IndieCommerce

Getting Your Website Ready for the Holidays

This webinar will lead booksellers through getting their IndieCommerce website ready for the holidays:

  • Tour of some of the common issues that customers (and stores) might encounter during the holiday season
  • Making sure your contact information is up to date
  • Processing orders correctly

Bulk Upload of Custom Products

This webinar will lead booksellers through the basics of using the ABA Product Importer module:

  • What is the feature for
  • How is it different from LSI
  • What are the 4 stages
  • Brief review of product classes
  • What are staging tables
  • Demo of the feature

Mobile Friendly Booklists

This webinar will lead booksellers through the basics of using the Mobile Friendly Booklist module:

  • How to request the module be enabled
  • Edit the booklists
  • Configure the view blocks
  • Customizations (IndieCommerce members only)
  • How other members are using this feature

 

Book Lists Grid

Responsive, mobile-friendly ‘View’ templates for book lists

3 out-of-the-box responsive, mobile-friendly Views to display book lists are readily available. All that needs to be done by the store staff are to edit the book lists and plug them into the views.

Views Email

The ‘Views Send’ module enables you to create personalized mass emails from a view: With this feature, if, for example, a store would like to send an email reminder to all ticket holders for an upcoming event, it can create a view to pull up email addresses associated with orders and send a mass email. For now, the email can only be plain text.

Bulk Importer

BULK IMPORTER

Welcome to the IndieCommerce custom product bulk importer! This system is designed to help you create and manage a large number of custom products on your IndieCommerce website.

REQUIRED READING

Before using this system, it's important to be up on the basics of custom products. If you've never created a custom product class before, please see the help documentation on BookWeb.org:

Rules

The Rules module allows site administrators to create actions that are automatically triggered by various events when certain conditions are met.

3 PARTS TO RULES

Rules are made up of 3 parts:

SEO Tools

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a methodology of strategies, techniques, and tactics designed to grow visibility in search engine results. In search results, search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) display links to pages it considers relevant and authoritative, SEO helps to ensure that a site is accessible to a search engine and improves the chances that the site will be found in search results.

Custom Checkout Panes

Stores have the option to create two custom checkout panes within the IndieCommerce checkout flow.

NOTE: The ‘Custom Checkout Pane’ modules need to be enabled for your site. Please send us a request from the Store Features page (Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features).

CONFIGURE CUSTOM CHECKOUT PANE 1

Example use-case : Provide customers a newsletter opt-in during checkout

Sales Tax

For online sales in-state orders are taxed by default. Out-of-state orders are usually not taxed. However, if the store frequently ships orders to other states, it is important to know the Sales Tax Nexus rules for those states.
 

Affiliates

An affiliate program is a marketing tool that would allow approved participants to earn commissions by placing unique links on their website referring customers back to your website, increasing sales and traffic through your website. How does it work? Once you have accepted someone as an affiliate, they can set up links on their site that will drive traffic to your site. Customers who follow those links are tracked, and if a sale happens during that customer visit, the affiliate commissions are determined (In the end the store is responsible for paying the affiliates directly).

Browse Books

The Browse Book block, which can be found on the block administration page (Structure > Blocks), consists of every BISAC category available. Selecting a category changes the block menu and provides sub-categories within that category and updates the books displayed accordingly.

Example:

Embedding Video

In order to place a video on your website, the video must first be uploaded to a third party, such as YouTube*. You can then obtain an ‘embed’ code which can be placed on your website.

Reports

There are several reports available to you that you can use to gain insights into sales on your website, who is using your website and other useful information. You can use these reports as they are or you may customize them to suit your needs.

NEW: This document has been updated as of 7/19/2021 to reflect new Financial Reports that have been recently added. See below for more details. 

Navigate to: Store > Reports

Webforms

The Webform module allows you to collect information from site visitors. This module gives you the ability to create surveys, multi-page questionnaires, contest forms etc. Webform features a basic analysis of the results collected, which can be downloaded from the website.

NOTE: Webform will be enabled on IC sites upon request. Please send us a request from the Store Features page (Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features).

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

Contact

PRESS CONTACT: Dan Cullen (dan@bookweb.org)

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INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

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