See You in Nashville at UNITE 2018

UNITE 2018 - CBA's International Convention

Excitement is in the air with the hotel and food expenses reimbursement gift being offered to CBA member retailers attending CBA’s UNITE 2018 International Convention!

We hope to see you at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, July 8 – 11, 2018. Click here to register today!


   Why attend?


Worship and Fellowship!
• Come together as a body and worship with Sandi Patty, Jason Crabb, and Jekalyn Carr.
Training!
• Attend free workshops or sign up for Retail Academy classes such as…

  • “Get Connected” – One of the cheapest most effective ways to connect with your customer is through social media. But it’s not about ads and articles. Learn from the experts at UNITE why you’re uniquely qualified to increase your sales through the most powerful marketing tool there is.
  • “Data Driven” – Some would have you believe Facebook is the best way to reach your audience, but what does the data say? Learn at UNITE, how to use new data from CBA and our strategic partner to increase your sales. Let data from your market tell you where you can best reach your customers. The answers may surprise you.
  • “There you are!” – Do you realize there are customers looking specifically for you? Customers, who need the unique product and expertise that only you can provide? Let the Social Media experts at UNITE show you how to use the power tools of connection in new ways with valuable results.
  • “Inventory on Terms” – See for the first time at UNITE how storeowners can stock their shelves with new lines of merchandise available on terms that will help boost cash flow. CBA, through a strategic partnership with Inventory Solutions, is Igniting the industry with a variety of quality merchandise items available on terms. COD and short terms are burdensome to every storeowner, so we’re changing the way business is done.
Specials!
• Wondering about show specials? Yes, we have them! (*** You must commit the week of the show to qualify. ***)

  • For NEW Stores…
    • $1,000 off Platinum with BSM Processing -or-
    • $500 off Gold 2 User with BSM Processing
  • For EXISTING Stores…
    • qScan – $100 off (single user or multi-user)
    • Email Marketing – No sign-up fees + One month free (the first month will be billed and credited upon sign-up)
    • Credit Card Processing – One free EMV credit card reader w/BSM processing ($290 value)
  • Plus, Robbie Halstead with Kingdom Retail Solutions is offering a 25% discount for all BSMGR training packages that get scheduled at the show.

We will be there in Booth #511, and we look forward to seeing you!

EXHIBIT FLOOR HOURS
July 9 (Mon) 9 am – 5 pm
July 10 (Tue) 9 am – 5 pm
July 11 (Wed) 9 am – 2 pm

 

Your BSMGR Sales Team
sales@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 1)

     

Program Changes on May 2018 Update

The monthly update disc you receive from BSMGR for RMS contains a current copy of the Christian Books & More® database, new images, music samples, and program changes. Remember to run IVDC after installing your update to reflect retail prices changes for your store’s inventory items. When that program completes, you can use IVL to print labels with the new prices. For your convenience, the RMS program changes included with this update are listed below.


The following price files for active Munce sales catalogs are included on this update.

  • M-MAY-R.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog – Regular Pricing
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)
  • M-MAY-C.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog – Conservative Pricing
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)
  • M-MAY-F.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog Flyer
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)
    The flyer/insert is included in both the Regular and Conservative catalogs
  • M-JUN-R.TXT = Summer Sale Catalog
    (14-May-2018 thru 1-Jul-2018)
  • M-JUN-RF.TXT = Summer Sale Catalog
    (Flexible dates – set when running IVPROMO)

If you sent out one of these Munce catalogs to your customers, you can run "IVPROMO" in BSMGR and enter the appropriate file name.

As a reminder, the program will check your inventory file for the following:

  • If you are missing products from the catalog, the program will prompt you to add them, pulling basic information (title, author, retail, etc.) from the Christian Books & More database.
  • Once missing products have been added to your inventory file, the program will set up the following for all the products in the catalog file:
    » Sale price; » Sale start date; » Sale end date; » Promo code.


Enhancements and Changes for 8.10


ARCO:
• WASN’T SENDING STORE PHONE NUMBER.
EZDATA:
• FIXED ISSUE WITH EVENT “WHERE” FONT.
FTPTRAN:
• STOPPED DOING “DELETE ANCHOR ACKS” WHEN PREPARING TO SEND AN ORDER TO ANCHOR, THE PROGRAM WAS USING BSMINET TO CONNECT TO ANCHOR AND DELETE ANY PENDING ACKNOWLEDGMENT FILES. THIS LOGIC IS NO LONGER NEEDED AND BSMINET WAS CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR SOME LOCATIONS.
MLPRFM:
• ADDED EMAIL ADDRESS TO MUNCE EXPORT.
SLTL:
• “DID THE TAPE PRINT CORRECTLY” MESSAGE NOW TIMES OUT IN 90 SECONDS. USERS WOULD SOMETIME WALK OFF AND LEAVE THE MESSAGE AT THE END OF THE DAY. IF THE SYSTEM REBOOTED, TOTALS WERE NEVER WRITTEN TO SLE OR CLEARED.


Please contact us if you experience problems installing your update.

Remember, you can view program enhancements and fixes as well as other emailed communications from Bookstore Manager at emails.bsmgr.com.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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Munce 2018 Summer Sale Catalog File

NOTE: If you are not sending the Munce 2018 Summer Sale Catalog, you can ignore this message.

The team at Munce has completed design work on the 2018 Summer Sale Catalog. Unfortunately, the final list of products for the catalog wasn’t ready in time to be included on our April update. We now have the information, and it is ready for you to download and use.

If you plan on sending the Munce 2018 Summer Sale Catalog, please download and process the data file that will prepare your inventory.

  1. Download the Zipped catalog file by clicking here.
  2. When the download completes, open the Zip file and extract/copy the files to your BOOK folder.
  3. In BSMGR, run “IVPROMO” at the Enter Program Name prompt.
  4. At the “Enter File Name” prompt, type in either M-JUN-R.TXT (preset sale dates) or M-JUN-RF.TXT (flexible sale dates set by you), then click the OK button.
  5. If you selected the flexible option (M-JUN-RF.TXT), you will be prompted for the start and end dates of the sale.
  6. Any products that are in the catalog and not in your inventory will open the IVM “Add” screen. Add the missing product(s) to your inventory. The catalog’s promo code, start date, end date, and sale price will be set for all the products in the catalog.

If you have any problems downloading the file or getting the file to process from within IVPROMO, please let us know.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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Program Changes on April 2018 Update

RMS Version 8.10V Program Changes on the April 2018 Update


The monthly update disc you receive from BSMGR for RMS contains a current copy of the Christian Books & More® database, new images, music samples, and program changes. Remember to run IVDC after installing your update to reflect retail prices changes for your store’s inventory items. When that program completes, you can use IVL to print labels with the new prices. For your convenience, the RMS program changes included with this update are listed below.


The following price files for the active and upcoming Munce sales catalogs are included on this update.

  • M-MAY-R.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog – Regular Pricing
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)
  • M-MAY-C.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog – Conservative Pricing
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)
  • M-MAY-F.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog Flyer
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)
    The flyer/insert is included in both the Regular and Conservative catalogs

If you sent out one of these Munce catalogs to your customers, you can run "IVPROMO" in BSMGR and enter the appropriate file name.

While the files listed above will be included with the update, if you don’t want to wait for the update disc, you can click here to download the current Munce catalog files, then extract all the files into your BOOK folder.

As a reminder, the program will check your inventory file for the following:

  • If you are missing products from the catalog, the program will prompt you to add them, pulling basic information (title, author, retail, etc.) from the Christian Books & More database.
  • Once missing products have been added to your inventory file, the program will set up the following for all the products in the catalog file:
    » Sale price; » Sale start date; » Sale end date; » Promo code.


Enhancements and Changes for 8.10


SCHEDULE:
• REMOVED OLD TERITOXX ROUTINES.
VIEWER:
• THE TRACK TITLES FOR ACCOMPANIMENT TRACKS DIDN’T SHOW FOR SOME QBS ITEMS.


Please contact us if you experience problems installing your update.

Remember, you can view program enhancements and fixes as well as other emailed communications from Bookstore Manager at emails.bsmgr.com.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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Munce 2018 Spring Sale Catalog Flyer/Insert

NOTE: If you did not send the Munce 2018 Spring Sale Catalog, you can ignore this message.

The files for the 2018 Spring Sale Catalog did not include the products in the flyer/insert.

If you sent out the catalog but have not run IVPROMO to automatically update BSMGR with the promo code, dates, and sale price, you should go ahead and do that.

In order to update the items in the flyer/insert, you will need to process a new “M-MAY-F.TXT” (F for flyer/insert — not for Full) after downloading the current Munce files. The flyer/insert is the same for both the Regular and Conservative catalogs, so there is only one flyer/insert file.

  1. Download the Zipped catalog file by clicking here.
  2. Extract the files from the Zip you just downloaded into your BOOK folder.
  3. In BSMGR, run “IVPROMO” at the Enter Program Name prompt.
  4. At the “Enter File Name” prompt, type in M-MAY-F.TXT, then click the OK button.
  5. Any products that are in the flyer/insert and not in your inventory will open the IVM “Add” screen. Add the missing product(s) to your inventory. The catalog’s promo code, start date, end date, and sale price will be set for all the products in the flyer/insert.

Please note that the M-MAY-R.TXT and M-MAY-C.TXT in the Zip file are the same as was sent out on the March update. If you haven’t already run IVPROMO with the appropriate catalog file, you will still need to run IVPROMO for M-MAY-R.TXT or M-MAY-C.TXT as well as the new M-MAY-F.TXT file.

Also, it doesn’t matter which order you process the files. You can process the M-MAY-F.TXT file first or last.

If you have any problems downloading the file or getting the file to process from within IVPROMO, please let us know.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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RMS Version 8.10U Program Changes on the March 2018 Update

The monthly update disc you receive from BSMGR for RMS contains a current copy of the Christian Books & More® database, new images, music samples, and program changes. Remember to run IVDC after installing your update to reflect retail prices changes for your store’s inventory items. When that program completes, you can use IVL to print labels with the new prices. For your convenience, the RMS program changes included with this update are listed below.


The following price files for the active and upcoming Munce sales catalogs are included on this update.

  • M-MAR-R.TXT = Easter Sale Catalog
    (26-Feb-2018 thru 1-Apr-2018)
  • M-MAY-R.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog – Regular Pricing
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)
  • M-MAY-C.TXT = Spring Sale Catalog – Conservative Pricing
    (2-Apr-2018 thru 13-May-2018)

If you are sending out one of these Munce catalogs to your customers, you can run "IVPROMO" in BSMGR and enter the appropriate file name.

While the files listed above will be included with the update, if you don’t want to wait for the update disc, you can click here to download the current Munce catalog files, then extract all the files into your BOOK folder.

As a reminder, the program will check your inventory file for the following:

  • If you are missing products from the catalog, the program will prompt you to add them, pulling basic information (title, author, retail, etc.) from the Christian Books & More database.
  • Once missing products have been added to your inventory file, the program will set up the following for all the products in the catalog file:
    » Sale price; » Sale start date; » Sale end date; » Promo code.


Enhancements and Changes for 8.10


ARHI:
• PRINT REPORT SAID SCREEN, PRINTER, SCREEN – SHOULD READ SCREEN, PRINTER, BOTH.
DASH:
• FE39 ON REGHIST AND FE39 ON EXT01 – FILE LAYOUTS CHANGED FOR VERSION 8.10. MISSED THIS PROGRAM DURING THE CONVERSION.
EZLISTS:
• FIXED A NULL RESPONSE ISSUE.
EZSTATUS:
• FIXED A NULL RESPONSE ISSUE.
IVDI3:
• ADDED SOFTWARE MEDIA TYPE “USB”.
POSTAX95:
• NEW PROGRAM – IF POSTHTTP IS CALLED BY AN “EZ” PROGRAM THE CALL IS REDIRECTED TO POSTAX95.
POSTHTTP:
• CONNECTION LOGIC CHANGED FOR NEW DAY STOCK CHECKS. SIMILAR ISSUE TO OTHERS FIXED LAST MONTH.
• IF CALLED BY AN “EZ” PROGRAM THE CALL IS REDIRECTED TO THE NEW POSTAX95 PROGRAM.
SYS:
• THE “30 DAY LETTER” BUTTON SHOWED “60 DAY LETTER”.
THEFLAGS:
• NEW DAY STOCK CHECKS – AFTER UPDATING THE SCREEN WITH INFO FROM SERVER, THE SCREEN WOULD SOMETIMES REVERT TO SHOWING DATA FROM THE FILE FOR NEW DAY.


Please contact us if you experience problems installing your update.

Remember, you can view program enhancements and fixes as well as other emailed communications from Bookstore Manager at emails.bsmgr.com.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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RMS Version 8.10T Program Changes on the February 2018 Update

The monthly update disc you receive from BSMGR for RMS contains a current copy of the Christian Books & More® database, new images, music samples, and program changes. Remember to run IVDC after installing your update to reflect retail prices changes for your store’s inventory items. When that program completes, you can use IVL to print labels with the new prices. For your convenience, the RMS program changes included with this update are listed below.


The following price files for the active and upcoming Munce sales catalogs are included on this update.

  • M-FEB-R.TXT = Winter Sale Catalog
    (29-Jan-2018 thru 25-Feb-2018)
  • M-MAR-R.TXT = Easter Sale Catalog
    (26-Feb-2018 thru 1-Apr-2018)

If you are sending out one of these Munce catalogs to your customers, you can run "IVPROMO" in BSMGR and enter the appropriate file name.

As a reminder, the program will check your inventory file for the following:

  • If you are missing products from the catalog, the program will prompt you to add them, pulling basic information (title, author, retail, etc.) from the Christian Books & More database.
  • Once missing products have been added to your inventory file, the program will set up the following for all the products in the catalog file:
    » Sale price; » Sale start date; » Sale end date; » Promo code.


Enhancements and Changes for 8.10


EOITRAN:
• FIXED AN ISSUE WITH THE CALL TO FTP. EOITRAN WAS UPLOADING THE LOG FILE.
EZDATA:
• FIXED ISSUE WITH LOCAL IMAGE FOR NON-CBMDATA ITEMS.
• FIXED ISSUE WITH FE 35 ON WELCOME.DA.
IVP:
• ADDED MULTI-STORE IVP OPTION – STORES CAN NOW RUN A MULTI-STORE REPORT BROKEN OUT BY STORE OR A CONSOLIDATED REPORT THAT WILL COMBINE ALL IVM FILES INTO 1 STORE.
POSTHTTP:
• REDO CONNECTION LOGIC – SOME CONNECTIONS STOPPED WORKING IN LATE JANUARY. HAD TO CHANGE TO USE A GET FOR SOME INSTEAD OF A POST.


Please contact us if you experience problems installing your update.

Remember, you can view program enhancements and fixes as well as other emailed communications from Bookstore Manager at emails.bsmgr.com.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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Munce 2018 Winter Sale Catalog

NOTE: If you are not sending the Munce 2018 Winter Sale Catalog, you can ignore this message.

The team at Munce has completed design work on the Winter Sale Catalog. Unfortunately, the final list of products for the catalog wasn’t ready in time to be included on our January update. We now have the information, and it is ready for you to download and use.

If you plan on sending the Munce 2018 Winter Sale Catalog, please download and process the data file that will prepare you inventory.

  1. Download the Zipped catalog file by clicking here.
  2. When the download completes, open the Zip file and extract/copy M-FEB-R.TXT to your BOOK folder.
  3. In BSMGR, run “IVPROMO” at the Enter Program Name prompt.
  4. At the “Enter File Name” prompt, type in M-FEB-R.TXT, then click the OK button.
  5. Any products that are in the catalog and not in your inventory will open the IVM “Add” screen. Add the missing product(s) to your inventory. The catalog’s promo code, start date, end date, and sale price will be set for all the products in the catalog.

If you have any problems downloading the file or getting the file to process from within IVPROMO, please let us know.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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RMS Version 8.10S Program Changes on the January 2018 Update

The monthly update disc you receive from BSMGR for RMS contains a current copy of the Christian Books & More® database, new images, music samples, and program changes. Remember to run IVDC after installing your update to reflect retail prices changes for your store’s inventory items. When that program completes, you can use IVL to print labels with the new prices. For your convenience, the RMS program changes included with this update are listed below.


The following price files for the active and upcoming Munce sales catalogs are included on this update.

  • M-JAN-R.TXT = New Year New You Flyer
    (2-Jan-2018 thru 28-Jan-2018)

If you are sending out one of these Munce catalogs to your customers, you can run "IVPROMO" in BSMGR and enter the appropriate file name.

As a reminder, the program will check your inventory file for the following:

  • If you are missing products from the catalog, the program will prompt you to add them, pulling basic information (title, author, retail, etc.) from the Christian Books & More database.
  • Once missing products have been added to your inventory file, the program will set up the following for all the products in the catalog file:
    » Sale price; » Sale start date; » Sale end date; » Promo code.


Enhancements and Changes for 8.10


IVIC
• “NO MAINFRAME” MESSAGE FROM INGRAM – ON FLASHBACK ORDERS FROM INGRAM, IF YOU RECEIVE “NO MAINFRAME” AS THE RESPONSE, THE PROGRAM WOULD DISPLAY A MESSAGE THAT NO RESPONSE WAS RECEIVED. NOW SHOWS A MESSAGE THAT “NO MAINFRAME” WAS RECEIVED FROM INGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT INGRAM FOR ASSISTANCE.
MLB:
• CHANGED HTTP: TO HTTPS: FOR WWW.CHRISTIANRETAILEMAIL.COM WEBSITE.
MLM2:
• CHANGED HTTP: TO HTTPS: FOR WWW.CHRISTIANRETAILEMAIL.COM WEBSITE.
MLP:
• FIXED ISSUE WITH CRE/MLP FLAGS NOT BEING RESET.
MLPRFM:
• CHANGED HTTP: TO HTTPS: FOR WWW.CHRISTIANRETAILEMAIL.COM WEBSITE.


Please contact us if you experience problems installing your update.

Remember, you can view program enhancements and fixes as well as other emailed communications from Bookstore Manager at emails.bsmgr.com.

Your BSMGR Support Team
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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Christmas 2017 and New Year’s Day 2018 Holiday Support Hours

Friday, December 22rd:
Our support team will be available for all calls from 8am until 6pm Central.
Saturday, December 23rd:
Emergency/Weekend support will be available as normal.
Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve):
Emergency/Weekend support will be available as normal.
Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day):
Our office will be closed so we can spend time with our families.
Tuesday, December 26th:
Our support team will be available for all calls from 8am until 6pm Central.

Friday, December 30th:
Our support team will be available for all calls from 8am until 6pm Central.
Saturday, December 30th:
Emergency/Weekend support will be available as normal.
Sunday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve):
Emergency/Weekend support will be available as normal.
Monday, January 1st (New Year’s Day):
Our office will be closed so we can spend time with our families. Emergency/Weekend support will be available.
Tueday, January 2nd:
Our support team will be available for all calls from 8am until 6pm Central.

The Emergency/Weekend Support number is 325-669-2381. Remember, you can click the “Tech Support Information” button on the main page of BSMGR to find it along with other contact options.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your BSMGR Support Team!
support@bsmgr.com | (800) 997-6724 (option 2)

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