eCommerce Administration

Wish Lists / Gift Registries

This documentation was modified on 10/19/20 with Filter Options, Creating Wishlist on Behalf of Customers, Mailing Adderss for Wishlist settings and a template for Wishlist Instructions
 

Bulk Upload of Used Books and Signed Copies

This webinar will lead booksellers through the IndieCommerce 'Store Books' feature:

  • What is a 'Store Book'?
  • How are 'Store Books' different from LSI?
  • How to add a 'Store Book' manually
  • About the 'Store Book' content type
  • Bulk Upload Store Books

Bulk Importer

BULK IMPORTER

Welcome to the IndieCommerce custom product bulk importer! This system is designed to help you create and manage a large number of custom products on your IndieCommerce website.

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:

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:

Custom Checkout Panes

Stores have the option to create two custom checkout panes within the IndieCommerce checkout flow.

NOTE: The ‘Custom Checkout Pane’ modules need to be enabled for your site. Please send us a request from the Store Features page (Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features).

CONFIGURE CUSTOM CHECKOUT PANE 1

Example use-case : Provide customers a newsletter opt-in during checkout

Sales Tax

For online sales in-state orders are taxed by default. Out-of-state orders are usually not taxed. However, if the store frequently ships orders to other states, it is important to know the Sales Tax Nexus rules for those states.
 

Affiliates

An affiliate program is a marketing tool that would allow approved participants to earn commissions by placing unique links on their website referring customers back to your website, increasing sales and traffic through your website. How does it work? Once you have accepted someone as an affiliate, they can set up links on their site that will drive traffic to your site. Customers who follow those links are tracked, and if a sale happens during that customer visit, the affiliate commissions are determined (In the end the store is responsible for paying the affiliates directly).

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.

NEW: This document has been updated as of 7/19/2021 to reflect new Financial Reports that have been recently added. See below for more details. 

Navigate to: Store > Reports

Order View

 
The order view (Store > Orders) by default has the following fields:
 
  1. Search by order number
  2. Filter by status
  3. Apply button
  4. Display of:

Stock

The ‘Stock’ module provides a basic stock tracking system for custom products. Store admins can set the stock level and a threshold for each product SKU. When the stock has decremented to the threshold value an email can be sent to the store admin. When the stock is depleted, the ‘Add to Cart’ button will be replaced with an ‘Out of Stock’ button. The stock count will be decremented as customers make purchases.

Conditional Attributes

Here is one example of how this feature might work on your website. A customer buys a custom product and would like to give it as a gift and include a gift message. On the custom product page, the customer is asked: "Is this a gift". If they select "Yes", a message dialog box would open for the customer to enter their gift message. If they don't select "Yes", the message dialog box would remain closed.

Custom Checkout Message

If you wish to display a special message to your customers at the end of checkout, a special message pertaining to their order, you may do so using ‘Rules’.

Example scenarios where a custom checkout message could be used:

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:

 

Store Pricing, Local Store Inventory and Not For Sale

This webinar covered topics related to pricing and selling books on your IndieCommerce website and included the following:

  •     Store Pricing tool and how to use it effectively
  •     How to avoid purchase of certain books from your site
  •     How to add your store inventory to your website.

 

Product Pricing

Update: This document has been revised as of 8/17/2021 to include adding store pricing to multiple ISBNs through CSV upload. This update also includes adding markups or discounts to products by dollar amount.
 
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

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.

Contact

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