The IndieCommerce Newsletter

Greetings from IndieCommerce,

Below are the regional holiday catalogs that are currently available to IndieCommerce websites. There are two ways to link to the the catalog for your region.

  1. Using the 'index.html'
  2. Using the 'holidaycatalog.html'.

In both of these options, the part highlighted in 'yellow' should be replaced by the store's site URL and the part highlighted in 'green' should be appended to the site's url.








→ Questions? Comments? Contact [email protected]

New Custom Checkout Pane

Stores now have the option to create a custom checkout pane within the IndieCommerce checkout flow. For example, to offer gift wrapping to your customers, create a custom pane that offers gift wrapping as part of the checkout process.

The checkout page would then look something like this:

The check-out custom pane feature can be customized for many different purposes, not just gift wrapping. To make the change, go to: Store -> Configuration -> Checkout -> Custom Checkout Pane 1. The configuration page looks like this:

→ To enable this feature for gift wrapping or other purpose, please contact [email protected]

Sell Audiobooks With IndieCommerce

Last week we flipped the integration switch that enabled IndieCommerce sites to more seamlessly offer audio books for sale through Over the past few days 15 more stores have signed up for this new service.

As an example of how this works, take a look at “The Girl On the Train” on the Books Inc. site. Under the cover image there is a link to the audio version of the book. Click on it and you land on the / audiobook listing for “The Girl On The Train” . Notice that there is also a link back to the print edition from the website to the site.

→ Integrate with today.

Kobo Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale

Kobo is holding a Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Weekend sale, offering hundreds of eBooks at discounted prices. The sale ends on November 28. Stores can encourage their eBook customers to stock up on their favorite genres at low prices by directing them to:

(Remind new customers to set up their Kobo accounts by following the link from your store, so they can continue to support their favorite independent bookstore.)

Plus, customers can purchase the NEW Kobo Aura eReader at $99.99 from November 25-28. Order eReaders for your store today for the weekend sale at

Tip Of The Day

Just in time to decorate your webpages with holiday cheer, we’ve got a wonderful selection of holiday graphics for your website, newsletter, and store now available in ABA’s Designs and Downloads section of

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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