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:1. They can order on their own schedule
Once a school’s official Online Bookstore is open for ordering, it’s open 24/7. Students can order when it’s convenient for them, even if “convenient” is in the middle of the night — or in the middle of the course.
2. There are more options available
Students want to choose the format that works best for them. As rental has increased in popularity, students have come to expect it as an option. Digital is also becoming more popular, and selecting a digital version of a text can result in considerable savings and an enhanced learning experience.
An Online Bookstore makes browsing easy. With all available options clearly displayed in a single location, students can compare prices and features of each format and select what works best for them.
3. They'll have access to a wider inventory
In a traditional bookstore, inventory is limited by space. Because the scope of inventory is much larger with an Online Bookstore, there are more cost-effective options (like used books) available in greater quantities; more students have the opportunity to save.
4. They can use student financial aid
When students purchase their course materials from a third-party site, payment options can be limited. An Online Bookstore offers the convenience of online shopping and the ability to use student financial aid.
5. Customer service is available any time
The convenience of ordering whenever doesn't mean much without great service to back it up. That's why customer service is available around-the-clock.
6. They'll get the right books, when they need them
If students order through a third-party, they run the risk of delayed delivery or even getting the wrong book. When ordering through their school's Online Bookstore, they'll get the correct item, delivered on time.
Originally posted April 14. 2015