Everyone is feeling the effects of rising prices, none more so than college students. According to our "Student Book Buying Trends" survey, 84% of college students purchase their textbooks outside of their campus bookstore due to price. With MBS Direct as your partner, however, this doesn't have to happen at your school.
We have several cost-saving programs in place to encourage students to purchase from your store. In fact, we're proud to announce that we saved over 1 million students more than $28 million through our cost-saving initiatives over the past 12 months alone.
Most notably, Marketplace saves students up to 70% off list prices. Through this offering, we connect them with vendors who are privately selling a specific title. Our Marketplace also provides superior service and peace of mind. We personally vet each vendor, ensuring your students receive quality textbooks and a streamlined shopping experience.
And that's just the beginning. Our Guaranteed Buyback program tells students upfront the amount they'll receive for their book at the end of the term, saving up to 70% off the list price when combined with used books. Our rental program, powered by Renttext, reduces costs by up to 60% while providing the upfront savings students demand. Plus, our robust digital catalog allows you to bring savings of up to 70% to students by adopting digital course materials.
Textbook affordability is a prominent topic in today's world, and we're doing everything we can to provide your school with the options and programs to keep costs low. Contact us to discuss how we can help bring more savings to your students.