The E-Commerce Newsletter For Booksellers           April 26, 2018


Build a Web Page of Titles for The Great American Read

Last week, PBS and The Great American Read revealed the list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, kicking off the eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading. This is an excellent opportunity to promote this event and display these 100 titles for sale on your website. If you need assistance, contact

Do We Know You?

There are times when we need to reach out to someone at your store about your website. If your contact information is not correct, we may not be able to reach the right person. Please take a few minutes to update your store’s contact information for Store Owner, Main Contact, and Contact for Online Orders. Check it out here: Store > Configuration > Store > Basic Information. If you need assistance, contact

We’re Talking Mobile-Friendly Websites

Last week’s webinar by IndieCommerce Specialist Chanthee Keokhaw is now online. It covers the importance of mobile-friendly websites, tools available to achieve your goals and what to consider when you plan your website. The webinar runs for just over 60 minutes and is available on BookWeb here.

HTTPS Everywhere: Is Your Store Ready?

With the July 2018 deadline looming, time is running out to make your IndieCommerce website “HTTPs everywhere” compliant. If you’ve taken care of this or your store uses IndieLite, you’re all set and you can move on to the next story with a clear conscience.

If your website has not been changed to HTTPs everywhere, this is your last opportunity to work with us to transition your site. If we don’t hear from you by May 1, we’ll be making the move for you. It’s easier and cleaner for us to work with you than for us to do it without your assistance. Make an appointment now.


Sign Up for a One-On-One at BookExpo in NYC

Booksellers with questions about IndieCommerce, IndieLite, selling books online, or marketing their stores online are invited to visit with a member of the IndieCommerce team in the ABA Member Lounge (Booth 721) at BookExpo 2018.

Since time slots for the meetings are limited, booksellers will be asked to choose multiple options when they sign up, though an effort will be made to accommodate a bookseller’s first choice. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you prior to BookExpo with an appointment date and time.

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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