Retail Trends

Is Digital Officially More Popular Than Print?

For the first time ever, one major publisher has reported sales of digital course materials surpassing those of print. Check out our story to see who it was, and how your store can prepare for the digital revolution that may have just officially arrived:

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How Giving Back Can Get More Sales for Your Store

It might sound like it’s missing the point of volunteering, but looking for opportunities your store can help people out may be more than just an opportunity to give back — it can be a sound business choice.

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How Your In-store Planning Can Help You Build Your Digital Experience

You know what it takes to build an appealing storefront. Your window display and floor need to be appealing enough to entice shoppers, and you need to highlight the right merchandise at the right price to seal the sale. That same thought process can also be a huge driving force behind your digital store.

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How to Determine What to Promote Online

Deciding what message(s) you want to push online can be tricky. What items do you want to promote? How should you go about compiling those promotions? In this post, we attempt to find out what the answers to those questions should be:

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The 4-Step Creative Process to Move Away from the Obvious and Towards Innovation

What can Seal teach you about brainstorming and problem-solving at your store? No, it’s not about stocking the “Batman Forever” soundtrack on vinyl. Director of Marketing Services Wendy Gish explains:

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6 Tools Your College Store Absolutely Needs to Use

How can you make informed decisions and reach customers more effectively? Try out these 6 great tools:

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Small Business Trends & How MBS Can Help You Take Advantage of Them

The way to run a small business, in your case a college bookstore, is changing constantly. But we can help. In this article, we discuss some emerging small business trends, and how MBS can aid you in your search to navigate this evolving industry:

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4 Ways to Combat Showrooming in Your Store

Showrooming is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean the demise of the college store. Check out these ways to combat showrooming, and in some cases make the practice work to your advantage:

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How Going Paperless with Receipts Can Benefit Your Store and Students

In recent years, there’s been a big shift from paper to digital — and not just in eBooks. Many businesses are saving their company documentation digitally, and you can pay your bills, receive your utility statements and even file your taxes without a single slip of paper. So why do we still print 2-foot-long receipts for packs of chewing gum?

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The Top Five Benefits of eCommerce in College Retail

There was a time when your store was just your store. But with the majority of college students checking online before shopping for books, it’s more important than ever to have a web store. If you don’t have one, here’s what you’re missing:

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