College Store Stories

Student Workers Are the Heart of UC Davis Stores

How many student workers do you employ in your store? At UC Davis Stores, student employees comprise a large part of the overall staff. Learn why they’re an invaluable part of the team:

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Wichita State Scores a Slam Dunk with Alumni Pep Rally

With a successful basketball team, an awesome venue and a little help from a mobile POS, Wichita State University Bookstore had a weekend of amazing sales. See how they did it:

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Show ‘em Why to Buy at the Bookstore

You go out of your way to make sure that you give your customers a wide range of affordable merchandise — including providing a variety of ways to buy the course materials they need. So why not spread the word?

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Wisconsin’s University Book Store is Along for the Ride…Again

The University of Wisconsin’s basketball team is currently enjoying it’s most successful stretch in school history, and their success has trickled down to The University Book Store. See how the Book Store staff has maximized the opportunity provided by the Badgers’ Final Four run:

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In UMBC Bookstore Twitter Contests, Everyone Wins

Interacting with your customers online is more important than ever — and especially for college stores, where you can reach the majority of your audience at any time on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Find out how the UMBC Bookstore gets new followers every day with a mix of plenty of fun contests and frequent interaction:

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1,000 Posts!

For the past few years, we’ve shared articles and tips on a variety of subjects related to collegiate retail. Thanks for sticking with us — and we can’t wait to bring you the next 1000 posts. Take a trip down memory lane with us while we revisit some of our most popular posts:

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MSU Billings Improves Opening Buyback Sales by 50%

When stores host them, opening buyback events often see comparatively lower sales. Jackets & Co. set out to change that with a heavy promotional push, and they saw results. Read more:

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Let Your Customers Know You Love Them

So what if it’s nearly a year until Valentine’s Day rolls around again? *Any* time can be the perfect time to show your customers how much you love and appreciate them! Find out how:

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University Store Educates Their Customers with Apple Workshops

Since they’re an Apple-affiliated store, the University Store at the University of Wyoming wanted to do something to help get them accustomed to their new technology. Come see what they did to help out:

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Old Post Bookstore Offers Prizes for Spring Break Pics

Even if your campus is a little on the deserted side during Spring Break, you can still continue to interact with your students! An easy way to keep in contact is by running a giveaway through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Find out how the Old Post Bookstore keeps the interaction going with a fun, annual photo contest:

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