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Colorado Retail Delivery Fee

Overview As of July 1, 2022, Colorado has implemented a retail delivery fee "All deliveries by motor vehicle to a location in Colorado with at least one item of tangible personal property subject to state sales or use tax." (Colorado Department of Revenue website) "Retailers that make retail deliveries must show the total of the fees on the receipt or invoice as one item called 'retail delivery fees.'" (Colorado Department of Revenue website) Retail Delivery Fee | Department of Revenue - Taxation (colorado.gov) NOTE: Read the article for full specifications of the fee and what is required Starting with version 7.732, Stone Edge will have a built-in solution to comply with this fee. The change will: Add the necessary $0 line item to manual orders shipping to CO Let anyone using order manager as their tax system add a flat rate to their sales tax Marketplaces should have systems in place to deal with this change since the customer first sees their receipt from the website upon ordering. Marketplaces and Sales Tax Systems (Updated 7/01/2022) This is a list of articles regarding different company's approaches to this new fee Marketplaces Amazon Colorado Marketplace Tax and Retail Delivery Fee Collection FAQ [...]

By |2022-07-01T16:51:25+00:00July 1st, 2022|Support, Tips & Tricks, Updates|0 Comments

Microsoft Ending Support of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 11 Internet Explorer has been around since the year 1995 and on October 17, 2013, Internet Explorer 11 was released, which was the last major version of Internet Explorer. Starting June 15, 2022, Internet Explorer 11 will not be supported for certain versions of Windows 10.  Microsoft plans to move its users to Microsoft Edge as it boasts more features and better security. Updates with Stone Edge Stone Edge previously used Internet Explorer to open any web connection from Stone Edge. Starting with version 7.729, Stone Edge has been updated to use the default browser located within your Windows settings. What if I have an Older Operating System? True the end of Internet Explorer 11 will mostly affect Windows 10 users at the time of writing this, however that does not mean other operating systems will not be affected. Even if you can still access Internet Explorer on older operating systems the majority of Microsoft’s technical support is for Windows 10 and 11. Outdated software can cause issues and being more aware of your software and staying up-to-date is the best way to keep these changes from affecting you. But What About IE Mode? IE Mode, or Internet [...]

By |2022-05-20T15:29:19+00:00May 20th, 2022|Support, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

MaxMind GeoIP Legacy Depreciating 05/31/2022

Stone Edge uses a MaxMind integration to help with fraud detection on orders. On May 31, 2022, MaxMind will be retiring the GeoIP Legacy Database previously used by Stone Edge. Starting with version 7.730, Stone Edge will be updated to utilize the new GeoIP2 database to make this transition seamless. We recommend updating the newest version of Stone Edge for MaxMind functionality to continue working. If there are any issues regarding updating, don't hesitate to get in touch with sales@stoneedge.com to find out other options. More information can be found from the MaxMind blog linked below: Retirement of GeoIP Legacy Downloadable Databases in May 2022 | MaxMind Blog

By |2022-05-05T19:19:18+00:00May 5th, 2022|Support, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Depreciation of Less Secure Apps for Google

Less Secure Apps for Google Stone Edge is compatible with Google email accounts by enabling “Less Secure Apps.” As of May 30, 2022, “Less Secure Apps” will be depreciated and unavailable. Google Workspace has an extended date yet to be determined but will be announced on the Google Workspace Blog. Once “Less Secure Apps” becomes unusable, Stone Edge will no longer be able to use SMTP for Google emails. What does this mean for Stone Edge? There are essentially two solutions to this issue. Migrate to a different email platform. We recommend migrating to Microsoft Outlook since any company with Microsoft 365 will already have access to this. Migrating includes mail, calendar, and contacts with few exceptions. Microsoft has detailed articles on migrating from Google, which can be found below. Perform a Google Workspace migration to Microsoft 365 or Office 365 | Microsoft Docs Migrate consumer Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) mailboxes to Microsoft 365 or Office 365 | Microsoft Docs NOTE: There are many other email platforms that can be used your company will need to research which is right for your needs. Use a 3rd party email client using GWSMO or IMAP. Again, we recommend going to Microsoft [...]

By |2022-05-04T15:41:37+00:00May 2nd, 2022|Support, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Speed Up Order Imports

The Stone Edge Order Manager (SEOM) is a powerful automation tool for online retailers.  It can take processing of orders from a very manual and tedious process, to a fully automated process, or somewhere in between. Why can order imports be slow? Many users like to automate routine tasks during the order import.  This might include running a MaxMind fraud check, validating address during import, charging credit cards, or using approval rules to revise or manipulate orders.  Unfortunately, the more things that you have the software doing during the import, the longer the import will take.  This is especially true when that "thing" involves a post to the Internet, such as fraud checks, address validation on both billing and shipping addresses, and credit card processing.  If each API call takes one second to post, wait for a response, then process the response,  you can see how doing a fraud check, address validation, and credit card pre-authorization can add several seconds to the import of each orders!  Multiply that times hundreds or thousands of orders and you're in for a long wait. The other bottleneck when import orders has to do with the limitations of reliably importing data between two distinct [...]

By |2020-05-18T23:39:41+00:00May 18th, 2020|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments