IndieLite

Re-Authorizing A Credit Card

When a credit card is used to place an order on an IndieCommerce site, the card is authorized for about 4 weeks. Within that time, the card can be charged for the authorized amount on the order. However, there are two scenarios that will require a credit card to be re-authorized:

Blogs

The blog module allows users to create and maintain a blog on your website. Blogs are usually written in an informal and conversational style and updated regularly.

NOTE: The ‘Blog’ module needs to be enabled for your site. If you have not previously requested we enabled it for you please contact staff@bookweb.org. We will send you confirmation once it has been enabled.

CREATE THE BLOG

Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Blog Entry

Menus

A website navigation menu is a collection of links grouped together in a horizontal or vertical block. Menus are usually at the top of a website; menus can be added to the footer and side navigational bars as well.

Organized and easy-to-follow navigation for a website is very important for the overall user experience. When planning your menu, it’s important to keep in mind the information your users need to access quickly and frequently, and make those items clearly identifiable and accessible. 

Staff Reviews

Staff reviews can be added to the product pages of individual titles by either submitting a form, or using the provided check box on a book list. This field can also be used to enter information such as a book video, sale information, etc. Preorder Badges can be displayed on titles that are 'Coming Soon'.

Blocks

Blocks are the boxes of content (such as "Find a Wishlist" or "IndieBound Next List") that can be displayed in regions (such as header or sidebar) and be set to display on all or specific pages. Blocks can be composed of text, images, links, and other standard HTML. They can also be used to embed codes for widgets from outside sources like YouTube or Facebook.

Events

 

This documentation was modified on 05/08/2019, with Recurring Events

Store Features and Preferences

This documentation has been updated as of 6/11/2021 and now includes information about preventing the sale of short discount titles. 

STORE FEATURES

Navigate to: Store > Configuration > Account Information & Preferences > Store Features

Shipping Methods

ABA does not recommend specific rates for shipping, and any value indicated below is simply for the purposes of illustration.

SELECT SHIPPING QUOTES

Navigate to: Store > Configuration > Shipping Quotes

Store Roles

This documentation was modified on 4/19/2019 to include the updated features to help stores better manage staff and customer roles.
 
NEW: Store Admins are now able to edit customer accounts, Store Editor accounts, and Order Admin accounts.

STORE ROLES

Have the user create an account on your website, make sure they take note of the email address used to sign up.
 

Constant Contact

This documentation was modified on 12/15/2017, to comply with the latest changes by Constant Contact.

Embed your Constant Contact signup form into your website to allow customers to easily sign up for newsletters, coupons, event notifications, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have pasted the ‘Embed Code’ and saved, editing the block will strip the code.Therefore we recommend you save the code to a plain text (Notepad) file, in case you need it again.

Embedding Code

 
Embedding code into your website is usually fairly simple. However, we highly recommend you save a copy of the code locally as a TXT file (Notepad) so that you have it saved for future use.
 
Once you have obtained the embed code from its source (YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter, EventBrite etc.), you will follow the steps below to add it to your page or block.
 

ADD CODE

Fraudulent Orders

This documentation was modified on 11/12/2020.

Unfortunately, the Internet is not always a safe place, and fraudulent orders are becoming increasingly common.  Here are some red flags to watch out for, as well as simple steps you can take to verify suspicious orders.

Getting Started

I’M READY TO JOIN INDIECOMMERCE, WHAT DO I DO NOW?

  1. Sign Up

Interested in joining the IndieCommerce family of websites? Contact your Member Relationship Manager with questions, or get started now by completing the forms below.

IndieCommerce Letter of Agreement & ACH Authorization for Direct Payments

Pages

Creating pages is one of the first steps in setting up your website and something you will do frequently; the steps below give you all the options available. The only required options are those noted with a red asterisk *.

CREATE A PAGE

Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Page

There are several available fields for you to utilize to create the content of your page:

  1. Title*: This text will be used in 3 places:

Social Media

By adding social networking to your site, you are providing your customers with a means to share what they love about your business to their friends, who will hopefully become your future customers.

Their are several ways in which you may incorporate social media into your website.

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)

MEMBER and MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES: info@bookweb.org

INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: info@BookWeb.org

 

 

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