Store Features

USPS Realtime Shipping Estimate

If you have an USPS account for your store, you integrate your IndieCommerce website with your USPS account to retrieve shipping quotes in real time when customers go through checkout on your site. This integration will add these 3 new shipping rates to your website - Priority Mail, Express Mail, and Media Mail through USPS. By connecting directly to USPS Webtools, the quotes for these rates will be based on product weights and will adjust based on the total weight of the package.
 

Ship As Available

Updated: This document has been updated as of 9/30/2022 with instructions on how to include Ship as Available as a taxed line item in states where shipping is taxable.
 

Living Wage Fee

You are now able to add an additional fee to orders that will be automatically added at checkout. This fee can be used as an offset to additional costs of doing business, such as recent increases to the minimum wage in some states.
 
Stores will be able to set the fee as an amount or as a percentage. You will also have the option to customize how the fee will be labeled for customers in checkout.
 

Ask A Bookseller

The ‘Ask a Bookseller’ feature creates a new webform on your site where customers can ask staff questions about specific titles. This is a great and easy way for stores to upsell and handsell titles.
 
This feature will also create a button labelled 'Ask a Bookseller' which takes the customer from the product page to the Ask a Bookseller webform. This option will only be available for books that don't have an 'Add to Cart' button.
 

Scheduler

The Scheduler feature gives Store Admins the ability to schedule content on their website to be published and unpublished at specified dates in the future. This will be particularly useful for events and blog posts as they can be created in advance but scheduled to be published on a later date.
 

Block Title Link

The Block Title Link feature allows you to turn the title of a block into a link to direct customers to a page on your site.

NOTE: The feature is enabled by request only. Please navigate to Store > Configuration > Account Information & Preferences > Store Features and submit a request for it to be enabled.

Navigate to Structure > Blocks > Select edit for the block you want to adjust the title for

Preorders

As preorders are becoming an increasingly important way in which books are sold and marketed through stores, we’ve compiled a list of the Preorder features we offer.

NEW: Stores can now choose to show preorders as 'On Our Shelves Now' as long as the store is using Local Store Inventory and the preorder is present in the LSI file.

A Beginner's Guide

If you are new to IndieCommerce and not sure where to begin or if you consider yourself a beginner, this is for you! In this webinar we cover, the IndieCommerce team will provide step by step instructions on:

  • How to configure your new IndieCommerce site
  • Share some website best practices to get the most out of your site

Custom Products

This webinar covers topics related to custom products on your IndieCommerce website and included the following:

  • Custom Product Classes and Custom Products
  • Attributes and Options
  • Shipping, payment options and taxes for custom products
  • 'Stock' and 'Variable Price' with custom products

 

Store Features and Preferences

This documentation has been updated as of 9/30/2021 to reflect the layout changes we have made to the Store Preferences page and to include new settings that we have added. 

STORE FEATURES

Navigate to: Store > Configuration > Account Information & Preferences > Store Features

Custom Checkout Email

This documentation was modified on 03/25/2019, with an updated method of creating order confirmation emails and invoices.

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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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