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 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Sep 10, 2019 14:18
 Subject: Re: Future of BL with brands?
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Help, randyf writes:
  In Help, calsbricks writes:
  In Help, Cob writes:
  In Help, popsicle writes:
  Beyond the two brands; AFOL Designer Program and BrickArms, are there currently
any other brands under the umbrella search option All Brands?

What little I know of the timeline-of-events, was that the All Brands
listing option was put into place first, allowing BrickArms an in, onto BL’s
platform. I remember Jaclyn's announcement: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1071320

Entirely possible I've got it all wrong, as clueless to site updates as I
feel like most of the time

Was folding BrickArms into BL the original intent for the adding of the All
Brands
listing option? Or was the option's genesis to be an umbrella
term for the planned introduction of other brands?

Are there plans or thoughts of adding more brands? Should there be? (I've
no opinion on this last question, just curious of what others think)

Maybe there’s a mission statement of sorts, that spell out these points? If so,
direction to it would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Cory

I believe "all brands" as been there from the beginning.

+1 - It has. I cannot find the message which was put out by Jaclyn after the
furore of the Brickarms saga but in it she suggested they would always consider
adding other brands but not clones, or something like that. Nothing else ever
emerged from that but who really knows what the intentions of BL management are.
With the various tangents they tend to move off onto, almost anything is possible.

A mission statement - dreamer

As far as I know, there will be no more brands added to BrickLink and the BrickArms
addition may be depricated. These were stipulations by LEGO for the ADP to happen.

Cheers,
Randy

Interesting and lets hope it materialises in that way.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Sep 10, 2019 13:58
 Subject: Re: Future of BL with brands?
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In Help, Cob writes:
  In Help, popsicle writes:
  Beyond the two brands; AFOL Designer Program and BrickArms, are there currently
any other brands under the umbrella search option All Brands?

What little I know of the timeline-of-events, was that the All Brands
listing option was put into place first, allowing BrickArms an in, onto BL’s
platform. I remember Jaclyn's announcement: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1071320

Entirely possible I've got it all wrong, as clueless to site updates as I
feel like most of the time

Was folding BrickArms into BL the original intent for the adding of the All
Brands
listing option? Or was the option's genesis to be an umbrella
term for the planned introduction of other brands?

Are there plans or thoughts of adding more brands? Should there be? (I've
no opinion on this last question, just curious of what others think)

Maybe there’s a mission statement of sorts, that spell out these points? If so,
direction to it would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Cory

I believe "all brands" as been there from the beginning.

+1 - It has. I cannot find the message which was put out by Jaclyn after the
furore of the Brickarms saga but in it she suggested they would always consider
adding other brands but not clones, or something like that. Nothing else ever
emerged from that but who really knows what the intentions of BL management are.
With the various tangents they tend to move off onto, almost anything is possible.

A mission statement - dreamer
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Sep 10, 2019 09:15
 Subject: Re: Any one use Brickstock? Need Help
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In Related Software, OmnipresentECA writes:
  In Related Software, uvt203 writes:
  In Related Software, OmnipresentECA writes:
  Hello,

I have recently started using Brickstock to inventory, and sell my Legos. But
I am un-able to do "mass-Updates". It says it needs a "Bricklink-Lot ID" and
I am not seeing how to give my Brickstock inventory a Lot ID based off of my
Bricklink inventory.

If any one can explain how to do mass updates via Brickstock it would be greatly
appreciated!

Thanks again!
Ethan Arndt

You can not make updates when loading new items for sale - you need to use mass
upload. Update is for ..... updates

/Asger

Yes, lol. I understand that and I do that. I am trying to MASS-UPDATE inventory
that I already have on Brinklink. For instance I have 25 2x2 Bricks on Brinklink,
I need to UPDATE it to 32 and I need to do this for 100 different items. But
instead of doing this 1 at a time per different Item, how do I update quantities
for more than 1 Item?

What has been said is correct. You are not using either the right menu entry
or the correct mass upload box.

First things first download your inventory into Brickstock. Secondly right click
on the top line of the bricklink data and select Lot ID (it is near the bottom
and will add a column to your screen display which shows your lot id.

When you have altered the items that you wish to change quantities for - use
select all - and export mass update in xml to Bricklink. That cr4eates a file
which you8 must paste into the bottom box of the mass update screen (Not the
top). Verify that file and then update your inventory.

Hope that helps - works every time.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Sep 10, 2019 08:40
 Subject: Re: Retain after sold out?
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In Selling, Teup writes:
  In Selling, calsbricks writes:
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
  In Selling, yorbrick writes:
  In Selling, Sadler_Bricks writes:
  Can I get the exact meaning of

Retain after sold out???

It keeps the item in your inventory but with qty 0, so you can keep details such
as pricing, when last sold, etc.

I also have been curious about this feature. I have used it for some common
parts so that I don't have to reprice when I have more to put into inventory.
But on seeing Yorbrick's mention of "last sold, etc" I am wondering if there
are other ways I could be using this feature. How else do some of you sellers
out there use the Retain After Sold feature?

HI there - I think you will find an awful lot of stores don't use it due
to its effect on new lot notifications. If you retain it as 0 quantity and then
add some stock that does not go down as a notify.

Thee entire way BL handles inventory needs a rethink - but that isn't really
going to happen - we do not use it and keep all our stats offline. That eliminates
the issues with BL attempting to do it and also allows us to replace standard
items with new quantities and get a notify out for that.

Unfortunately, stores that sell across platforms need to retain, in order to
sync their inventory. So I'm pretty much stuck with not having notifications.
Not really fair, so I'm considering deleting and reuploading my inventory
sometime, but I'm not entirely sure that lets me keep my lot IDs.

It absolutely does not. Lot id's are unique to part/colour/condition and
if that is removed and then recreated it is a new lot id. That is an absolute.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Sep 10, 2019 08:39
 Subject: Re: Retain after sold out?
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In Selling, Huskers1236 writes:
  In Selling, calsbricks writes:
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
  In Selling, yorbrick writes:
  In Selling, Sadler_Bricks writes:
  Can I get the exact meaning of

Retain after sold out???

It keeps the item in your inventory but with qty 0, so you can keep details such
as pricing, when last sold, etc.

I also have been curious about this feature. I have used it for some common
parts so that I don't have to reprice when I have more to put into inventory.
But on seeing Yorbrick's mention of "last sold, etc" I am wondering if there
are other ways I could be using this feature. How else do some of you sellers
out there use the Retain After Sold feature?

HI there - I think you will find an awful lot of stores don't use it due
to its effect on new lot notifications. If you retain it as 0 quantity and then
add some stock that does not go down as a notify.

Thee entire way BL handles inventory needs a rethink - but that isn't really
going to happen - we do not use it and keep all our stats offline. That eliminates
the issues with BL attempting to do it and also allows us to replace standard
items with new quantities and get a notify out for that.

The loss of notification is my biggest issue with it. I use the feature on any
parts that I think are going to be a staple in my inventory. Searching through
my inventory to re-list parts is a lot quicker than going through the entire
library of parts on Bricklink.

Agreed but we rarely use Bricklink when listing - everything we do is in Brickstock
and that is much, much easier for adding/altering inventory. As we said this
part of the system is functional but needs re-thinking. I don't really know
why I keep saying that as BL are not going to make changes to the classic site
- we were advised of that at Brickwold by their head of development Marvin Park,
who also acts as the CEO.

Brickstock, also needs work but it is far eaeier to use than Bricklink for adding
inventory and making adjustments.

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