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You've been whipping up delicious treats in your kitchen, and your friends, family and co-workers have started to see you as "the baker" in your group...and now you're ready to take your passion for baking to the next level by selling your goodies. But hold on, before...

Release Notes 24-April 2024

We just recently pushed a large update with the following: Ability to delete Products (this action slocks quotes, orders, chats). More info HERE. Presale reporting update: separate gross vs. collected revenue Ability to hide presale location pickups Free Tier...

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Known Issues List

Last Updated January 31, 2024 As with any software product, there's a lot that goes on in the background, and updates are constantly being made to maintain and enhance the product. Many of these changes are invisible to the average user. It's inevitable (and expected)...

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Understanding Quote and Order Workflows

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Presale Module Release & Enhancements

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Introducing: My Custom Bakes

Hi there! Lisa here, owner of Borderlands Bakery. In my ten years of cookie decorating, I spent 5 of them taking on custom orders for decorated sugar cookies and french macarons. Having lived that custom-order life and after talking with thousands of other bakers, we...

Release Notes 17-June-2022

Jun 17, 2022 | 6 comments

We’re pushing out a big release today with the following changes:

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Ability to issue refunds
  • Ability to request additional payment
  • A link to the Shop’s terms & conditions in the footer of the customer’s quote and order status screens
  • Ability to request full order balance upon quote acceptance
  • Enhanced the Manage Order and Manage Quote screens (split features into each activity, actions buttons have been moved to different locations, improved the editing order items)


  • Corrected the order/quote item count shown in summaries to account for item quantities
  • Dashboard total revenue should now be correct for those that encountered the square transaction stats bug
  • Added new alert to cart drawer informing the customer they will be requesting a quoteNOTE: We’ve changed the way that we’re calculating sales tax. This may result in minor differences (pennies) between your order totals and your collected totals. Moving forward, this change will allow us to implement product-by-product sales tax rates. Orders processed after this release should not have these discrepancies.

Please take some time to play with the new workflows and if you have any questions, please leave a comment below OR email us


  1. Kristen Chadbourne

    Is there a way a customer can leave a tip? I get a lot of customers that leave tips when paying via cash or Venmo, but with Credit Card payments via Square, I do not know if they have that option?

    • lisa

      Hi Kristen, thanks for your question. You can go into your Square settings and enable tipping, which allows your customers to leave a tip when checking out with Square.

      • Mary Ressler

        Hi – is there a way I can add a “Frequently Asked Questions ” section to my shop’s menu (with its own tab like the “Shop” and “Gallery” tabs)?

        • lisa

          Hi Mary, we do not support additional menu customizations. In order to keep this platform low maintenance and currently zero cost, these are one of the decisions we made early on. We suggest putting FAQs on your front page.

  2. Jessica

    Hello! I was wondering if there could be an option to sort of “nudge” for a payment? Example, I had a presale and some have not paid their invoice since the chose to pay through a different platform.
    I was thinking of “if not paid by [date] order will be cancelled”
    I know this is something that can be done personally via email but just thought of this as a possible option.


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