Selling Books Online: eCommerce Solutions for Independent Bookstores

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IndieCommerce

ABA’s state-of-the-art e-commerce platform enables ABA members to create unique, content-rich, easy-to-operate, and fully transactional and customizable e-commerce websites. The IndieCommerce database consists of more than 10 million in-print titles and more than four million ebooks and audiobooks. The entire system is supported by ABA's experienced development and customer support team.

June 2019 price special! For the first three months after signup, new IndieCommerce program participants will pay just $25 per month; for the next three months, the fee will become $100 per month, thereafter, the fee becomes the standard $175 per month.

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For more information about IndieCommerce please visit the Help Desk or email the IndieCommerce staff.

IndieLite

IndieLite is a lower-cost, low maintenance e-commerce option based on the IndieCommerce platform. It is designed for stores looking for a website with minimal maintenance that is simple to use. It's also a great option for stores that are selling online for the first time. This service offers booksellers the essential tools they need to create a web presence for their store. 

For more information about IndieLite please visit the Help Desk or email the IndieCommerce staff.

 

Feature Comparison Chart

Specifically designed for independent booksellers, IndieCommerce is a full featured e-commerce solution with powerful online marketing tools. IndieLite offers the minimal e-commerce essentials for a low-cost web presence that is simple to maintain. To discover which product is best for your store please review our Features Chart through the link below or email the IndieCommerce staff.

Compare IndieCommerce and IndieLite Features

 

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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