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Second Baptist School: 21st Century Education With a Christian Perspective

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

At Second Baptist School, teachers strive to “educate, not indoctrinate,” according to Head of School Dr. Jeff D. Williams. The Houston-based coed Christian PK–12 trains students to “pursue their individual callings and excel to the best of their abilities.”

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Build Loyalty by Offering Students Options

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Price comparison is a regular part of consumers’ lives. Students and families may start their search for course materials in your online bookstore, but the temptation to go outside of the school to make their purchase is ever-present.  This can lead to numerous problems: students receiving the wrong materials, deliveries being delayed until weeks after classes have started and identity theft from untrustworthy sites. Offering price comparisons in your online bookstore not only keeps customers from leaving, it saves them time and money.

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Archbishop Hannan High School: A Lesson in Resilience

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 12, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Archbishop Hannan High School discovered the merits of an online bookstore in the wake of tragedy. Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana-based coed Catholic school August 29, 2005, at the start of a school year boasting a record enrollment of 550 students. The hurricane devastated St. Bernard Parish, where it was based and forced a number of Archbishop Hannan’s families from their homes.

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MBS Direct Expert Q&A: Bill Dampier on Benefits of Scale

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

Anyone can ship a book. MBS Direct, however, does far more than simply shipping books from one point to another. They provide customers with economy of scale, personalized service and 25 years of industry experience. We sat down with Bill Dampier, executive vice president MBS Textbook Exchange LLC to discuss the benefits MBS Direct provides to its customers.

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Greenhills School Gives All Students Individual Attention

Posted by Lori Reese on May 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As Controller Liz Barber puts it, Greenhills School is a place where “no kid falls through the cracks.”

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Three Ways an Online Bookstore Saves Money

Posted by Liz Schulte on May 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Practical ways to decrease overhead while increasing productivity are rare, but that is exactly what an online bookstore provides. For a growing number of schools, the costs associated with maintaining a physical bookstore outweigh the benefit — especially when it can be done with virtually no risk or inconvenience.

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The Northwest School Takes a Fresh Approach to Course Materials

Posted by Liz Schulte on May 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The Northwest School in Seattle, Washington, believes real learning happens outside of one’s comfort zone. Their unique and creative approach to education not only engages students, but prepares them for the rest of their lives by encouraging independent thought, analysis and sharing of ideas. Focusing on academics and arts, the faculty encourage students to take a fresh approach to problem-solving.

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Lycoming College Partnership Better Serves a Diverse Student Body

Posted by Lori Reese on Apr 17, 2017 5:30:00 AM

For Lycoming College’s bookstore director Tricia Bausinger, the recent decision to partner with MBS Direct is more than an opportunity to inject new life into a business. It’s a chance to offer better service to a rapidly-changing student body. 

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Go Mobile – It’s Where Your Students Are - (Part 2)

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Feb 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Yesterday we learned about the 222 million people in the United States carrying smartphones and how more of them are making major purchases from their devices. Of the $160 billion being spent from smartphones in 2017, how easy will it be for students to purchase course materials while they are on the go?

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Go Mobile – It’s Where Your Students Are - (Part 1)

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Feb 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

318 million people live in the United States and more than 222 million of them are carrying a smartphone. No longer used for simply making phone calls, the cellular phone is also a personal hub for communication, entertainment and eCommerce. In 2017, US consumers will spend more than $160 billion from their mobile phone. How easy will it be for them to buy course materials from their phone?

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