Release Notes – 30 October 2012

Changes to Tradevine

Release Date:   Tues 30 Oct 2012 5:00pm

Import sales orders

It is now possible to import your sales orders into Tradevine from a CSV type file. This should be useful for users with OpenCart and Magento web-stores. If you are exporting your sales orders from Magento or OpenCart, then please contact us about installing an Extension to assist with creating your export files or view our Help file instructions.

The Import Orders screen can be found under the Sales menu.

For more explicit information on the expected sales order data, refer to the sales orders Import Fields Help page.

Reconcile unpaid sales orders against a bank statement

If you’re not integrated with Xero, you can now reconcile your unpaid sales orders by importing an online file from your bank.

The QIF type file (Quicken Interchange Format) can be downloaded online from your bank. From the Reconcile Orders screen (under the Sales menu), simply upload the QIF file. You can then match bank deposits to sales orders. Whenever you select a bank deposit, we will attempt to best guess the sales orders which match, by targeting the bank’s reference fields and the dollar value of the sales order. You can then opt to mark any matching sales orders as paid or you can ignore any of the remaining unmatched items.

Australian Trade Me shipments

We can now create sales orders for any Trade Me sales, that include an Australian shipping address.

If you configured your global Trade Me settings to flag invalid or unknown addresses, then the sales orders with Australian shipping addresses will also be flagged for your attention.

Faster loading Product Lists

We have made some changes behind the scenes, to improve the speed performance of the Product List views.

Bulk process shipments

It is now possible to confirm multiple shipments in bulk from the Shipments List. This option allows you to email the shipment details to your customers, but you won’t be able to download any paperwork for the shipments.

If you prefer to include the tracking references for each shipment, then may prefer to use Fast Shipping instead.

Large pop-up images

You can now view a larger version of your listing and product thumbnail images by clicking on the thumbnail. This will pop-up a larger image. Just click on or outside the image to close the pop-up.

Product volumes

Now when you view the details of a product, the Information tab includes the product’s volume. This will only be calculated if the length, height and width have been provided.

Find sales orders with public notes

The Dashboard now has a new link called Sales orders with public notes. This will link to the Sales Orders List and show all the sales orders that are either Pending or Awaiting Shipment, that have public notes. This is useful for sellers if their customers input colour or size or specific shipping instructions in the buyer message in Trade Me.

Alternatively, you can search the Sales Order List yourself by applying a filter using the With/Without Notes options.

Confirm purchase orders without sending emails or PDFs

When confirming a purchase order, you previously had the options to email or print a PDF. Those options are still available, but now you also have the option to bypass emailing or printing a PDF.

Importing Products changes

There are no changes to product importing for this release.

Key Bug Fixes

  1. The TOLL tracking reference landing page has been updated.
  2. The should pay in Xero warning prompt is no longer displayed for Cash type sales order.
  3. The Trade Me listing description and footer were sometimes blowing out because of inconsistent hidden escape characters.
  4. Sales orders paid in Xero were not being detected if the sales order was updated in Tradevine after a partial payment was made in Xero.


What’s Next?

  • Kitting
  • Gallery Plus
  • Persist fast-shipping email options across sessions.


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, then check out our suggestions page where you can also vote. Otherwise, feel free to drop us a line at with your feedback.