Although I'll leave your post here because it does have 2 relevant suggestions, I just want to point out that suggestions are things you already know aren't in the software. Since you say you haven't looked to see if the software already has the features you're suggesting it makes them more like questions than suggestions in the end hehe. In other words, post here for things you need that aren't already in the software. Hope that makes sense.
As for the answers you need, number 1 is already in both Basic & Pro versions, 2 & 5 are in the Pro version of the software. Number 5 is hazy for me, I haven't tried it so I don't know what it all entails, but it does have a report function for sales, I just don't know what is in the report.
The program isn't built with a database which will make it difficult to add your numbers 3 & 4 into it. I don't know if they ever intend to work things like this in or not, would be great, but I wouldn't hold my breath for it as the whole idea of the software is to do this without a database system for those who dont't have database experience etc. It could be a future addition at some point though, can't answer that part. I can say this isn't an accounting software so I don't think you're going to see accounting systems in there for your P&P, you just need to account for that cost in your shipping prices and call it good.
What's good about it though is that with the Pro version and the weight based shipping they have included in it, you can add that P&P cost in there a lot easier because you can account for it by the size/weight of your packages where in the basic version it's pretty much only by amounts of items. That may help you at least be able to add the cost in there with a more realistic dollar amount for most things.
Numbers 1 & 2 are covered with the PayPal email you get (or whatever your payment processing system is) which gives you all the information you need for their order as well as the new SKU number on the Pro version. The basic version does also give you all the information, it just doesn't have the SKU number system in it so you need to add things like that to your titles and such if you need clarification of an item number.
Hope that answers some of your questions. Good luck with it
Thanks for your great indepth reply.
I've decided to download the PRO trial (I have the basic version) and take a good look at it though it's beyond my budget at the moment. At least if I do this I can see the differences and maybe work out if it's worth buying in the future or looking elsewhere.
Thanks again for your help, much appreciated!
I would also like to see the option of including a product in more than one category without having to duplicate it. AND if you duplicate into another category how does that affect your inventory control? Say I have only 2 of a particular item and I list it in two categories does that double my product available shown in my inventory?
Thanks for listening!
I want to create an item and only offer UPS shipping for that item, not allow the buyer to choose which method they want to use.
I have some freebies that I've included with my for sale stuff. Why is there no way to include a "Free" tag or something without having to put in a penny and tell folks to ignore it? I was hoping by now you would have incorporated that. I'm sure I asked about it several versions ago.
I am sure eventually we will incorporate that feature. Right now we are concentrating more on selling things within a shop then giving things away for free.
I have some freebies that I've included with my for sale stuff. Why is there no way to include a "Free" tag or something without having to put in a penny and tell folks to ignore it?
Probably because there is no profit in folks giving things away for free.
Most 'freebies' tend to be marketing ploys, that the consumer sees right through.
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