The IndieCommerce Newsletter            December 21, 2017  

Sales Tax Calculation Update

In January 2018, we are going to be making some changes to the sales tax calculation code for online sales with in-store pickup. To keep these sales tax calculations accurate, we need you to enter the expanded nine-digit ZIP Code for your store(s). If you don’t know your nine-digit ZIP Code, visit the USPS website.

Once you have the number, go to:
Store > Configuration > Store, then select the “Store address” tab. Change the ZIP Code and save. If you have questions about this change, please contact


Join Us for the 2018 IndieCommerce Institute in Memphis

The IndieCommerce team has a great program planned for January. For the first time, we’re offering both a morning and an afternoon seminar for the IndieCommerce Institute. You can register for one or for both. Seminar topics and the link to our registration page can be viewed on BookWeb. If you’ve already registered for the 2018 IndieCommerce Institute, keep an eye out for a January 10 e-mail containing updated information about your registration.

Suggestions for Acquiring Internet-Related Knowledge at Wi13

Some truly wonderful sources will be sharing their insights and web wisdom with you this year at Winter Institute. Here are a few seminars you should get on your dance ticket:


New Constant Contact Form for Newsletter Signups
Constant Contact has released a new embed form option for adding a newsletter sign-up form to your website. If you currently have their old form embedded into your site, it will continue to work; however, if you attempt to edit it through Constant Contact or edit the blocks containing the code on your website, the old form will stop working. Instructions for adding the new form can be found in the IndieCommerce Help Center.

Tip of the Week
Take advantage of the default content ABA provides for the Indie Next List, Kids’ Indie Next List, Reading Group Indie Next List, and Indie Bestsellers by enabling the corresponding blocks (Structure > Blocks) or linking to their pages on your site (replace the highlighted portion with your store URL).


For example:

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The IndieCommerce team

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Phillip Davies, IndieCommerce Director
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