IndieCommerce

21 Oct
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E-commerce Update: #BoxedOut Campaign Drives Online Sales & Traffic

An e-commerce conversion rate increase to 5.36 percent, along with a 9.63 percent increase in traffic during the same period, resulted in an average increase in revenue of 26.13 percent for the week ending October 20.

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19 Oct
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Deadline Nears for IndieCommerce Stores Migrating to New Credit Card Processor

Stores now have until November 1 before they will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee as well as the new 1 percent commission fee.

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14 Oct
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Flattens

A decrease in direct traffic and referral traffic from social media to IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites may indicate that customers are continuing to shift to in-store sales.

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14 Oct
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IndieCommunication: Bulk Order Processing and Credit Card Processor Migration

Here's the latest news for booksellers using ABA's IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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13 Oct

Sign Up for IndieCommerce Webinars to Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season

Remaining topics include marketing, gift guides, and wish lists as well as doing business with schools and nonprofits. Recordings of previously held webinars are available to review.

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13 Oct
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Days Remain for IndieCommerce Stores to Get New Credit Card Processor

In addition to the new 1 percent commission fee, stores that have not migrated by October 22 will also be charged the 4.5 percent service fee that was suspended in July.

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07 Oct
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E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Rises

An increase in the conversion rate was offset by a decrease in online traffic.

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05 Oct

Learn How to Launch Your IndieCommerce or IndieLite Site in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

The IndieCommerce team has created two webinars to help booksellers on the IndieCommerce and IndieLite platforms prepare their sites for launch.

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05 Oct

Four IndieCommerce Webinars to Help Booksellers Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season

Topics include managing online orders in bulk; how to create, sell, and manage stock; marketing, gift guides, and wish lists; and doing business with schools and nonprofits.

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05 Oct
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Booksellers Advised to Watch for Fraudulent Online Orders

With the increase in online shopping this year, ABA has also seen a sharp spike in the number of fraudulent orders stores are losing money to.

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05 Oct
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October 22 Deadline for IndieCommerce Stores to Get New Credit Card Processor

Stores that have not switched over to their own credit card merchant account by October 22 will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee plus the new 1 percent commission.

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30 Sep
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E-commerce Update: Average Purchase Amount Increases

While there were slightly fewer visitors buying online last week, those that were buying were spending more.

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28 Sep

IndieCommerce Team Offering Virtual Education Session at CALIBA Fall Show

Booksellers will learn about several recently developed new features and upgrades created to help stores manage their online sales.

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28 Sep

Register Now for IndieCommerce Webinars on Preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season

Booksellers are encouraged to register for the October webinars in advance or visit the Education Resources page following the sessions to view recordings.

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23 Sep
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IndieCommerce Credit Card Processor Migration Deadline October 22

Stores that have not switched over to their own credit card merchant account by October 22 will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee plus the new 1 percent commission.

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