Affinity Programs

27 Jun

Increase Online Selling Power With Alibris/Monsoon Commerce Solutions

ABA has developed an affinity partnership with Alibris/Monsoon Commerce Solutions, which gives member stores an exclusive discount on services assisting in the sale of books online.

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22 May

New Service Aims to Help Members Save Money on Credit Card Processing

ABA has signed an agreement with Independent Merchant Group Inc., an independent merchant services auditing and consulting firm that will put its extensive knowledge of the credit card industry to work for booksellers to achieve the best possible rates with a store’s current credit card processor.

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07 May

Four Ideas to Reduce Shipping Costs

Shipping can be one of the most complicated — and costly — activities for any small business, but there are ways to reduce your shipping costs, including developing an inbound shipping management program, consolidating shipments, using the correct shipping mode and service level, and getting the best discounts.

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07 Feb

Five Added to Consultation Station

Joining previously announced ABA affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others at the Winter Institute 8 Consultation Station will be representatives of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, BookExpo America, Ingram, LIBRIS, and

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03 Jan

PartnerShip Sheds Light on FedEx and UPS Rate Increases for 2013

As in years past, many small package shipping services and lanes will feature rate increases greater than the average increases the carriers have announced. But this year PartnerShip’s analysis shows the increases are somewhat lower on the more expensive premium services and are higher on deferred services.

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25 Jul

Discount on Espresso Book Machine Doubled

On Demand Books has announced a new discount for ABA member bookstores that purchase or lease the Espresso Book Machine before August 1, 2013.

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02 Jul

Constant Contact Rebates to Be Sent in July

Later this month, bookstores that participated in ABA’s Constant Contact affinity program between April 30, 2011, and April 30, 2012, will receive a rebate check equivalent to their average monthly payment to Constant Contact over the 12-month period.

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29 May

ABA Booksellers Lounge: The Place to Chat, Relax, Learn

The ABA Booksellers Lounge (Room 1E07/08 of the Javits Center) will be the place for member booksellers to have their questions answered by ABA and IndieCommerce staff, learn about products and services, have a snack, and relax in a comfy chair.

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15 May

Constant Contact CEO Offers Advice on Winning in a Socially Connected World

Gail F. Goodman, president and CEO of Constant Contact, explains why companies should consider online tools an essential part of maintaining and strengthening relationships with customers and how bookstores in particular can put her advice into practice.

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30 Jan

Arizona School Censorship Protested by ABFFE and Others

Dozens of national organizations and several ABA member booksellers have joined together to protest the banning of books used for the Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District.

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05 Dec

FedEx and UPS Raise Rates for 2012

Beginning January 2, 2012, the cost of envelope and small package shipping via FedEx or UPS is going up.

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22 Nov

Wi7 Consultation Station: Make Appointments Now

Booksellers should schedule appointments now to meet with representatives from more than 15 service providers at the Winter Institute’s Consultation Station on Thursday, January 19.

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17 Oct

Stocking Up: Engelbreit Gift Certificates & IndieBound Bags

Preparing for the holiday season? Don’t forget to stock up on Mary Engelbreit’s “A Book Is a Present You Can Open Again and Again” paper gift certificates and IndieBound bags.

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28 Sep

Disaster Preparedness 101: Flood Insurance

Most bookstores will never have to deal with severe flooding, but for those in high-risk areas, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program offers coverage provided by national carriers that can be purchased through LIBRIS, the ABA insurance company, or another licensed broker.

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13 Jul

Constant Contact Rebate Checks on the Way

ABA member bookstores that participated in the association’s Constant Contact affinity program between April 30, 2010, and April 30, 2011, will soon receive a rebate check.

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