IndieCommerce and IndieLite Sites See Record Sales

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As readers practice social distancing amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the IndieCommerce team reports that online sales revenue at IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites increased by 1,350 percent on Monday, March 23, compared to that same day last year. Online sales spiked after author Ann Patchett, owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, promoted the indie channel on PBS NewsHour that evening. 

IndieCommerce sales chart

Driving the sales increase is a 120 percent increase in customers visiting IndieCommerce and IndieLite websites in the past week. The number of IndieCommerce and IndieLite customers who are now making purchases online has increased by 436 percent during the same period. These two factors have combined to create record online sales. 

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