USPS Realtime Shipping Estimate

If you have an USPS account for your store, you integrate your IndieCommerce website with your USPS account to retrieve shipping quotes in real time when customers go through checkout on your site. This integration will add these 3 new shipping rates to your website - Priority Mail, Express Mail, and Media Mail through USPS. By connecting directly to USPS Webtools, the quotes for these rates will be based on product weights and will adjust based on the total weight of the package.

Ship As Available

Updated: This document has been updated as of 9/30/2022 with instructions on how to include Ship as Available as a taxed line item in states where shipping is taxable.

Free Shipping - Easy To Configure! Easy To Use!

A New Feature! Easy to configure! Easy to use!
The new Free Shipping feature will create a shipping method called ‘Free Shipping’ in your list of shipping quotes, with a base rate and per product rate of $0.00. You can set a minimum order total for this free shipping. The highlight of this feature is that it will display a message alerting customers to how close they are to be eligible for free shipping.

Shipping Solutions

This documentation has been updated as of 10/8/2021 to include both Endicia and ShipStation integrations.
Using any one of our shipping integrations, stores can easily export their orders from their IndieCommerce or IndieLite site to create shipping labels. This integration will export your orders in a CSV file which you can then upload into your chosen shipping software. Currently only and ShipStation provide the option to import tracking information back to your IndieCommerce site. Integration

The module allows you to export orders from your IndieCommerce site to  Once you process and ship these orders using the software or website, you can then import a file from to mark the orders as processed and email the tracking numbers to your customers.

First, ask IndieCommerce staff to enable the module for you.  You can do this through the store features page:

Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features


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


Rules are made up of 3 parts:

Custom Products

This webinar covers topics related to custom products on your IndieCommerce website and included the following:

  • Custom Product Classes and Custom Products
  • Attributes and Options
  • Shipping, payment options and taxes for custom products
  • 'Stock' and 'Variable Price' with custom products


IndieCommerce Overview

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Message Center
  • IndieCommunication newsletter
  • Store preferences
  • Custom content... and more.

Shipping Methods

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


Navigate to: Store > Configuration > Shipping Quotes

About ABA

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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.


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