06 Sep
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How to Designate Titles as “Not For Sale” with IndieCommerce

If your bookstore is part of IndieCommerce 2.0, 1.0, or IndieLite, you have access to powerful tools that allow you to manage your website’s content effectively. Among these features is the ability to designate specific titles as “Not For Sale” or to completely remove them from your website.

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24 May

Substantial Growth In Online Sales For Independent Bookstores

Big web retailers and online marketplaces no longer have a near monopoly on selling books online. Since 2020, Independent bookstores on the IndieCommerce (IC) platform have seen a 580% increase in sales with over $200 million in online revenue for those bookstores.

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22 Mar

Keep Your Store Safe From Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Protect your bookstore with these tips.

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18 Jan

2022 Online Holiday Shopping Results

An e-commerce update from the IndieCommerce Team summarizing the major takeaways from the 2022 online holiday shopping season.

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22 Nov

Current & Projected Online Holiday Shopping Sales Trends For 2022

There are some notable online sales trends surfacing for bookstores in the lead up to the holiday season.

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22 Nov

It’s Credit Card Fraud Season

Online credit card fraud is on the rise. With the increase in online purchases your website may also become a target for online credit card fraud. Stay prepared with IndieCommerce's resources and reports.

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18 Jan

Managing Your Bookstore’s First Flash Sale

Having an online event like a flash sale can be both exciting and frightening. Before the sale, you need to prepare your website and your staff. 

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11 Jan
E-commerce update

A Dramatic Increase In Online Bookstore Traffic

Over the past 22 days, online traffic to IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites has been increasing dramatically when compared to the same period last year.

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04 Jan
E-commerce update

IndieCommerce Reports Strong Online Sales in 2021 For Independent Bookstores

Based on 2021 sales data from 570 IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites, these independent bookstores averaged a 387% increase in their online sales revenue when compared to pre-Covid 2019 sales.

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07 Dec
E-commerce update

The “New Normal” in E-commerce Looks Familiar

The pattern is similar to 2019, but the big differences are that 2021 holiday traffic is 100% higher and those customers are completing more online purchases. If the return to an old traffic pattern turns out to also be the “new normal,” this is very encouraging for online bookselling in 2022.

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28 Sep

IndieCommerce Update: Online Shopping Trends & New IC/IL Features

The most recent ABACUS report, to be released in the coming weeks, gives a new perspective on the very dramatic increase in online sales in 2020 compared to 2019. 

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13 Aug
E-commerce News

E-Commerce Update: Online Sales Rise as Delta Variant Makes Headlines

When the increase in the infection rate from the COVID Delta variant was making headlines around the world last week, IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites experienced a 13.29 percent increase in online sales.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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