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Sparkle and the GDPR


Sparkle's commitment to the GDPR.

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Multiple Showrooms


You can now run multiple showrooms from one Sparkle account.

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Sparkle Auf Deutsch


Wir freuen uns, Euch mitteilen zu können, dass Sparkle nun auch auf Deutsch genutzt werden kann.

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Sample Rentals


You can now loan your samples commercially, charging people’s credit cards through Sparkle when they rent your samples.

This opens up a new revenue stream for your showroom.

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You can now add comments to anything and everything in Sparkle.

Throw away your scraps of paper and keep your notes on freelancers, clients, samples, etc, right next to them.

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Better Search


We have rebuilt Sparkle's search so you can find what you want faster than ever.

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Choose the sample fields on your labels


You can now choose which sample fields are shown on your sample labels.

Add the price, take away the brand? No problem.

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German-language Delivery Notes


Sparkle can produce your delivery notes in English or German, and even choose the best language automatically.

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Sample Sales and Gifts


You can now tell Sparkle when samples have been sold, and you no longer need a delivery note for sample gifts.

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Sample Archiving


Sparkle now lets you archive individual samples, as well as collections and clients, leading to a zen-like calm as you archive things you no longer need.

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On Heartbleed


How Sparkle has responded to the Heartbleed bug.

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Sparkle Welcomes Former Bipo Customer


We're delighted to welcome a former Bipo customer to Sparkle.

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Keeping Clients Informed


Some clients like to know exactly where their samples are at all times. Keeping these clients informed used to be a time-consuming burden – but no more.

Let Sparkle take care of it with client emails and client access.

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Importing Samples


When the new season's collections arrive, if you have a spreadsheet listing the samples you can upload it directly into Sparkle.

It saves a lot of typing!

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Introducing Charts


Sparkle holds a lot of useful information about your samples and contacts, and charts are a great way to see what's going on.

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Sample Reservations


Often you don't need to send out a sample today, but you know you will need it soon.

You can now reserve samples to ensure they don't get sent out before you need them.

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Client Access


Do your clients ever ask you where all their samples are? Previously you had to run several stock reports, export them, and send them to the client.

Now you can simply give your clients (limited!) access to Sparkle.

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Outage Report


Yesterday Sparkle was unavailable for 1 hour 13 minutes. This is what happened.

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Archiving old Clients and Collections


After a few seasons you end up with clients and collections you no longer use.

Here's how to archive them to keep your Sparkle streamlined.

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New Prices


Sparkle used to be all-or-nothing for one price.

Now you can choose a level to fit your needs, whether you're an international agency or a two-person team.

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Starred Samples


Starring samples lets you pull samples from many collections onto one page.

You can print labels for your starred samples, use them as an ad-hoc look book, or simply remember your favourites.

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A way faster server for Sparkle


Sparkle has moved to a new server (again!).

It's faster, more stable, and well set for future growth.

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Better Check-outs and Check-ins


Check-outs and check-ins have always been quick and easy. Now they're even better.

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The One True Delivery Note


The delivery note PDF is the one true delivery note.

The former delivery note page is now the story overview, and the check-in page is simpler.

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Sparkle Turns Four


Sparkle turned four a couple of weeks ago!

Here's a review of the past few years.

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Signing Delivery Notes


If you have your journalists and stylists sign their delivery notes, you'll be happy with this change.

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Increased Security


We have increased the security of Sparkle in two concrete ways.

All communication is encrypted with SSL (HTTPS), and passwords are never sent out.

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Civilised Reminder Emails


Your automatic reminder emails are now sent at 8.30am.

This should make people more likely to act on them!

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Celebrity stylists


You can now check samples out to celebrity stylists.

And on the check-out page it's easier to choose where samples are going.

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Hot samples


You can now discover which are your hottest, most popular samples.

You can break it down by season, month, or all time.

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Sample Imagery


You can now store all your samples’ images in Sparkle. The images are shown on delivery notes, on your collection pages and, well, everywhere.

No more guessing when samples come back with missing or mixed up labels!

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PDF Delivery Notes


Sparkle now generates beautiful PDF delivery notes for your samples.

It makes you look good.

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Yesterday's Unavailability


Yesterday Sparkle was unavailable for 51 minutes. This is what happened.

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Lost Samples and Sample Gifts


Sometimes samples get lost; sometimes you give them to editors. Here's how to account for these in Sparkle.

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Choose the sample fields on your delivery notes


You can now choose which sample fields are shown on your delivery notes.

Tailor your delivery notes to your audience!

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A shiny new server for Sparkle


Sparkle has moved to a newer, faster server.

You'll find Sparkle quicker and more stable.

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Short and Svelte Barcodes


Sparkle's sample barcodes have been on a diet and are less than half their previous width. Now you can use smaller labels!

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Export to Excel


You can now export all your reports and collections to Excel. Slice, dice, and graph your data to your heart's content!

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Printing Label PDFs


Getting your labels to line up can be difficult. This is how to do it.

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German Press Days SS12


Two fab days in Berlin schmoozing with Germany's top agencies and brands!

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Save lots of money with Sparkle


Sparkle saves our customers £6,600/year. It can save you money too, all while generating more publicity for your clients.

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Save Paper Printing Labels


No more wasted labels! Print labels where you left off last time.

Now you can be all eco with Sparkle!

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New Look for Sparkle


Sparkle has a new look! Now it's beautiful and intelligent...what's not to love?

The new design will help you in four ways: here's what they are.

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Sparkle Referral Scheme...Upgraded


Now everyone (not just the boss) can benefit from recommending Sparkle to others! If you encourage one of your contacts to use Sparkle, we'll be very pleased to send you a cheque for

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Yesterday's Disruption


Yesterday morning Sparkle experienced bad disruption. This is what happened, what we did about it, and how we will avoid it in future.

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Happy New Year!


We wish you all a Happy, Sparkly New Year!

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Refining and Polishing Sparkle


Our top priority with Sparkle is keeping it easy to use. So instead of building fancy new features that you would never use, we've been spending our time recently refining and polishing what's already there. We think all the small changes add up to a big improvement in how Sparkle helps you do your job.

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Sparkle Referral Scheme


You can reduce your subscription to zero, and even earn money, by referring customers to us. Just get your friends at other Fashion PR companies to use Sparkle, and see your subscription plummet by 20% per referral. After five referrals you'll be using Sparkle for free, and for referrals after that we'll pay you!

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Avoid accidentally deleting stuff


Don't run the risk of new team members deleting your top client or messing up your delivery note emails. Give them Basic Access so they can use Sparkle for the day-to-day sample tracking, but not cause trouble.

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Delivery Note Emails


You don't have time to keep chasing up everyone who's late returning your samples. So let Sparkle do it for you: Sparkle can email out the delivery note when it's ready, automatically send reminder emails, and then send a thank-you when all the samples are returned. You'll get more samples back on time, with less effort.

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Special Offer For Those Using Other Systems


Switch to Sparkle and use it free for the rest of your contract with your current system!

So you already spent your sample-tracking budget on a sample tracking product and there's no more money in the pot. That's ok, we understand. But hey! We'd love to have you as a customer -- so let's forget the Sparkle fees until your contract runs out.

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Make Your Job Easier With Barcodes


Sparkle has full support for barcodes so, if you want, you can save yourself a lot of typing by scanning barcodes instead.

This speeds things up, eliminates typos, and just looks cool.

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How To Get Started With Sparkle


So you've just signed up for Sparkle. Congratulations! Now let's get started already.

This guide tells you exactly what you need to do to get up and running. From zero to check-out in 2 minutes!

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Our Philosophy


Sparkle is a sample tracking system with attitude. But what is that attitude and does it work for you?

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