College Store Stories

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 — 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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CMU unveils new CommonWord bookstore

Canadian Mennonite University was recently featured in the Winnipeg Free Press in an awesome story about the all-new commons building that houses its store, CommonWord. A collaboration with Mennonite Church Canada’s …

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Hillsdale College Store Lands Half of Enrollment with Reservations

What would you do to get about half of your school’s total enrollment to reserve its textbooks through your store? For Hillsdale College Bookstore, it’s as easy as a few emails and a coupon:

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The WSU Bookstore Shows Their Students Some Love

Just because Valentine’s Day is *technically* a single day celebration doesn’t mean that your store has to wait till February 14th to show your customers how much you appreciate them. For a little inspiration, check out how the WSU Bookstore is making the love last with their “14 Days of Valentines” promotion:

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Towson University Store Offers Students Peace of Mind with Price Matching

Price-match guarantees aren’t just for big box retailers anymore. Towson University has showcased its dedication to offering students better prices while encouraging shoppers to buy directly from them with their pilot pricing guarantee program:

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Iowa State Celebrates Magic Mondays

Iowa State’s basketball success has allowed their bookstore to create a unique and fun weekly promotion. Come inside and see how they’re getting customers into their store!

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