IndieLite

Making the Most of Book Data on Your Website

This webinar will demonstrate the best use of the tools available to:

  • Sell sidelines, including maps, calendars, and journals through your site
  • Interpret special "admin only" data about books on your website, such as the price source, Ingram desire score, and Family ID
  • Get the most out of Local Store Inventory (LSI), not for sale, store pricing, and other tools
  • Adjust the search algorithm to surface books and products more relevant for your store
  • Enable and disable partner content from NPR and LitHub, plus ebooks and digital audiobooks

 

IndieLite Live Stores



Store Name IndieLite URL
32nd Avenue Books Toys & Gifts 32ndavenuebooks.indielite.org
Another Chapter Bookstore anotherchapterbooks.indielite.org

Order Processing

This webinar will review IndieLite order processing:

  • Best practices
  • Order processing overview
  • Common pitfalls to avoid

Wish Lists / Gift Registries

This documentation was modified on 11/19/2018, with Multiple Wishlist and Product Classes
 
The wish list feature places an ‘Add to Wish List’ button alongside the ‘Add to Cart’ button on product pages, search results pages, and book lists etc.. This feature can be used in many different ways. Personal wish lists to keep track of books to read, wish lists to share with family and friends, gift registries, lists for donation book drives and book fairs are some ways this feature can be used.

Privacy Policy & GDPR

Sample Privacy Policy Language

Please note that any language you may incorporate into your Privacy Policy should reflect your store’s applicable practices.

Please include your store name, contact info etc. where applicable.

If you have any questions, please contact staff@bookweb.org

 

What information do we collect?

Quick Start - Google Analytics, Google My Business, Google Search Console

This webinar will demonstrate how to get started with:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google My Business
  • Google Search Console

 

Mobile Friendly Booklists

This webinar will lead booksellers through the basics of using the Mobile Friendly Booklist module:

  • How to request the module be enabled
  • Edit the booklists
  • Configure the view blocks
  • Customizations (IndieCommerce members only)
  • How other members are using this feature

 

Book Lists Grid

Responsive, mobile-friendly ‘View’ templates for book lists

3 out-of-the-box responsive, mobile-friendly Views to display book lists are readily available. All that needs to be done by the store staff are to edit the book lists and plug them into the views.

SEO Tools

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a methodology of strategies, techniques, and tactics designed to grow visibility in search engine results. In search results, search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) display links to pages it considers relevant and authoritative, SEO helps to ensure that a site is accessible to a search engine and improves the chances that the site will be found in search results.

Browse Books

The Browse Book block, which can be found on the block administration page (Structure > Blocks), consists of every BISAC category available. Selecting a category changes the block menu and provides sub-categories within that category and updates the books displayed accordingly.

Example:

Embedding Video

In order to place a video on your website, the video must first be uploaded to a third party, such as YouTube*. You can then obtain an ‘embed’ code which can be placed on your website.

Reports

There are several reports available to you that you can use to gain insights into sales on your website, who is using your website and other useful information. You can use these reports as they are or you may customize them to suit your needs.

Navigate to: Store > Reports

MailChimp

This documentation was modified on 01/18/2018, to comply with the latest changes by MailChimp.

This provides an integration with MailChimp (an email delivery service) and makes it possible to create and send MailChimp emails directly from your website.

PREPARE TO USE THE MAILCHIMP MODULE

  1. Sign up for a MailChimp.com account
  2. Create your list through MailChimp

Website Best Practices

Creating a leading website takes thought and planning, a site is typically considered successful if it is well designed, useful and in e-commerce aspects, lucrative. While different stores each have different website needs, there are some best practices that are global to all sites. In this guide, we explain those best practices and have broken them down into 4 categories:

 

Product Pricing

You have full control on the pricing for any book on your website (eBook prices are set by Kobo).

4 STORE PRICING TOOL OPTIONS

Navigate to: Store > Configuration > Store Pricing > Books

  1. By Model (ISBN) - Individual titles can be marked up or down.

Pages

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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