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 Author: EnchantedBricks View Messages Posted By EnchantedBricks
 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 11:26
 Subject: Re: Forum Contest - $25 Store Coupon
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EnchantedBricks (78)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
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In Contests, popsicle writes:
  It’s been too long since we ran one of our Forum Fun Contests! So bringing it
back for the new year only makes sense.

Among the packages we’re shipping out today (Sat. Jan 4th) is one traveling to
Florida. That is the northwest (Washington) to the southeast (Florida) of our
country. About as great a distance you can travel within the contiguous United
States (lower-48)

-The contest is simple: guess the delivery date and time of the First Class Package.

-The guess that comes closest, wins a $25 coupon valid on any inventory in our
store, no restrictions.

-Members get 1 entry per day. In other words, you can post one new guess everyday
until the contest’s conclusion.

-The contest ends with the posting the actual USPS tracking with delivery date
and time, which will be done after it shows delivered.

Have a happy and prosperous 2020!

The Christman Family


January 8th 2:55pm
 Author: SoKno_Bricks View Messages Posted By SoKno_Bricks
 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 08:21
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SoKno_Bricks (865)

Location:  USA, Tennessee
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January 8 at 12:11pm

In Contests, popsicle writes:
  It’s been too long since we ran one of our Forum Fun Contests! So bringing it
back for the new year only makes sense.

Among the packages we’re shipping out today (Sat. Jan 4th) is one traveling to
Florida. That is the northwest (Washington) to the southeast (Florida) of our
country. About as great a distance you can travel within the contiguous United
States (lower-48)

-The contest is simple: guess the delivery date and time of the First Class Package.

-The guess that comes closest, wins a $25 coupon valid on any inventory in our
store, no restrictions.

-Members get 1 entry per day. In other words, you can post one new guess everyday
until the contest’s conclusion.

-The contest ends with the posting the actual USPS tracking with delivery date
and time, which will be done after it shows delivered.

Have a happy and prosperous 2020!

The Christman Family
 Author: Biglesdug View Messages Posted By Biglesdug
 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 08:05
 Subject: Re: Forum Contest - $25 Store Coupon
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Biglesdug (1382)

Location:  USA, Connecticut
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Store: Big Les's Bricks and Bits
Jan 7th 11:23 AM
 Author: CCBricks View Messages Posted By CCBricks
 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 07:13
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CCBricks (1830)

Location:  USA, Florida
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Store: Capital City Bricks
In Contests, popsicle writes:
  It’s been too long since we ran one of our Forum Fun Contests! So bringing it
back for the new year only makes sense.

Among the packages we’re shipping out today (Sat. Jan 4th) is one traveling to
Florida. That is the northwest (Washington) to the southeast (Florida) of our
country. About as great a distance you can travel within the contiguous United
States (lower-48)

-The contest is simple: guess the delivery date and time of the First Class Package.

-The guess that comes closest, wins a $25 coupon valid on any inventory in our
store, no restrictions.

-Members get 1 entry per day. In other words, you can post one new guess everyday
until the contest’s conclusion.

-The contest ends with the posting the actual USPS tracking with delivery date
and time, which will be done after it shows delivered.

Have a happy and prosperous 2020!

The Christman Family

01/07/20 @ 10:36 AM
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Jan 5, 2020 20:04
 Subject: Re: Brick Seller and Brick Owl Integration
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Teup (4469)

Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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In Related Software, OurBricks writes:
  Brick Seller assumes that you use the Remarks field in BrickLink to capture your
inventory locations. When parting out sets and picking orders, Brick Seller
will only show items in one inventory location at a time and in the order of
your inventory locations. This helps to keep your inventory data and picked
orders more accurate. This also helps to make the process of putting items away
in your inventory and picking orders more efficient.

So it force-sorts by remarks? That would be a bit unhandy for sellers who use
the remarks field for, well, remarks, rather than storage locations. I for example
would want to sort by category name.
 Author: OurBricks View Messages Posted By OurBricks
 Posted: Jan 5, 2020 19:54
 Subject: Re: Brick Seller and Brick Owl Integration
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OurBricks (8086)

Location:  USA, Wisconsin
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Store: Rix Brix
Hi Graham,

Glad to hear that I'm not to only "old dog" around here.

Thanks for you interest. Brick Seller has been around for about 4 years. I
was the only user for about the first 6 months as I was working out the kinks
and adding functionality.

I've attempted to answer your questions below inline in bold:

In Related Software, Thunor writes:
  Well this exciting news. I didn't have a clue that there was an alternative!

Being an "old dog" that isn't too good with "new tricks" hopefully this will
be easy to learn.

A quick question or two...

1.)how robust is the server you are using?

Brick Seller is hosted by a large US based cloud hosting company that hosts
applications/database servers for hundreds of clients.


  2.)Is there likely to be downtime?

In the 4 plus years that Brick Sellers has been around there has been very
little downtime with most of this due to issues with BrickLink.


  3.)How will it handle the sometimes severe lag from BrickLink, handling the numerous
404 errors and such?

Brick Seller uses the BrickLink API for all interactions with BrickLink data
so I don't see the same amount of problems that have been reported from use
of the BrickLink website.


  
4.) Is there no local copy of data at all? (ie archiving orders) that is something
BrickSync handles automatically.

There is no local copy of the data as Brick Seller is a totally browser based
application. Brick Seller does keep BrickLink catalog data and a sellers inventory
and order data in a database for faster retrieval and to minimize the number
of API calls needed. Brick Seller also includes data on all the inventory transactions
that are done through Brick Seller in something called Batches (this includes
all parting out of sets). This inventory transaction Batch data can be downloaded
from Brick Seller.


  
5.) How often does the application sync with both sites?

Currently, only inventory updates made using Brick Seller (including parting
out sets) are made to both sites. Future enhancements will be made as described
in the 3 steps in the post.


  
6.) Security - keeping hackers out?

This is what I pay the hosting company to take care of. However, all access
to a seller's data on Brick Seller requires a login controlled by the seller.


  
7.) Is the parting out function also not local?

Parting out sets in Brick Seller is all done through the browser based application
and no data is stored locally.


  
I keep copies of all uploads, so that when I upload the same set I don't
have to edit again, other than adjusting prices. 8.) Will this require editing
every part out upload?

I have tried to make the Part Out functionality in Brick Seller as intuitive
as possible with several options to make the process as efficient and flexible
as possible. Brick Seller will automatically handle items that you don't
already have in your Inventory allowing you to determine how the default price
is set based on current price guide data. The Part Out process will present
items in each inventory location (determined by the value in the Remarks field)
one at a time. You have the option of having items sorted by your inventory
location values or ordered inventory location within up to 6 weight ranges (that
you can control). This is great for parting out large sets by picking out the
larger parts first and working through it with decreasing part sizes.


  
Thanks Much! Graham

I hope I was able to answer your questions satisfactorily. Please don't
hesitate to post more questions to this post or PM me if you prefer.

Thanks,
Rick
 Author: DanialR View Messages Posted By DanialR
 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 23:58
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1/8/2020 2:17pm
 Author: Mistress_Lisa View Messages Posted By Mistress_Lisa
 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 22:20
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Location:  USA, Washington
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Store: Brick Dungeon
In Contests, popsicle writes:
  It’s been too long since we ran one of our Forum Fun Contests! So bringing it
back for the new year only makes sense.

Among the packages we’re shipping out today (Sat. Jan 4th) is one traveling to
Florida. That is the northwest (Washington) to the southeast (Florida) of our
country. About as great a distance you can travel within the contiguous United
States (lower-48)

-The contest is simple: guess the delivery date and time of the First Class Package.

-The guess that comes closest, wins a $25 coupon valid on any inventory in our
store, no restrictions.

-Members get 1 entry per day. In other words, you can post one new guess everyday
until the contest’s conclusion.

-The contest ends with the posting the actual USPS tracking with delivery date
and time, which will be done after it shows delivered.

Have a happy and prosperous 2020!

The Christman Family

January 7th, 2:15pm

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 Author: Biglesdug View Messages Posted By Biglesdug
 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 22:13
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Jan 8th 11:18 am
 Author: MMillere View Messages Posted By MMillere
 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 20:47
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