Updates to My Account – Amended 11/06/18

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| By Gale Staff |

Enhancements to improve your immediate online ordering experience are underway. We will be communicating additional enhancements as they roll out in a phased approach.

November 6 Update

Although critical issues have been resolved,

  • Wish List pricing and the ability to move items to the shopping cart have temporarily been suspended through November 12, 2018, as our development team works to improve functionality. To inquire about pricing or purchase items in your Wish List during this time, please download your Wish List and send to your Library Sales Consultant with your desired direction.
  • Slowness and intermittent errors have been reported by a handful of customers. The development team is actively working to optimize backend processing to improve performance. These issues are difficult to duplicate, so if you are able to share with Gale Customer Service, it would be most appreciated.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued patience.

As of July 1, you will notice:

  • Quick and accurate invoice association
  • Streamlined checkout
  • A new look and feel with Gale branding. Please note, when you are in your Thorndike Press My Account, the Thorndike Press logo will be visible. If you do not see the Thorndike Press logo, you are in the Gale catalog.

Unfortunately, the enhancement process has caused issues with some functionality:

  • Shipping. Free shipping is standard with all Thorndike Press orders. The addition of automatic shipping charges was resolved as of September 28, 2018.
  • Library’s Choice Plan Discounts. CurrentlyLCP discounts are not automatically generating; customers will need to enter a promo code. If you do not know your promo code, contact your Library Sales Consultant.
  • Wish Lists. This functionality has been restored as of September 15, 2018; however, Wish Lists created before July 2018 are no longer available through My Account. If you need to view a Wish List created before July 2018, contact your Library Sales Consultant.
  • Invoices. This functionality has been restored regardless of login route as of September 28, 2018
  • Promo Codes. Promo code functionality has been restored as of August 20, 2018.
  • Login. If you are unable to login to your My Account, please contact Gale Customer Service.

If any of the restored features are not working for you, we recommend you clear your cache and use this direct link to www.gale.com/thorndike.

If you have bookmarked the Thorndike Press site in your browser, we recommend that you edit your bookmark to direct to: www.gale.com/thorndike.

If you experience any additional issues while ordering, please contact Gale Customer Service and provide as much detail as possible. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience as we work to deliver a better customer experience.


2 thoughts on “Updates to My Account – Amended 11/06/18”

  1. So, I was told that all the wishlists I had before all this updating started would be returned intact. I hope that’s the case. Many of them may no longer be available, but at least it would give me some idea of what my patrons wanted.

    • We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience. With our update, we will not be restoring old wish lists to our new system. But don’t worry! We still have your wish list information on file and can provide it to our customers upon request. For those customers who want to retrieve old wish lists, we will send an Excel spreadsheet with ISBNs for those titles—which you can then sort and add to a new, updated wish list. To help better serve you in this transition, our Customer Experience team ([email protected]) can walk you through the step-by-step process of adding older wish list titles to the new system. Please feel free to reach out with any other questions!


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