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Katrina Sohriakoff
 
October 10, 2018 | Katrina Sohriakoff

New: WineDirect Payments

Starting today, WineDirect clients can leverage our new integrated payments solution. From automatic credit card updates to custom gift cards, we make payment processing as painless as possible.

Benefits include:

  • Exclusive features such as Automatic Credit Card Updating, Same Day Refunds on POS, and the EMV terminal (coming soon).
  • Top-notch customer service, available 24/7 from a team with deep experience with the wine industry.
  • Enhanced security, complete PCI compliance and $100,000 in protection against a data breach.
  • Easy setup: All WineDirect clients are pre-approved for processing, and setup generally takes only a day.
  • Competitive rates and discounts on tasting room hardware.

Seamlessly integrated with the rest of our offerings in the US and Canada, WineDirect Payments is the latest addition to our toolkit to help your winery achieve DTC success.

> Learn More

Time Posted: Oct 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Carly Imhof
 
October 4, 2018 | Carly Imhof

Now: Automatically Assign Shipping Status to Refunded POS Orders

In the POS, you can now adjust your settings to automatically mark fully refunded orders as No Shipping Required and partial refunds as Picked Up. Many of you have requested this enhancement, so we are excited to improve your experience on our platform! This update eliminates the need to manually search for an order and adjust its shipping status after performing a full or partial refund. 

You can adjust your settings by navigating to Store > Settings > POS Profiles. When you click on a POS profile, you'll see a new Refunded Orders section with two checkboxes. Here's what it looks like:

Refunded Order Shipping Status

To automatically mark all orders involving a partial refund as Picked Up, simply check the box labeled On Partial Refund, Auto Mark Original Order as "Picked Up." 

  • Example of a partial refund: A customer buys two bottles, but decides to return one. The customer can just return the wine or can exchange for a different wine. The refund on the original order is considered a partial refund.

To automatically mark all full refunds as No Shipping Required, check the box labeled On Full Refund, Auto Mark Original Order as "No Shipping Required."

  • Example of a full refund: A customer returns all bottles purchased, or exchanges all bottles purchased for different wines. In both cases, the original order is fully refunded. 

Note: You only need to adjust these settings for exisiting POS profiles. All newly created POS profiles will have both checkboxes selected by default. You can always uncheck them if desired!

> Read the full documentation here.

Time Posted: Oct 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Carly Imhof
 
September 19, 2018 | Carly Imhof

New: Pickup Order Exchanges & Improved Refund Workflow

You can now easily exchange items within pickup orders through our updated refund workflow. Many of our customers have requested a more seamless process for refunds and exchanges, so we are thrilled to share these new improvements to both the Admin Panel and POS! 

The updates make it easier to switch out wines or refund an order when a customer changes their mind after their pickup or carry out order has been processed. 

Here are the benefits:

  • Simplify your workflow by exchanging pickup order items and charging/refunding the balance.
  • Provide a better guest experience with fewer credit card charges and transactional emails for your customers.
  • Reduce transaction times for both you and your customers.

The pickup order exchange process is seamlessly integrated into the refund workflow. Here's how it works:

  • Choose to refund a full order with just one click, or refund a specific item.
  • Add new items after a refund/return is performed.
  • Easily execute $0 refunds/exchanges.

You can take advantage of these features beginning September 24th, when they automatically go live for all WineDirect clients. Shipping orders are not currently eligible for exchanges.

Learn how to use the Admin Panel's refund and exchange tools in this quick video:

 

> Read the full documentation on Admin Panel exchanges.

Learn how to use the POS refund and exchange tools here:

 

> Read the full documentation on POS exchanges.

Tell us what you think of the improvements when you have a moment!

Time Posted: Sep 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Carly Imhof
 
September 17, 2018 | Carly Imhof

New: Improvements to the Orders Section

Your input is always at the core of our effort to improve WineDirect's functionality and ease of use. Today, we're thrilled to preview new improvements to the Orders section! Orders now offer a more intuitive workflow and updated functionality, meaning you'll save valuable time that you can reinvest in your winery.

These updates are a reflection of our customers' insights gathered from the WineDirect Ideas forum, our in-person conversations with you, and all of the other avenues we use to keep in touch.

Highlights of the improvements include a number of new order filters by popular demand, new design icons that make your workflow more intuitive and greater order detail where you need it most. 

Here's what's new!

Order Search

  • An assortment of new order filters will help you find the information you're looking for in fewer clicks. You can now sort by:
    • Customer Email
    • Club
    • Club Shipment
    • Shipping Strategy
    • Shipping Type
    • Ship State
    • Pickup Location
  • You can select and filter multiple order types at once.
  • When you search for an order by address, the system will filter both billing and shipping addresses simultaneously.
  • The Clear button is now named Reset. 

Order List 

  • New icons in the Actions dropdown help you easily identify your next step.
  • You can now see how many orders are selected before performing a bulk action.

Orders With Icons

  • Table headers help you identify information included in columns.
  • You can intuitively navigate to an order with new clickable order numbers.
  • ​You can view an order's time of processing, and if applicable, its club and club shipment names.
  • You'll see visual indicators if an order has customer order notes, winery notes or a flag.

Orders Table with Headers

Individual Orders

  • New icons in the Actions dropdown help you easily identify your next step.
  • You have more detailed information at your fingertips on the Refund Review screen, which now displays information consistent with the Order screen.

We hope these updates improve your day-to-day operations and enhance your experience on our platform. Tell us what you think of the changes soon!

> Check out the full documentation on Orders.

Time Posted: Sep 17, 2018 at 1:00 AM
Carly Imhof
 
September 5, 2018 | Carly Imhof

Now: Add Notes to POS Restaurant/Table Order Tickets

You can now add notes to a table order before sending it to a printer using our POS Restaurant Features. This means you can easily specify a customer's special requests and order modifications without any extra steps.

Our new notes field eliminates the need to create $0 product SKUs representing special requests such as "extra pickles." You can write as many instructions for an order as necessary – here's what the field looks like:

send ticket to printer with notes field

Keep in mind that the POS Restaurant Features are exclusive to ecommerce Plus clients. Want Plus? 
> Learn More.

If you currently use POS Restaurant Features, you must have table seating enabled in your POS profile to use these helpful new features, and to send table orders to a printer. 

> Check out the documentation on sending items to a printer.

Carly Imhof
 
September 5, 2018 | Carly Imhof

New: Updates to POS Restaurant Tickets & Receipts

Recent updates to our POS Restaurant Features are designed to help your winery operate more efficiently if you have table seating enabled. These new additions include Order Number and Sales Associate fields, which populate automatically on printed tickets and receipts.

Having Order Numbers display on both tickets and receipts is useful if your winery matches up receipts to closed tickets at the end of each day.

The Sales Associate field is helpful when clarification is needed around an order, as it makes clear who rang it in. Orders are automatically attributed to the Sales Associate currently logged in to the POS with their PIN number.

Here's an example of a printed ticket, so you can see how the new fields display:

POS Restaurant Feature Order Ticket Sales Associate

Keep in mind that the POS Restaurant Features are exclusive to ecommerce Plus clients. Want Plus? 
> Learn More.

If you currently use POS Restaurant Features, you must have table seating enabled in your POS profile to use these helpful new features, and to send table orders to a printer. 

> Check out the documentation on sending items to a printer.

Time Posted: Sep 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Carly Imhof
 
August 21, 2018 | Carly Imhof

Now: Search Orders by Sales Associate in the POS

You now have the ability to find orders in the POS based on sales associate, making it quicker to track down information you need at a moment's notice. This is especially helpful when customers request a change to an order after it has been processed, or when managers want to see which sales associate rang in a particular order. On a busy day, these processes should be smooth and quick!

There are two ways to sort orders by sales associate. 

One option is to look up all the orders rung in by one specific sales associate. In the Search modal on the POS Order List screen, just click the new Sales Associate dropdown:

Search by Sales Associate

The other method is to review all orders using the POS Order List screen. A brand new column, Sales Associate, has been added. Here, you can see who rung in each recent order:

Sales Associate Column in POS

We hope you find at least one of these ways to sort orders useful and time-saving.

Carly Imhof
 
July 27, 2018 | Carly Imhof

Now: Add New Bottle Sizes and Product Brands While Adding Products

You can now create new bottle sizes and product brands when setting up SKUs without having to leave the product setup screen. This feature saves you time and resources by eliminating steps in the SKU setup process.

To set up a new size when creating a product, select the Bottle Size dropdown. Click Add New to add the size you need, without having to navigate away from the product setup page:

Add Bottle Size

This added option is designed to streamline your process when creating products. You can still add new sizes by navigating to Store > Products > Bottle Size if you prefer.

> Check out the full documentation.

To set up a new product brand, you will follow the same steps while on the product setup page. Just click Add New from the Product Brand dropdown:

Add New Product Brand

> Read the full documentation

Carly Imhof
 
July 26, 2018 | Carly Imhof

New: POS Order Quarantine Notifications

If you are a ShipCompliant user, you will now receive an instant notification if an order has been quarantined due to an issue with the address after processing it in the POS. This feature makes it easy to correct compliance issues on the spot, before a customer leaves your tasting room.

Previously, if an address was problematic, you would need to look up the order manually after processing it to view quarantine status. You will now receive this immediate notification if an order is quarantined for this reason:

WineDirect Order Quarantine Notification

You can click on this error message to find out what needs to be fixed, and then correct it in the admin panel.

This new notification applies to address quarantines, only. It does not apply to orders quarantined for other reasons.

> Check out the full documentation for more information.

Time Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 4:54 PM
WineDirect Team
 
July 12, 2018 | WineDirect Team

New Columns in Order Detail Report

We have added two new columns in the Order Detail report to help provide more granular reporting on Product Pricing. In the Order Detail Report, we added two columns: Retail Price (Column CY) and Ext Retail Price (Column CZ).

  • Retail Price column will display the Retail Price of the product at the time of transaction.
  • Ext Retail Price will display Retail Price x Quantity Sold.

Hope this helps!

Time Posted: Jul 12, 2018 at 9:42 AM