IndieLite

Ask A Bookseller

The ‘Ask a Bookseller’ feature creates a new webform on your site where customers can ask staff questions about specific titles. This is a great and easy way for stores to upsell and handsell titles.
 
This feature will also create a button labelled 'Ask a Bookseller' which takes the customer from the product page to the Ask a Bookseller webform. This option will only be available for books that don't have an 'Add to Cart' button.
 

Holiday Tips For IndieCommerce & IndieLite

The 2020 holiday season has been busy, with IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores receiving a large volume of online customers and subsequent online orders like never before.  To assist in handling customer expectations and order processing, the IC team has compiled some suggestions and methods available to IndieCommerce and IndieLite members.

Discount Coupons At a Glance

Discount coupons are a feature for IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores to offer discounts to customers in a variety of configuration options this holiday season.  Stores can create coupon codes for customers to use at checkout and track usage of those codes through the available Coupon Usage Report.

Please note that IndieLite stores have limitations with this feature in regards to the types of discounts available to be offered.

Gift Cards At a Glance

We have a variety of Gift Card options available for IndieCommerce and IndieLite users who want to offer Gift Cards to customers this holiday season!

Please note: Gift Cards on IndieCommerce and IndieLite cannot be used to purchase ebooks and audiobooks.

Wish Lists: Features At a Glance

Wish lists are a helpful IndieCommerce and IndieLite tool for stores and customers!  They can be used to keep track of personal reading lists, holiday wish lists, as well as book fairs or donation book drives.  Enabling wish lists not only adds an ‘Add to Wish List’ button on product and search result pages but also provides a litinity of settings and features for the store administrators and customers to use.  Al

Regional Holiday Catalogs

REGIONAL HOLIDAY CATALOGS

The online version of the 2021 hoiday catalogs for the various regions are now available for IndieCommerce and IndieLite stores.

Stores can link to the catalog by adding a menu link or a block.

Note : The full URL (including your site URL) should be used when creating a menu link. This is different from how other menu links are created, where only the relative path (what comes after the site URL) is used.

 

CALIBA 

Not For Sale

This feature allows you to make specific titles Not for Sale through your website, even if these books are available through Ingram. These are titles that your store has chosen for any reason not to make available for sale to the public.
 
Navigate to Store -> Configuration -> Store Pricing -> Books -> Not For Sale
 
You can now choose whether to display these titles on your site or to suppress them completely from any search results.

Cart Settings

Your shopping cart is configured by default, however, there are settings you can adjust to alter the shopping experience for your customers.

BASIC SETTINGS

  1. PANES

Block Title Link

The Block Title Link feature allows you to turn the title of a block into a link to direct customers to a page on your site.

NOTE: The feature is enabled by request only. Please navigate to Store > Configuration > Account Information & Preferences > Store Features and submit a request for it to be enabled.

Navigate to Structure > Blocks > Select edit for the block you want to adjust the title for

Preorders

As preorders are becoming an increasingly important way in which books are sold and marketed through stores, we’ve compiled a list of the Preorder features we offer.

NEW: Stores can now choose to show preorders as 'On Our Shelves Now' as long as the store is using Local Store Inventory and the preorder is present in the LSI file.

Handling Fraudulent Orders

This session will:

  • Help participants avoid becoming victims of credit card fraud on their websites
  • Highlight certain common fraudulent behaviors and scams
  • Review basic measures for fraud protection

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