Happy Holidays to all of you, our valued customers, collaborators, and friends. All of us at Small Farm Central hope that you will have some time to relax with your families, enjoy some delicious meals, and have a moment to reflect on all the good work you've done this past year. We are so looking forward to moving ahead with you in 2017 with new developments to our existing software and introducing even more options to help your farm, fishery, ranch, market or association succeed.
At Small Farm Central, we are taking some time to be with our families as well. So, as a reminder, we will having a light support schedule between December 24 and January 2. We will be checking in with voice- and email every day for sure, but will not be tending the phones and chat during our regular business hours.
In development news, we've got one new tool "in your stocking" to let you know about for those of you using E-Commerce: Store Charges and Discounts. Many of you in the past have asked to have some kind of way to apply a simple sales tax line item or a credit card processing fee to your online sales. Well, it's here! Under Sell > Configure > Charges & Discounts. We'll have a full help file up soon for you but we hope this will be a real boon for some of you and wanted to let you know right away as you plan for 2017. You can set the charges and discounts for flat amounts or percentages and limit them to a date range or specific departments.
In addition, we expect that early in 2017, for all our customers we will have a more mobile-friendly version of the Control Panel available. This will make it easier for you to do your website and Member Assembler work from a phone or tablet. This is a big development with a lot of testing needed so we can't give you a specific release date but it is definitely nearing the finish line!
Lastly, we wanted to give you a heads-up that we are doing a bit more server maintenance on Boxing Day, December 26. This has traditionally been a low traffic day and we do not expect service to be down for more than fifteen minutes to a half-hour. You will see more details about this in your Control Panel.
Once again, warmest wishes from the whole team! We love what we do and we couldn't do it without you!
The friendly Small Farm Central team,
Mike, Q, Daniel, Ollie, and Simon
ps Here's Mike's son Ralph "Monkeying Around the Christmas Tree!" We hope you all get a moment to be that happy too!