E-commerce

20 Feb
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IndieCommunication: Updating Staff Info, Reporting Outages, and Migrating to Accept.js

The most recent IndieCommunication invites booksellers to update staff contact information and passwords, report website outages, and set up a time to migrate credit card processing systems.

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12 Feb
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IndieCommunication: Fraud Alert

Here, the IndieCommerce team highlights the warning signs of a new type of e-commerce fraud.

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06 Feb

February Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than Half a Million Customers

On Thursday, February 7, the February Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to more than 521,000 customers at over 130 ABA member stores.

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05 Feb

IndieCommerce Institute Provides Valuable Interactive Learning Experience

“There’s so much to IndieCommerce that training programs like the institute can help booksellers get to the next level and more fully utilize the site’s capabilities,” said Eileen McGervey of One More Page Books.

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04 Feb
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IndieCommunication: Following Up on Winter Institute

The most recent IndieCommunication invited booksellers to offer feedback about the IndieCommerce Institute and to reach out if they have questions about e-commerce-related topics covered at Wi14. 

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09 Jan

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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02 Jan

January Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to Half a Million Customers

On Thursday, January 3, the January Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to more than 519,000 customers at over 130 ABA member stores.

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19 Dec

IndieCommunication: IndieCommerce Institute, Gift Cards, and a Tip of the Week

The most recent IndieCommunication invited booksellers to sign up for the IndieCommerce Institute, to learn about how to offer and accept gift cards, and more.

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12 Dec
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IndieCommerce Launches New Customer Support Feature

The IndieCommerce team is testing a new after-hours reporting service for IndieCommerce participating stores that provides a way to report critical issues that occur outside of regular business hours.

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26 Nov
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IndieCommunication: Educational Opportunities and New Website Features

The most recent IndieCommunication invited booksellers to register for the IndieCommerce Institute and an upcoming Marketing Meetup, and to take a look at new wish list and checkout pane features.

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24 Oct

eBay Sues Amazon for Poaching Sellers

According to eBay’s lawsuit, Amazon has been using eBay’s messaging service to recruit sellers for its own third-party marketplace platform.

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20 Aug
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IndieCommunication: Fall Trade Show One-on-Ones, Podcast Marketing Discussion

The latest IndieCommunication e-newsletter features sign-up links to meet with IndieCommerce staff this fall, plus news about a marketing roundtable on podcasting.

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13 Aug

Join ABA’s Biweekly Virtual Marketing Roundtables

The online roundtables, held every other Thursday, offer booksellers a chance to discuss marketing topics with fellow booksellers, from affiliate marketing to social media to customer engagement.

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02 Aug
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IndieCommunication: New Website Themes, New Affinity Partnership

The latest IndieCommunication e-newsletter features news about updated themes for IndieCommerce sites and ABA’s partnership with Eventbrite.

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31 Jul

Belletrist Book Club Highlights Indie Bookstores on Instagram and Beyond

Belletrist, the online book club curated by actress Emma Roberts and her best friend Karah Preiss, highlights a different indie bookstore and a different book each month on social media and on their website.

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