Booksellers attending the 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore later this month have a number of opportunities to learn more about the American Booksellers Association’s e-commerce platforms for indie bookstores, IndieCommerce and IndieLite, including:
Panel Session: IndieCommerce for Small Stores
On Wednesday, January 22, from 3:35 to 4:35 p.m. in the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor’s Johnson Room, ABA will present the education session Technology: IndieCommerce for Small Stores. The panel session, moderated by IndieCommerce Senior Manager Geetha Nathan, will feature booksellers from small stores who will walk attendees through their decision to include e-commerce, how they used the opportunity to expand their brand, and the resulting impact to both their customer base and bottom line. This session requires no pre-registration; all are welcome.
Booksellers can register to meet one-on-one with members of the IndieCommerce staff to learn about IndieCommerce and IndieLite. All one-on-one sessions will be held in the Hilton’s Blake Room on the second floor. These meetings are open to those who currently use IndieCommerce/IndieLite as well as those who do not and would like to learn more.
Booksellers can schedule appointments with IndieCommerce staff for Tuesday, January 21; Wednesday, January 22; Thursday, January 23; or Friday, January 24. E-mail confirmations for appointments will be sent before the institute. Booksellers who need to move or cancel their appointment are asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Sign up for an appointment now. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Booksellers who use IndieCommerce and IndieLite can register for the IndieCommerce Institute, which will take place Tuesday, January 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Carroll Room at the Hilton.
At a cost of $59 per person, booksellers can attend an interactive, classroom-style workshop for users of IndieCommerce. The seminar will include step-by-step instructions for the topics covered, and participants will be assigned their own test site they can use to follow along. Wi15 registration is not required to attend the IndieCommerce Institute.
Winter Institute 15 will be held January 21–24 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor and the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. See the full program here.