BatchLine POS is the UK trade’s most popular stock management tool for many reasons: it has direct ordering facilities to leading suppliers, streamlines the goods-in process, helps you to return slow-selling lines, manages your stock and runs your cash management for less than £10 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.
"BatchLine seems to be getting better and better. It's been amazing some of the stuff you guys have achieved over the last 18 months. Everything works together much more now so I can import the titles into BatchLine and order them while also embedding the catalogue into our Shopify website and then adding the titles. Quite exciting." Matt Taylor, Chepstow Books
— Open Bravo EPOS software is provided free to BatchLine subscribers.
— Features goods-in by automatic invoice processing, scan and auto-check plus other methods.
— Integration with Batch Payments makes sure you have the invoices before goods arrive.
— See Gardners price and availability and order electronically for fast delivery.
— Order directly from suppliers including Argosy, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and PRH (including GBS).
— Integration with Batch Returns keeps stock current.
— 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.
— Now fully integrated with National Book Tokens.
— Prices start at less than £10 a week.
— Backed by the Booksellers Association.
Latest version: Version 4.61 has been designed to fix a number of glitches and to improve the speed of the Daily Update. This version will upgrade from version 4.24 upwards.
Note: customers must upgrade to 4.61 to continue using the free Clickatell SMS messaging service. Instructions for emailing out of BatchLine instead are included here: BatchLine 4.61 release notes.
⇒ 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)
Retailers have the option to use the software with or without a touch screen. It is important that you have the correct kit, so speak to us about the recommended till drawer, scanner, PC, etc., before booking an installation. Our recommended suppliers are Laptops Direct for Lenovo PCs and Barcodes for Business, who have a dedicated page for BatchLine kit.
* Find Batch Suppliers' GLNs here.
* Hire a Koamtac 100 scanner
* How to Pay BatchLine invoices
* Info for new BatchLine shops
* Stocktake instructions
* Quick Guide - 1 Title Search and Ordering
* Quick Guide - 2 Creating Returns
* Quick Guide - 3 Direct Ordering
* Quick Guide - 4 The Goods In Process
* Quick Guide - 5 Web exporter (version 2)
* Quick Guide - 6 National Book Tokens
* Quick Guide - 7 Open Bravo
* Quick Guide - 8 Loyalty and Gift Cards
* Quick Guide - 9 Setting up standard till equipment
* Quick Guide - 10 Auto-categorisation
Got a question? Check out the FAQs or watch the short instructional videos on our YouTube channel, which cover a range of topics. (Click on Playlist to see the videos available in the BatchLine and web exporter categories.)