Odoo Empowers Halabi Bookshop to Thrive in the Digital Age

Halabi Bookshop

Company Name: Halabi Bookshop
Country: Lebanon
Industry: Retail
Main Apps: Purchase, Sales, Point of Sale, Accounting, Invoicing
Number of Odoo Users: 5
Odoo Customer Success Manager: Samer Al Tall
Odoo Implementing Consultants: ERP Cloud S.a.r.l

In the heart of Beirut lies Halabi Bookshop, a historic establishment that has been serving its community for over six decades. Lana Halabi, the co-founder, recognized the need for a transformation and embarked on a journey to revitalize the business. Embracing technology and seeking a comprehensive solution, Halabi Bookshop found its answer in Odoo, an open-source software suite that revolutionized their operations. In this blog post, we dive into Lana's inspiring story of how Odoo breathed new life into the traditional bookstore and propelled it into the digital age.

From Chaos to Clarity

Halabi Bookshop had a rich history, but its organization had become chaotic over time. With an ever-expanding inventory of books and publications, accessing information became a challenge. Lana, armed with her corporate experience and a vision for the future, knew that the bookstore needed a digital overhaul. She sought a solution that would streamline operations and bring efficiency to their processes. That's when she discovered Odoo, a flexible and powerful software that promised to reshape their business.

Partnering with ERPX Cloud

Determined to implement Odoo successfully, Lana reached out to ERPX Cloud, a local partner specializing in Odoo implementation. Their expertise and support were instrumental in guiding Halabi Bookshop through the transition. With their assistance, the bookstore embarked on a journey of transformation that would pave the way for a seamless and efficient operation.

Embracing Technology

To bring Halabi Bookshop into the digital era, Lana took the bold step of temporarily closing the business for two months. This allowed the team to recount their extensive inventory, digitize records, and migrate their operations to the Odoo platform. The bookstore embraced various Odoo applications, including Inventory, Point of Sale (POS), Sales, Purchase, Invoicing, and CRM, to streamline their daily tasks and enhance customer experience.

Simplifying Consignment Management

One of the significant challenges Halabi Bookshop faced was managing consignments. With multiple individuals entrusting their books for resale, it was a daunting task to track sales and calculate profits accurately. Odoo proved to be a game-changer, providing a centralized system that facilitated consignment management. Now, the team could effortlessly track sales, generate reports, and efficiently handle consignments, thanks to Odoo's integrated features.

Data-Driven Decision Making

With Odoo's comprehensive reporting capabilities, Halabi Bookshop gained valuable insights into their business. They could analyze sales trends, identify best-selling books, and evaluate product categories' performance. Armed with this data, Lana and her team made informed decisions to enhance their offerings and cater to their customers' preferences effectively.

The Power of Odoo

Lana's experience with Odoo can be described in one word: life-saving. The software provided a lifeline to Halabi Bookshop, transforming it from a traditional bookstore into a modern, efficient, and customer-centric establishment. With Odoo's organized processes, hassle-free POS system, and centralized customer management, the bookstore thrived in the digital age while preserving its rich history.


Halabi Bookshop's success story exemplifies how embracing technology can rejuvenate traditional businesses. Through Odoo's robust suite of applications and the dedication of Lana and her team, the bookstore overcame challenges, streamlined operations, and empowered itself to make data-driven decisions. The journey from chaos to clarity brought new life to Halabi Bookshop, securing its place as a thriving bookstore in the digital era.

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