The IndieCommerce team is very excited to announce that starting July 25, 2022, we will begin a phased rollout of new IndieCommerce 2.0 websites to bookstores so that their staff can familiarize themselves with the new platform and start customizing their site to fit their needs.
During this transition, all websites on the current IndieCommerce and IndieLite platforms will continue to be fully supported until every store has been moved to their new 2.0 website.
The migration of stores to 2.0 will continue through October 31, 2022. Beginning November 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, we will temporarily pause adding new sites during the holiday shopping season. We will resume moving stores starting January 1, 2023.
In this first phase of the transition to IC 2.0 we will be working with new stores that recently joined IndieCommerce, IndieLite stores, and some IndieCommerce stores that have a limited need for advanced features. These stores represent the majority of sites on the IndieCommerce platform and their technical structure allows us to move them to the 2.0 platform quicker. Larger stores that require more advanced website features will be moved in later phases.
Stores that will not be moving to 2.0 in 2022 will still experience an improved platform this holiday season due to the changes made to the current platform this year, including ADA compliance modifications, integration with almost all major bookstore POS systems (Integration varies, ask your POS service provider for details), and a new feature in the works: real time postage quotes from USPS. As always, if you have a feature request that would improve your customers’ online shopping experience or improve website management for your staff, please don’t hesitate to send your request to email@example.com.
To see a preview of 2.0, E-Commerce Senior Manager Geetha Nathan will be hosting a live Introduction to IndieCommerce 2.0 webinar on Monday, July 25, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET, that will review many of the new features and services on the new platform. There will be time during the session to ask questions, or you can submit questions when you register for the webinar. A recording of this webinar will also be available for those that can’t make it to the live session.
In the coming weeks, the IndieCommerce team will be reaching out to stores to participate in this first phase of moving to IndieCommerce 2.0. When you are contacted, please reply as soon as possible so that we can schedule your store to begin the migration process.
Many of your questions will be answered at next Monday’s webinar, so please be sure to sign up today. As always, you can reach out to IndieCommerce customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.