Automatic order printing for Shopify

When it comes to online stores, one of the names that pop up right away is Shopify, who are offering great possibilities for starting an online store.They have a quite intuitive dashboard which gives you a decent control over your online store.

Some businesses need the option to automatically print the order details once the order is placed. This improves order management, order processing and the delivery. This feature is a must for food and restaurant businesses as in many cases the orders must be prepared and shipped or picked up rapidly.

A typical example is a restaurant , where the orders are prepared in the kitchen and having the possibility to print the order automatically directly in the kitchen not only speeds up the order management process but it also eases the personnel responsible for preparing and dispatching the order.

How it Works?

With Shopify you have the option to send “new order” notifications to the email address that you have configured when you registered your online store. You also have the ability to add additional recipients of the “new order” notification and that is not by chance.

Our range of Cloud network thermal receipt printers such as the WooPrinter WiFi NG and WooPrintet Lan, have their own cloud based email addresses. The printers connect to the Internet via WiFi or Lan / Wired connection to you router. The printers constantly monitor their unique Cloud email addresses for new messages and once a new order is received they print. Shopify will send an email with the order details for automatic printing to the wooprinter unique Cloud based email address by using a secure cloud based email server ( see the animation below).

WooPrinter automatic order printing for Shopify – connection diagram.

In order to use WooPrinter with Shopify, you just need to download (and add as a template in your store) our “new order” notification template ( which is free and with special layout designed for thermal receipt printers), add it to your online store and set the unique Cloud based email address of the WooPrinter in Shopify.

Once a new order is received an email with the order details will be sent to the WooPrinter and the receipt will be printed automatically.

You have the freedom to modify the “new order” template to fit for your purpose, by using the available shortcodes that Shopify provides adding custom text or any other symbol separation lines etc.

The above customization capabilities will allow you to design a custom professionally looking receipts that can also carry your brand by adding a logo on each receipt.

Last but not least you can add a custom logo to appear on top of each receipt. This feature is supported in our range of network thermal receipt printers

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Terms and Conditions

Definitions

hwgroup-bg.com is an online store that is managed by an administrator and is used by users under the conditions set out below. This document serves as a binding and mandatory contract applicable to all versions and devices where store services are available. The access, consideration or use of the site means acceptance and consent of the user to the terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms or any clauses in them, please do not use this site.

Accepting GTC

These GTC constitute a legal agreement between the Administrator and the User, which contains the conditions for using the online store. The GTC apply equally to both registered and unregistered users. Acceptance and agreement with the GTC is a mandatory condition for using the site. The GTC become effective as soon as the user first uses the site or creates a user profile. They are applicable to each visit and use of the site and are valid until the user’s account is closed and / or the use of the site is discontinued. The user is responsible for their actions related to the use of the site and after closing their account.The relations between the users and the Administrator in accordance to the use of online stores are controlled exclusively by these GTC, the Privacy Policy, and other policies and instructions that are created and published on the Website by the Administrator and are an integral part of the GTC.

Access and registration

The online store services are designed for users over 16 years of age who are capable of making deals. With the acceptance of the GTC, the User declares that they meet these conditions.

The Administrator reserves the right to refuse access to services or to reject a request for user registration in case the information specified by the User is incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete, and in other cases provided in the GTC.

A profile may be blocked or closed if, at the decision of the Administrator or investigating and judicial authorities, it is established or is in the process of establishing that this account has been, or is being, a fraud in connection with the Services or if the User participated in actions that are unlawful or in violation of the GTC and their attachments.

With the acceptance of the GTC, the User expresses their informed consent that any advertising messages, newsletters, campaigns and any other messages sent by the Administrator to the user-registered email address and telephone will not be considered as “unrequested commercial messages” within the meaning of Article 6 of the Electronic Commerce Act.

Orders

Orders can be made through the website or by email. In the second case, you must receive a confirmation of your order, a payment link, and a request for the necessary information you should provide for delivery. There is no minimum order number.

Prices

All prices on our website are VAT inclusive and in US dollars (USD) currency.

If you have a VAT registration

If you are a company / individual from the EU (excluding Bulgaria) and you have a VAT registration, then you need to contact us so we can provide you with a link for payment VAT exclusive. In order to do so, please send us a valid VAT number by email and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Payment methods

All orders are prepaid and sent only after they are paid. We accept the following payment methods:

PayPal – before completing your order, you will be redirected to PayPal’s payment confirmation system.
Strype Payment Gateway – you payments are processed via Stripe (We do not collect any payment information)

All orders are accepted, processed and sent within 3 business days, unless otherwise notified. On the day of shipment you will receive an automatic email with a tracking number and information how and where you can track your shipment. You can choose from the following shipping methods:

DHL / FedEx: In case you wish to ship by courier, please contact us to calculate the amount for your shipment. Delivery time is from 2 to 6 business days, depending on the service selected. You will be given a link to pay the additional amount. Your order will be shipped only after receiving the full delivery amount. We do not send shipments on client’s account!

Import and Custom Duties and Taxes

All import duties and charges for international shipments are customer responsibility. We are not responsible for additional fees after sending the original package.

If the customer refuses to pay these additional import charges, the return delivery and any additional charges will be deducted from the purchase amount, and the remaining amount will be refunded to the customer. In case that the return delivery together with the fees exceeds the amount of the order, nothing will be refunded to the customer. Please consult your local customs authorities for the import duties and taxes you have to pay before ordering.

Claims and Returns

All products are checked and tested before they are sent out. In case you receive a damaged product, please contact us immediately to specify the details of returning and sending a new shipment, at the customer expense.
Claims are accepted within 14 days of receipt of the shipment and in cases where the damage is caused by transport or defect.
If the goods are found to be in working condition, and the lack of functionality is a result of lack of knowledge on the customers part, no refund will be made, but the goods will be returned to the user at their expense.
Products must be returned as they are sent, with all accessories and the original packaging.
We do not accept claims for shipments if the product has been used for a long time, changes have been made (both visible and functional, including firmware changes) or disassembled, as well as in the case of damaged packaging and incomplete appearance.
There are rare cases where shipments do not reach the customer when sent by registered air mail. If you have not received your shipment within 30 working days of the date of dispatch, please contact us. We will send your order again at our expense.
If you have provided us with a wrong, inaccurate or incomplete address, your shipment will be returned to us. In this case, the cost of re-sending is at your own expense. We will reship only after receiving the first shipment.
Transport costs are not refundable.

Changes in GTC

We reserve the right to update these GTC from time to time. We will publish the changes on this page and will inform you by email or on our website.

Data Protection Policy

Hardware Group Ltd guaranteed that your data is collected and processed in full compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the “General EU Data Protection Regulation” or the “GDPR”) and any other applicable Bulgarian legislation. Please read more HERE

Contact us

  • email: sysadmin@hwgroup-bg.com
  • phone: 00359 890 325649
  • address: Hardware Group Ltd.
  • 4 Balkan str – parter
  • Plovdiv 4000
  • Bulgaria

Woo Instant Notifications PRO v2.7 is released

We are happy to announce that version 2.7 of Woo Instant Notifications PRO – a plugin for WordPress / WooCommerce that would allow you to automatically print custom order receipts via Thermal Receipt Printers

New in version 2.7

  • Support for Tyche software Delivery Date
  • Support for Coderockz Delivery Date Time Plugin
  • Fix order metadata from any external plugin for woocommerce  (Allows you to add additional information to the receipt parsed by external woocommerce plugins e.g for delivery date / time etc.)
  • Bugfixes

Downloads:

If you are already a member you can download the latest version of Woo Instant Notifications PRO from the Link below:

You can become a member by visting the link below:

SPDIF HAT for NanoPi Neo

Spdif HAT for NanoPi Neo
Spdif HAT for NanoPi Neo

Last Month, we had the chance to work on several audio projects, based on the tiny NanoPi NEO SBC from FriendlyArm, which features 256/512MB RAM AllWinner H3 Quad core CPU and it is supported in Buldroot and Linux Kernel version 4.14.

For one of the projects that we used to work on , we had to increase the maximum sampling rate of the SPDIF interface of the NanoPi Neo / H3 , to support higher Sampling rates – above 48KHz ( which was the maximum sampling rate in the SPDIF Kernel driver for H3 in Linux Kernel 4.14 ) and to implement AirPlay (via ShairPort-Sync) and DLNA ( via upmpd-cli ) Media Renderer on the NanoPI, using the SPDIF audio interface as audio output, turning the NanoPi NEO into a Hi-Res Network Audio Media Renderer

We have patched the driver to support higher sampling rates of up to 768KHz , 24bits and we have designed a HAT ( NanoHat-SPDIF – Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware addon board for NanoPi NEO / NEO2) in order to prove the concept and to publish the technical solution in our GitHub repository

In addition, we have provided the schematics, buildroot source code and sdcard images for other people to try the solution or if they develop similar Hi-Res Audio Products to ease their work and give them a starting point.

In addition to the above we have provided also an Eagle footprint for NanoPi NEO / NEO 2 hats (in the above GitHub repository) . In case some of you develop a custom addon boards for NanoPi NEO / NEO2 the above should help you and speed up your design.

The NanoPi NEO SPDIF HAT is available for purchase from the links below:

You can read more about the NanoPi NEO / NEO2 Eagle FootPrint, by following the link below:

Stackable Pin Headers and Eagle Library for NanoPi NEO/NEO2

NanoPi NEO / NEO2 Stackable headers with extra spacers

You are developing a custom HAT / Addon board for the NanoPI NEO / NEO2 Series of embedded SBCs?

Hardware Group Ltd offers Stackable Pin Headers with extra spacers, sutable for the NanoPi NEO / NEO2 series of embedded development boards from FriendlyArm. These pin headers will allow you to design Hats for NanoPi NEO / NEO2 for direct panel mount (due to the extra spacers which will lift the HAT above the USB / LAN connectors, thus allowing direct panel mount – > see example)

We found that there are no footprint Eagle Libraries for the NanoPI NEO / NEO2 series of embedded SBCs, which could allow hardware developers to design custom addon boards / HATs for the above SBCs. As a consequence and due to our need to develop a custom addon board for the NanoPI NEO / NEO2, we have designed a open source hardware library ( template for NanoPi NEO HATs) which we believe will help a lot of hardware designers with their projects.

Below is image of the NanoPi-SPDIF – SPDIF for NanoPi NEO / NEO2, developed with the Irdroid’s NanoPi-NEO HAT Template for Eagle

NanoHAT-SPDIF HAT for NanoPI-NEO

Below is a link to our github repository with a Eagle Library for NanoPi Neo / NEO2 (Template for NanoPi Neo / NEO2 Hats)

Irdroid’s GitHub Repo (Template for NanoPi NEO / NEO2 HATs)

Below you can purchase NanoPi NEO / NEO2 Stackable headers directly from us (EU & US Stock) . Minimum order quantity is 5 sets (needed for 5 NanoPi HATs)



Select a set


We ship worldwide via Registered Airmail for $4.99 with a tracking number included.

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We would like to thank all of you, our Clients that support us and also thank to Bulgarian Government for providing help following the situation with COVID-19. We are a beneficiary for a EU Grant in attempt to help companies to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 Outbreak.
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WooCommerce Automatic Order Printing

In this Blog post we will share our experience with the possibility to print automatically order receipts, packing slips and additional custom order data.

We have several online web shops where we sell different hand crafted products, manufactured by us. With the time we needed a way to improve our order management process with the possibility to print each new order automatically with order details, shipping address and in addition a packing slip. To save time and money we have decided to develop our own plugin to allow us to print this data on a receipt printer as printing each order on A4 paper is a bit expensive in terms of paper , ink etc and definitely not environmental friendly.

We have made a plugin that sends formatted plain text emails specially formatted for print with 58mm Thermal Receipt printers. These emails are triggered based on the order status change (for example when a customer makes new order the status changes from pending to processing and a new email with the order data is sent to the email address configured in the plugin). On the receiving side a Mozilla Thunderbird client with a auto-print addon and filters that will detect a specific keyword and automatically send the email for printing to the thermal printer is used, thus printing each order on a thermal printer paper.

The Plugin is lives at WordPress.org and it can be downloaded for free.

The plugin has several templates for printing order notifications and packing slips. It also has the possibility to make custom order notifications using shortcodes in the plugin’s configuration.

The Plugin is Open Source Software and its code lives @ https://github.com/Irdroid/woo-instant-notifications

Below is a video demo:

A compatible wireless standalone printer (that does not require connection to a computer) can be purchased from
https://hwgroup-bg.com/product/wooprinter-wifi-automatic-order-printing-for-woocommerce/

Woo Instant Notifications Pro

What is included in the Pro Version

  • More shortcodes for use with the Plugin Templates
    • Shortocodes for Woo Local Pickup Plus (suitable for restaraunts and coffee shops with more than one physical location. Purchase is made via the merchant online shop and the customer chooses at which location the products will be picked locally)
    • Shortcode for WooCommerce order Shipping address field #2
  • Possibility to print Company logo on every printed receipt
  • Ability to choose wheter to send the receipt to the customer via email as well as to the shop administrator & the receipt printer
  • Guide for printing automatically more than one copy of the receipt to the thermal printer (in some businesses two copies of the receipt is needed – one for the kitchen personnel and one for the delivery / preparation personnel)
  • Guide for using a standard LaserJet printer for automatically printing the receipts on A5 or A6 small paper sizes.
  • Video tutorials for Software Setup
  • Installation Support via phone or email

Woo Instant Notifications User’s Manual

Go Pro -> Woo Instant Notifications Pro

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