To assist with the necessary policies that stores need on their website, boilerplate policies have been provided for stores to use. The policy can be created as a Page on your IndieCommerce or IndieLite site. The Page can then be linked in the Footer of the website to make it accessible to customers and other parties.
The following Help Documents are available for both IndieCommerce and IndieLite to assist with the early steps of obtaining or transitioning to the store's own credit card processor and Authorize.net account. IndieCommerce or IndieLite specific documents and webinars can be found further down on this page.
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
You can now choose whether to display these titles on your site or to suppress them completely from any search results.
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.
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.
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!
The Stamps.com module allows you to export orders from your IndieCommerce site to Stamps.com. Once you process and ship these orders using the Stamps.com software or website, you can then import a file from Stamps.com to mark the orders as processed and email the tracking numbers to your customers.
First, ask IndieCommerce staff to enable the module for you. You can do this through the store features page:
Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features
The Quick Note field provides Store and Order administrators a field in which notes may be added to an order and displayed on the Order Administration page (Store > Orders).
A couple of scenarios where other IndieCommerce stores have used this field:
If ‘In-Store Pickup’ is enabled on your site, customers can opt to pick up their order at your store instead of having it shipped. A Pick-up Pane will be available on the checkout screen. We’ve updated it so that you can customize the language used in the pane.
Navigate to: Store > Configuration > Checkout > Pick-up Options Pane
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.