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17 Sep

IndieCommunication: Passwords, Spam, and New Features

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team reminds booksellers about the importance of updating passwords, what not to mark as spam, and more.

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04 Sep

Online Bookstore to Benefit Indie Bookstores to Debut in January

Bookshop offers a simple, intuitive purchase process across platforms that eases the way for casual online book browsers to become indie customers.

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03 Sep

September Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 547,000 Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 547,000 customers at 145 ABA member stores on Thursday, September 5. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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19 Aug

IndieCommunication: Pre-order Badges, One-on-Ones, Contact Updates, and a New Feature

Here, the IndieCommerce team shares updates about pre-order badges for book webpages, planned visits to the regional trade shows, and a new feature, plus a request to ensure store contact information is up to date.

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07 Aug

IndieCommunication: Changing Passwords to Combat Hacking

The most recent IndieCommunication looks at creating strong and unique passwords.

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06 Aug

IndieCommerce One-on-Ones to be Held at the Fall Regional Shows

Next week, booksellers can begin setting up appointments to meet one-on-one with the IndieCommerce team at the upcoming regional trade shows.

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31 Jul

IndieCommerce One-on-Ones Offer “Quick and Easy” Solutions

“I think one-on-ones are the best way to get the most out of the money paid for an IndieCommerce site,” said Casey Gerken of Innisfree Bookshop.

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29 Jul

August Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 546,000 Customers

Booksellers can sign up now to send their customers the Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness.

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16 Jul

ABA Seeks Information on How Stores Ship Online Orders

The eight-question survey looks at shipping providers, packaging materials, and shipping software.

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16 Jul

IndieCommunication: IDing Fraudulent Orders, Taking Webinar Requests, Rolling Out New Features

The most recent IndieCommunication included details about red flags for fraudulent orders, a call for topics for upcoming webinars, and highlights of new features and updates for IndieCommerce sites.

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08 Jul

Technology Meetup Recap: Google Analytics and Your Store

“What I’m constantly surprised by is the amount of information about our website that is available right there at my fingertips and how customizable that information is,” said Jason Jefferies of Quail Ridge Books.

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03 Jul

ABA Seeks Input on IndieCommerce Meetings at Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team is seeking to learn if booksellers would like to meet with a representative one-on-one to discuss IndieCommerce and IndieLite at upcoming regional shows.

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01 Jul

July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than 538,000 Customers

The June Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 538,000 customers at 142 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 4.

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19 Jun

Former B&T Bookstores Eligible for Free E-Commerce Service From ABA

As Baker & Taylor is closing its My Books and More e-commerce service, ABA members who will no longer have website support can sign up for three free months of IndieLite.

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12 Jun

Join the “Handling Fraudulent Orders: Online and In-store” IndieCommerce Webinar on June 20

This latest webinar presented by the IndieCommerce team will highlight certain common fraudulent behaviors and scams and review basic measures for fraud protection that booksellers can follow.

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