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23 Sep
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IndieCommerce Credit Card Processor Migration Deadline October 22

Stores that have not switched over to their own credit card merchant account by October 22 will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee plus the new 1 percent commission.

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23 Sep
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Join the October 8 Technology Meetup to Learn About Shipping Tools

This session will feature booksellers discussing what shipping platforms and software they are using, what their process is, and useful tips. All ABA member booksellers are invited to join.

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23 Sep
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23 Sep
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E-commerce Update: Online Sales See Uptick

Significant pre-orders for Barack Obama’s A Promised Land (publishing November 17 from Crown) helped drive a sales increase, which started last Thursday.

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22 Sep

Upcoming IndieCommerce Webinars to Help Booksellers Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season

Webinars will be held on topics such as getting your IndieCommerce or IndieLite site ready for launch; how to create, sell, and manage stock; creating and promoting gift guides and wish lists; and more.

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16 Sep
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15 Sep
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October 8 Technology Meetup to Look at Shipping Tools

All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in an upcoming Technology Meetup, where bookseller panelists will share details about their shipping software and platforms as well as helpful tips.

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15 Sep

IndieCommerce Launches “Preferred Name” Feature for Customers

Enabling this field ensures that booksellers are addressing customers as they wish to be addressed. 

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09 Sep
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E-commerce Update: End-of-Summer Online Sales Decline

Fewer people were online for the three-day holiday weekend when compared to the previous week. 

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09 Sep

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 694,000 customers at 180 ABA member stores.

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08 Sep
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02 Sep

Independent Bookstore Day Boosts Online Sales by 30 Percent

On Saturday, August 29, online sales were up more 30 percent over the previous Saturday, resulting in a sales revenue increase of 19.6 percent for the week ending September 1.

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01 Sep

Join the IndieCommerce Team for a Virtual Education Session at the Fall Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team has developed several new features and upgrades to help stores manage their online sales.

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