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MBS Announces All-New Rental Program
We value our partners’ input so when you offer suggestions we listen! That’s why we’ve enhanced the MBS Rental program even further with new features that offer your store an even simpler way to give students what they want!
Now, you can access over 110,000 titles approved for guaranteed pricing, allowing you to boost your selection and better compete with online retailers! Plus, with unlimited quantities you don’t need to worry about renting over the guaranteed amount!
There’s no hassle, either. With the option of non-serialized rentals, your students can return their books right at the buyback counter!*
Best of all, you still benefit from the highest guarantee in the industry at up to 46% of the retail price! With no restrictions and no contracts, the new and improved MBS Rental keeps the sale in your store and your students happy with the easiest program available!
You can submit your list as early as November 21! Just email Rental@MBSbooks.com to get started!
*Take advantage of this option in May 2012
ITC Systems Teams with MBS Systems for Campus Bookstore Services
A seamless partnership enabling extension of MBS’ POS solutions with ITC Systems’ integrated campus card solution
St. Louis, MO – July 8, 2011 – ITC Systems, a leading provider of integrated campus card solutions to colleges and universities and MBS Systems, a campus bookstore systems provider are pleased to announce a prominent integration capability now available to their campus bookstore users nationwide.
The integration between MBS’s POS solution and the Multiplan student account solution was smoothly deployed at Kennesaw State University (KSU) when they decided to make the switch from their current vendor to MBS late last year for their campus bookstore.
“In order to aid KSU in a seamless transition with the change in bookstore vendors, ITC Systems rose to the challenge and sought the opportunity in working with MBS to create an integrated platform between the two systems, “ said Campbell Richardson, CEO of ITC Systems.
ITC Systems worked with MBS using AJB’s Flexible Integrated Payment System (FiPay), an industry standard communication gateway that interfaces store devices and systems. An enhanced functionality through this full integration includes that all communication is encrypted with SSL certification, guaranteeing additional security throughout the entire system. This combined platform has allowed students and administrators an effortless yet valuable consumer experience in their campus bookstore.
“We had a easy transition with the integration between ITC Systems and ourselves and look forward to more opportunities to work together,” noted Pat Pellock, Director of MBS Systems Development.
About ITC Systems
ITC Systems serves colleges and universities and a host of other market segments by providing products and services focused on campus ID card privilege control, access control, and copy and print control; the company also offers card-related products and services for food service, laundry and other institution-wide sectors. ITC Systems maintains a large dealer network throughout North America and internationally and it is the industry’s dominant Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Founded in 1989, ITC Systems works with organizations in the U.S. and Canada through its primary offices in St Louis and Toronto. To learn more about ITC Systems, please visit www.itcsystems.com.
About MBS Systems
MBS Systems is a division of MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. Serving more than 2,000 institutions, MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. offers the largest inventory of used books in the wholesale textbook distribution industry. They also provide bookstore retail enterprise solutions that simplify the essentials of a bookstore business. To learn more about MBS, please visit www.mbsbooks.com.
Offer Students Options with the MBS Systems inSite enhanced Price Comparison Feature
In the evolving collegiate retail industry one thing is certain: students seek options. From price points to formats, offering options is now integral to your store’s success, leaving many wondering; “How do I redefine my retail strategy?”
With MBS Systems inSite, our powerful eCommerce product, the answer is simple. The platform’s enhanced Price Comparison feature now makes it easier than ever to ensure transparency with additional affiliate options, now including Verba and BookRenter.
Simplify the price comparison process through the MBS-Verba Software integration, allowing you to offer a variety of affiliates with only one contract. Seamlessly integrate real-time item listings from both your store and these online retailers so your students have no need to shop anywhere else. For more information regarding Verba Software, visit www.verbasoftware.com/mbs.
Providing yet another avenue for your store to stay competitive, our enhanced Price Comparison feature now also offers BookRenter as an additional affiliate option. Enable your students with low-cost educational content while earning up to 15% affiliate revenues with this program. For more information regarding BookRenter, visit store.bookrenter.com/mbs.
Aimed to increase your store’s competitive edge, these specific tools offer your store the ability to effectively provide greater value to students by making it easier than ever to ensure total transparency.
Power your store to stay at the forefront of the industry by taking advantage of the MBS Systems inSite Price Comparison feature. Contact your Systems Sales Consultant or send questions to Systems@MBSbooks.com for more information.
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Paymetric Announces MBS as Finalist for Annual Customer Innovation Awards
Paymetric Inc., the leading provider of integrated and secure enterprise payment acceptance solutions, today announced the finalists of the 2011 Paymetric Customer Innovation Awards. The annual awards honor the most exceptional and innovative achievements made by companies utilizing Paymetric solutions.
“We built this award program to honor those customers who are truly embracing innovation to grow their business and increase electronic payment security,” said Larry Wine, president and CEO, Paymetric. “We are excited to honor the great accomplishments of our customers.”
- Improve business processes and performance
- Overcome technological or organizational challenges
- Increase operational efficiencies
- Improve security and brand protection
- Deliver excellence in customer service
- Achieve documented and/or demonstrable ROI
MBS was named as one of the 2011 Paymetric Customer Innovation Award finalists in both the ‘Best Use of Technology’ and ‘Product Innovation’ Category.
The award winners will be honored at Paymetric’s customer appreciation reception which takes place May 17 in Orlando, FL during the SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference where the company will be exhibiting at booth #2423.
For more details about the Paymetric Customer Innovation Awards Program please visit: http://www.paymetric.com/customers/customer-innovation-awards/
MBS Announces Exciting New Partnership with Verba Software
We are proud to announce our partnership with Verba Software, a privately-held technology company, to further expand our customers’ share of campus business through a suite of Web-based, data-driven solutions.
Combining Verba’s comparison shopping application and textbook pricing analytics with the MBS suite of retail solutions, this integration will position our client bookstores to be more competitive, allowing them to effectively provide greater value to students.
“With the continuing rise of competition in the collegiate retail market, stores that can provide students more information are increasingly successful,” said Sarah Shiflett, Vice President of MBS Customer Service. “We are very excited to offer our customer base the ability to more effectively compete and satisfy consumer demands through Verba’s cutting-edge solutions.”
The MBS-Verba Partnership makes it easier than ever for our stores to compete with the online marketplace. This integration will provide stores with the ability to:
• Display price comparison listings directly within your inSite e-commerce solution
• Sort your catalog into your most and least competitive titles using real-time data
•Intelligently source low-cost inventory for titles their store actually sells.
•Utilize a variety of tools to track how pricing compares to competitors
•Allow your students to seamlessly choose items from multiple vendors using a single check-out
•Earn an affiliate commission when students buy elsewhere
Discover the advanced capabilities offered through the MBS-Verba Software integration. Or, for more information, contact your Systems Sales Consultant or send questions to email@example.com