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Inventory Management Help

 

  Uploading from BookTrakker
  Uploading from Prager, Software
  Uploading from HomeBase 2.3 as HomeBase file
  Uploading from HomeBase 3 as HomeBase or UIEE Compliant File
  Uploading from BookHound 7ce
  Uploading from any Inventory Package that Supports UIEE (Universal  Information Exchange Environment)
  The Preferred Scribblemonger Tab Delimited Inventory File Format
  Uploading from Art of Book
  Uploading from FillZ
  Uploading Images
  Configuring Order "Pulling/Retrieval"

If you're using a format you don't see here, please contact us for help.

Uploading from BookTrakker

BookTrakker provides an upload capability directly to scribblemonger.com.  The Scribblemonger Book Exchange specific information is:

Service Name: Scribblemonger Book Exchange
Host Address (URL): ftp.scribblemonger.com
Username (login): <your scribblemonger.com username>@bisibat.com
Password: <the password you use for scribblemonger.com>
Account Path: /

Image file uploads use the same values as shown above.  See the BookTrakker website for details on uploading images.

Instructions are available on the BookTrakker website.  Click here for general instructions. To see the final instructions, click here.

 

Uploading from Prager, Software

Prager, Software provides an upload capability directly to our site.  To configure Prager for uploads to the Scribblemonger Book Exchange, follow these steps:

  1. Configure Scribblemonger as a valid upload site by selecting the 'User IDs and Passwords' tab.
    Enter <your scribblemonger.com username>@bisibat.com (without the brackets) and the password you use for scribblemonger.com
  2. Create an export file on the 'Export' tab.
  3. Select the Upload tab (if not placed on this tab directly from Export).
    Make sure that the Scribblemonger checkbox is checked
  4. Click the Upload button
  5. From the Open dialog box, choose the file to upload and click Open.
    The file will be sent to our site in the correct format

Complete instructions are available on the Prager, Software website.

 

Uploading from HomeBase 2.3 as HomeBase file

  1. From the HomeBase main screen, choose upload to ABE.
  2. Choose a location to save the file.
    You don't have to use the preloaded filename, but be sure to note somewhere the location and filename you use.
  3. Click Save and finish.
  4. Return to your account page at the Scribblemonger Book Exchange.
  5. Scroll down to the Bookseller Inventory Upload area and select HomeBase (ABE).
  6. Click Choose File and navigate to the file named in step 2 above.
  7. Click Upload.

A completion page will display and your inventory will be automatically uploaded.

 

Uploading from HomeBase 3 as HomeBase or UIEE Compliant File

  1. From the HomeBase main screen, choose Export from the File menu.
    The Export Wizard appears.
  2. Make sure Listings is selected and click Next.
  3. Choose either All or Changes since; then click Next. 
    (For the initial upload, be sure to select All.)
    The Select Export Format page appears.
  4. Choose UIEE and click Next.
  5. Choose a location to save the export file.
    You don't have to use the preloaded filename, but be sure to note somewhere the location and filename you use.
  6. Click Save and finish.
  7. Return to your account page at the Scribblemonger Book Exchange.
  8. Scroll down to the Bookseller Inventory Upload area and select UIEE.
  9. Click Choose File and navigate to the file named in step 5 above.
  10. Click Upload.

A completion page will display and your inventory will be automatically uploaded.

 

Uploading from BookHound 7ce

  1. From BookHound main screen, click 'uploads'. 
  2. Click 'create file_a_n.txt'.
    (n could be any number). 
    A box appears confirming that your file was created in your 'my_uploads' folder.  This file is likely in your Users folder under Documents>Bibliopolis>BookHound 7ce>BookHound>my_uploads.
  3. Return to your account page at the Scribblemonger Book Exchange.
  4. Scroll down to the Bookseller Inventory Upload area and select BookHound 7ce.
  5. Click Choose File and navigate to the file named in step 2 above.
  6. Click Upload.

A completion page will display and your inventory will be automatically uploaded.

 

Uploading from any Inventory Package that Supports UIEE (Universal Information Exchange Environment)

  1. Follow the instructions for your book inventory package to export your book inventory as UIEE.
    Be sure to note somewhere the location and filename you use.
  2. Return to your account page at the Scribblemonger Book Exchange.
  3. Scroll down to the Bookseller Inventory Upload area and select UIEE.
  4. Click Choose File and navigate to the appropriate file.
  5. Click Upload.

A completion page will display and your inventory will be automatically uploaded. 

 

The Preferred Scribblemonger Tab Delimited Inventory File Format

Each record is made up of 17 tab-delimited fields structured in the order shown below..  The entire first record (line) is ignored; you can use it as a header line or leave it blank.

Field Name Field Description
Record Number (SKU) Unique value which identifies this item.
Title May not be left blank.
Author May not be left blank.  Preferred format is:
  For a single author - surname, forename
  For multiple authors - surname1, forename1; surname2, forename2; etc
Description Provides a description of the book, including additional binding and condition information not provided in the fields below.  May not be blank.
Publisher Name of the publisher.  May be left blank.
Publication Location Location the book was published in.  May be left blank.
Publication Date Date the book was published.  May be left blank.
Edition May be left blank.
Binding Hardcover or Softcover required.  Additional information can be provided such as leather, spiral, etc. May not be left blank.
Book Condition Indicate New, Fine, Near Fine, Very Good+, Very Good, Very Good-, Good+, Good, Good-, Fair, or Poor.  Actually anything will be accepted, but these are the preferred terms.  May not be left blank.
Jacket Condition Same values as Book Condition.  Leave blank if no jacket.
Price In US$, formatted as x.yz  May not be left blank.
Image URL Location of image in "http://" format.  May be left blank.
Signed Y or Yes if signed; N, No, or blank if not signed.  Indicate in description if signed by author, illustrator, etc.
ISBN May be left blank.
Pages Number of pages.  May be left blank.
Quantity A value of 0 (or a blank field) deletes the listing if it exists (otherwise the record is ignored).

 

Uploading from Art of Book

Art of Book provides an upload capability directly to scribblemonger.com, using the Custom Venue configuration.  To get to this configuration, select the Settings tab in the top menu bar.  From the Settings selections displayed, choose Venue Settings.  Scroll down to the Custom Venue settings area, and enter the following values into an available custom venue (Custom Venue 1 shown in example below):

Custom Venue 1 FTP Display Name: Scribblemonger Book Exchange
Custom Venue 1 FTP host: ftp.scribblemonger.com
Custom Venue 1 FTP Username: <your scribblemonger.com username>@bisibat.com
Password: <the password you use for scribblemonger.com>
Format: You can choose either AOB Tab-Delimited or HomeBase
Custom Venue 1 FTP Directory: Directory depends on format selection:
For AOB Tab-Delimited, use:   aob/
For HomeBase, use:   hb/
Pull/Do Not Pull Orders You can select either "Pull Orders" or "Do Not Pull Orders".  If "Pull Orders" is selected, you must configure Scribblemonger to write the orders to your FTP account.
Active/Inactive Select Active

 

Uploading from FillZ

FillZ provides an upload capability directly to scribblemonger.com, using the Custom Marketplace configuration.  To configure Scribblemonger as a custom marketplace:

1. Log in to your FillZ account and click Settings->Marketplaces->Custom Configuration for "n" (choose from Custom 1-6)

2. Enter information in all applicable fields as shown below:

Custom #n  
Marketplace Name: Scribblemonger Book Exchange
FTP Hostname: ftp.scribblemonger.com
Your FTP User ID at Custom #n: <your scribblemonger.com username>+bisibat.com
Password at Custom #n: <the password you use for scribblemonger.com>
FTP Password: <the password you use for scribblemonger.com>
File format: UIEE

If you want FillZ to retrieve order information from us, you must configure Scribblemonger to write the orders to your FTP account.

 

Uploading Images

Images can be uploaded individually, or zipped into a .zip file.  Image formats supported are: .jpg, .gif, and .bmp.

Image file names must be the Record Number (i.e. inventory number, SKU, &c) of the listed book the image is for.  For example, a .jpg image for a book with a record number of 'BK0042' must have a filename of BK0042.jpg.

The images can be uploaded from within the Inventory Management section on the 'my account' page. They  can also be directly uploaded using an ftp client program.  Files should be placed in the root area of your account.

 

Configuring Order "Pulling/Retrieval"

Order Pulling/Retrieval support is provided for Art of Book and FillZ.  To enable this support follow these steps:

1. Login to Scribblemonger and go to the 'my account' page

2. Scroll down the the Inventory Management section

3. In the Order Pulling/Retrieval area, select the service that you use

4. Click Submit

 

 

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