College Store Stories

Dakota State University Bookstore Triples Sales with Unique Event

Ben Jastorff, new manager of Trojan Center Bookstore at Dakota State University, wanted to clear out old inventory to make room for the updated apparel he ordered. So, he created a Pawn Stars Sale, based on the History Channel’s hit TV show, where students could negotiate the prices on store merchandise. The sale was a huge success – check out how it worked:

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A Delicious Incentive: The University of Montana Creates Loyalty That Lasts at Buyback

We all know textbook buyback gets a bad rap with students. With this understanding, The Bookstore at The University of Montana is continually looking for new ways to change perception during these events. Take a look at their latest initiative and the positive impact it had on students’ experience:

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The Future of Digital: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

Our industry has heard about the digital revolution for years but, with adoption rates still relatively low, many are wondering if this major shift will ever come. Check out what Debbie Cottrell of UMHB Bookstore has to say about where digital content is headed:

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Will The Real Textbook Industry Disruptor Please Stand Up?

The content landscape looks to have been irreversibly improved for the college student. And, the reason behind that might surprise you. Everyone thinks that digital is the textbook industry’s game changer, but this authors thinks otherwise. Find out what he thinks is impacting the industry the most:

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WOU Bookstore Connects with Fans through Dr. Who Event

You never know what will strike a chord with your students, so sometimes the best place to start is with your staff. In fact, that’s what Western Oregon University Bookstore did with their most recent promotion. After realizing several employees shared an interest in the British TV show, Doctor Who, the staff decided to create a one-of-a-kind event in honor of the show’s upcoming anniversary. Check it out:

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Columbus State Community College Promotes Textbook Affordability

In recent years, the rising cost of textbooks has caught the attention of everyone from government agencies to the media. But, college stores have been taking action against the issue for years, ensuring they offer the lowest prices possible to their students. Columbus State Community College, located in Columbus, Ohio, has been at the forefront of the movement, doing all that they can to provide the best value; and they have faculty, students, administration and, of course, bookstore staff members, involved in the effort. Read about their Textbook Affordability initiatives and the creative video they created to promote them:

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GSU Store Increases On-Time Adoptions with Incentive

The best way to get students to buy textbooks in your store is to ensure that you have competitively priced titles. But, in order to achieve that goal, your store needs to receive timely adoptions from faculty members, so you can pursue the most cost effective options early. As a result, many stores are looking at new ways to communicate with their faculty about this important topic, and The University Store at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia happens to be one of them. See what they did:

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You’re Invited: MBS Social Media Idea Swap

Join us for an interactive conversation where you can share your most successful social strategies and learn what’s working for others! Whether you’re just getting started with social media or already …

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Washington and Lee’s University Store Sees Social Media Increase from Halloween Spooktacular

It’s one of the scariest holidays we celebrate, but Halloween can turn out to be a sweet event for college stores who create promotions centered on the yearly event. This …

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College Stores Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and through “pink” efforts several college stores have generated attention for this worthy cause. Take a look at the unique promotions that Lorain County Community College Bookstore, Stevenson University Store, Iowa Western College Store and Kirkwood Bookstore implemented to raise awareness and funds:

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