Selling Books Online: eCommerce Solutions for Independent Bookstores

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For information on IndieCommerce 2.0, please see for the latest details.

If you are interested in signing up with IndieCommerce 2.0, please sign up on our onboarding list.

For Emergency IndieCommerce & IndieLite Issues
An emergency issue means that your customers can't buy anything from your website or your staff can't process any online orders. Your website is essentially broken and cannot take orders or process any transactions. If your website has an emergency issue please check the IndieCommerce status page first. If your issue has not been reported submit a critical outage report and staff will be alerted.


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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.

McLean and Eakin Bookstore's website

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


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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