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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23 Sep
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23 Sep
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E-commerce Update: Online Sales See Uptick

Significant pre-orders for Barack Obama’s A Promised Land (publishing November 17 from Crown) helped drive a sales increase, which started last Thursday.

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22 Sep

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

Webinars will be held on topics such as getting your IndieCommerce or IndieLite site ready for launch; how to create, sell, and manage stock; creating and promoting gift guides and wish lists; and more.

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16 Sep
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15 Sep

IndieCommerce Launches “Preferred Name” Feature for Customers

Enabling this field ensures that booksellers are addressing customers as they wish to be addressed. 

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09 Sep
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E-commerce Update: End-of-Summer Online Sales Decline

Fewer people were online for the three-day holiday weekend when compared to the previous week. 

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08 Sep
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02 Sep

Independent Bookstore Day Boosts Online Sales by 30 Percent

On Saturday, August 29, online sales were up more 30 percent over the previous Saturday, resulting in a sales revenue increase of 19.6 percent for the week ending September 1.

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01 Sep

Join the IndieCommerce Team for a Virtual Education Session at the Fall Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team has developed several new features and upgrades to help stores manage their online sales.

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26 Aug

E-commerce Update: Online Sales Remain Strong

Although both the conversion rate and traffic dropped slightly last week, those decreases were offset by the increase in the average order value.

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19 Aug

E-commerce Update: Conversion Rate Holds Steady

Over the past two weeks the conversion rate (the number of online customers that complete a sale) has remained fairly stable.

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