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Schreiner University’s Course Materials Solution

Posted by Liz Schulte on Mar 20, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As a small, traditional, liberal arts college in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Schreiner University prides itself on serving a diverse population of students in a personalized manner. The faculty and administration know each student and are invested in their success at school, as well as in their lives. They are dedicated to shaping the educational experience to suit the students’ needs as well as giving them the tools necessary to accomplish their goals.

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Mercy High School Makes Their Move to Marketplace

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

The school motto for Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is “Women who make a difference.” The all-girls college preparatory school, run by the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women from diverse backgrounds by embracing their unique gifts and talents. Through an innovative learning community, they strive to help their students develop personal, academic and professional excellence.

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Gunston School: Fostering Their Reputation for Excellence

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

Nestled among the trees on an idyllic 32-acre farm bordering the Corsica River in Maryland sits the Gunston School. During its 107-year history, Gunston has built a reputation for excellence in education. Educating a diverse population of students, they embrace rigorous academics and have a nurturing environment for student growth while fostering leadership skills through sports.

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Cheverus High School Serving Their Community

Posted by Liz Schulte on Feb 27, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Teaching students the importance of community service comes front and center for Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine. The school consists of a population of diverse economic, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who pride themselves on embracing the Jesuit tradition of giving back. When problems with their old course material partner grew, they sought out a company who would be committed to serving their needs.

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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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Lincoln University Moves to Online Bookstore; Increases SFA Options

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Jan 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

In a move designed to reduce the cost of course materials and ensure they are in the hands of students when they need them, Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, made the move from a traditional brick and mortar store to a 100% online store.

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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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Nolan Catholic High School Students Get the Right Books, on Time

Posted by Dean Asher on Nov 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Student success is one of Nolan Catholic High School's most critical goals. The 9-12 college prep school offers its approximately 850 students a wide range of honors, AP and dual credit courses, and maintains a successful robotics team, an aquaponic greenhouse and the longest-running ecology program of its kind that offers students field study opportunities throughout Texas and Costa Rica.

NCHS also understands the important role course materials play in student success, which led them to begin searching for a new fulfillment solution for this year.

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Cape Henry Collegiate Makes It Easier than Ever for Families to Purchase Their Students' Course Materials

Posted by Dean Asher on Oct 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Cape Henry Collegiate is known for its academics, but if you ask Head of Middle School Amanda Hayes, families choose the Virginia independent school for its focus on knowing, valuing and challenging each of their pre-K through 12th grade students. With 900 students and a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, it's fairly easy to do.

So when their previous course material fulfillment provider struggled to provide the same level of attention and care to providing families with quality materials and service, the school knew it may be time to find a better fit.

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