To encourage bookstores not currently using the IndieCommerce platform to give it a try, the American Booksellers Association is offering a special promotion for 2016: For the first three months after signup, new IndieCommerce program participants will pay just $25 per month for full use of the robust, flexible, and customizable e-commerce platform; for the next three months, the fee will become $100 per month, a savings of $75 from the standard IndieCommerce program fee. This offer is good until June 1, 2016.
Additionally, non-IndieCommerce stores have until February 29, 2016, to apply for a chance to win one free year of IndieCommerce via the form available here. Applicants will be asked to explain why their store should win and what role the website will play in their overall business strategy. ABA will choose two winners from among qualified applicants.
ABA’s e-commerce platform provides all the tools that bookstores need to create unique, content-rich, easy-to-manage transactional websites to sell print books, e-books, and specialty items.