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  1. Use Only the Imprint Field for Books GH2942

    When importing books, use only the "Imprint" field from the Product Marketing object in Acumen. It appears that we are combing the Publisher and Imprint fields to make "Publisher/Print" and it's looking a bit messy:

    2 votes
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  2. Improve Book Author Import GH2780/2803

    (1) Set up author bios to get exported/imported the same way that we do the book long descriptions, to avoid the need to truncate them.

    (2) In the Acumen-Plone sync, automatically check the "Show in byline" box for all contacts if there are three or fewer authors on the book's roster. Note that we'll manually update book rosters for this when there are four or more on the book's roster.

    3 votes
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  3. Updating the Book Details Page "Reviews" Tab GH2889

    Under a product page (e.g. https://www.mountaineers.org/books/books/explore-europe-on-foot-your-complete-guide-to-planning-a-cultural-hiking-adventure) there’s the “Review” tab that we are currently pulling from Goodreads. We now wnat to replace the Goodreads Review with the Reviews data in Acumen: Prod Marketing -> Descriptive -> Review.

    2 votes
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  4. Limiting amount of text for "Featured Authors" on the homepage GH2795

    On the books homepage (https://www.mountaineers.org/books), some authors will have a lot more text show up on the "Feature Authors" portlet. Can we limit that to only display a maximum of 10 lines (or whatever looks the nicest), perhaps with a "Read More" link to expand the text if needed

    3 votes
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  5. Create an Authors Group GH2801

    Can we create a separate group for Mountaineers Books authors, for easier management? Thanks much!

    2 votes
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  7. Backordered and Pre-ordered Books & Merchandise: Email Notification SD306

    As a site visitor. for books and merchandise items that are "out of stock," that is backordered or per-ordered, allow me to request an email notification when the item is back in stock so I can choose to purchase the item then if I still want it.

    3 votes
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    High Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Will do if “charge & chip” is too expensive and we ant to get something don quicker.

  8. Books Home Page: Social Media Feed SD633

    As a site visitor show me a Mountaineers Books social media feed on the home page so that I may keep up with the latest news from Mountaineers Books.

    3 votes
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  9. Import Events from Facebook (upgrade plone.app.events) SD628

    As Mountaineers staff I need to import events from Facebook (that I exported to a .ics file) to an "events" folder on our website so that I do not have to double enter items.

    3 votes
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  10. Backordered and Pre-order Books & Merchandise: Charge & Ship SD627/654/655/656/662

    As a customer allow me to pre-order or backorder a book that is not yet available or out of stock. When the book is available, charge my credit card, and ship the book I ordered to the shipping address I specified.

    4 votes
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  11. Promo Codes: Offer Discount for Books Added via a Registration Process SD425

    As a person registering for a course, course activity, trip activity or an event, give me a discount on any of the books that I added to my shopping cart from the book page shown at the end of the registration process. When I'm viewing the recommended books page, during checkout it will show me the amount of discount I'll receive.

    If I have a member promo code in the same cart, whichever promo code is greater will apply (the better deal). This book promo code will apply even if I register for the course at a different time.

    3 votes
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  12. Promo Codes: Buy One Get One Free SD334

    As a site visitor allow me to use a promo code to purchase one item and receive another of equal or lesser value for free.

    2 votes
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  13. Use different formatting for book title and subtitle in search GH2782

    It is really messy looking at book titles in their search results view that have subtitles because its all the same big font.

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  14. Recommended Reading for Events SD583

    Show a list of the “recommended reading” when RSVPing for an event so that members and guests may more easily purchase books for events like BeWild and new book releases.

    4 votes
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  15. Please stop commercial offers on this site

    Please stop presenting book offers every time I register for an activity. The big yellow "Proceed to checkout" button, and the tiny "No thanks" alternative, are particularly unsavory. This is a nature association, not a late-night TV sales channel!

    2 votes
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    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We understand that some view these as commercial; offers, but we view them as making sure our members and guests have the materials they need for their courses and trips.

  16. In-Person Book Pick-up SD341

    Create an online purchase option for shoppers to pick up a book at the Seattle Program Center, Tacoma Program Center or the location of a course lecture, field trip or seminar.

    2 votes
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  17. HAVE STRIPE SPLIT PAYMENTS/DEPOSITS SD350

    Have Stripe split a credit card payment and distribute PC funds to its bank account while, at the same time, channeling payment for a book to the Books bank account.

    2 votes
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  18. CANCEL/STATUS BUTTON FOR BOOK & MERCHANDSIE PURCHASES SD355

    Introduce a function for people to cancel or view their book and merchandise orders after purchase.

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  19. Add New Promo Codes for Books & Merchandise SD 410/334/332

    Now that we sell books online and will soon sell merchandise online, we need a few more promo codes:


    • Dollar amount discount off of shopping cart total


    • Buy One Get One FREE


    • Bulk Discounts


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  20. Sell eBooks Online SD286/310/413

    Add eBook products to the website "shop" and links to the My Purchases page receipts and may be a separate My eBooks page so that eBooks can download.

    3 votes
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