independent bookstores, and you've got the tools to make intelligent buying decisions.
Multiple buyers can create their own orders and submit separately from each other. Businesses with multiple locations can quickly designate how many copies of a title go to which location, all from the same order box.
Your reps can mark up their digital catalogues just like they do in person. Allow them to see your order quantities for their lines, add notes and suggestions, and even view and edit your order quantities.
Bookmanager's Analytics is a simple setup with unlimited possibilities. Utilizing your daily sales, orders, on-hands, and returns, Analytics gives you a visual approach to see what is making you money, what has to go, and where your cash is being spent.
Analytics utilizes colour-coded graphs that tell you exactly what is going on at a glance. The graph's varying shades indicate how old products are, if your sales are up or down compared to the same period last year, and if your current stock level changes are helping or hindering sales.
Clicking a section of the graph gives you a list of titles that make up that portion. From there, you can drill down and sort even further, allowing you to isolate big sellers and not-so-obvious flops. Hovering over segments of the graph gives you summaries for sales and on-hands, so no matter your approach, the details are available.
See how many visitors frequent your Webstore, what they did and ordered, and even drill down to individual IP addresses. All activity is tracked and stored for your analytical perusal.
Focus in on a single section of your store, or zoom out and look at the big picture. Filter your results by subject, supplier, publisher, customer type, date received, and more.
For those still interested in numerical figures and stats, each graph presents a detail oriented approach below. See your sales, profit, age, averages, turns, percent changes, and more, with the same period's stats from the previous year right there for comparison.
If you choose to anonymously share your weekly sales stats, you can join over 250 other indie booksellers in sales comparisons and trends. How is your fantasy section doing compared with other stores? Are your sales changes from the previous year on track with everyone else? Know it all at a glance.
Bookmanager's Stockchecker is a handy browser extension that lets you see small icons next to any ISBNs found on a website. Clicking on the icon will display a mini-window that shows what you have in stock at your store, your sales history, plus a handful of other vital Bookmanager features.
Your Webstore's order cart is built right into Stockchecker, so you can quickly create orders on any website with valid ISBNs. Orders are transferred instantly to your main cart on your Webstore for further review.
Along with your current inventory on-hands and orders, checking Pubstock for a title is just a click away. Stockchecker uses your software and Webstore's settings, so you only see your preferred vendors, and pricing quotes are based on the rules you set.
Stockchecker is available for both the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
The Webstore's full gamut of features is available for businesses using the Bookmanager software. Along with the software, you must have the following to enable the Webstore for internal/staff use:
To enable the Webstore for consumer use and to allow customers to purchase and submit orders, you must have the above subscriptions, plus the following:
The Bookmanager Webstore was created for integrated use with our desktop software. In certain situations, it can also work as a stand-alone for wholesalers, publishers, and distributors. That said, some features of the Webstore are only available when using the Bookmanager Software, as they were designed specifically for use with the software. Subscriptions to our data services are still required, but special pricing and conditions may apply.
At this time, the Webstore is not available to those using third-party POS/inventory control software like Basil, Anthology, Booklog, iBID, etc.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (250) 763-4415 if you are a wholesaler/distributor interested in a stand-alone Webstore. We will be happy to discuss your objectives, the best ways to populate data for the site, and the costs involved.