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  1. Updating the Book Details Page "Reviews" tab GH2889

    Under a product page (let’s say: 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 are wondering how difficult it would be to have it pull from Acumen instead, where we've been adding Reviews into Acumen: Prod Marketing -> Descriptive -> Review

    Also, we want to keep the star rating from Goodreads. Can those two elements be independent of each other?

    Thanks much!

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  2. Create an Authors Group GH2801

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Make contributors other than "authors" be eligible for search

    When we perform a search on mb.org using contributor names, currently only "by" works. We'd like to make it so that searches for all contributors (photos by, epilogue by, etc. etc.) also works in search.

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  9. Adding a Section/Tab to Books for Awards GH3073

    An idea we had some time ago was creating an Awards tab, much like "Descriptions" "Reviews" "Video" -- but at the time we decided against it because we thought it would be best to highlight it in the Description field anyways.

    But now that the feed to our 3rd parties are being more restrictive on the level of HTML we can have, the above argument against holds a lot less ground.

    My appetite for fighting for this addition depends heavily on how easy it is to implement, and especially so in context with whether it can be implemented easily along…

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  10. Adding a "Related Items" section for additional information on Book product page GH3074

    Add a new tab alongside "Description" "Video" and "Reviews" for related items, especially blogs.

    The idea is to present complementary content when the product page is the landing page, esp. considering the % of our page sessions are from New Users.

    Aside from links to our blog, other items could be downloads, related events* -- it's also why I don't want to just call this tab "Blogs," as it doesn't necessarily reflect the full scope.

    *Though personally, I think this should be its own tab, and would be pulled automatically from Author Events calendar.

    I thought about just linking whatever…

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  11. Improve Author-Book Relationship in Acumen and Plone GH3050

    In some cases, we have a contributor who has one role on one book and another role on another book (e.g. "by" and "Foreword by"). In these cases we end up with multiple contact records for the same contributor. In Plone, we have this covered with the "member," "book," and "book roster." In Acumen, we need to be sure that we have only one contributor record and use the "override role" field when their contribution is different from their primary role.

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  12. Add Shipping Address to Profile GH3062

    Add shipping address fields to contact profile and rename "address" fields to billing address. And use the shipping and billing addresses and defaults for purchase for logged in users.

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  13. 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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  14. Bookstore Hours

    I love the bookstore, but wish it was open on Saturdays so that those of us with day jobs could use it more often!

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    Most of our members are out playing on the weekends and we are not in a great retail location so Saturdays historically has not been a good fit. Please do review our extended hours on the bookstore page, mountaineers.org/bookstore. Thanks!

  15. 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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  16. Replace Book References and Retire Old Editions SD373

    As a site administrator, I need to be able to replace references to an old edition of a book with a new edition in content items like Activities, Activity Templates, Courses, Course Templates, and Routes & Places.

    Allows customers who purchased an earlier edition to see info about that while ensuring that from now on, everyone purcahses the new edition of the book, because it is showh in the shop and on all details pages with "recommended reading."

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  17. Add Recommended Reading to Blog Posts SD388

    As a blogger I'd like to be able to add "Recommended Reading" (aka books from the shop) to my blog post so that my readers can easily purchase those books. Great for how-tos, author blogs and book release posts.

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  19. SELL "MERCHANDISE" ONLINE SD139/323/342

    Update content type,layout product page similar to the book view, but specific to logo'd merchandise, and set up faceted search

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  20. FREE INSTRUCTOR DESK COPIES GH1247

    When a volunteer instructor sets up a course, offer them a free text PDF of any Mountaineers Books (MB) title. Also offer them the option of specifying a non-MB text for their course that MB will purchase and fulfill. The instructor would communicate the later text via an email (linked).

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