BatchLine POS is the only stock management system in the industry to be run solely for the benefit of BA members. It has direct ordering facilities to the UK and Ireland's leading suppliers; a sophisticated GBP–Euro currency convertor; an analysis tool that lets you collate and extract your bookshop data, direct links with NBTs and Dojo, and much more. Subs begin at around £11 a week for a single installation with no upfront costs except the kit. Click on the flyer for more information, then contact us for a demo with another bookseller or a BatchLine guru.

“I love using BatchLine. It’s an incredibly user-friendly way of replenishing from sales and its reports are a mine of information. The support team are great, too.” Tom Rowley, Backstory, Balham

— Simple to use till system, Open Bravo, comes as standard.
— Search BDS, the Gardners website and *Nielsen Book Data (*separate subscription required) and create orders within BatchLine.
— Full integration with National Book Tokens means you don't need to pause a transaction to visit the NBT website. (Ask us about the free kit offer for new customers.) 
— Print out or email itemised till receipts with book and non-book items.
— See Gardners price and availability and order electronically for fast delivery.
— Order directly from leading suppliers including Argosy, BookSource, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and PRH for a wider choice of where to place your business.
— Cost price is displayed and reports can be run to display margins.
— Integration with Batch Payments makes sure you have the invoices before goods arrive and deliveries can be scanned and automatically checked against electronic copies of invoices.
— Everything sold is listed for easy reordering.
— Running in tandem with Batch Returns, returns can be sent and processed automatically.
— Full stock control includes stocktaking, auto-categorisation, non-book stock options and more.
— Reward customers with Gift and Loyalty cards.
— Synchronise stock to e-commerce platforms with our low-cost web exporter.
— Backed by the Booksellers Association, prices start at around £11 a week with no onerous contracts.

BatchLine versions

Latest version: BatchLine version 5.1. Log on to your BatchOne account to access the update plus a full guide to the Analysis Tool for use with the BA's BAseline Report plus information on setting up the GBP–Euro currency convertor.

⇒ Generic installation instructions for all updates

To read about the features of each new version, download the release notes:
BatchLine 4.22 (September 2020)
BatchLine 4.23 (October 2020)
* BatchLine 4.24 (November 2020)
* BatchLine 4.30 (April 2021)
* BatchLine 4.50 (July 2021)
* BatchLine 4.60 (September 2021)
* BatchLine 4.61 (April 2022) 
* BatchLine 4.65 Cost price version (July 2022)
BatchLine 4.69 (November 2022) Introduced a solution to price differences, the ability to clear up old orders and the option to set reorder from sales to your most recent supplier. This version also enabled shops to benefit from a free link to Dojo card readers. 
* BatchLine 5.0 (May 2023) Download a guide to the title search improvements here
* BatchLine 5.1 (March 2024) 

It is your choice whether to use the software with or without a touch screen, and we can advise on a suitable cash drawer, scanner, printer and PC. Our recommended suppliers are Laptops Direct for Lenovo PCs and Barcodes for Business, who have a dedicated BatchLine page. 


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