IndieCommerce

Theme Key

You can change your site to a different Theme, that only you can see when logged into your account. This allows you to prepare a different Theme, while still displaying your current Theme to customers.

CHOOSE THEMES

Navigate to: Appearance (Admin bar)

Upcoming Events Detailed

Create a view that will populate with upcoming events, and will include a field for an author photo, the body, and date.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Slideshow

These instructions are for creating a rotating slideshow on your IndieCommerce site using a View. ABA will need to enable the modules for you, so if you have not done so already, please contact us with a request to enable the module.

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE STARTING YOUR VIEW SLIDESHOW BANNER:

Custom Checkout Email

This documentation was modified on 03/25/2019, with an updated method of creating order confirmation emails and invoices.

Staff Picks View

Create a block that rotates a randomly-chosen book from the Staff Picks page.

CREATE A PAGE

Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Page

  1. Fill in ‘Name’ - Example: ‘Staff Picks’
  2. Enter ISBNs for staff picks (we recommend starting with at least 2)
  3. Save

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE STARTING YOUR VIEW SETUP:

Gift Cards

You will need to request that ABA enable the ‘Gift Card’ module for you. You may do so by navigating to: Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features scrolling to the ECOMMERCE section - check mark ‘Givex Gift Card*’ under ‘Enable This Feature’ and click the ‘Send request to ABA’ button.

Custom Products

When you first begin working with your IndieCommerce website you will have a single custom product class created by default called ‘ABA Product’. 'ABA Product' class covers ABA supplied books. However, you most likely sell other products in store and will wish to online as well. Product classes are the starting point for organizing those other items for sale as it’s going to contain all the information needed to sell and ship products on your website.

Google Analytics

We encourage you to set up your own Google Analytics account. You will need to set up the account with Google first, and then configure your site to add the new tracking account, by using the instructions below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a pre-existing Google Analytics account you will need to obtain your existing Tracking ID and then jump to step 3.

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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INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

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