Take & Make Kits, Account Updates, and Previews Take & Make Kits, Account Updates, and Previews

MackinMaker Take & Make Kits – We’ve designed new functionality to support kits curated by Mackin’s team of education professionals. MackinMaker Take & Make Kits are the first to utilize this capability with the potential to support additional kit types in the future.

Users can search for Take & Make Kits by navigating to Advanced Search > Makerspace or filtering their results by the new product type.

The kit details page displays information about each kit along with a list of all items included.

  • Users can click on each item to view more details.
  • Items exclusive to the kit, such as challenge cards and storage containers, are not sold separately.
  • If desired, users can choose to purchase available items individually outside of the kit.

Manage Account updates

  • Added a link to manage marketing emails
  • Added the Order Confirmation Email field. This is not required unless the user email is nonconforming.
  • Made the Terms and Conditions checkbox message more prominent


  • com users can now perform a search with “Previewable” as a parameter. It is present on the Advanced Search form.
  • A new “Previewable” filter has been added to the results page.
  • “haspreview=true” is a new option for Marketing to utilize with param searches
  • A new preview icon is a more prominent indicator that a preview is available

MackinFunds Campaign Sign Up – This has been disabled so that customers cannot request a new fundraiser campaign. A message has also been added to the My Fundraisers page explaining that the MackinFunds program is being retired at the end of 2020.

Adding Unfilled Titles – For orders with unfilled titles, users will have the ability to add them to both new and existing lists. This was a request from several customers, most recently Fairfax County.

Ability to view customer specs – On Mackin Maintenance, in Customer Service and Customer Lookup, there is a new link “Specs Activity Log” that opens the new Maintenance site with the user’s specs as a search result. To view a summary of the user’s specs, click the “Current Specs” button.

Menu Updates:

  • Under Digital > Products, added Class Sets as a new option
  • Under Digital > Products, updated the name/link for Digital Packages to Starter eBook Packages 


  • Enhanced the decline message for credit cards when PayTrace denies transactions
  • Added invoice number to the Barcode Search tool for Fairfax County OMS (249)
  • Added Class Set information to the internal OMS order email
  • Removed titles with a quantity of zero from the Request a Quote feature
  • Fixed the Mackin Title Lists page to prevent stale data from being displayed
  • Corrected several issues with session cookies