IndieCommerce

Gift Cards At a Glance

We have a variety of Gift Card options available for IndieCommerce and IndieLite users who want to offer Gift Cards to customers this holiday season!

Please note: Gift Cards on IndieCommerce and IndieLite cannot be used to purchase ebooks and audiobooks.

Wish Lists: Features At a Glance

Wish lists are a helpful IndieCommerce and IndieLite tool for stores and customers!  They can be used to keep track of personal reading lists, holiday wish lists, as well as book fairs or donation book drives.  Enabling wish lists not only adds an ‘Add to Wish List’ button on product and search result pages but also provides a litinity of settings and features for the store administrators and customers to use.  Al

Regional Holiday Catalogs

REGIONAL HOLIDAY CATALOGS

The online version of the 2020 hoiday catalog for the various regions are now available for IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores.

Stores can link to the catalog by adding a menu link or a block.

Note : The full URL (including your site URL) should be used when creating a menu link. This is different from how other menu links are created, where only the relative path (what comes after the site URL) is used.

 

CALIBA 

Not For Sale

This feature allows you to make specific titles not for sale through your website, even if these books are available through Ingram. These are titles that your store has chosen for any reason not to make available for sale to the public.

Navigate to Store -> Configuration -> Store Pricing -> Books -> Not For Sale

IndieCommerce - Sidelines and Non-Books

Get up to speed on the latest features and strategies for selling sidelines and other non-book inventory on your website. We'll cover an easy-to-use feature that adds tens of thousands of gift & game products from Ingram, how to bulk upload your own unique products, and how to integrate non-book products with LSI, so you can combine stock and pricing updates for books and sidelines in a single upload from your POS system.

IndieCommerce - Order Processing 201

Learn about the latest, advanced tools available for processing your online orders in bulk. In this webinar we will cover bulk order processing, printing invoices in bulk, exporting to shipping solutions, exporting to POS systems and generating custom sales reports. These new features will save your staff time and keep your customers satisfied.

Bulk Upload of Images

This option is best suited for stores with a very large number of images to upload—25 or more.  For smaller numbers of images, it's easier to simply edit products one by one and upload the image that way.

Steps to bulk upload your images

  • Gather your images from your camera/the web/your vendor or distributor, etc.

Store Books: Used Books, Signed Books, etc.

This module allows stores to create 'store books', which are custom products that refer to new books available through Ingram but may be different from them. For example, they may represent used copies, signed copies, or unique editions.

REQUIRED READING

Before using this system, it's important to be up on the basics of custom products. If you've never created a custom product class before, please see the help documentation on BookWeb.org:

Bulk Importer: Importing Attributes

Note: Adjusted SKUs are not compatible with LSI for custom products.  If you plan to use LSI for custom products, do not use this feature.

Use this workflow to extend your custom products with attributes and options, creating product variations customers can choose from when they add the product to their cart.

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Upcoming IndieCommerce & IndieLite Webinars

The IndieCommerce team will be offering a series of webinars over the next few weeks in preparation for the 2020 Holiday season.  Please see the information below.  You can register for each webinar via the individual registration link!

2020 Bookstore Day Exclusives on IndieCommerce and IndieLite

This webinar covers the following topics:

  • Adding Bookstore Day products to your IndieCommerce / IndieLite site
  • Creating booklists
  • Creating custom products (IndieCommerce)
  • Other resources 

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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.

Contact

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