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Hear What Others Are Saying About MBS Direct

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 AM

MBS Direct’s ease, convenience, cost-savings and support provides K–12 partner schools the digital flexibility they need to reach new educational heights. 

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3 Lessons Schools Can Learn From Amazon

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Amazon is one of the biggest retail innovators of the last two decades, arguably the 21st century. They seemingly dive into markets overnight and change the way things are done along with the public’s expectations. What wisdom can schools extrapolate from Amazon’s business practices to carry into the future?

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Promoversity Makes Offering School Merchandise Easy

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

MBS Direct has recently partnered with Promoversity to offer your school an online merchandise program. Whether you need spirit wear, customized event t-shirts or mugs, Promoversity offers a one-stop shop at no cost to you.

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Stay Informed With Direct Network

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Direct Network helps you stay ahead of the curve by providing:

  • Course materials insight: OER, rush, adoptions, buybacks and online bookstores
  • Cost saving strategies for schools and students
  • The latest industry and educational technology news
  • Stories about how other schools adapt to the ever-changing educational landscape
  • How to maximize MBS Direct’s services and tools

Here are some posts you might have missed.

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3 Big Reasons Faculty Want an Online Bookstore

Posted by Lori Reese on Aug 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Let’s say you’re interested in transitioning to an online bookstore. You’re aware that online bookstores offer schools an opportunity to align course materials delivery with 21st century retail expectations.

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University of Jamestown Bookstore Goes Online, Simplifies Fulfillment

Posted by Dean Asher on Jul 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As a private four-year liberal arts school in North Dakota, the University of Jamestown has long sought to provide students with a quality education. The college's approximately 1,000 full and part-time undergrad students attend classes in degrees ranging from education and accounting to engineering and biochemistry. Many go on to acquire their Education, Leadership, Clinical Counseling master's and Physical Therapy doctorates at the school's nearby Fargo campus. But the Jimmie Connection, University of Jamestown's retail store, knows what it's like to face stiff online competition.

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Second Baptist School: 21st Century Education With a Christian Perspective

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

At Second Baptist School, teachers strive to “educate, not indoctrinate,” according to Head of School Dr. Jeff D. Williams. The Houston-based coed Christian PK–12 trains students to “pursue their individual callings and excel to the best of their abilities.”

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Build Loyalty by Offering Students Options

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 13, 2017 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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Archbishop Hannan High School: A Lesson in Resilience

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 12, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Archbishop Hannan High School discovered the merits of an online bookstore in the wake of tragedy. Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana-based coed Catholic school August 29, 2005, at the start of a school year boasting a record enrollment of 550 students. The hurricane devastated St. Bernard Parish, where it was based and forced a number of Archbishop Hannan’s families from their homes.

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MBS Direct Expert Q&A: Bill Dampier on Benefits of Scale

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

Anyone can ship a book. MBS Direct, however, does far more than simply shipping books from one point to another. They provide customers with economy of scale, personalized service and 25 years of industry experience. We sat down with Bill Dampier, executive vice president MBS Textbook Exchange LLC to discuss the benefits MBS Direct provides to its customers.

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