IndieCommerce

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CREATE A NEW PRODUCT CLASS

Navigate to: Store > Products > Manage Classes

  1. Fill in the ‘Add a Class’ form:
    • Enter the Class ID - Example: subscription services
    • Class Name - Example: Subscription Services
    • Description is optional
  2. Select ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page.  

You have now created the product class.

Authoring information is always set to be displayed on new product classes.

jCarousel

A collection of book cover images or custom product images can be displayed in the form of a carousel. In Drupal, a carousel is a type of ‘view’. The jCarousel module is enabled upon request. If you wish to create a carousel on your site, please contact us with a request to enable the JCarousel module.

Browse Book View

The Browse Book page is a collection of popular titles based on Ingram’s ‘desirability’ ranking. The collection is displayed using Drupal ‘views’. There is also the ‘Browse Books’ block which can be used to filter books based on their BISAC codes. Though displayed together when visiting the /browse/book page, the view and the block can both be used separately. 

IMPORTANT VIEW TIPS

Order View

 
The order view (Store > Orders) by default has the following fields:
 
  1. Search by order number
  2. Filter by status
  3. Apply button
  4. Display of:

MailChimp

This documentation was modified on 01/18/2018, to comply with the latest changes by MailChimp.

This provides an integration with MailChimp (an email delivery service) and makes it possible to create and send MailChimp emails directly from your website.

PREPARE TO USE THE MAILCHIMP MODULE

  1. Sign up for a MailChimp.com account
  2. Create your list through MailChimp

Stock

The ‘Stock’ module provides a basic stock tracking system for custom products. Store admins can set the stock level and a threshold for each product SKU. When the stock has decremented to the threshold value an email can be sent to the store admin. When the stock is depleted, the ‘Add to Cart’ button will be replaced with an ‘Out of Stock’ button. The stock count will be decremented as customers make purchases.

Conditional Attributes

Here is one example of how this feature might work on your website. A customer buys a custom product and would like to give it as a gift and include a gift message. On the custom product page, the customer is asked: "Is this a gift". If they select "Yes", a message dialog box would open for the customer to enter their gift message. If they don't select "Yes", the message dialog box would remain closed.

Custom Checkout Message

If you wish to display a special message to your customers at the end of checkout, a special message pertaining to their order, you may do so using ‘Rules’.

Example scenarios where a custom checkout message could be used:

Website Best Practices

Creating a leading website takes thought and planning, a site is typically considered successful if it is well designed, useful and in e-commerce aspects, lucrative. While different stores each have different website needs, there are some best practices that are global to all sites. In this guide, we explain those best practices and have broken them down into 4 categories:

 

Help Page

There is no default help page in Drupal 7. However, there is a link included in the order confirmation email your customer receives pointing them to a help page on your website. That link will direct visitors back to your front page unless there is a custom help page created and configured on the site.

The section of the order confirmation email with the link to the help page:

Where can I get help with reviewing my order?
To learn more about managing your orders on YOUR SITE NAME, please visit our help page.

Error Page

You may create custom error pages for a 403 error (access denied) or a 404 error (page not found).

By default, the pages for each of those messages state:

Access Denied
You are not authorized to access this page.

Page Not Found
The requested page "/cake" could not be found.

Front Page

For a website, the ‘Front Page’ is what site visitors land on when they go to www.yoursitename.com. Any published content ‘promoted to the front page’ will be the default content on the front page. You may, however, create a custom front page and set that to display by default instead.

Product Pricing

You have full control on the pricing for any book on your website (eBook prices are set by Kobo).

4 STORE PRICING TOOL OPTIONS

Navigate to: Store > Configuration > Store Pricing > Books

  1. By Model (ISBN) - Individual titles can be marked up or down.

Simple Product Views

If you followed the instructions in “Creating Custom Products” to create your own product classes and products of those classes, you are now ready to create a view to display them.

Intro to Views

VIEWS TERMINOLOGY

  1. Content v. Fields: When a display is in the 'content' mode, view results can be shown in any of the standard ways they can appear on your site, such as teaser, title, or full. 'Fields' are the individual pieces of information that make up the elements (like content items, users, and comments) that appear in your view. If you switch a display to the 'fields' mode, you can choose which fields are shown in that display; for example the title, post date, author, images associated with the content, etc.

Pages

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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