The IndieCommerce Newsletter            June 8, 2017


Book Reviews On IndieCommerce & IndieLite
The American Booksellers Association has partnered with Literary Hub to bring professional reviews to book pages on IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites as well as

Readers visiting will now see at least three book reviews, courtesy of LitHub’s Book Marks, on certain title pages. Reviews will also appear automatically on IndieLite sites; stores using the IndieCommerce platform can easily enable the LitHub feature on their site. Here is an example from Third Place Books of what a product page on an IndieCommerce site would look like.

IndieCommerce stores that wish to have this feature on their website can opt in from this configuration page: Store -> Configuration -> Account Information and Preferences -> Configure Book Settings.


Questions? Contact


Order Processing Webinar for IndieLite websites

So, you have an IndieLite website, and it looks great! But, are you taking care of your orders correctly? A great-looking site is wonderful, but processing orders is arguably the most important thing you can do with your site. Join us for a look at the best practices, and common pitfalls to avoid, as we cover Order Processing for IndieLite sites. Make sure your customers are getting the most value from your site, and that you’re getting the most return from your customers.


Scott Nafz will present this brief 30 minute webinar on Thursday June 14th from 2PM - 2:45PM Sign up today!


Are You Mobile Friendly?

Believe it or not, the first day of summer is almost here! People are going to abandon their laptops and desktops and roam free on their summer vacations with their cell phones. Is your website ready? Make sure your IndieCommerce site is using a mobile-friendly, responsive theme. Not sure if your site is responsive? Check it out on your cell phone and if it looks terrible, drop us an email at


Schedule a One on One Sessions at Ci6 in New Orleans

The IndieCommerce team is scheduling one-on-one sessions with participating stores attending ABC Children's Institute in New Orleans. Appointment dates are Tuesday June 19, Wednesday June 20 and Thursday June 21 2018. All one-on-one sessions will be held in Rampart.


To schedule a one on one session, please complete this online appointment request form. Should you need to move or cancel your appointment, please email as soon as possible. Thank you!

Tip Of the Week
Sales Tax Calculation Update - This past January, the IndieCommerce team made changes to the sales tax calculation code for online sales with in-store pickup. To keep these sales tax calculations accurate, booksellers need to enter the expanded nine-digit ZIP Code for their store(s). Stores that don’t know their nine-digit ZIP Code can 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.

Questions about this change can be sent to

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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