The E-Commerce Newsletter For Booksellers          August 17, 2020

IndieCommerce, IndieLite and Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), which will take place on Saturday, August 29, is fast approaching. Below is what booksellers need to know now to prepare their IndieCommerce or IndieLite website for this event.

On Wednesday, August 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET, ABA will host a live, online, instructional webinar during which a member of the IndieCommerce team will discuss options for adding Independent Bookstore Day 2020 products to IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites.

The webinar will cover how to create booklists and other content for the event, how to manage IBD orders through IndieCommerce/IndieLite sites, and other resources available. Questions raised during the session will also be addressed.

Booksellers can sign up now for the webinar. Complete instructions for how to ready IndieCommerce/IndieLite sites for sales of IBD exclusives can be found here.

Credit Card Processing and Order Editing
IndieCommerce stores using their own credit card processor and account now have more control over their credit card orders. They can now edit orders in 'Payment Received' status, issue refunds to customer's credit cards and process additional charges for the order. All these transactions can be initiated from the order on the IndieCommerce site, without having to login to We are also working on additional upgrades that would benefit stores with their own credit card processor.

If you were not able to attend last week's webinar on Credit Card Processing or would like to review it again, the recording is now avalable online.

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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