Release Notes – 4 May 2012

Recent Changes to Tradevine

Release Date: 4 May 2012


We are excited to announce that our beta Shopify Integration has been released. This means you can use Tradevine to manage your web shop, populate it with products, automatically receive sales orders from it and manage your inventory.  It is currently in a beta phase until further notice. Please make sure your Shopify store is set up as per our guidelines.  You can find our more about Shopify on their website.


This is a new forum to allow you to vote on features that you would like to see in Tradevine and even voice your own suggestions and ideas for others to vote upon.  We really do value your input and feedback in making Tradevine even better, help us by telling us what you think.

Inventory Breakdown

We have a new screen that has a visual representation of the various allocations of your inventory. This is really useful now that Tradevine has multiple sales channels. This screen is displayed on the Inventory Adjustments page, as well as on the Sales Order.

Inventory Check in Sales Orders

As you enter a Sales Order line the inventory will immediately be checked and visual feedback given to indicate if there is sufficient stock to fulfill the order. Green means all is good, Red that you don’t have any available and Orange that you have sold more than available and not all orders can be shipped.

Xero Authorisation

When you log on, Tradevine now automatically checks that Xero is authorised, if it isn’t, or if authorisation has expired, a notification to reauthorise will now appear on your Dashboard.

Delete Products

You are now able to delete individual products provided that no transactions have occurred for the product.

Second Invoice Layout

We have a new invoice layout to allow users to pack a folded invoice into the clear packing envelope and have the address displayed.

New Search Filters

A couple of new fields have been added to our order, shipment and receipt search filters.

In Sales Order List, a new filter has been added to allow you to search by the shipment method and payment method.

In Shipments List, new filter has been added to allow you to search by the product being shipped. The other is to allow you to search by the shipment method.

In Goods Receipts List, new filter has been added to allow you to search by the product being received.

Weight and Dimensions

On the Product Information screen new fields have been added to allow you to enter product characteristics such as weight, length, width and height. The weight will be passed to Shopify for use in weight based shipping charge calculations. The length, width and height are not yet being used, but you can enter the data now in anticipation of future Tradevine features.


On the Shipments screen, when scanning in the tracking reference, it will no longer automatically confirm shipment.  This will allow to you continue to make adjustments and alterations after the tracking reference has been entered.

Fast Shipment Options

It is now possible to add in an extra email address or to cc another person on the shipping invoice and or packing slip. This option will only become available if one or both of the email check boxes are selected.

Key Bug Fixes

  1. Tradevine will now check the Trade Me Category Codes for 4 chars during an import of data from Excel, if less than 4 chars is detected, Tradevine will now prefix 0’s appropriately.

All of these improvements are based on customer feedback. We are planning to release further improvements on a regular basis. Your feedback is vital to ensuring that we’re working on the most important things first. If you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to drop us a line at

We want to hear from you.

We’ve learned that some of the best insights into Tradevine comes from our customers, those who use it every day. So we thought it’d be a great idea to provide an easy way for you to let us know what you’d like to see.

So we’ve created a forum which allows you to submit and vote on new feature suggestions, and recommendations for the system. The more ideas we get the better, so please take a moment to check it out. Your ideas will make Tradevine better!

You can log or vote for your ideas here.