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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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Promoversity Makes Offering School Merchandise Easy

Posted by Liz Schulte on Feb 14, 2017 5:30:00 AM

MBS Direct has recently partnered with Promoversity to offer your school an online merchandise program. Whether you need spirit wear, customized event t-shirts or mugs, Promoversity offers a one-stop shop at no cost to you.

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6 Ways Students Benefit from an Online Bookstore

Posted by Kate Seat on Feb 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

College students lead busy lives. Juggling classes, homework, jobs, extracurricular activities and their personal lives doesn't leave a lot of free time to devote to searching for the course materials they need to succeed. An Online Bookstore provides these price-savvy shoppers with convenience, increased savings and a broader selection. Here's how:

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The College of Idaho Launches Online Bookstore and Stays on Campus

Posted by Dean Asher on Jan 27, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The College of Idaho maximized savings for students and minimized staff headaches by switching to an online bookstore and keeping a physical store on campus. Students now have the right course materials and the cost-saving options they prefer, while the school can concentrate on the higher profit margin spirit gear.

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MBS Direct – 2016; The Year in Review

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Jan 20, 2017 12:03:20 PM

2016 was a busy year for MBS Direct with highlights including the introduction of a new Online Bookstore, more student savings on course materials and a new email course designed to make learning about digital options quick and easy.

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New Online Bookstore; Tailored for Today’s Student Success

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Jan 19, 2017 5:30:00 AM

A new Online Bookstore being rolled out to MBS Direct partner schools during 2017 was redesigned from the ground up with the goal of efficiently and effectively communicating with students, providing them with the course materials they need when they need them.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Moving Textbook Management Online

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Jan 12, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Transitioning to an online bookstore is a big deal. You know it's designed to be more convenient and cost-effective for everyone, but it is still going to be a significant change for your school. There are some questions you are going to want to ask yourself to make sure the choice you're making is the right one.

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Simplified Online Bookstore Streamlines Purchasing Experience

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Dec 20, 2016 5:30:00 AM

In a move designed to make the online shopping experience more about the customer experience, MBS Direct is redesigning the Online Bookstore with the goal of presenting the best information, at the right time, in an easy to understand layout accessible from any device. The new bookstore will be made available to all MBS partners in phases, starting in late 2016 through 2017. 

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