“BatchLine is a stock control system with bookselling at its heart, completely in step with modern bookselling. Easy to learn, and easy to use.” Adam Hewson, Hewson Books, London
BatchLine POS (formerly Bertline) is the UK trade’s most popular stock management tool for many reasons: it manages your stock and gives you the value of the stock; has ordering facilities and electronic catalogues; helps you to return slow-selling lines, streamlines the goods-in process and of course runs your tills and cash management – all for less than £10 per week (for one machine) with no upfront costs except the till system and other kit. There is also the advantage of not being tied to a contract: if you find that you no longer need the system, there are no penalties to leave. The annual fees are based on the number of installations required and are applicable pro rata if you join mid-year. Contact us for a demo or to find out more.
— Open Bravo EPOS software is provided free to BatchLine subscribers.
— A choice of methods creates optimum efficiency at goods-in.
— Integration with Batch Payments makes sure you have the invoices before goods arrive.
— Designed with booksellers in mind, BatchLine is easy to use, even by less-experienced staff.
— Never lose a sale: see Gardners price and availability and order electronically for fast delivery to your shop.
— Simple 'yes/no' reordering system.
— Order directly from Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and PRH (including GBS).
— Now fully integrated with National Book Tokens.
— Integration with Batch Returns keeps stock current.
— Streamline categories using Thema codes.
— Synchronise stock to e-commerce platforms with our low-cost web exporter.
* Generic installation instructions for all updates
* BatchLine 4.22 update (September 2020)
* BatchLine 4.23 update (October 2020)
* BatchLine 4.24 update (November 2020)
* BatchLine 4.24 Fix for Start-up Errors
— BatchLine Web Exporter release notes (for BatchLine 4.24)
* BatchLine 4.30 installation instructions
* BatchLine 4.30 release notes
— NBT on OpenBravo set up guide (for BatchLine 4.30)
— WooCommerce Api and Url set up guide (for BatchLine 4.30)
* BatchLine 4.50 release notes
Subscribers have access to the Clickatell SMS service and Gift and Loyalty Cards, which can be accessed 24/7 via the Batch website. We have also created a BatchLine User Group on Facebook, where we post updates and where booksellers can exchange ideas about the system. Our focus now is to work with a number of key booksellers in order to make the service even better for all our customers.
Click on the image to watch a video presentation we gave to BA members. For more videos, visit the BatchLine for Booksellers YouTube channel.
* Bertline 10 Quick Start Guide
* Creating custom catalogue
* Reports print to file formats
* Find Batch Suppliers' GLNs here.
* Hire a Koamtac 100 scanner
* How to Pay BatchLine invoices
* Info for new shops
* Kit listing - essential and optional
Our recommended supplier for BatchLine kit is Barcodes for Business.
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