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26 Jun 2017 - 01 Mar 2022
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Selling Books Online: eCommerce Solutions for Independent Bookstores
ABA’s state-of-the-art e-commerce platform enables ABA members to create unique, content-rich, easy-to-operate, and fully transactional and customizable e-commerce websites. The IndieCommerce database consists of nine million in-print titles and more than four million ebooks and audiobooks. IndieCommerce employs dedicated customer service representatives and offers 24-hour online information. In addition to ABA dues, IndieCommerce users pay a monthly service fee of $175 per month. 
May to August 2017 price special! For the first three months after signup, new IndieCommerce program participants will pay just $25 per month; for the next three months, the fee will become $100 per month, a savings of $75 from the standard rate.
Just a few of the reasons to consider IndieCommerce…
Designed and developed exclusively for independent bookstores
Scalable open-source Drupal based ecommerce platform with contemporary features
Hosting services
Customizable look and feel
Unlimited pages, sections, content, characters, and products
In-store inventory book upload
Store's unique products in inventory
Improved search ranks based on stock, sales history, and format
Search engine optimized URLs
Easy check-out with in-store pickup, shipping options, and various payment options including credit cards, PayPal, coupon codes, and online gift codes
Please visit the Help Desk for more information, or email the IndieCommerce staff.
IndieLite is a lower-cost, low maintenance e-commerce option based on the IndieCommerce Drupal platform. It is specifically designed for booksellers who are just getting started in e-commerce, or stores that want a website that requires very little time and effort to maintain. This service offers booksellers the essential tools they need to create a web presence for their store. 
Below is a side-by-side comparison of IndieCommerce and IndieLite. To find out which product is best for your store, email the IndieCommerce staff.
Feature Comparison Chart
Specifically designed for independent booksellers, IndieCommerce is a full featured e-commerce solution with powerful online marketing tools. IndieLite offers the minimal e-commerce essentials for a low-cost web presence that is simple to maintain.
Monthly Fee$175$50
Set-Up FeeNoNo
Site, Domain, SSL etc
Site URLCustomSub-domain
SSL CertYesYes
Shopping Cart / Checkout
Secure cart and checkoutYesYes
Collapsed checkout panesYesYes
Payment method - Credit cardYesYes
Order commentsYesYes
'Source' based and 'Destination' based sales taxYesYes
In-Store PickupYesYes
Payment method - Pay at storeYesYes
Tax ExemptYesNo
Additional checkout panesYesNo
International OrdersYesNo
Payment method - PaypalYesNo
Payment method - House Account, Purchase order, Gift card, Online Gift codeYesNo
Save customer credit card profilesYesNo
Custom shipping methodsYesNo (Pre-defined methods, stores can set rates)
Theme, templates etc
Responsive and mobile friendlyYesYes
Multiple site design templatesYesNo
Color wheelYes (some templates)Yes
Custom templateYesNo
Permission to add customersYesNo
Permission to create RulesYesNo
Unlimited admin rolesYesNo (Only Store Admin and Order Admin)
Book data and inventory
Inventory of over 9 million titles (Ingram)YesYes
Related EditionsYesYes
Discount / Mark Up pricesYesYes
Create book listsYesYes
Option to sell pre-order titlesYesYes
Create additional retail inventoryYesNo
Option to sell titles not currently in stock at IngramYesNo
Bulk upload of book listsYesNo
Staff reviewsYesNo
Sync Local Store InventoryYesNo
Search, Browse etc
Optimized book searchYesYes
Predictive SearchYesYes
Browse, with option to select categoriesYesYes
Other content included in searchYesNo
Customizable search weightsYesNo
Advanced SearchYesNo
Custom Products
Create products manuallyYesNo
Bulk upload of custom productsYesNo
Sell custom products onlineYesNo
Update and monitor stockYesNo
Gift Cards / Online Gift CodesYesNo
Content - Store supplied content
Events calendar
Calendar of store events that is maintained by the merchant
Upcoming Events viewYesYes
Unlimited content (pages)YesNo
Content - Provided by IC / ABA
Indie Next ListYesYes
Indie BestsellersYesYes
Indie Kids Next ListYesYes
Reading Group Indie Next ListYesYes
Regional Holiday CatalogYesYes
ABC CatalogYesYes
Privacy & Security PolicyYesYes
Refund PolicyYesYes
SEO toolsYesYes
Social media integrationYesYes
Email Sign up Pop-upsYesYes
Google AnalyticsYesYes
Affiliiate programYesNo
Custom Customer GroupsYesNo
Discount CouponsYesNo
Multiple Outlet LocationsYesNo
Preview New FeaturesYesNo
Order Management
Editing an orderYesYes
Manual order creation by store staffYesYes
Send orders to IngramYesYes
Send Pre-orders to IngramYesNo
Multiple order fulfillment optionsYesNo
Create custom order workflowYesNo
Order reportYesYes
Sales reportYesYes
Money management reportYesYes
Customer email exportYesYes
Third Party Services
Kobo eBooksYesYes
Libro.fm AudiobooksYesYes
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