The E-Commerce Newsletter For Booksellers          October 12, 2021

UPDATED LIST - New Features For IndieCommerce - UPDATED LIST
This is an updated list of recently released features and services for your IndieCommerce or IndieLite website. Some of these were previously mentioned in the Sept 25th newsletter, but many new features have been added as well. Please take a few minutes to review. Many of these would be excellent additions to your website for the upcoming holiday shopping season. If you have questions about any of these, please email staff@bookweb.org

  • Gift Receipts - Customers can request a gift receipt to be included with their order, with a (optional) gift message. Customers will also have the option to hide their address in the gift receipt. Stores can request this feature from the Store Features page : Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features
     
  • Endicia and ShipStation - If your store uses one of these shipping solutions for printing shipping labels, this new feature will make that process easier. You can generate a CSV file of order details to generate the shipping labels in bulk. Similar integrations are already available for Stamps.com, ShipEasy and PirateShip. Stores can request this feature from the Store Features page : Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features
     
  • Store Catalog - Latest updates...Stores can now use the catalog for non-book items. And, the option to restrict books in stock at the store in the catalog is now available. Books will be removed from the catalog display when they are out of stock and reappear when they are back in stock. Please review the updated help documentation.
     
  • Paypal - We have upgraded the Paypal integration . With this upgrade, processing Paypal orders will be a lot easier. Paypal orders can be processed like credit card orders, no need to login to Paypal to charge an authorization or issue a refund.
    Whether you already offer Paypal as a payment option on your website, or would like to do so, you can request the new Upgraded Paypal Payment Method from the Store Features page : Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features

     
  • IBIDie / WordStock Gift Cards - We have completed the integration for IBIDie & WordStock Gift Cards. IBIDie or WordStock gift cards can now be used as a payment option on your IndieCommerce site. Customers can also purchase digital gift cards on your website. If you are interested, please submit a request from the Store Features page : Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features

New Features For IndieLite
We are expecting another very busy fourth quarter online. To help your store manage the increase in order volume and improve the online shopping experience for your customers, the IndieCommerce dev team has some new tools and features you might want to consider for your website. 

  • Endicia and ShipStation - If your store uses one of these shipping solutions for printing shipping labels, this new feature will make that process easier. You can generate a CSV file of order details to generate the shipping labels in bulk. Similar integrations are already available for Stamps.com, ShipEasy and PirateShip. Stores can request this feature from the Store Features page : Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features
  • IndieLite 2021 - An improved version of the current IndieLite theme is now available. Interested stores should contact staff@bookweb.org, and mention ‘IndieLite 2021 Theme’ in the subject. Highlights of this new theme are 
    • New color schemes with better contrast and fonts for ADA compliance
    • Redesigned header region
    • All regions and checkout panes stand out better

Beautiful New Templates/Themes For Your Website
The appearance of your website can have a big impact on sales. For IndieCommerce stores interested in upgrading their website for the holidays, we’re introducing 2 new templates / themes. Here are examples of the “Flatlands” theme.
Flatland Theme Example 1
Flatland Theme Example 2
Click here for more information on the Flatlands theme and detailed installation instructions

And here are examples of the Santa Rosa theme.
Santa Rosa Theme Example 1
Santa Rosa Theme Example 2
Click here for more information on this theme and detailed installation instruction

If you would like to try these new themes, please contact: staff@bookweb.org and mention ‘Flatland’ or ‘Santa Rosa’ in the subject line.

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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