Affinity Programs

12 Jan

Book an Appointment With Business Service Providers at the Wi13 Consultation Station

The Consultation Station at Winter Institute 13 features representatives from 34 of ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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26 Sep

PartnerShip, FedEx Team Up to Offer Rewards

Members enrolled in the ABA shipping program with PartnerShip can now earn rewards through the My FedEx Rewards program.

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13 Sep

New Affiliate Program With Lovepop Features 3D Greeting Cards

Through the American Booksellers Association’s new Lovepop affinity program, booksellers can purchase high-quality 3D paper art greeting cards to sell in their stores.

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08 Sep

An Update From PartnerShip on Holiday Shipping Surcharges

Here, PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, offers an update about holiday shipping surcharges from UPS and FedEx.

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06 Jul

Tips From PartnerShip: A Guide to Stress-Free Shipping

PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, had developed a detailed white paper designed to help booksellers with shipping.

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29 Jun

Tips From PartnerShip: How to Accept Freight and Handle Claims

PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, reviews best practices for accepting freight so booksellers can protect themselves against a potential claim nightmare.

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22 Jun

Tips From PartnerShip: Common Freight Accessorial Fees Explained

PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, offers an overview of additional fees for services required outside of standard shipping and receiving procedures.

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19 Jun

Tips From PartnerShip: Four Steps to Gain Control of Your Inbound Shipping

PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, offers four steps to better understanding your store’s true inbound shipping costs, as well as the cost savings opportunities stores may be missing.

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08 Jun

Tips From PartnerShip: The 5 Most Common Freight Shipping Mistakes

In the first of a series of articles, PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, provides tips for how to avoid some common — and costly — shipping mistakes.

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16 May

LIBRIS Offers BookExpo Attendees a Chance to Win $50

LIBRIS, the insurance company created by ABA specifically to meet the needs of independent bookstores, is offering a special promotion for members attending BookExpo.

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19 Jan

FedEx Sweepstakes Offers $25,000 in Prizes

FedEx is giving ABA members enrolled in the PartnerShip Shipping Program the chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 or one of 110 other sweepstakes prizes.

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09 Dec

Complimentary Audiobook Listening Copies Available to ABA Members

Any bookseller currently working in an ABA member store can sign up for’s Audiobook Listening Copy program to gain access to more than two dozen complimentary audiobooks each month.

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09 Nov

ABA, Partner for Sale of Digital Audiobooks Through Indie Bookstores

The American Booksellers Association and have announced a partnership that enables the convenient purchase of digital audiobooks through independent bookstores.

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14 Jun

Membership Monthly: Biblio and Selling Used Books Online

Through an ABA affiliate program with, stores can give their customers instant online access to millions of used, rare, and out-of-print titles from more than 5,000 sources. Stores can also upload their own used book inventory to the site.

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18 May

Shipping From Children’s Institute Made Easy

The PartnerShip® FedEx Ship CenterSM at the ABC Children’s Institute in Orlando will make it easy for booksellers to send books and other items back to their stores as well as take advantage of the savings already available to members through the ABA Shipping Program.

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