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20 May

E-commerce Update: Traffic to Bookstore Websites Levels Off

During the seven-day comparison period, IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites saw the number of visitors level off after a recent drop.

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20 May
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How to Avoid Copyright Infringement on Your Website

As bookstores around the country shift their focus to online sales due to the coronavirus outbreak, avoiding copyright infringement is becoming an increasing concern.

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13 May

E-commerce Update: Traffic to Bookstore Websites Dips

During the seven-day comparison period, IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites saw a 6.2 percent decrease in the number of visitors.

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13 May

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

The May 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 635,000 customers at 159 ABA member stores.

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06 May
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IndieCommunication: News, Updates, and More

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team shares news about signed copies of Afterlife and updates about fraudulent orders.

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06 May

E-commerce Update: Traffic Continues to Bookstore Websites

Of particular note was traffic on Tuesday, May 5, with a 27 percent increase over the previous Tuesday, representing the single highest traffic day IndieCommerce has ever had.

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29 Apr

IndieCommerce Team to Hire Additional Customer Support Specialists

The specialists will assist the team with the growth in stores using the IndieCommerce platform as well as the large increase in customers shopping online.

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29 Apr
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IndieCommunication: Online Order Fulfillment and Shipping

The most recent update from the IndieCommerce team addresses Ingram’s Consumer Direct Fulfillment as well as shipping options for customers.

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29 Apr

E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Sees Slight Dip

When comparing the two periods, last week had an average conversion rate of 7.79 percent vs. the previous week at 8.16 percent. 

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22 Apr
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Publishers Share Expectations for Booksellers Planning Virtual Author Events

Here, ABA offers publisher feedback on a range of questions, from what authors think about participating in virtual events to how booksellers can encourage sales during them.

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22 Apr

E-commerce Update: New Customers Heading to Store Websites

While the IndieCommerce team expected a 20 percent increase in daily traffic/users over this time last year, they are actually seeing a 99.79 percent average increase compared to 2019.

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22 Apr

How Independent Bookstores Are Driving Online Sales

According to the IndieCommerce team, browsers on indie bookstore websites are more likely to purchase a book online than ever before. 

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14 Apr

E-commerce Update: More Online Customers Are Buying Books

As the IndieCommerce team explains, according to recent data, if booksellers can drive customers to their websites, they are more likely to make an online purchase than ever before.

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06 Apr
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Ingram’s Consumer Direct Fulfillment and IndieCommerce

As the volume of IndieCommerce orders fulfilled by Ingram’s consumer direct fulfillment grows, the team has put together a video to answer questions and published an informative webpage.

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01 Apr
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An Important Customer Support Update From IndieCommerce

During such a busy time, the IndieCommerce team is eager to help booksellers with their sites, but assistance may take a bit longer than usual.

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