The E-Commerce Newsletter For Booksellers          November 18, 2019

NEW - IndieCommerce Status Page
It's 10pm and you can’t access your website. You don’t know if the outage is with your internet service provider or the entire IndieCommerce system is down. To help us get system status information to you (and from you) faster, we’ve built a new web page that is updated by actual people when IndieCommerce is experiencing an outage or some other major issue. You can also use this page to report outages to the IndieCommerce staff. The new IndieCommerce Status Page is located here. Be sure to bookmark that page for future reference. If you have questions please contact staff@bookweb.org.
 

Winner Of One Free Year of IndieCommerce
Over the past few years the IndieCommerce team has randomly selected one bookstore to receive a free year of IndieCommerce. To qualify, the store needed to sign up for IndieCommerce between September 1st 2019 and October 31st 2019 . This year’s winner was drawn from a hat by our own Scott Nafz (see photo). We want to congratulate  Angel Wings Bookstore of Stem, NC and welcome them to IndieCommerce.
 

Regional Holiday Catalogs Are Now Available For Your IndieCommerce Website
Just in time for the holidays, here is the current list of regional holiday catalogs. If you have any questions, please contact staff@bookweb.org

GLIBA
http://yoursitename.com/holiday/GLIBA/holidaycatalog.html - replace the “yoursitename.com” in the above URL with your website URL. For example if your website was: “abatest.d7.indiebound.com”  The final version would be http://abatest.d7.indiebound.com/holiday/GLIBA/holidaycatalog.html
 

MIBA
http://yoursitename.com/holiday/MIBA/holidaycatalog.html
Replace the “yoursitename.com” in the above URL with your website URL. For example if your website was: “abatest.d7.indiebound.com”  The final version would be
http://abatest.d7.indiebound.com/holiday/MIBA/holidaycatalog.html
 

MPIBA
http://yoursitename.com/holiday/MPIBA/holidaycatalog.html
Replace the “yoursitename.com” in the above URL with your website URL. For example if your website was: “abatest.d7.indiebound.com”  The final version would be http://abatest.d7.indiebound.com/holiday/MPIBA/holidaycatalog.html
 

NAIBA
http://yoursitename.com/holiday/NAIBA/holidaycatalog.htm
Replace the “yoursitename.com” in the above URL with your website URL. For example if your website was: “abatest.d7.indiebound.com”  The final version would be http://abatest.d7.indiebound.com/holiday/NAIBA/holidaycatalog.html
 

NCIBA and SCIBA
http://yoursitename.com/holiday/california/holidaycatalog.htm
Replace the “yoursitename.com” in the above URL with your website URL. For example if your website was: “abatest.d7.indiebound.com”  The final version would be http://abatest.d7.indiebound.com/holiday/california/holidaycatalog.html
 

NEIBA
http://yoursitename.com/holiday/NEIBA/holidaycatalog.html
Replace the “yoursitename.com” in the above URL with your website URL. For example if your website was: “abatest.d7.indiebound.com”  The final version would be http://abatest.d7.indiebound.com/holiday/NEIBA/holidaycatalog.html
 

PNBA
Not Yet Available
 

SIBA
http://yoursitename.com/holiday/SIBA/holidaycatalog.html
Replace the “yoursitename.com” in the above URL with your website URL. For example if your website was: “abatest.d7.indiebound.com”  The final version would be http://abatest.d7.indiebound.com/holiday/SIBA/holidaycatalog.html


Is IndieLite The Right Website For You?
The number of IndieLite stores has grown dramatically over the past year, while both sales and customer traffic have seen tremendous growth . So just in time for the holidays and at no extra cost, ABA's IndieCommerce team is presenting three new features for booksellers who use IndieLite to host their website. They are: 

  • Book Lists: Stores now have five front page book lists available to them (two more than they had before).

  • Block Title Links: Booksellers can now link block titles to a separate web page.

  • Gift Cards: Booksellers now have the ability to sell gift cards this holiday season via their IndieLite website.

Booksellers who are interested in learning more about low cost e-commerce solution IndieLite and how it could work for their store are encouraged to sign up for the very first IndieLite seminar, taking place at Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore on Tuesday, January 21, from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Topics covered at the hands-on seminar will include content creation and management, order processing, and how to make the most of your IndieLite website. Attendees will also have access to a test site once the session is over where they can try out what they learned. 

Registration is open to booksellers who currently use IndieLite or are considering opening an IndieLite website. Booksellers with questions about the new IndieLite Features or the upcoming IndieLite seminar can send the IndieCommerce team an e-mail at staff@bookweb.org.

Thanks for reading. Feel free to email us with any thoughts, questions, or suggestions.
The IndieCommerce team

For past editions of IndieCommunication, visit this page.

Phillip Davies, IndieCommerce Director
American Booksellers Association | 333 Westchester Avenue | White Plains, NY 10604
Phil@bookweb.org |
914-406-7527 | www.BookWeb.org
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White Plains, NY 10604
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