Technology

05 Aug
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Technology Meetup Recap: Zoom

Zoom for Dummies author Phil Simon provided his expert advice on the online meeting platform.

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28 Jul
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Sign Up for August Marketing, Technology Meetups

Upcoming meetups will focus on paid social media advertising, Crowdcast, and marketing romance books.

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22 Jul
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ABA Writes House Antitrust Subcommittee Ahead of July 27 Big Tech Hearing

Scheduled to testify at the hearing are the CEOs of Amazon (Jeff Bezos), Apple (Tim Cook), Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), and Google (Sundar Pichai). This will mark Bezos’ first appearance before Congress.

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21 Jul
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July 30 Technology Meetup to Offer Tips About Virtual Platform Zoom

Zoom for Dummies author Phil Simon will provide his expert advice on Zoom, including best practices, tips, and answers to some commonly asked questions.

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15 Jul
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Changes Coming to Credit Card Processing on IndieCommerce Websites

To address recent volume issues and lower credit card processing costs for stores using IndieCommerce and IndieLite, ABA is transitioning stores to their own credit card merchant account. 

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15 Jul
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Technology Meetup Recap: Cyber Insurance

The team from Arrowhead General Insurance Agency presented information on cyber coverage and how this coverage can protect bookstores, especially as threats have increased during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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14 Jul

Sign Up for the July 30 Technology Meetup to Learn About Zoom

Zoom for Dummies author Phil Simon will provide his expert advice on Zoom, including best practices, tips, and answers to some commonly asked questions.

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08 Jul
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Testify at House Antitrust Hearing on July 27

After initially saying it would not send Bezos but rather “the appropriate executive” to testify, Amazon reversed course and said it was willing to make Bezos available.

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22 Jun

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce & IndieLite Refund Requests

The most recent email from the IndieCommerce team shares instructions for what information to include in a refund request, which will help ABA expedite these requests.

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17 Jun

Technology Meetup Recap: Using Chatbots for Online Orders

In this session, booksellers heard about an online chatbot service and saw a demonstration of how it works from the customer side. 

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10 Jun

Sign Up for Upcoming Technology, Marketing Meetups

On June 11, hear from Angela Trigg of Haunted Bookshop, who has created a chatbot through which customers can place orders on the store’s website. On June 25, learn more about marketing your store to a school.

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10 Jun
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IndieCommunication: Bulk Processing of Online Orders

The most recent email from the IndieCommerce team shares news about a new feature that will help stores receiving increased online orders.

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03 Jun
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ABA’s Next Technology Meetup to Explore Using Chatbots for Online Orders

Bookseller Angela Trigg of Haunted Bookshop in Mobile, Alabama, has created a chatbot through which customers can place orders on the store’s website. 

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01 Jun
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IndieCommunication: News, Updates, and More

The most recent email from the IndieCommerce team shares updates about consumer direct fulfillment orders and processing online orders faster, plus a browser change recommendation.

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27 May

Join ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The June 4 Marketing Meetup will look at customer retention, while the June 11 Technology Meetup will feature a bookseller who has created a chatbot to take e-commerce orders.

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