Affinity Programs

09 Jul

Red Box Promo Offers Discounts on Ellerkamp Products

To celebrate the arrival at bookstores of its brand-new 2014 – 2015 IndieBound catalog in the July Red Box, W.G. Ellerkamp is offering special promotions on a range of products through Friday, July 25.

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08 Jul

A Tip From PartnerShip: Rewards and Savings From FedEx Fridays

Businesses that enroll in the ABA Shipping Program by August 15 will be automatically signed up to receive an exclusive offer every week from FedEx Fridays. Members that are already enrolled in the ABA Shipping Program can also take advantage of the promotion.

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26 Mar

Bancard Offers ABA Members Low Rates on Credit Card Processing

Through a new ABA affiliate partnership, Bancard Systems is offering ABA members exclusive, low rates on credit card processing and free side-by-side rate comparisons.

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06 Mar

Bancard Offers New Credit Card Processing Option for ABA Members

The American Booksellers Association has formed a new affiliate partnership with Bancard Systems, a credit card processing company that is offering exclusive, low rates for ABA member bookstores and free side-by-side rate comparisons. 

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23 Jan

Remember to Stop by the Consultation Station

ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, as well as POS vendors and other service providers, are available to meet with booksellers at the Winter Institute’s Consultation Station on Thursday, January 23, from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and on Friday, January 24, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Westin Seattle’s Grand Crescent and Blakely rooms.

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16 Jan

Biblio Offers New Sign-ups $50 in BiblioBucks

Biblio is extending a limited-time offer to indie booksellers who join the Biblio community before January 31, 2014. Stores that sign up before the end of this month will receive a $50 BiblioBucks bonus.

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06 Jan

Managing the Impact of 2014 Small Package Rate Increases

PartnerShip, ABA’s shipping program provider, is offering members a detailed paper analyzing the recently instituted small package rate increases from UPS and FedEx.

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05 Dec

Community Banking Information Added to BookWeb

ABA hasy added information about Community Banking under the Banking and Merchant Services segment on the Business Services page of BookWeb.

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19 Nov

FedEx Advantage Sweepstakes Open to PartnerShip Program Participants

ABA members already enrolled in the PartnerShip Shipping Program, and those that enroll now, are eligible to enter the $25,000 FedEx Advantage Sweepstakes.

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17 Oct

Getting the Most Out of ABA’s Shipping Program

Minimizing expenses is key to running a successful business. Here, PartnerShip, the manager of ABA’s free discount shipping program, explains how members can choose the right FedEx service for their needs as well as how to use other tips and tricks to get the best price.

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26 Sep

LIBRIS Speaks to the Needs of Independent Bookstores

Created by ABA specifically to meet the needs of independent bookstores, LIBRIS offers tailored and affordable property, liability, and workers’ compensation insurance through local brokers across the country.

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19 Sep

ABA Offers Membership Special for Used Bookstores

A special promotion offers ABA membership to used bookstores for just $100, half the annual price of used bookstore membership, if stores sign up before December 31, 2013.

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19 Sep

New Affiliate Program Provides Access to Millions of Used, Rare & OP Books

ABA has teamed up with to offer a new affiliate program that enables member stores to give their website visitors instant access to millions of used, rare, and out-of-print books from more than 5,000 independent booksellers worldwide.

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20 Aug

Asset MarketPlace Offers Personal Insurance Packages

ABA members are eligible for discounted individual and/or company-wide insurance benefit packages through Asset MarketPlace, an independent insurance wholesaler with a wide selection of policies.

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11 Jul

Affinity Program Offers Discount on ChicoBags

ABA bookstore members are eligible to receive a discount on standard and custom orders from ChicoBag, the manufacturer of reusable, stylish, and eco-friendly bags that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, fabrics, and colors. 

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