The E-Commerce Newsletter For Booksellers          May 7, 2021

New Catalog Feature For IndieCommerce
This new feature allows stores to build Catalogs - organized collections of books, grouped into different sub categories, navigated with a dropdown menu. Stores can use this Catalog feature for Staff Picks, Bestsellers, Book Fairs etc. 

 The Catalog will have a clean, mobile friendly layout, with book cover images organized into rows. ‘Add to Cart’ and ‘Add to Wishlist’ options will be available on mouse over, making it possible to shop from the catalog without leaving the page. Click here for more details on this new feature for IndieCommerce stores. 

Checkout Issue On IndieCommerce Websites
Earlier this week some IndieCommerce websites reported that their customers were experiencing difficulty when attempting to checkout. The IndieCommerce team found that customers who had recently installed a new Google Chrome update were having this issue.  IndieLite websites were not affected. Modifications were made to the IndieCommerce system to accommodate the Chrome update and the problem was resolved. If your IndieCommerce website is still receiving complaints from customers about checkout, please advise them to clear their browser cache & cookies. Instructions are available on this Google support page.

ABA Schedule for Payments to IndieCommerce (IC) and IndieLite (IL) Websites
The new schedule for the distribution of funds that appear in your IC or IL reconciliation report is every other Monday for IndieCommerce stores.  Currently IndieLite is every Monday until the end of May and after that IndieLite will have the same schedule as IndieCommerce stores.

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
[email protected] |
914-406-7527 |
600 Mamaroneck Ave
Suite 400
Harrison, NY 10528
United States