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5 Hidden Problems an Online Bookstore Solves

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

I had witnessed the convenience of an online bookstore first-hand as a college instructor, but it wasn’t until I visited a brick-and-mortar college store during rush that I realized how much can go wrong while a student is doing something as seemingly simple as buying a textbook. I thought that listing the book, the author and the ISBN number on my syllabus was more than enough to ensure students had their course materials in time for my class. Little did I know.

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Win Student Trust From the Start

Posted by Liz Schulte on Sep 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

A student stares down at rows of books, perplexed, eyebrows drawn together as she squints at the shelf tags between the constant stream of other students shuffling by. To her left, another student stands with his friends trying to look up the books he needs online.

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Ouachita Baptist University Expands Options for Students

Posted by Kate Seat on Dec 6, 2016 6:00:00 AM

For college stores, balancing regular retail space against the area needed for a robust textbook section can be a challenge. With their former leasing partner, Ouachita Baptist University Campus Store struggled to offer a broad enough selection of course material options to keep their students shopping in-store, without compromising the profit-making potential of their remaining retail space.

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North Central University Simplifies Fulfillment, Saves Students Time

Posted by Dean Asher on Nov 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM

When North Central University's longtime bookstore manager took a job elsewhere, the school took the opportunity to re-evaluate its store and how it served students' course material needs. The Christian co-ed Minnesota residential college found that its 1,300 students were facing some challenges, including long waits and an inefficient process within their on-campus bookstore.

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