The Acton Bookshop offers Acton published and produced books and media, as well as selected other items related to Acton’s mission, to both retail and wholesale customers. Retail sales are primarily supported on an e-commerce site (Acton hosted Magento platform). At various times during the year the Bookshop also operates a point-of-sale physical store (Square platform) to support Acton events such as Acton University.
These operations are supported by our warehouse/fulfillment partner (Redux Books) who houses the majority of stock as well as handling and shipping the daily orders from the e-commerce site and any internal Acton customers.
The inventory and sales accounting is handled through a web application (Stitch) which integrates with both Shopify and Square to provide centralized management of stock and orders/invoices.
The vision for the Bookshop is to build out completely the infrastructure to manage day-to-day sales and inventory functions as well as the ability to fully account for the operation as if it was a standalone bookstore. Stitch has a built-in integration with Xero, a web based accounting platform, which can provide full accounting services for the Bookshop.
If you are particularly interested with the accounting side of running a bookshop, please indicate this in the "Comments" text box under the "Internship requested" section of the application.