Here's the latest news from the IndieCommunication e-newsletter from the IndieCommerce team:
New Tools for Managing Increased Online Sales
It’s mid-October and, as expected, online sales are slowly ramping up as holiday shopping begins. You still have time to prepare your store and staff for handling what may turn out to be a huge increase in online sales volume.
We’ve put many new tools in place to help you manage the increase in online orders. To learn more about these, check out IndieCommerce Senior Manager Geetha Nathan’s recorded webinar on order processing (originally held October 12). Learn about the latest advanced tools available for processing your online orders in bulk. In this webinar, Nathan covers bulk order processing, printing invoices in bulk, exporting to shipping solutions, exporting to POS systems, and generating custom sales reports. These new features will save your staff time and keep your customers satisfied. Access the recording here.
Another must-see webinar for IndieCommerce users is How to Create, Sell, and Manage Sidelines and Non-book. ABA’s Matt Supko talks about getting up to speed on the latest features and strategies for selling sidelines and other non-book inventory on your website. Topics Supko covers include: an easy-to-use feature that adds tens of thousands of gift and game products from Ingram, how to bulk upload your own unique products, and how to integrate non-book products with LSI, so you can combine stock and pricing updates for books and sidelines in a single upload from your POS system. The session took place on Wednesday, October 14, at 12:30 p.m. ET; a recording will be available shortly.
Eight Days Left to Move to Your Own Credit Card Merchant Account
The deadline is October 22: If your IndieCommerce site is still on the shared ABA credit card processor and you have not already started the move to your own credit card merchant account, please contact us ASAP so we can assist you. If you have questions regarding the upcoming change to credit card processing on IndieCommerce websites, check out these frequently asked questions or the recording of a webinar presentation on this change to credit card processing. If you are looking for a company to assist you with the transition, ABA CFO PK Sindwani has negotiated discounted credit card processing rates for ABA members with Gravitypayments.com. Find more information here.