Creating Content

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The Scheduler feature gives Store Admins the ability to schedule content on their website to be published and unpublished at specified dates in the future.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.

ALWAYS SHOW THE PREORDER BADGE

The Preorder Badge can be enabled to display automatically for ALL books with a future publication date.

Recurring Events and Event RSVP

 

This live demo will review the Recurring Events and Event RSVP features.

 

Wishlists / Gift Registry

This live demo will cover everything a bookseller needs to know about the Multiple Wish List feature, including:

  • Promoting it on their IndieCommerce site to helping their customers use the feature.
  • How  the wish list feature is especially helpful for stores looking to partner with schools, libraries, and book fairs.

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.

Rules

The Rules module allows site administrators to create actions that are automatically triggered by various events when certain conditions are met.

3 PARTS TO RULES

Rules are made up of 3 parts:

MailMunch

MailMunch provides tools to assist in converting visitors into email subscribers and customers by offering several types of opt-in forms: Popup, Embedded, Topbar, and Scrollbox. MailMunch also integrates easily with Constant Contact, MailChimp, and other major email marketing platforms.

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.

Webforms

The Webform module allows you to collect information from site visitors. This module gives you the ability to create surveys, multi-page questionnaires, contest forms etc. Webform features a basic analysis of the results collected, which can be downloaded from the website.

NOTE: Webform will be enabled on IC sites upon request. Please send us a request from the Store Features page (Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features).

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:

 

Help Page

There is no default help page in Drupal 7. However, there is a link included in the order confirmation email your customer receives pointing them to a help page on your website. That link will direct visitors back to your front page unless there is a custom help page created and configured on the site.

The section of the order confirmation email with the link to the help page:

Where can I get help with reviewing my order?
To learn more about managing your orders on YOUR SITE NAME, please visit our help page.

Pages

About ABA

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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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