The IndieCommerce Newsletter

​E-commerce Scam Alert

If an order looks too good to be true or something about it just doesn't seem quite right, don't hesitate to investigate further before you ship the order. The June 8 Bookselling This Week published a great article on Fraudulent Orders and Other Deceptive Practices Making the Rounds. A bit of caution when processing transactions can save you a great deal of money.

IC Webinars Update

There will be no IndieCommerce webinar the week of June 20th as many of our members will be attending the ABC Children's Institute 2016 in Orlando. Discount Coupons - Part 2 will be scheduled for Tuesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 30.

You can register for the Webinar here.

Who Are You?

Is your contact information up to date in case we need to reach you concerning an issue with the store's IndieCommerce website. Please login to your IndieCommerce account and make sure that the best email address and phone number are listed.

Go to:
Store -> Configuration -> Store
and fill out the fields at the bottom of the 'Basic Information' page.

While you are at it, tell ABA exactly who should be getting emails and complete the email preference form.

​Tips and Tricks

Each staff member at your bookstore with access to your IndieCommerce website should have their own account and have the proper "role" depending on the work they do on the website. Instructions for creating admin accounts are available in our IC Help Center.

Ordering Kobo eReaders

Get started eReading with Kobo Touch 2.0 for a simple, personal and convenient reading experience. Kobo Touch 2.0 is the entry level eReader at $89.99, perfect for customers who are new to eReading. Check out the Touch 2.0 specs here; then order directly from the Kobo corporate store for pre-affiliated devices to sell in the store. If you don't yet have a corporate account, you will need to register and obtain a password. Email Catherine Villar at Kobo for information.

You can grab the Touch 2.0 banner for your website from the Kobo DIY on

Thanks for reading. Feel free to email us with any thoughts, questions, or suggestions.
The IndieCommerce team

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Phillip Davies, IndieCommerce Director
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White Plains, NY 10604
United States