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3 Guaranteed Ways to Save Students the Most Money

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

With declining enrollment in K–12 and higher education, student retention is essential. There’s not an endless stream of students to replace those who choose not to continue their education. At-risk students and families need to know your school understands their challenges and will help them find the best solutions.

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3 Ways a Bookstore Can Boost (or Undermine) Retention

Posted by Lori Reese on Nov 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Grades, school cost, student satisfaction: All influence student retention. Your campus bookstore — whether virtual or brick-and-mortar — has a critical impact on all three factors.

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Why Now? The Adoption Answers You Need for Faculty

Posted by Lori Reese on Oct 31, 2017 5:31:00 AM

It’s a distraction, an onerous bit of red tape or just an abstract requirement that seems out-of-step with classroom reality: Your earnest early-adoption notice ends up deleted, routed to junk mail or ignored because faculty don’t understand why you’re sending requests out so early.  If you want teachers to cooperate with the official bookstore schedule, it’s critical to anticipate their questions, understand confusion and offer succinct, concrete answers.

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Low Cost Digital Content Without Sacrificing Quality

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Jun 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Quality and affordable course materials aren’t mutually exclusive. Without the production costs of a traditional textbook, digital course materials are available at lower prices and can be customized for individual classes. Through MBS Direct's digital options, educators can meet the needs of their classroom and enhance student learning and engagement.

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10 Ways Savvy Adoptions Can Lead to Student Savings

Posted by Kate Seat on Mar 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

When choosing course materials, it’s possible to provide quality and lower costs for your students — all it takes is a little careful consideration.

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6 Ways Students Benefit from an Online Bookstore

Posted by Kate Seat on Feb 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

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:

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The Real Reasons Students Aren’t Getting Their Hands on Course Materials

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Jan 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Students are not purchasing their course materials and there are reasons outside of cost. Factors include faculty disagreeing with administration, students spending their money elsewhere and a lack of selection when trying to purchase materials late.

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Your Students Are Wrong About 'optional' Course Materials

Posted by Dean Asher on Dec 13, 2016 12:09:22 PM

Students are buying fewer textbooks from one year to the next. However, the reasons do not rest solely on cost.

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6 Options to Lower the Cost of Course Materials

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Dec 12, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Save your students the most money on course materials. MBS Direct makes it easy with multiple ways to reduce costs. Maximize affordability at your school by following our checklist.

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MBS Direct Saves Students More Than $32 Million in the 2015-16 School Year

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Sep 30, 2016 10:56:12 AM

Students and their families saved more than $32 million in the 2015-16 school year due to multiple MBS Direct programs and strategies. Serving both K-12 and Higher Education customers, MBS Direct shipped more than 3 million items serving more than 625,000 students, offering a variety of options that not only saved money at the time of purchase, but also decreased the cost of ownership of course materials. Some of the options that lead to customer savings include a variety of purchase options based specifically on customer needs, availability of materials at the time of purchase and aggressive pricing on textbook buybacks.

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