On 12 October 2015, DEAR Inventory released a range of improvements to its Shopify, Magento and Amazon integrations, report updates and more. We recorded a live webinar on 15th October showing these new improvements.

Below is a list of all the improvements made to DEAR Inventory.

Magento and DEAR Inventory

DEAR have made a number of enhancements to the Magento integration bringing it up to speed with the rest of their sales channels.

  • Payments are now imported with all new Magento sales orders and attached to the customer invoices. Sales/payments are automatically loaded every 5 minutes even if the Magento extension is not installed.
  • Credit notes are now imported and support for refunds is available.
  • Control when an order is captured: when paid or created.


General performance of the integration has been improved, especially relating to the bulk product listing. New operations log provides details of your actions in relation to Shopify product publishing and historical order import.

When creating/updating variants in Shopify families, DEAR now assign default images to variations (only when not assigned in Shopify and default flag is set on DEAR product).

Supplier and Customer Merging

You now have the ability to merge customer and supplier records. You can access this functionality from the More drop-down in respective View All screens for customers and suppliers.


“Include in Email” field added to customer and supplier contacts. Import/export templates extended with additional fields. This field controls if additional emails are to be included in CC field when sending emails from Purchase/Sale. Also, this field is now properly synced with Xero contact and will preserve Xero settings.

Finished Goods

Finished Goods picking improvement. New button Pick Line added to add additional lines to Pick table. Only visible in Authorised status.

Also, a delete button is added to the pick grid. Visible when Status is Authorised and In Progress. The product is now selectable on Pick grid with the ability to choose from simple FIFO products as well as Special Costing products. FIFO and FEFO batch/serial numbered products can only be selected with auto-pick.

Added ability to specify total service value for finished goods.

New Combined printed documents

In the View All Sales screen, you are now able to combine various Sale Orders, Pick, Pack and Ship for printing in a single document. Accessible through the Print drop-down.


Status field (Product Status) added to Product availability report.

Added Price Tier 1 to availability report.

“Component Unit” field added to Assembly/Disassembly analysis reports.

CSV Upload

Improved images upload via CSV. Added default field to indicate default images

Improved Supplier/Customer address load from CSV. Action column added allowing bulk deletion of existing addresses.


New General Settings parameter added which controls what ship date to use by default: current date or invoice date.

Prepayment account mapping has been separated into Purchase prepayment and Sale prepayment.

New integrations page was made available as the integration list has grown considerably and no longer effectively stored the list of all the options.

Fix permissions in sale header for editing certain fields.


Sale print has been fixed to use contact specified in Sale to get email/fax/website fields into the document. If no contact specified then the default contact is used to populate these fields.

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