RELEASE NOTES

Version 0.75.0

September 21, 2021

  1. NEW: Email campaign links are now ready for both MailChimp and Klaviyo. This means that in your emails to members, you can add links that will load the My Memberships view without the need for them to log in. There is one important dependency, which is that your website is also using Bloom new My Memberships application. All of this is new, and we'll be rolling it out slowly. If you're interested in using campaign links, let us know and we'll put you on the list! 
  2. NEW: In Bloom/Settings/Shipping there is a new advanced field called Carrier Service Configuration. This will allow complex shipping rules to be applied online orders. Note, this doesn't yet work for club orders. An important detail is that you can use the Base Container value in Bloom Product Specs when calculating quantity. For instance, if you're shipping a bundle SKU, say a 6 bottle pack, Bloom will count this as six bottles and not one pack. This makes online order shipping rules much more flexible. 
  3. UPDATED: The Pay with Saved Credit Card view in the POS app tile has been simplified, made mobile friendly, and now is a solid foundation for more features coming to this view. Stay tuned. 
  4. FIXED: The Bloom Help widget was appearing on the Edit Payments view, which was covering up the Save button. This has been removed. 
  5. WORKING ON: Our new subscription features using Shopify's new APIs are getting closer to beta. We plan to extensively test over the next few weeks, and roll these out to a handful of customers. Additionally, as mentioned above, the POS features are undergoing a refresh. Stay tuned for more as we get closer to holiday season. 

Version 0.74.0

September 8, 2021

  1. NEW: Bloom membership levels now have two new shipping rates that you can use for web or club orders: $20 flat rate or free if 12+ bottles and $25 flat rate or free if 12+ bottles
  2. NEW: We've added new fields for Wine in Bloom Product Specs: Fruit and Vineyard. If your site is currently using product specs, these will automatically display if you add values to these fields. 
  3. UPDATED: The Score field in Bloom Product Specs was changed from a Number field to a Text field. This means you can have values like "94 Points" instead of just "94". 
  4. WORKING ON: We're putting the final touches on campaign links, the new My Memberships views, and new Bloom Subscriptions using Shopify's new APIs. Allocation features are also shaping up. Bloom will be finishing 2021 with a lot of new updates!

Version 0.73.0

August 25, 2021

It has been almost a month since we publicly released new features. The Bloom team has been busy working on some core updates to improve many important areas of the application. We aren't announcing any new customer-facing features, but have made several improvements, and are working on some exciting updates you'll see very soon. 

  1. UPDATED: Bloom's site-wide age gate and cart is now ADA compliant and thoroughly tested to ensure it works great on screen readers. We believe that ADA isn't just about a legal obligation. We also want to ensure our features work as expected for people who use assistive technologies. ADA updates will continue over the weeks on our membership Join Form as well as Bloom Checkout. 
  2. UPDATED: When using Pay with Saved Credit Card in the POS, we have made it so you can't accidentally create another payment using the same cart.
  3. UPDATED: Bloom will now add club tags to memberships who don't complete Shipping. Before this update, it was required that members have set shipping options before we consider their membership valid. Since we have more customers using a simple signup that only requires a name and email address, we wanted to make sure those customer were treated as full members in Shopify. 
  4. FIXED: If you used GSO or DHL and ShipCompliant, Shopify wasn't recognizing the shipping carrier codes sent over from ShipC. We've mapped the codes so now your shipping carrier will appear correctly in Shopify Fulfillments. 
  5. WORKING ON: Campaign links! These will allow you to use a special customer token on your links from MailChimp or Kalviyo that will auto-log in your members and direct them right to their My Membership page, or any page for that matter. We're doing some final testing (a lot of testing is need to make sure we get it right, and our links are secure) but hope to have them ready for use with our next release. 
  6. WORKING ON (STILL): We are very close to getting our new My Memberships views fully tested and ready for a handful of beta testers. Soon, you will be able to provide the new views to your members when they log in, where they will see some basic improvements like accessing details on their wines, product thumbnails, and more. This update is a new foundation that we'll build an entirely new Membership Portal upon. Stay tuned. 
  7. WORKING ON: We have some rough proof-of-concepts that allow us to use Shopify's new Subscription APIs with Bloom batching. This isn't a public feature yet, but it is looking very promising. Bloom will hopefully move subscriptions to Shopify's recurring payment contracts and Shopify Payments sometime this year. 

Version 0.72.0

July 28, 2021

  1. NEW: Inventory report! Shopify's inventory report is missing one bit of important data: the Sales Channel that the products were sold on. For example, you can't report on inventory sold on the POS vs Bloom Batches. Now you can. In Bloom/Reports there is a new tab for Inventory. Our report does include the sales channel. Hopefully some of you will find this extra report helpful.
  2. NEW: You may know that Bloom extends the Shopify customer with extra settings. One of those settings is Default shipping carrier. Bloom can now use this default shipping carrier by targeting your Shopify rate names and only using rates that match the customer's Default shipping carrier setting. For example, if you set a customer's Default carrier to "FedEx", then Bloom will only use rates that include "FedEx" in the rate name. If you had both UPS Ground and FedEx Ground as rates in Shopify, the customer's orders would only ever use the FedEx ground rate. If you want this setting turned on, contact us. 
  3. NEW: When changing a member's status from Current to either Cancelled or On Hold, we are now providing a new setting to turn off the member notification email before you save the status. Next time you select On Hold or Cancelled you'll see a new check box labeled "Notify customer". If this is checked Bloom will send the proper notification defined in Bloom/Settings/Email. 
  4. UPDATED: Exported reports now include the date range in the file name. An example file name might be: orders_06-01-20212_to_07-01-2021. This is helpful if you're downloading multiple reports with different ranges at the same time.
  5. WORKING ON: The team continues to work on the foundations for our new membership features. In our next release we will be rolling out a new My Memberships portal for members. This is mostly a plumbing update (all new code) but we are adding a couple features for customer choice options 1) Product image thumbnails and 2) links to the product detail page. Both of these updates will provide extra information that will help members pick the wines they want in their next shipment. Also, we're working on magic links that will allow members to access their My Memberships page without logging in. The first version of this update will only work with email campaigns from applications like Mailchimp. Look for more info on these features in the next release. 

Version 0.71.0

July 14, 2021

  1. NEW: Bloom has improved our shipping option feature when creating new club levels. When selecting options, there are now two drop-downs instead of just one. You'll see "Web orders" and "Club orders", each with their own list of shipping options for members. Splitting web and club orders will allow you to have more flexibility when defining shipping rules. For example, members can now get Free shipping on club orders, but half-off shipping on web orders. The possibilities have more than doubled!
  2. UPDATED: If your website is using Bloom's new Join a Club form, then you may notice that the form labels may change when you select a country. For instance, Canada will use "Province" instead of "State" for the state field. Some countries use "Postal code" instead of "Zip code". Our forms are now smart enough to know the correct labels, making the experience better for your customers.
  3. UPDATED: Now members who have an on-hold status will receive a club discount when shopping online, if you have discounts turned on for that club level. In the future we will make this a setting you can turn on or off. For now this is a fixed rule. 
  4. UPDATED: We have been working hard on our Wineshipping integration over the past few weeks. Refunds, exchanges, cancellations, and other order actions that affect inventory are now handled probably. Your inventory should even be more accurate now. 
  5. UPDATED: There are new gateway messages in Bloom Batches that come from ShipCompliant. In the past you may have seen "Standard error..." or similar. With this update, you should see detailed messages as to why a batch order failed, if it was due to a ShipCompliant error.
  6. FIX: When viewing or selecting countries in a drop down, they are now in alphabetical order. This should make it easier to scan/find a country. 
  7. WORKING ON: Normally summer is a slower time of the year for us, but not this year. We have just launched a few large wineries and have more in the pipeline (check out @bloomdotwine social feeds for announcements) as well as continuing work on our new allocation and subscription features. We're incredibly busy, but the team is doing an awesome job keeping up with the demand. Go team Bloom!

Version 0.70.0

June 29, 2021

  1. NEW: If you don't want Bloom to display additional details, like Date of Birth, Compliance status, Gift Message, etc. on orders, Bloom now has a setting to turn them off. The primary reason to turn these off is if you're using ShipStation and the Notes field is being populated with these additional details. Contact us if you want this turned off.
  2. UPDATED: Bloom's Compliance report has two new updates. First, all orders are displayed by default. In the past Bloom only displayed fulfilled orders that contained alcohol. Second, there is now a filter for Fulfillment Status. This makes the report more flexible. You can view/export all orders, or just orders that have been fulfilled. You are now in control. 
  3. UPDATED: When a new member creates a gift membership and doesn't check the box to Send a Message, then this becomes a setting on the membership that tells the system not to send any notifications to the gift recipient. These notifications include the welcome to the club email, as well as future processing emails. The gift recipient will still receive the order confirmation and shipping emails from Shopify. 
  4. UPDATED: If you're using Bloom's Pay with Saved Credit Card feature on the POS, and you don't accurately create a payment transaction, Bloom will send administrators an email letting you know the order was created, but the transaction still needs to be captured.
  5. FIX: When using Bloom Checkout to create a membership with an initial order, it was possible for the membership to be created without the initial order being created. Now this isn't possible. Only if the initial order is created will the membership be created. 

Version 0.69.0

June 17, 2021

  1. NEW: We're happy to announce our new Products API and integration with Vintegrate. This is a big step forward with our new data architecture, which will allow other applications to integrate more directly with Bloom data. If you're familiar with APIs, you probably know Shopify already a very robust and well-documented API for just about anything you need. What is missing though, is the extra data Bloom provides for products, which we call "Product specs". Now, using our new Product API, you can add/read full Shopify product, that include wine data like ABV, Vintage, Tasting Notes, and the other 30+ fields Bloom provides. Additionally, Vintegrate can update product inventory keeping Vintegrate as the single-source-of-truth for your inventory counts. Let us know if you're interested in learning more about this exciting update, or if you're already using Vintegrate and want to utilize our API for product and inventory syncs. 
  2. NEW: When batching gift memberships, new tags will be created that provide some extra data on your customers and orders. Gift recipient customers will be tagged with the gift giver's name. And, the orders that are created will also be tagged with the gift giver's name. 
  3. NEW: Bloom now has a Price Note field in our product specifications. This will allow you to add a new under your price like "$300 per case", or for subscription products ($59.00 each shipment). If you're interested in using this field, let us know. We need to add it to your website on a per-request basis. 
  4. UPDATED: We've added some new features to Bloom Cart. If you are using Bloom Cart, open the customizer, add some products to your cart, then click on the Bloom Cart section. You'll see a) Show shipping fees, b) Button border radius, and c) Continue shopping URL. These updates make Bloom Cart even more customizable. 
  5. UPDATED: Our development team has been working hard to improve the new Bloom Form feature, which we typically call the "Product Ledge". I know only a few customers are using this feature right now, but it is a foundational piece for many new features that are in the works. The primary updates we've completed have to do with subscriptions, and how the user selects their quantity. Namely, if there is only one quantity for the selection, we won't show a preselected "Quantity 1" button (since it is useless as that is your only option). We've also fixed some styling bugs that we were seeing pop up from non-Bloom themes. More to come on this in the future.
  6. FIX: When selecting wines for your batches, Bloom will no longer display Draft or Archived products. This will make your selection lists smaller, and help prevent issues like this one below.....
  7. FIX: When creating customer choice release options in Bloom, there wasn't a default "Select a product" option in the list. This resulted in a rare issue that we saw occur a couple times, where if a selected product was delete in Shopify, Bloom would select the first product in the list as the selected product, which would change everyone's selection to that first product. Now that we have this default "Select a product" option, it will default to that, which will ensure that option is empty vs. randomly assigned. This would only affect wineries that are actively deleting products that have been selected by members (we rarely recommend deleting previous products from Shopify). 

Version 0.68.0

May 25, 2021

  1. NEW: If you're using Kalviyo for your email marketing you know that Kalviyo already does a great job bringing over customer data, but there were two fields we thought were missing: Shopify Customer ID and Date of Birth. Bloom now integrates directly with Klaviyo and will sync these two fields. This is just a start. More fields specific to club member information will be added in the future. If you want to connect, just open Bloom/Settings/Integrations and add your API keys. You'll start to see these fields appear after customers are created or updated. 
  2. NEW:  This one is a small addition that will help our ShipCompliant users: we've added a ShipCompliant Brand Key to Bloom Product Specifications. Why? Well, Bloom has been using Shopify's Vendor field for the value, but we have some customers who have multiple vendors they need to support (like. a wine retailer) so we've added this new field so you can have the best of both worlds. Only customers who have multiple brands and use ShipC need this. Let us know if that is the case and we can provide training on how to use the new field. 
  3. NEW: When you create batches you'll now see a new bit of data on each membership: Gift. If a membership is a gift membership you'll see the gift package icon. Hover over the icon to see the gift recipient and expiration date. This will help segment your batched by gift membership if you choose to do so. 
  4. UPDATED: Bloom has extended our container and size fields in Product Specifications. We used to only have Container Type and Volume. Now you can set a Base Container Size, the Sales Container Size, Number of Base Containers in Sales Container, Sales Container Volume, and Number of Sales Container per Case. Did you get all of that? If not, just know there are now almost limitless options for defining your products, regardless if you sell cases of wine or six-packs of beer. 
  5. UPDATED: We have two new tasting profile fields that are ranges, like the sweetness field we added a few weeks ago. You now can also add ranges for boldness and acidity. We're excited about how data like this can be displayed using information graphics. This will be cool. 
  6. WORKING ON: The view members use to edit their membership information is getting revamped. We'll be providing more information about your products, and plan on displaying member's discounted pricing. 

Version 0.67.0

May 12, 2021

  1. NEW: We have completed our first version of the Wineshipping integration and it appears to be working great. Once configured orders will be sent to Wineshipping with information on the correct warehouse to fulfill from, and the inventory pool at that warehouse location. Orders are updated in Shopify when Wineshipping changes the shipping status or provides a tracking number. This integration also keeps Shopify's inventory in sync on a nightly basis. Bloom provides an inventory report, making it much easier to keep inventory levels the same between the systems. Let us know if you're using Wineshipping and want this integration configured. 
  2. NEW: If you want to include membership notes on club orders, there is a new setting in Bloom that allows for this. You'll find it in Bloom/Settings/General in the Order Notes section. Check the box and notes that are stored on memberships will appear in the Notes field on orders. 
  3. UPDATED: Bloom new supports multiple fulfillment locations in ShipCompliant. Meaning, if an order is created that needs to be fulfilled from two different locations, Bloom will create two shipments on the order in ShipCompliant, one for each fulfillment location.
  4. UPDATED: Bloom now supports close to 30 countries for billing information. If you have international club members, you'll want to open Bloom Settings and check the countries you want to bill to in the Billing and Taxes area. 
  5. UPDATED: When gift orders are created from Bloom, instead of the order belonging to the member, the order will belong to the gift recipient. This is done by creating a new customer for the gift recipient if they don't already exist, then applying the order to them. The benefit of this is that the gift recipient will now receive the related order notifications, like shipping updates. 
  6. UPDATED: Bloom Cart now has built-in min/max quantities for alcohol products, along with settings for styling the messages that will display in the cart if quantities aren't met. Let us know if you're interested in turning on Bloom Cart for your shop.
  7. WORKING ON: We're continuing to work design and develop our new allocation platform as well as revamping Bloom's authentication system (member log in) which will allow members to access their club info without logging in. 

Version 0.66.0

April 29, 2021

  1. Bloom now has two new reports. Compliance and Orders. The previous Gallons and Products reports were very similar, so we combined them into one, and added some fields that will assist with compliance reporting. Additionally, there is a new Order report that provides a report that includes an order-per-row, vs. broken into products like Shopify's report. We're also working on an Inventory report that improves upon Shopify's, so stay tuned!
  2. NEW: Bloom has a new setting where you can turn off the creation of draft orders when a batch payment fails. Batch order creation can be helpful if you want to capture payment manually, or create an invoice for the member to pay online. But, you might not want draft orders created, especially if you expect a lot of failed payment. The new setting can be found in Bloom/Settings/General in the Batch order creation section.
  3. NEW: If you need to update your customer settings in bulk, Bloom now provides the ability to import those settings via a spreadsheet. For example, when migrating from another system, if you have a lot of wholesale customers, or distributors with IDs, you can provide the Bloom team a spreadsheet and we can update those setting with a simple import. 
  4. UPDATED: We have added some additional information to the Selections Report that will help to better understand membership product selections. You'll now see the Release Name as well as the number of members who have selected the products. 
  5. UPDATED: We've been working on making improvements to our Gift Membership feature. The first update we made in this release is the customer on the order is now the gift recipient, and not the gift giver. This means that the recipient will receive order and shipping notifications. More updates are coming!
  6. UPDATED: You can now use ShipCompliant and Avalara at the same time. For instance, you can use ShipCompliant to handle your fulfillments and Avalara to handle taxes and compliance. Before, Bloom only allowed one system to be integrated per shop. 
  7. FIX: If you're using Shopify Plus, and the Flow app, you may have seen Bloom and Flow racing to create tags, but only one app will win, resulting in missing tags. Now Bloom will wait 60 seconds to let the Flow app complete tag creation to keep these race conditions from occurring. 

Version 0.65.0

April 12, 2021

  1. NEW: Bloom can now import full products into Shopify, including the Bloom product specifications. This is most useful when creating a new Shopify storefront. But, if you need to update product specs for all of your products, we can do it with this new import feature.
  2. UPDATED: When using Bloom's rich text editor, there are two new features. First is the ability to enter an image URL, second is the ability to enter a link URL after highlighting text.
  3. UPDATED: When searching members, you can now search for partial names. This is helpful when you have users with two names in one field. Like Bill and Mary Smith. Now, if you search for "Mary" it will find this member. Before you'd need to search for "Bill and Mary".  
  4. UPDATED: If you're using both ShipCompliant and Avalara, we can set up your store to use ShipCompliant for just fulfillments, and Avalara for taxes and compliance.
  5. FIX: When removing members from a waiting list, using the Bulk action feature on the Members tab, the customer tags were not updating to current status. This is now fixed. 
  6. FIX: We've made several other small fixes to make Bloom more stable, performance, and accurate. 

Version 0.64.0

March 23, 2021

  1. NEW: Bloom now has the ability to import your product specifications from a spreadsheet. If you need to do bulk updates to your products, let us know. We can provide you the spreadsheet template and get your products updated for you. This will is a major time saver. 
  2. NEW: When creating a batch, you'll now see the product price next anywhere the product is listed. This allows you to make sure your pricing is accurate before you run a batch. 
  3. UPDATED: When using the selections report, you can now filter by fulfillment type (ship or pickup). Once you filter, you can now click the Memberships button and the filter you select will stay activated, allowing you to also filter that memberships view. 
  4. UPDATED: We made a few updates to our 205 Shipping report so it is more universally compatible. Date formats are now consistent, we've added Shipping Phone Number field, and removed the Bloom Batch number field. If you were using this and want us to add it back, let us know. We can turn it on just for your shop. 
  5. FIXED: Member-specific shipping options would intermittently not appear in checkout, even if logged in. We rebuilt how Bloom sends member shipping rates to Shopify, which solved this odd problem for good. 
  6. WORKING ON: We're continuing to work on Bloom 1.0. Progress has been slower than planned, but it is steadily moving forward. After trying out the new Wineshippping app for Shopify, we've realized that Bloom needs to have its own integration. We'll be working on that over the next several weeks. Stay tuned. We're also building some great new websites for some very forward-thinking wineries. Watch our Twitter feed for launch announcements @bloomdotwine. 

Version 0.63.0

March 9, 2021

  1. NEW: When using bundles or kits for club orders, Bloom will now add the child products in the bundle as part of the line item on the order. For example, if your bundle is "Box of three reds", you'd also see the three reds in the box listed on the order. For this to work you'll need to have those items added to the product in Product Specifications. This is a great extension to the Bundles app that we always recommend--it completes the circle!
  2. NEW: Since members can now use their saved credit cards in Bloom Checkout place orders, we've added a new setting in Bloom/Settings/General where you can require log in before accessing checkout. This will ensure the member is logged in, and we can connect them securely to their cards-on-file. 
  3. NEW: When Gift Membership orders are created from Bloom, the orders are now tagged as a Gift, and with info on how many gifts are left to be given. For instance, a gift tag might look like "Gift 2 of 4". 
  4. NEW: There is a new filter on the Selections Report, Filter by Fulfillment. Now you can see selections by Pick up or Ship, which will make it easier to plan inventory allocations for each fulfillment type. 
  5. UPDATED: Orders will no longer include the VARIANT and ABV tags. These used to be used for reporting purposes. Now that all of our reporting data is coming from Bloom's data warehouse, we don't need to include them on orders anymore. Now your new orders will have a much cleaner tag list. 
  6. UPDATED: When you load Bloom's Product Specifications feature, you'll notice some new fields. We've added Score, Rating, Sweetness range, and moved Sensory Profile under Notes. 
  7. UPDATED: In the Bloom Admin, when adding Additional Options to a club level, you'll now see the Display Name instead of the Product Name, if you set the Display Name in Bloom Product Specifications. If you aren't familiar with Display Names, they are designed to allow you to override the product name, in case you need to. Your members will see the display name when managing their club membership, but you'll now see them when in Bloom admin as well.
  8. FIXES: We fixed a bug where discount codes with spaces wouldn't work, and continue to make a lot of performance improvements to Bloom reports and our background processes. 

Version 0.62.0

Feb 23, 2021

  1. NEW: If you are using Bloom Checkout, your customers can now use their saved credit cards to place an order, without having to re-enter it. This does require that the customer is logged in. If they have saved cards in the system (they are a club member, or have saved a card in Bloom Checkout in the past) their card(s) will appear as payment options when checking out. Customers will still have the option to enter a new card, if they desire. 
  2. NEW: You can now edit the headers and button labels on Bloom Emails. When you click the Email tab in Bloom, you get to what we call Proactive Emails. These are emails you sent to your members for things like Missing Billing, or Activate your Account. Now, when drafting these emails, you can change the email header and button call-to-action. 
  3. UPDATED: When editing a customer choice release option, you can now choose to hide that option on the My Membership view. This is the view members see when they log in to edit their membership. You might want to hide the option when you're running low on inventory, or for any reason you no longer want that option to display as a selection for customer choice options. 
  4. UPDATED: Bloom reports are now fully using Bloom's data warehouse, and no longer rely on Shopify data. Why would I care, you ask? Well, reports load about 10 times faster now. Sweet!
  5. FIXED: When you receive an email from the Bloom app, like "A new member has joined.." the CTA button will now take you directly to the membership view in Bloom. You'll need to be logged in of course. We've also fixed a handful of other small bugs that you probably didn't notice, but hey, we're always trying to improve our app.

Version 0.61.0

Feb 08, 2021

  1. NEW: After a lot of feedback from our customers, we have our Pay with Saved Card feature in beta testing. We are very excited about this new feature. It is built as a tile in the Shopify POS. All you need to do is 1) Add tile, 2) Select Apps, 3) Tap Bloom, 4) Pick Pay with saved credit card. Then the new tile will appear. When building an order, instead of clicking "Checkout" tap the new app tile. That will load a new view where you can confirm the order and pick a saved card to use. Once selected, the order will be created. All you need to do after that is complete the checkout and select Bloom as the payment method. A few notes:
    a) You first need to create a new payment type in the POS under Settings/Payment Settings/Custom Payment type. Just click "Add a custom type" and create a "Bloom" payment type.
    b) This will only work for wineries using the Stripe payment gateway for saved cards. It is not yet supported for Authorize.net or Moneris. We're hoping to support those in the future.
  2. NEW: We have updated our Product Specs page to include sections. You'll now see have sections for General, Wine, Champagne, Spirits, and Notes. There are also several new spec options that support the natural wine industry. Sweet!
  3. UPDATED: If you archive a batch with failed payments, then those memberships will be available in the next batch. We had some complaints that it took too much time to delete the failed payments, so we fix that issue for everyone.
  4. UPDATED: A new batching feature was added last release that displays all the shipping rates on orders for that batch. In rare cases, you may see "No rates found". We now highlight this with a warning color, so it is obvious that you may have an issue with a shipping address.
  5. FIX: In some cases, when a member updated their shipping address and Bloom sends an email notification to the shop admin letting them know about the update, the updated date would be inaccurate. We fixed that (we hope).
  6. WORKING ON: We've continued to make improvements to our new Join flow, as well as forward progress on Bloom 1.0 (Allocations).

Version 0.60.0

Jan 25, 2021

  1. NEW: Avalara AvaTax compliance integration. We're pretty excited about this one. Our tax settings for a while now. Avalara released their compliance features in late 2020 and we've been working with their team to get Bloom dialed in. If you're using Avalara and want both tax and order compliance, let us know. We'll get you set up.
  2. NEW: If you'd like your members to have the ability to cancel their membership themselves, now you can turn that feature on. Head on over to Bloom/Settings/General and at the top of that view you'll see a new 'Allow members to cancel' section. Check the box to turn the feature on. If you'd like to add info about the cancellation process, or your contact information, you can add that content right below the checkbox. You members will see a 'Cancel membership' link under their Edit or add options button when they log into their membership view. 
  3. NEW: For ShipCompliant users, if you want Shopify to send your Shipping Confirmation emails, we now have a new setting for that. Open Bloom/Settings/Email and scroll down a bit to the 'Shopify notification options' section. Check the box if you want Shopify to send the email notification. Leave it unchecked if you're using your shipping provider's email system. 
  4. UPDATE: Our new Join flow continues to improve. In this release, we've turned on the Gift membership feature. If you are setting default quantities on your customer choice release options, then those defaults will be set on new memberships. And you can now redirect a new member to a custom confirmation page after they sign up. Sweet!

Version 0.59.0

Jan 11, 2021

  1. NEW: If you are using the new Bloom Sales Channel app, you likely are using Bloom Checkout to sign up new members. In this release, there is a new option that doesn't require a checkout experience, rather a simpler signup form. There are a few advantages to this new signup. First, $0 orders are not created. There are new controls in Shopify's Customizer that allows you to configure the signup flow. Finally, you don't need to create products that represent the club the member is joining. Overall, it is just plain better. Note, if a customer is making a purchase as part of signup, they will still use Bloom Checkout. Contact us if you're interested in learning more, and want our team to implement this new join flow for your website. 
  2. NEW: We have extended Bloom's credit card manager to include two new features: Edit and Delete. When you click on a member's billing info, and open their card details, you'll see links for Edit and Delete. When editing you can update the cardholder's name and card expiration date. Click the red Delete link to delete the card from the system. Now administrators have full control over member's credit cards. 
  3. NEW: Some customers would like to hide releases from the join flow and from members. When releases are over and orders have been shipped, you might want to hide the old release while you are getting the next one configured. Hiding is simple. Open the Edit Release interface by clicking the pencil icon on the Clubs view, then check the first box "Hide this release on storefront." This will simply hide the release when customers are joining the club level, or when they log in and view their membership details. Sweet!
  4. FIX: Filtering memberships by "Ready to process" was displaying some memberships that weren't ready to process. This has now been fixed. 

Version 0.58.0

Dec 24, 2020

  1. NEW: Customer Choice release options now has two new features. First is a field for default quantity. This will allow you to set a quantity on each wine, which will display as the default quantity when new members are joining the club. This doesn't mean the new member is forced to use that default quantity, it simply pre-populates the quantity field instead of displaying it as an empty quantity. Second, there is a new field for quantity values that lets you define what the quantity options are for that wine. Before you had to click "Add quantity" and add a new option for each value you wanted. Now, simply type in your values into a single field. For example, if in the quantity drop down, you wanted to display 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 12, you'd just type "1-6,12". This will save a lot of time when setting up or editing customer choice release options. If you have customer choice release options, just click the edit icon (pencil) and you'll see the new fields for each of your wines. 
  2. NEW: If you want to display a message to a member when they log in, you can now add a custom message to a membership. Just open their membership in Bloom, click on the Member details tab, and you'll see the new Custom message text box. Enter your message and when that member logs in to view/update their membership details, they will see that message above their membership details.
  3. NEW: Bloom admin now has an improved interface for managing member's credit cards. When you click on a member's billing information, the first thing you'll notice is that the credit card information is now above the billing address. You'll see the member's card info with an edit link. When you click edit, you are presented with an interface that allows you to pick a card to use for the membership, or add an additional card. Members can now have multiple cards saved and share those saved cards across multiple memberships. Currently, this feature is only available to admins. It will soon be available to members when managing cards on their My Membership view. 
  4. NEW: If you want to display a different product name to members who are joining a customer choice club, or editing their membership, you can add that new product name to the Display Name field in Bloom Product Specifications. Example uses of this are if the product name in Shopify doesn't have the level of detail you want, like appellation, vintage, or producer, you can simply add what you want it to read in the Display Name field. 
  5. UPDATED: Bloom's Avalara integration is getting an upgrade. We've now completed the first phase, which provides the ability for orders to be sent to AvaTax as transactions. We support new orders, order updates, and refunds. Next up, we'll be adding support for Avalara's new compliance features. 
  6. FIXED: We discovered a handful of bugs recently that we have fixed, including subscription renewal dates being accidentally erased when members switched release options on a subscription, performance improvements to Bloom checkout, and more.
  7. WORKING ON: Our new join flows didn't quite make this release. Our hope is it will be in our next release in January 2021. 

Version 0.57.0

Dec 02, 2020

  1. NEW: When batching you can now set a preferred ship date on all orders in the batch. You'll see the new interface on the final screen when creating a batch right before you process the orders. If ShipCompliant is integrated, you'll also see two additional fields, one for setting the Order Type and another to set the Fulfillment Type. These are typically used when you want to create orders of "Club" type in ShipCompliant. 
  2. NEW: We've completed Version 1 of our integration with SoundCommerce, a reporting platform that brings together data from all of your sales channels. They specialize in DtC businesses that offer subscription services. The actionable reporting they make available is amazing. And, they are located right here in Seattle!
  3. UPDATED: Bloom now handles discounts differently in ShipComplaint. Since they don't support order-level discounts, we're now calculating the discounts on each line item and reducing the line item price. This makes for a much cleaner order in ShipCompliant and doesn't require the "Discount" product to be created.
  4. WORKING ON: Soon we'll have an updated version of Bloom's Join a Club flow. Currently if using Bloom Checkout, it is integrated and feels like a checkout. We've received feedback that this isn't the ideal customer experience. So, we're breaking out Join and making feel more part of the Shopify Club page. We think this is going to be a much nicer customer experience. 

Version 0.56.0

Nov 11, 2020

  1. NEW: Many Bloom customers have had to contact us when memberships needed new default selections or moved from one release to another. Bloom now provides an interface where membership updates can be made in bulk. Head over to your Members tab in Bloom and first filter down to a specific club level. Using the checkboxes, select the memberships you want to update. Then, click the Bulk Actions dropdown and select "Update member selections". If you have multiple releases in your level, you'll first need to select what release you want to update the members in. If you have more than one release, or if you have memberships that are missing selections, you'll see an option to select those members to migrate. In most cases, you'll just select the memberships with selections. After you select the release, then you can pick specific members to migrate, where you can update/change their selections and/or quantities. This new feature also provides the ability to delete a release option from your level, even if memberships are assigned. There are more cool things you can do with this feature -- more than we can write about in release notes. Contact us if you want assistance with your migrations. 
  2. NEW: In order to reduce emails sent from Bloom going to users Spam folders, we provide the ability to add SPF and DKIM records to your domain's DNS. In order to complete that setup, your DNS updates need to be verified. If your sending email address hasn't been verified, we're now showing a notification badge on Bloom/Settings/Email. If it is verified, we also show a verified badge. This will be a nice visual queue that provides an easy way to see if your email sending email address is set up properly or not.
  3. NEW: For our Shopify Plus customers, or if you're using Bloom Checkout, there is now a new content section in the Shopify Customizer for Shipping Notice. If you need to let your customers know there may be shipping delays or other shipping-related messages, they can now show in the checkout. Just go to the Shopify Customizer, click Theme Settings, then Bloom and you'll see the new content section. 
  4. NEW: If you have a club level that only allows for pick up orders or just ship orders, you can now have a setting for that. Click the pencil icon to edit the level, scroll down to the Shipping Options section, and you'll see a new Delivery Options dropdown. If you select Pick up only, then your members won't see any ship options when joining a club, or when they view their membership profile. 
  5. UPDATE: If you're using ShipCompliant, orders now won't be marked as fulfilled in Shopify if the order in ShipC only has a tracking number. The order needs to have a status of "Shipped" before Shopify will auto-mark it as fulfilled. We made this change because it is common to print a label, but not ship it for a few days. Now, shipping confirmations won't be sent until the package is actually shipped. Nice.
  6. FIX: When ship orders were created, Bloom was using the first and last name of the member for the shipping address. This ended up being an issue for gift memberships. Instead of using the gift member's name, the club member's name was on the shipping address. This has been fixed.
  7. FIX: A recent release of Safari broke login authentication when trying to access Bloom on a mobile device. This is now fixed.
  8. FIX: We had a couple of customers point out rounding errors when taxes were calculated. Sometimes an order would be a penny off from what was expected. These rounding errors can be hard to track down, but we think we have it fixed. Let us know if you are still seeing any rounding issues on taxes.
  9. FIX: There are some page sorting bugs that occurred after updating our core software packages. These sorting issues have been sorted out.

Version 0.55.0

October 29, 2020

  1. NEW: When using the Pay with Saved Credit Card feature on a Shopify Draft order, you'll now see one or more cards you can select to use for the payment. Before, we'd simply use the card attached to the membership. As part of Bloom Payments, customers can now save multiple cards. They might be saved on a membership, or could be simply used in Bloom Checkout on a website order. Any card that is saved in Bloom Payments will be available to administrators when using Pay with Saved Credit Card. We'll continue to expand on this feature, where you'll be able to add and edit cards, add memberships, and more. 
  2. NEW: It is easy to forget to add specifications or select a type for your products. Forgetting can cause problems when creating orders, especially if you're using ShipCompliant, Avalara, or other integration that expects certain data to be available on products. Now, you'll see in the Shopify admin, a callout alerting you that "Products didn't publish to Bloom." What this means is that the products are either missing ABV or Product Type. If the product contains alcohol, make sure ABV is set in Product Specs. And, while you're at it, make sure the Shopify Product Type field is set. Once all of your products are set up, the callout will disappear. 
  3. NEW: You can now define Bundle products in Bloom Product Specs. This isn't a replacement for the Bundles app, think of it as an extension of the app. Currently, the Bundles app can't add Order Note Attributes to an order that has a product bundle. If you open Product Specs on a product, you'll now see a new interface to add multiple fields for the items in the bundle. You can add whatever you want to the field to describe what is in the bundle. When an order is created with the product that has bundle items defined in Product Specs, then we can use that data in order note attributes so they can display on packing slips, order notification emails, or many other areas in the platform. 
  4. NEW: Related to #2 above, Product Specs have a new drop-down for ShipCompliant Product Type. You don't have to have ShipCompliant to use this. We actually recommend using this to define your product type, as it pertains to alcohol. For instance, if you select "Wine" for this new product type, you don't need to set ABV or have a Shopify Product Type of "Wine" in order for Bloom to know it is an alcohol product. 
  5. UPDATED: You can now add Bcc emails to Bloom's automated emails. Just go to Bloom/Settings/Email and under the Admin Email field, you'll see a new Bcc field.
  6. FIX: Refunds will now be reflected correctly in ShipCompliant. Before, when you created a refund or exchange, those changes would not be reflected in a committed order in ShipCompliant. Now your orders will stay in better sync with Shopify. Your reporting will be happier now.
  7. OTHER FIXES: We've been busy on a lot of other fixes to the POS, ShipCompliant data syncing, Bloom Checkout, and much more -- too much to mention in this email. We'll continue to make a lot of impressive improvements in the coming months. 

Version 0.54.0

October 8, 2020

  1. NEW: Bloom Age Gate is now free to all Bloom customers. We've built a very slick content management interface in Shopify that allows for a lot of customizations. If you need it, we just need to add one line of code to your theme. Let us know if you want us to turn that on for ya. 
  2. NEW: If you're using ShipCompliant and need to recheck compliance on an order, you can now use the More Actions drop-down on the order and select Recheck Compliance. If you need check orders in bulk you can still use the recheck compliance tag. 
  3. NEW: When creating a draft order for a member in Shopify, you can now select the special member shipping rates available in the club level. For instance, if you offer free shipping for all club orders for members, that free shipping rate will appear in the draft order Shipping feature, along with any other rates that might be available for the order. Remember, you'll need to save your draft order with the customer and products before these new rates will appear. 
  4. NEW: Bloom Checkout now supports Pickup as an option. If using Bloom Checkout for club signups you can set your membership to Pickup or Ship depending on what you select when you join. Sweet!
  5. FIX: In our Batch reports, we display the gateway message for each payment. We fixed a bug where our reports were showing a different message than the corresponding payment record in the batch.
  6. WORKING ON: We've been very busy launching a number of really cool sites over the last several weeks. Our design and development team continues to push the limits of Shopify's content management system. We're also seeing some sites get Shopify's new customizer, so keep an eye out for it. We're continuing our work on new Clubs, Levels, and Allocations. Stay tuned.  

Version 0.53.0

September 19, 2020

  1. NEW: Bloom has a new method of membership signup we all "Simple signup". The customer will only see one form with fields for name, email address, phone number and birth date, if required. Simple signup is used when you just want to create an email list, but still create a membership profile in Bloom. This is the first example of how we're moving Bloom into Shopify's pages system, providing wineries total control over the look and feel, and flow, of the membership journey. The next version of this feature will be full signup, where members provide shipping and billing information. If you're interested in Simple signup, let us know. It does require us to assist you with building the right customer experience. 
  2. UPDATED: If you're using Bloom Payments, you can now create a draft order and use the customers saved credit card to pay for the order, regardless if they are a member or not. This does require that you are also using Bloom Checkout, and the customer chooses to save their credit card during checkout. 
  3. UPDATED: On the POS, when creating a new club member, the credit card field has been updated to use Stripe's latest interface, making entering a card easier and even more secure than before.
  4. UPDATED: When running batches, you should see some speed improvements. We'll continue to make batching faster, as we're looking closely into a "bulk processing" option which may make a dramatic difference. Stay tuned. 
  5. WORKING ON: Now that we have our first version of Subscriptions live, the concept of Clubs and Levels is getting blurred. This is forcing the design team to do a bit of re-thinking. We've taken every thing we have learn and pivoted towards a new architecture which us more flexibility to build the features you've been asking for. Progress is moving quickly. We'll keep you up-to-date as we progress. 

Version 0.52.0

Aug 23, 2020

  1. NEW: A lot of wineries want to ask for the customer's birthdate on the cart, before they checkout. Bloom now has a new section in Theme Settings to control turning this feature on or off. Plus, you can set the desired age limit from 18 to 21, or set it no ignore age all together. NOTE: In order to enable the birth date control the Bloom team needs to implement it on your cart, as each theme is different. Let us know if you want or need this feature and we'll get it working for you.
  2. UPDATED: If you are using the Gift option with Bloom memberships, the gift recipient name, email and gift duration will be included in Bloom's membership report. Just export your members from Bloom/Members and you'll see the new columns. Also, regarding Gifts, you can now edit the gift expiration date using the Bloom admin. 
  3. UPDATED: We've been very active on the new Sales Channel app. If you're using it already (you'll know if you navigate to Bloom using the left nav under Sales Channels and not under Apps) you may have noticed, Members is now the first, and default option. We know members is the most used screen, so we just made it first in the list. Additionally, we completely rebuilt how discounts work for the Sales Channel app, which will open the door for new discount options in the future. 
  4. UPDATED: In previous releases we've announced updates to how Bloom processes payments. We're continuing to work on, and improve, both card authorizations and payment capture routines. These updates make for fewer false errors and better error handling/reporting. 
  5. WORKING ON: We're continuing to work on our new interfaces for Clubs and Membership Levels. This will set us up to start on Allocations in the coming weeks. Stay tuned. 

Version 0.51.0

July 29, 2020

  1. NEW: We have had a lot of requests for this report, and the first version is finally here: Email sending report. If you navigate to Bloom/Reports/Email you'll see a listing of all the emails sent from Bloom. These include new memberships, batch orders processed, cancellations, and more. On the report you can search by email address and filter by email status. Because of the way we're retrieving the data, the report might be slow to load when filtering. We're working on performance improvements for version 2.
  2. UPDATE: We have added new merge tags for emails sent from Bloom. In case you don't know what a merge tag is, these are short code snippets that allow you to dynamically insert data into your emails. For example, {{club_name}} will insert the name of the club that a membership belongs to. Read more about merge tags in Bloom's help content. 
  3. UPDATE: New product specs have been added for champagne and spirits. If you need new fields for specs that don't exist, please let us know. 
  4. UPDATE: You won't see this new feature, but the development team has been working hard rebuilding our payments architecture. These updates solve a lot of issues we were seeing with orders being marked as successful, even though there was an error in the final step of saving the order. And provides a foundation for all customers to consider moving to Bloom checkout later this summer. Stay tuned for more on that.
  5. FIXES: We squashed numerous bugs in July and will continue working on incremental improvements to Bloom. 
  6. WORKING ON: The design team is continuing to refine our designs for Bloom 1.0, specifically how Clubs and Membership Levels will integrate with Shopify products. You can see this in action on Empathy Wines website, where Club Empathy is a product you add to the cart, which loads Bloom checkout. This is only one, of many ways we'll be able to sign customers up for a membership. 

 

Version 0.50.0

June 26, 2020

It has been almost 5 weeks since our last release. A lot has been worked on, and we're excited to announce that our new Bloom Sales Channel app is going into beta testing on July 1, with a select group of customers. Our plans are to make it publicly available around August 1st. With the sales channel app, you'll see Bloom will no longer be located in the Apps tab. Instead, you'll see Bloom under your Online Store as primary navigation in the Shopify admin. Additionally, you'll have the choice to use Bloom Checkout, which is a new club signup and product checkout experience. There are too many features to list here but expect to learn more as we get closer to the public launch. Other than that, here are the other updates we've made:

  1. NEW: On the Member report in Bloom/Reports, you'll see a new column for Declines. You'll see a number (could be a zero) which tells you how many payments have been declined for each membership. You can quickly see how many membership payments have been declined, and act on them accordingly. Sweet!
  2. UPDATE: Bloom will now send gift messages, or special instructions to ShipCompliant, which allows your fulfillment center to add these notes to packing slips or gift cards. This does require a bit of custom development work, so let us know if you are interested in this feature. 
  3. UPDATE: Since Shopify has updated tax interfaces, you no longer need to provide a zip code for Bloom tax presences or overrides. If you have zip codes today, you can leave them. They just aren't required anymore. 
  4. BUGS: Some of you may have experienced bugs with ShipCompliant status, and batch payment status. These were do to a major update to how member payments are processed, as well as almost doubling the different status to now have for ShipCompliant. We still know of one issue that we're working on to correct, where in rare cases a payment will be marked as failed, when it actually succeed. Please continue to report issues and we'll attempt to address them as quickly as we can. 

Version 0.49.0

May 20, 2020

  1. NEW: Tiered discounts for web purchases are now available. Many wineries want to offer better discounts, the more wine customers purchase. For club members only, you can now offer different discounts based on the quantity in their cart. You'll first need to define your discount tiers on the club level in Bloom. Then the Bloom team will need to implement the update on your cart. Contact us if you'd like this feature added. 
  2. UPDATE: Our FORT integration is now complete. If you are using a warehouse using FORT software, you can now have a direct integration for fulfillments. In Bloom/Settings/Integrations there is a new checkbox where you can activate FORT Systems. When activated, every order will have a new order attribute called "Fort Fulfillment Type". The values can be "Ship" "Pick up" or "in Person". Any order marked as "Ship" will be sent to your warehouse. Contact us if you're interested in setting this up, as it may require installing the FORT app onto your shop.
  3. UPDATE: Our ShipCompliant integration will now skip compliance checks if the order doesn't contain products with alcohol (doesn't have an ABV set). Meaning, it is more important than ever to make sure your alcohol products have ABV values set, if you want orders to be compliant. 
  4. FIX: We fixed an issue we uncovered with our ShipCompliant integration, where in some cases, new products were being synced with "0" for ABV.
  5. WORKIN ON: The new Bloom Checkout and Sales Channel is getting closer to complete. We will be testing it with a handful of customers in early July. Stay tuned. 

Version 0.48.0

April 30, 2020

  1. NEW: Bloom has always had minimum and maximum quantity values for customizations. We've now added minimum and maximum pricing as well. So, if you want to ensure customizations reach a certain price threshold, just added your values on the Edit Club Level view. 
  2. NEW: If you want to add a gift message to an order before you checkout, we can now easily add To, From and Message fields. These message can then appear on packing slips, if printed from Order Printer, or any app that uses Order Note Attribute fields. This feature will require custom updates to your site's cart view. Contact us if you're interested. 
  3. UPDATED: We've added new shipping options on Bloom club levels, for both club and web orders: 
        - $7 if less than $100, Free over $100
        - $12 flat rate or free shipping on 12+ bottles
        - $15 flat rate or free shipping on 12+ bottles
        - $17 if less than $100, Free over $100
  4. FIXES: Many Bloom customers experienced duplicate orders in certain situations. This was due to a major change we made to our payment gateway API, and wasn't caught during testing. That fix, and many other small fixes have been made since the last release. Hopefully Bloom is more stable for everyone.
  5. WORKING ON: Continued work on Bloom 1.0, specifically merging a lot of new, soon-to-be-released features, into the existing code base. This will ensure our customers can easily move between the current version of Bloom (we'll start calling it the legacy version) and Bloom 1.0.  Next up is finalizing and releasing our new join process and checkout.  

Version 0.47.0

April 14, 2020

  1. NEW: There is a new report in Bloom! If you need to see when your members last updated their membership status, just head over to Bloom Reports and you'll see the first tab is now Memberships. Sweet!
  2. UPDATED: We've greatly improved some of the Join a Club flows, particularly those rare, complex flows like you're already a customer, with an account, and you want a club membership. Before, Bloom required customers to verify themselves via an email. Now, through some fancy coding, new members will just flow straight into the Shipping Options view without needing to verify.
  3. UPDATED: In addition to improving the flows, we've also made vast improvements on the performance of the Join a Club flow. This is particularly evident for those customers who might have hundreds of new members joining at the same time. No more application timeouts!
  4. FIX: We fixed a bug where some refunds weren't completing fully, as well as a bug that would make the Sales Tax report error out when certain data was loaded into it.
  5. WORKING ON: We're knee-deep in the design and customer experience for our new allocation checkout. It is going to be amazing.

Version 0.46.2

March 31, 2020

  1. NEW: Bloom has always added Order Notes to new orders, which provide information regarding compliance checks, payment gateway messages, and more. Some of our customers use the Order notes field for very specific purposes, and the notes Bloom adds may clutter things up. Now, you can turn notes off. Just go to Bloom/Settings/General and uncheck the Order notes feature.
  2. UPDATED: We've added email addresses to the Gift Recipient report in Bloom. This will assist in creating contact lists for email marketing, etc.
  3. UPDATED: Our Avalara integration that uses the AvaTax tax rates for club orders is now complete. We'll continue to build out this integration and required by our customers.

Version 0.46.0

March 25, 2020

  1. NEW: Discount codes can now be added by new members when joining a wine club. Why you might ask? If you are a winery who collects payment and ships a new member's order upon signup, you can incentivize them by providing a discount on this first order. When a discount code is added by a new member during signup, we simply tag the customer with a new "Promo: " tag. You will need to check the customer's tags before giving them a discount when creating their first order. You can turn this feature on in Bloom/Settings/General. The Promo Code field will appear on the Billing view for members and in the Bloom admin. This feature is a work-in-progress and plan to integrate it more seamlessly in the future. Let us know if you have questions.
  2. UPDATED: "Keg" is now a container size option in Bloom Product Specifications. This will allow our customers who pour beer or wine from Kegs to track inventory using Keg as the container. 
  3. FIX: The auto-updater in Authorize.net stopped updating credit cards in Bloom, which meant you might have cards in Bloom that marked "Expired" they may have actually been updated in Authorize.net. Since this service has been flaky, we've built our own. Every time you log into Bloom, it will run a quick check all cards stored in Bloom, and sync them with Authorize.net data.
  4. FIX: If you reprocess an order in a failed batch the "Processed date" will now reflect the date it was reprocessed. Before, it was only displaying the date the order was initially processed. 
  5. WORKING ON: With our amazing growth, we're still seeing some customer get certain processes "stuck" in a queue. For instance, running a report might take longer than expected because there are other jobs ahead of yours. Like we've already completed for batching orders, we're moving other background process to our new queuing job service. 

Version 0.45.0

March 16, 2020

  1. NEW: If a customer has requested a preferred ship date, you can now add a date on the order. There are two ways to achieve this 1) add a tag to the order "Preferred ship date: 03-15-2020" or 2) Preferred ship date should be an option to edit on the Additional Options box on the order, right under the Notes box. The date will appear on a 205 report in the Requested Ship Date column. Sweet!
  2. NEW: Smart links can be added to emails you send to members which will load the Activate Account view if they don't have an account or will load the login page if they do have an account. This means you don't need to send separate emails for each segment, but send one with a smart link and Bloom will take care of the rest. If you want to use smart links, just give us a shout and we'll get you set up. 
  3. NEW: When a new member is creating a membership, the billing view where they enter their billing information has an empty space to the right of the form, where you can now add custom content. You can use it to provide information about recurring billing, security, or anything else you might want to tell your members in this context. You'll find the new rich text box in the Edit Club Level view. 
  4. UPDATED: Birth date is no longer required when signing up a member in the POS. We're assuming your tasting room staff will check for age in person. This will make club signup a bit faster on the POS.
  5. UPDATED: "Can" is now a container type you can select in Product Specifications. "Keg" will be coming soon for those wineries who are using kegs for glass pours.
  6. UPDATED: We've updated our entire software stack to the latest Ruby gems and Shopify APIs. If this doesn't make sense, it just means we're using the latest and greatest code Shopify has to offer.
  7. WORKING ON: The Avalara integration is almost complete. We're in final testing. It may be released as a hot-fix this week. Our developers are continuing to work on the new membership signup designs and allocation memberships. We've built some great tools to help us migrate faster and more easily from other platforms, which we'll continue to improve. At the Washington Winegrowers Trade Show, we demoed a beta version of the new Shopify Point of Sale, and we're excited about where that is headed. 

Version 0.44.0

February 21, 2020

  1. NEW: We've added the ability to use merge tags in Bloom emails. There are currently only two tags available, but the infrastructure is there to easily add more. You can display the member's last 4 card numbers or their shipping address. If you'd like to learn how to use these, just check out this short help article
  2. NEW: In our last release we added the ability to select Residential or Commercial for a shipping address. Now you can also add shipping surcharges to either of these address types. This is useful if your shipping carrier charges you more to ship to one type vs. another. Currently, this only works for wine club orders. The surcharges will not be applied to web orders. 
  3. NEW: If you want (or need) extra birthdate validation, we can now add a birthdate field on the shopping cart, before the customer enters the checkout. This update does require a couple of hours of extra work from the Bloom team. Let us know if you'd like us to implement that feature for you.
  4. NEW: Bloom is now integrated with the Shopify app Advanced Shipping Rules. For only $9 a month, you can add very complex shipping strategies to your store and club shipments. 
  5. UPDATED: When viewing your batch details, you'll now see a new column for "Processed Date" for each attempted payment. This will help you compare the last attempted payment date to the date billing was last updated. 
  6. FIX: When creating batches, members with failed payments weren't being excluded from batching as expected. That is now fixed.
  7. FIX: Bloom shipping reports are now generated much faster.
  8. FIX: Dates on Orders and Products reports now use the order date, and not the order created date. We saw this issue after importing orders from legacy systems, and should now be fixed. 
  9. WORKING ON: Integrating Avalara with Bloom club orders for Shopify Plus customers, and continuing to work on the new designs for Bloom 1.0. 

Version 0.43.0

February 4, 2020

  1. NEW: Added the option to select whether a shipping address is residential or commercial. This will appear when you edit a member's shipping address in the admin, and when new members are signing up on the website. A shipping type of 'residential' or 'commercial' will appear as a note on batch orders now. It will also be added as a tag for easier order filtering in Shopify, and as a column when you export the shipping report. 
  2. UPDATE: We made some major performance upgrades to reports in Bloom, so now loading or exporting reports is much faster. 
  3. UPDATE: We removed the 'Bloom' tag on customers and orders. We got feedback that this was confusing to some people. 
  4. UPDATE: Improvements in Safari, the install page should no longer show up every time Bloom is loaded. Note that you will still have to accept cookies in some instances, due to Safari's security protocols. 
  5. FIX: In Shipcompliant, the customer phone number is now passed as the customer key if the customer didn't have an email address associated with them. 
  6. FIX: In rare cases, if a wine was deleted from a collection, an empty space would appear in the additional wines selections. This is now fixed. 
  7. WORKING ON: We're continuing work on the build out of our new Sales Channel in Shopify, as well as the redesign of Bloom admin interfaces.

Version 0.42.0

January 13, 2020

  1. NEW: Bottle deposits are now available for Bloom orders. You will still need to use an app to take bottle deposits for web orders for the time being, but for all club orders bottle deposits can be added automatically for each order line item that has a bottle (defined by having a Volume in product specs). You can find the bottle deposit feature in Bloom/Settings/Billing & Tax
  2. UPDATE: When creating tax overrides in Bloom Settings, you can now distinguish between alcohol and merchandise. Some tax jurisdictions have different tax rules for different product types. You can now dial in your override rates if needed. Contact support if you need assistance setting up tax overrides.
  3. UPDATE: In the case where a new club member is signing up for a club, but their email address already exists in Shopify, we show a message letting them know they need to check their email and respond to a verification notification. The message that displays can now be managed in Bloom/Settings/General
  4. FIX: On the POS app, there was a bug that was hiding the "Select" button when trying to select a level for a new member. This is now fixed.
  5. WORKING ON: The development team is rebuilding our order background processes so that each shop (your store) will get it's own, dedicated processor. Batched orders will begin to run automatically. The design team is knee-deep in redesign Bloom's admin interfaces and getting it ready for our new Sales Channel in Shopify. 

 

 

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