Booksellers, let’s connect and learn! Dive into an education session or converse with your colleagues in our idea exchanges. These programs are designed to provide you with important resources for bookstores and professional development for booksellers.
The holidays are fast approaching and we need this important boost in sales more than ever. Are you planning to offer gift bundles? Are your in-store and virtual displays ready? What are you doing with your Holiday Gift Guide Catalogs? Have you planned a holiday buying social media campaign? Share your store’s plans for amped up holiday marketing, and grab some ideas from your peers.
Edelweiss is a vital tool for bookseller and we know you have questions. Whether you’re just signing up, just getting started, or have some questions that need answered, this session for beginners is for you!
With limited customer interactions and masks to block our smiles, how are you managing your important floor sales? And with many customers shopping only on-line, how do you help them find what they’re looking for? From new ideas for selling picture books when discoverability is limited, to the best way to present virtual staff picks, share what is working at your store, and hear what others are doing.
Making staffing decisions is always a challenge, but managing staff levels during these unprecedented times can feel overwhelming. Store owners, managers, and personnel staff are invited to share how your store has been dealing with staffing issues in 2020, and what you’re thinking for the new year.
We’ve figured out how to do virtual trivia on Zoom (we think) — so join us for the fun! We’ll divide booksellers into teams for our annual Literary Trivia challenge, with prizes provided by our friends at Workman!
With the dramatic increase in online sales during the pandemic, bookstores turned to the IndieCommerce team for assistance processing the huge volume of online orders. The team developed several new features and upgrades to help stores manage their online sales. In preparation for the upcoming holiday shopping season, in this session IndieCommerce team members will provide an overview of all these new features, which include Bulk Order Processing, Credit Card Processing, Custom Reports, POS integration, Sidelines, Wish Lists / Gift Registry and more.
Many bookstores are hosting virtual events, but are they selling books? What platforms work best, and what marketing has been effective? Bring your success stories and your questions, and gather resources for successful events moving forward.
How much frontlist should you buy? Is monthly buying the new best practice? How do you predict what holiday sales will look like? So many questions, let’s gather to find some answers.