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  1. Hey all First of all Happy New Year! 🥳 Yesterday a deal has been achieved and so a new age is starting for TB. I will take this opportunity to step back. As most of you know, I am a merchant like majority here. My business has had a very good year due to Covid, but also due to continuing improving our shop processes. This also lead to some kind of overworking and I have to make some cuts. I felt in the last weeks, that with my way of thinking as a merchant/dev, I am kind of exposed. My ideas, plans and problems aren’t shared by many other merchants. I could come up with dozens of examples (krona, elasticsearch and so on) but the three examples, which hurt me the most, are the following: Carrier order editing. I implemented this feature in our store and it works flawlessly for us. The PR wasn’t accepted for some good reasons, which I planned to fix. But as nobody at all cared about this feature in the community, I haven’t done it. Advanced Stock Management. Stock management is one of the most crucial and complex things, big merchants have to handle. The default version is broken/unusable. Since years! Multiple merchant’s leave the platform because of it. I have invested hundreds of hours to make this to a big strength of our company (chaotic storage, using barcode scanners, creating picking lists and a lot more). But even if I would, I couldn’t share this with the community. It is so far away from the core base and the needs from small merchants. The “50$ VIP Club”. I always believed in the idea, that big merchant’s would have similar pain points like speed, search/filter functionality, order handling, stock handling, customer service and so on. That’s why I thought, it would be clever to unite these big merchant’s. For most of us it would be too expensive to hire a full time dev, who would code this all. So why not collect monthly 3000$, hire a dev and push this project together forward. The payers decide, what will be done, but also the little merchants can use the new stuff for free. It wouldn’t have been a donation at all. Just a strategic investment to share expenses. I know, that I haven’t come up with any concrete offer… I thank the few people, that were open to such an idea, but we were clearly too little and the interest in general is small. I am also a bit shocked, that 50$/month is such a huge expense for many merchants. But most may be really small and at the starting point of their business (ten years ago it would been the same here), others will have difficult economic situation with covid and some just prefer the freeriding. I hoped, that a new fork or owner could bring some perspective back to me. But unfortunately the announcement yesterday didn’t. After all this months of waiting, I was expecting a well written official post with a clear roadmap and plan. That’s why I came to the obvious conclusion, that it’s much easier for me to go ego way. I asked @Smile to delete me as a moderator (which will also be a chance for somebody else, to get more involved in the project). To not give any wrong impressions: I don’t switch the software!! I stay with this codebase, but will cherry pick new commits from thirty bees, prestashop and any thinkable fork in the best way. The rest will be modified/developped internally by myself and maybe I will hire a full dev in 1-2 years. If I am allowed to give you all a last honest advice: don't fool yourself. If you don't have a big budget, this is still one of the best codebase around and probably better than any hastily switch to woocommerce, shopify or whatever... Here and there I will look around and check, what I am all missing 😄 I wish you all good luck! 🙏 PS: Sorry this post was supposed to be short… Regards Emanuel
  2. But you don't have any 50$/month to push this project forward? That really depresses me 😔 That's why I voted for "modified shop". Not meaning this strange software system, but going for own development.
  3. Never heard of it. Their website is very pretty! But it's written in python, so for me it's nothing 😉
  4. Presta 1.6 would make no sense at all. You would go to a worse and even more death shop version ^^
  5. I have never tried it with a barcode, but the normal search is broken in some way. it rarely happens, but sometimes it search the product and shorty after reloads the whole list. Tbh I don't think this to cases are related. In your case this feature is probably just missing. I guess nobody thought on an EAN search like that - even tough it makes sense 🙂 I could imagine that it fails for reference too. But I haven't tested anything...
  6. Well have you opened BO translations? I collapse all fields and use browser search to find the translation...
  7. I would guess OrderOpcController 😏
  8. @Kleijn36 Oh thats sad. Which plattform do you chose? I don't ask, because I want to leave this shop system, but I want to learn, what are the biggest pain points in the system right now.
  9. Thanks for your feedbacks! I want to make clear, that my question has nothing to do with the "new team". I am not part of it... I just wanted to check, if there are enough big merchants, which want to push this project forward. That's why I asked for the 50$/month. Which is ofc too much for small merchants, but for big merchants it would be no problem at all. The idea was to create like a an investor group, that discusses together the pain points and fixes them in a proper way. Unfortunately we only seem to be one or two handful merchants, that need the big improvements (like advanced stock management, order editing or speed improvements). So my hope/idea is probably not realistic.
  10. Oh yeah 😵 Actually how many merchants are still here and do care for this project? Please like my post, if you do. A few months ago, I asked in another forum topic, who would be willing, to invest 50$/month or more. Then the following poeple where in: @wakabayashi @Briljander @rubben1985 @Smile @vincentdenkspel @dynambee Are there any others right now? I am still evaluating the options for serious/established merchants...
  11. Thanks for your update! Let's say no deal will be achieved (which is very likely). What happens then? Will we see something in the beginning of 2021? Or will we have to wait another few months till the fork is leading anywhere?
  12. I for myself would almost never need to know which products are inside the order on the overview. It seems to me, that you have a special process when handling orders. But in general it's not super hard to add a custom column, if you ask an expierenced dev to do it. There are hooks which can be used. This module does it for carrier: https://github.com/thirtybees/orderlistcarriers
  13. Oh thanks for this hint. Now I understand why a tool (added with composer) made problems 😮 It was also this classname...
  14. Advanced Stock Management does it...
  15. Of course with every week going on with no deal, the trust in this project is sinking. From my side I just added a PR to github. Thats all I can do for now. I saw that others @Mediacom87 and @zen are also still adding PRs. So there is still some chance. But seriously @Messenger Bee I expect something real till end of the year. There may be shop owners, who can use old software and still make a solid business. But there are also other merchants in a highly competitve surrounding. I doubt that the first group is large enough and I also doubt this group will get bigger. In my country and my niche I can find a new competitor almost every month. That's my reality. Of course the shop system is not the only key to success, but an important one.
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