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July 26, 2017 - Version 1 Registration Ends!

ChrisLands suspends registration for Version 1 stores. ChrisLands only accepts registration for Version 2 with Version 2 Pre-Signup Pricing.

June 27, 2017 - Transfer Sites to Version 2 Begins!

Version 2 - Ready, Set, Go - discussed in latest newsletter, also discuss our new team members and Version 2 Pricing!

May 12, 2017 - Version 2 Updating and Launch Date!

Version 2 - It's a Big Deal discussed in latest newsletter, also discuss updating steps and the launch date!

February 1, 2016 - Version 2 Screenshots!

Version 2 Screenshots from ChrisLands in our latest newsletter. We also discuss Signup Discounts and Pay Ahead Discounts.

January 4, 2016 - Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016 from ChrisLands with our New Years Newsletter. In this we talk about ChrisLands Version 2, our new modern system, as well as Version 2 Fees, going to Cloud Servers, and provide some sales tips for current store owners.

January 31, 2015 - 25% Off Fees for 25 Months!

ChrisLands announces for our 25% Off Monthly Fees for 25 Months Promotion. Goals must be reached, of course. You can about our 25for25 promotion details at our current Promotions Page.

Read our 25% Off for 25 Months newsletter.

December 15, 2014 - Amazon Payments!

ChrisLands announces support for Amazon Payments. In honor of this new feature, we are offering a 50% Off Setup fees for new stores, read more at our current Promotions Page.

Read our Amazon Payments newsletter.

November 26, 2014 - Happy Thanksgiving

ChrisLands announces a No Setup Fee holiday, read more at NoFee Promotion. We also announced our upcoming support for Amazon Payments.

Read our Amazon Payments newsletter.

October 1, 2014 - ChrisLands' Fee Increase

ChrisLands implemented a previously announced fee increase on October 1, 2014. As part of this increase we created a new promotion. Checkout the AfterIt Promotion for more!

Read our Fee Increase newsletter.

September 2, 2014 - ChrisLands Delays Fee Increase

ChrisLands has decided to delay the fee increase planned for September 2, 2014 until October 1, 2014 to provide time for UKBookWorld store owners the opportunity to register at the current fee levels.

Unfortunately, closed on August 31, 2014 after 20 years of operation.

Read our Fee Increase Delayed newsletter.

June 10, 2014 - ChrisLands Announces

Today ChrisLands launched MeTesto Professional a Text Messaging Service for Businesses and Organizations! provides your organization with a simple, easy to use system for sending text messages to many recipients at one time.

MeTesto Professional Includes

  • NO Signup Fee
  • NO Monthly Fee
  • NO Contracts
  • Unlimited Contacts
  • Add a Single Contact or Upload a File of Contacts
  • Unlimited Contact Lists
  • Send Messages to One, a List, or All
  • The Features You Need
  • Simple To Use Web Based Management
  • You Don't Need a Smart Phone to Use
  • Much more......

  • Visit to find out more.

    May 6, 2014 - ChrisLands Announces

    Today ChrisLands launched a Scheduled Text Messaging Service! is a service that gives you the ability to write a text message and schedule it to arrive at a certain date and time. That is pretty much it.

    Visit to find out more.

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    May 6, 2014 - ChrisLands Announces

    We now offer web hosting services to those who do not need a store, but they still need a place to put information on the Internet.

    Visit to find out more.

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    February 13, 2014 - ChrisLands Now Supports Braintree Payments

    ChrisLands stores now support automatic credit card processing through BraintreePayments offers the ability to accept credit cards in the background for a low per transaction fee. They have NO monthly or annual fees. Although we have not researched every possible payment processor, in our experience, this is one of the lowest cost processors available. They also have no limits on the transaction amounts.

    No merchant account is required and Braintree supports many countries, United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and more. Have a look at

    By using Braintree, when your shopper chooses to pay by a credit card, your system will interact in the background to securely process the credit card. Your shopper never leaves your site as they do with other payment methods (PayPal for instance).

    Visit to find out more.

    Read Braintree Payments newsletter.

    January 15, 2014 - ChrisLands Launches ChrisLands Search is a combined search site where store owners using may choose to list their items. Hundreds of store list millions of items including new, used, out-of-print, antiquarian, and other ephemera.

    Visit to find the items you need.

    January 1, 2014 - ChrisLands Adds Recently Viewed Items

    Read about Recently Viewed in the New Years newsletter.

    November 18, 2013 - Category Listing Options

    Read Category Listing Options newsletter.

    This covers:

    • Category New and Featured Items
    • Related Items (sort of)
    • Stock Images and Data
    • Call To Action (revisited)
    • TheRace Promotion
    • Like Us and a Review

    Read Category Listing Options newsletter.

    September 24, 2013 - ChrisLands Moves to New Office

    Our New Address:
    195 University Park Drive, Ste 107
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
    Telephone:(618) 692-5100

    Read The Move newsletter.

    September 12, 2013 - ChrisLands Prepares for New Email System

    Read the New Email System newsletter.

    September 1, 2013 - ChrisLands Increases Storage Allowances

    Please read the Storage Newsletter for more information.

    July 1, 2013 - ChrisLands Starts 1776 Promotion

    Please read the 1776 Promotion for July 2013.

    ChrisLands adds a new team member, Michele Vogt. Our Team.

    July's Store Owners' Newsletter. Read it Here.

    May 1, 2013 - ChrisLands Store Owner Newsletter

    Please read the Store Owner Newsletter

    April 30, 2013 - ChrisLands Changes Ownership

    Over the last several months, AbeBooks and I have been trying to decide how to best serve the ChrisLands' community. We have come to the conclusion that ChrisLands needs to be independent.

    Therefore, AbeBooks has sold ChrisLands back to me. Let me say that another way - I have bought ChrisLands back from AbeBooks. By being independent, ChrisLands can be flexible and provide the service you deserve.

    I want to thank AbeBooks for all they have done and for all I have learned during my tenure with them. I want to extend a personal thank you to all the members of AbeBooks who helped make this sale happen and particularly to Hannes Blum, the AbeBooks CEO.

    We intend to have a long, amicable and cooperative relationship with AbeBooks.

    -Jaymes Sorbel - provides your organization with a simple, easy to use system for sending messages to your multiple recipients. - A service that gives you the ability to write a text message and schedule it to arrive at a certain date and time. - Search Millions of Items from Hundreds of Independent Stores! Support Independence!