Affinity Programs

18 May

BanCard Systems Debuts New Name, Logo Following Merger

BanCard Systems, the ABA’s affiliated credit card processing company, is changing its name to Applied Merchant, following a recent merger with Applied Merchant West Coast, LLC.

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26 Apr

ABA Membership Monthly: DIY Designs and Downloads

This installment of the monthly column about the hidden gems of ABA membership focuses on BookWeb’s DIY Designs and Downloads, which gives ABA members access to editable designs, templates, and starter kits to help them personalize their store’s marketing materials.

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29 Mar

ABA Membership Monthly: ChicoBags

The first in a new monthly column about the hidden gems of ABA membership focuses on ChicoBag Company. Since 2008, the small business has been offering ABA members a custom line of distinctive, eco-friendly, reusable bags as part of its mission to help customers kick the single-use bag habit.

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14 Jan

Appointments, Walk-ins Welcome at Wi11 Consultation Station

The Consultation Station, featuring representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others, returns to the Winter Institute on Monday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 26.

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08 Jan

FedEx Sweepstakes Offers $25,000 in Prizes

FedEx is giving ABA members enrolled in the PartnerShip Shipping Program the chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 or one of 100 other prizes in the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes, underway now.

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23 Nov

Constant Contact Offers 40% Off to New Subscribers

From now through November 30, Constant Contact is offering a Cyber Monday Special: New subscribers can sign up for Constant Contact’s full range of e-mail marketing tools and free coaching at 40 percent off for three months.

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20 Nov

Understanding Upcoming UPS and FedEx Small Package Rate Increases

PartnerShip®, an ABA business service affinity partner, provides information about UPS and FedEx rate increases that go into effect on December 28, 2015, and January 4, 2016, respectively.

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17 Nov

W.G. Ellerkamp Says “Thanks” With Sale on Gift Wrap, Totes & More

To thank indie booksellers for their business and friendship throughout the year, W.G. Ellerkamp, ABA’s affinity partner for IndieBound bags, totes, wrapping paper, and other products, is offering a special sale through November 20.

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09 Oct

Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Shipping This Holiday Season

PartnerShip®, an ABA business service affinity partner, offers tips to help booksellers handle their small package and freight shipments during the busy holiday season.

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21 Apr

Eat, Sleep, Read…Order! ChicoBag Offers Discount on Top Three IndieBound Slogans

For a limited time, ChicoBag is offering the top three IndieBound slogans most requested by ABA members on original-style bags for half the suggested retail price.

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09 Apr

Bancard and Basil Announce Partnership

With Bancard Systems and Basil Bookseller Software now fully integrated, Basil users can take advantage of Bancard’s special ABA rate package.

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06 Apr

PartnerShip Asks: Are you ready for the Children’s Institute?

ARCs of nearly 100 upcoming titles will be in the Galley Room at the ABC Children’s Institute. To expedite shipments back to the store, PartnerShip offers a few things booksellers can do before heading to Pasadena.

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25 Mar

Lower AmEx Rate Now Available Through Bancard

Bookstores working with Bancard Systems, the American Booksellers Association’s affiliated credit card processing company, will be seeing lower rates for accepting American Express credit cards. 

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24 Mar

ChicoBag Affinity Program: A Rewarding Partnership

ChicoBag sells fun, eco-friendly fabric bags that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and through ABA’s ChicoBag affinity program, member stores can order these unique and custom products at a discount.

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16 Dec

Appointments Being Accepted for Winter Institute 10’s Consultation Station

The Consultation Station, featuring representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and others, returns to the Winter Institute on Tuesday, February 10, and Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Booksellers who are interested in meeting with specific vendors are encouraged to set up appointments in advance.

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