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Build Loyalty by Offering Students Options

Posted by Liz Schulte on Mar 14, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Price comparison is a regular part of consumers’ lives. Students and families may start their search for course materials in your online bookstore, but the temptation to go outside of the school to make their purchase is ever-present.  This can lead to numerous problems: students receiving the wrong materials, deliveries being delayed until weeks after classes have started and identity theft from untrustworthy sites. Offering price comparisons in your online bookstore not only keeps customers from leaving, it saves them time and money.

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All Saints Episcopal School Helps Students Discover Their All

Posted by Liz Schulte on Apr 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas, is an independent college preparatory school whose focus is on nurturing individual student’s talents and interests. Providing a well-rounded education that offers a challenging curriculum, embraces creativity and self-expression, and excellence in athletics, is an essential part of the education students receive at All Saints.

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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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Managing Course Material Costs for Your Students [Prezi]

Posted by Dean Asher on Jun 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM

If you want your students to be as successful as possible, they need to have their course materials. When cost, convenience or other factors lead to lower acquisition rates, many schools look to shake up their fulfillment model to encourage more students to get the materials they need before the start of class. There are lots of ways to do that out there, but not every approach is right for every school. Some are tried-and-true, more conservative plans to help keep costs down for students, while others require more investment and an aggressive implementation to pay out big.

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Kettering University Partners with MBS Direct to Offer a Wider Selection of Course Materials

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Jun 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM

A private, non-profit institution in Flint, Mich., Kettering University stands out for its uniqueness. Founded in 1919, Kettering is a co-op college, meaning all 2,000 students are essentially in a work-study program full-time. “At any time, only about half of our student population is on campus,” said Director of Auxiliary Services Nadine Thor.

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More Than $35 Million in Student Savings in 2014

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Jan 22, 2015 5:18:00 AM

Saving students money on their course materials is one of the things we here at MBS Direct are most proud of. We recognize the kinds of budgets the majority of students live on, and we’re happy to be able to provide any measure of financial relief.

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