Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Hunt Valley, MD – Sheridan has developed seven extensive features for its direct to consumer sales platforms, Sheridan Connect and Publisher Connect. These features further simplify the purchasing and behind the scenes processes for both publishers and their customers.
This feature permits bulk sales of electronic books and journal anthologies by providing purchasers authorization codes that can be distributed to students, conference attendees, etc. and used to download their copy of the eContent.
Administrators can now quickly and easily import bulk orders that are taken offline into the system using a CSV file.
Order details, sales, and consumer data have been brought together in a single powerful report that can be downloaded as a CSV file for easy analysis.
The Sheridan Connect platform is now able to integrate with a designated warehouse to ship and update orders as well as maintain inventory levels.
The ability to authenticate a user when logging into a Sheridan Connect site using existing credentials managed by the publisher is now available.
Used in conjunction with membership authentication, the tiered pricing feature allows the administrator to set different price points for the same item. When customers are logged in, they will see pricing appropriate for their membership level (ex. member, non-member, or student).
Publishers using Sheridan Connect can now generate additional revenue by selling general merchandise and apparel alongside their titles.
Sheridan Connect and Publisher Connect provide book and journal publishers with a turnkey solution for selling their content directly to consumers. Be it through creating a new, uniquely branded eCommerce site, or integrating with an established eCommerce site, these platforms simplify eBook and print fulfillment for publishers.
Eric Biggins, Technology Manager for Sheridan Books, comments “These seven new features further assist publishers in connecting their content with consumers in a simple, seamless, and intuitive manner. We are thrilled to make these extensive features available to all publishers.”
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. Comprised of The Sheridan Press, Sheridan Books, Inc., Dartmouth Printing Company, and Dartmouth Journal Services, each company within The Sheridan Group has a market specialty that supports scholarly journals, books, magazines, or catalogs. www.sheridan.com.