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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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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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Why Adapt? Just Ask the Dinosaurs [eBook]

Posted by Kate Seat on Nov 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Sometimes the signs are right there. If your school's bookstore has been facing decreasing sales and increasing overhead, it may be time for a change.
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What the Increase in Distance Learning Means for Your School, and Your Brick-and-mortar Store

Posted by Dean Asher on Nov 16, 2016 12:25:26 PM

An interesting new statistic is reassuring news for private higher ed institutions that saw their "inevitable downfall" being forecast a few months ago: Distance learners are on the rise at institutions nationally, and it's proving to be a major revenue stream.

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MBS Direct: No Magic Bullets, Just Solutions

Posted by Bill Dampier on Nov 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Education is changing today faster and more frequently than perhaps any other time in recent history. Technology has a place in the classroom that's evolved beyond the overhead transparency projectors and solar-powered pocket calculators many of us remember from our education. However, that doesn't mean that technology is achieving its full potential. In other words, educational technology keeps changing with many new players offering promises of single-handedly transforming how your students learn.

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