I'm Brandon, I head up the Product Team here at Neto and I wanted to share a quick update on what the Neto team is currently working on.
Over the past few months we’ve announced and delivered a range of new integrations and product initiatives to make Neto more robust and easier to use. Much of this has come from the ideas submitted via our Ideas Portal and input into our surveys, and I want to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we couldn't do it without you.
So what's next? Neto 6.15.
In my last email, I talked about what the next steps for Amazon Australia look like. In 6.15, which we hope to release this month, we plan on delivering the following functionality:
- Create listings for products that already exist in the Amazon Australia catalogue: this will allow merchants to easily list products to Amazon Australia with minimal configuration by matching unique product identifiers like the product's UPC.
- Improve controls over price synchronisation, including the ability to turn off price synchronisation (useful if you want to use a third party pricing automation tool) and the ability to control whether promotional pricing synchronises.
- Clearer controls over stock synchronisation.
- Improved visibility of the status of Amazon Australia listings from control panel.
Once 6.15 is released, we have a bunch of other new features that we're really excited for you to get your hands on.
We’re working hard on the ability to register products with Amazon that do not yet exist in the Amazon Australia catalogue, which will allow you to:
- Map your Neto categories to Amazon Australia product categories.
- Map the required fields in each relevant Amazon Australia category (like product name, brand name, manufacturer, dimensions) to product fields in your Neto control panel.
*Interface subject to change.
While working on Amazon Australia we've built a robust and customisable marketplace engine which, as it matures, will allow us to quickly integrate with new marketplaces and more easily expand and maintain them.
Following on from the Amazon features outlined above, next we'll roll out our integration with Catch.
- eBay Business Policies: you can now sync your Neto business policies with your eBay Business Policies (the payment, shipping and return details you specify for buyers), so you don’t have to add them each time for new listings.
- Product-based Shopping Experience: in line with eBay’s upcoming changes to how products display for browsers and buyers, we are working to ensure you can see from Neto which of your products are compliant, and which require updating.
Neto Managed Checkout is Neto's default checkout which provides easy access to up-to-date payment methods such as eWAY, Stripe, Braintree, ZipPay and AfterPay. Here's what's new:
- Managed Checkout UI and UX: we’ve carefully designed and tested the new checkout in line with design best-practices, and improved its functionality including providing better support for international addresses, as well as accessibility for disabled persons.
- eWAY Integration: we’re currently rolling out an update to existing merchants on eWAY Rapid which greatly improves the usability of the payment flow at checkout.
Once testing of Managed Checkout is complete, it will be rolled out to merchants using Managed Checkout and will be optional for all others. We hope to add support for more international carriers and make the checkout more customisable over the coming months.
Recently, many of our customers participated in a prioritisation survey to help us develop the roadmap for Neto Inventory. Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas and suggestions; we encourage you to continue to do so to help bring the best ideas forward!
As we finalise the roadmap, our current focus is on the following functionality:
- receive purchase orders or conduct stocktakes with a barcode scanner.
- increase order line limits for stocktakes and purchase orders.
- improve the scanning workflow.
- receiving a PO with product costs and landed costs (and other improvements to purchase order receipting).
- improving UI for selecting products for stocktake.
- adding stock transfers.
- importing purchase order details from a CSV.
We also conducted a recent survey to help prioritise features for Neto POS, which we will be adding to our roadmap shortly (stay tuned).
These are the next features to be released:
- Gift vouchers: offer gift vouchers via POS that can be purchased and redeemed in-store or online.
- View stock levels: check stock levels for products across different locations and view a breakdown of incoming stock in accordance with purchase orders.
And we are currently working on:
- Taking payments for Layby and partially paid orders.
- Improving Product and Customer Search.
Finally, we are updating our financial integrations which will open our platform up to more accounting/ERP solutions and eventually make Neto Inventory compatible with these integrations.
That's it from me. I realise it's quite a lengthy post, but it's important to us to be transparent about our future plans and vision for the platform to assist you with your business planning. I strongly encourage you to continue collaborating with the Neto team, participating in surveys and submitting ideas via the Ideas Portal.