Here is an excerpt from an email from Guillaume who was a VERY welcome visitor to the Drome gathering:
Dear Open Food Network builders,
As asked this morning by some of you, let me write the few small evolutions that I beleive would make the use of the plateform easier for us as producers and all the new coming ones !
It might be things that I actually ignore but are already possible to do (but then you will teach me how to do so then
To limit the error riks, I would put an error message when no distributor is selected at the end of the sale cycle creation.
When the delivery time and place are not filled, an error message appears but doesn’t tell you what is the mistake so it is not alway easy to find for non tech friendly farmers. Moreover, it might be nice (for my personnal case) to be allowed to settle these informations definitively in the enterprise profil like paiement methods or delivery points for instance.
Concerning the report part, Rachelle has the order preparation report format that I designed to be efficient and minimise order preparation mistake risks. It is what I would love to get directly from OFN to not have to play with Google drive, dynamic sheets and so on and avoid risk of mistakes concerning the harvesting report, I would be happy to only get the usefull following informations on it : name/unit/quantity of units/total quantity on a vertical csv file (actually the best would be that we could print directly from OFN, if I can express my OFN dreams’ here
So far I use the report “per producer” to know my total sales per cycle which is not that intuitive… Maybe we could have a small report to get the info directly and that this report could also be used to follow the history of sales per week, month and year for instance, on a defined period of time. (and analyse the business evolution and results)
The mails gathering seams to be resolved from this morning which is a big progress for me =) Lets use it this week to see what ils my ability to make it work now
Oooh yes, another thing that would make me save time is to sort products per alphabet order on the admin product part , pleaaaase !!!
There is the long loading time to get to the boutiques page for clients but I am sure that you are aware of that and doing your best…
I am using ranges of weight for some stuffs like pumkings or even cabages for instance. Would it be possible to include this fonctionnality on products ? Like instead of puting |1| |kg|, we would enter |0.75| to |1.25| |kg| ! That would be really more efficient for me as producer and nicer to read for clients rather then in the product description currently.
I think that this is it, I did my best to tell you all the incrementations that could be usefull. Definitely nothing urgent but ideas if ever you run out of topics on which to work on for OFN I personally need to take some time to get to know better how to use tags for doing restrictions but I will do it on the coming weeks !