The IndieCommerce Newsletter            November 17, 2017


Receive a Complimentary Website Evaluation at IndieCommerce Institute @Wi13 Teaching.jpg

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have experienced ecommerce specialists audit your website and maximize it to its full potential, at Wi13? Attend the IndieCommerce Institute @Wi13 (ICI) and the fantastic will become real.


Every store attending ICI can opt for the IndieCommerce customer service specialists to review your website, deliver you a detailed evaluation, and then fix any issues they find that day.*
*subject to technical limitations

ICI takes place on January 22, 2018 in Memphis, immediately preceding the Winter Institute. It is an interactive, classroom-style workshop for users of ABA’s IndieCommerce platform, and will feature two seminars - one geared toward beginner and intermediate users, and one developed for intermediate and advanced users. Registration for Winter Institute is not required to attend the IndieCommerce Institute but enrollment is limited so register today to ensure your spot!        


Booksellers Call IndieLite an Easy, Affordable E-Commerce OptionIndieLiteLogo (1).png

Six months into the rollout of IndieLite, participating booksellers are reporting that the platform is affordable, easy to use, and is providing new shopping opportunities for customers. The American Booksellers Association developed IndieLite, an alternative to the IndieCommerce platform, for bookstores just getting started in online sales and for those who want a simple, low priced, easy-to-maintain website.


Sue Roegge, who opened Chapter2Books in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2011 with her husband, Brian, replaced the store’s static website, which provided only basic information about the store, with an IndieLite site. “What we had settled on previously was a really barebones capability,” she said….. Read the entire BTW story here.


The Book Catapult Wins Free Year Of IndieCommerce
Congratulation to The Book Catapult of San Diego, California. They were this year's winner of the IndieCommerce drawing for a free year of IndieCommerce. Participants in the drawing submitted an IndieCommerce contract at one of the Fall Regional Trade Shows. One contract was then randomy selected following the shows to receive a year of IndieCommerce free of charge. 

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Holiday Fraud Reminder - As the holiday shopping season begins, now is the time to make sure your staff is familiar with the signs of a fraudulent order. Please review our Fraudulent Order Red Flags, we also suggest you print that list and give a copy to anyone who handles order processing through your site. Also, each fraudulent order that is reported allows us to possibly stop fraud on your website as well as throughout the entire IndieCommerce network, so, if you suspect a fraudulent online order, please contact us at with the order number and any other details you have.


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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