IndieCommunication: Upcoming Webinars, the Wi13 IndieCommerce Institute & More

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    The September 20 IndieCommunication newsletter includes details about upcoming educational webinars, information about registering for the IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13, a callout for feedback, and a tip of the day.

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    Creating Mobile-Friendly Book Lists Webinar for IndieCommerce and IndieLite Stores: Thursday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. EDT

    Using Drupal Views for book lists has a bit of a steep learning curve if you are not familiar with Views, which has discouraged many users from trying it. To make it easier for IndieCommerce and IndieLite users, the IndieCommerce team has developed an out-of-the-box feature for creating mobile-friendly book lists. This webinar will cover the simple steps for configuring this feature, as well as some quick and easy tips for customizing it. The webinar will be 90 minutes in length, including 30 minutes for a Q&A. Register today.

    Bulk Upload of Custom Products Webinar for IndieCommerce Stores: Thursday, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. EDT

    Does your store have a large selection of non-book products you’d like to sell on your website? Does your stock and pricing change frequently? Tired of adding and editing products one by one? The IndieCommerce team has a solution: the new Custom Product Upload feature, which allows users to bulk upload and update products by class, manage stock and pricing, and export custom products to a spreadsheet for easy backup and updates. Join IndieCommerce staff on September 28 for a 90-minute tour of this new feature, complete with sample uses and tips for best results. Register today.

    Winter Institute logoThe 2018 IndieCommerce Institute at Wi13: Monday, January 22, 2018

    The IndieCommerce Institute is an interactive, classroom-style workshop for users of ABA’s IndieCommerce platform. Attendees should have worked on their store’s IndieCommerce website for at least one year, but users new to the platform are also welcome. Attendance at the 2018 Winter Institute is not required.

    The IndieCommerce Institute will feature a morning seminar, geared toward beginner and intermediate IndieCommerce users, and an afternoon seminar, intended for intermediate and advanced users. Attendees can register for one seminar for $59, or for both seminars for $118. Both seminars will include step-by-step instructions for participants to follow for each topic covered.

    IndieCommerce & Social Media

    Do you look for information about IndieCommerce, IndieLite, or other e-commerce initiatives on ABA’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Do you want to see more on these topics on ABA’s social media feeds? Give the IndieCommerce team one second of your time to share what you think in this single question survey.

    Cartoon man with "Tips" signTip of the Day

    IndieCommerce stores can re-authorize an expired credit card authorization if the card is still active and the customer has a saved credit card profile on the site. Instructions can be found here.


    Booksellers are encouraged to send their thoughts, questions, or suggestions via e-mail to IndieCommerce staff at any time.

    Past editions of IndieCommunication are available on the IndieCommerce Updates page on BookWeb.org.