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See How Easy Retail Can Be [eBook]

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/28/16 12:19 PM

You work in a complicated industry, but it doesn't have to be any harder than necessary. Just take it from the UU Bookstore.

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Prospects Take Tour of MBS Home Office

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/27/16 5:07 PM

It's known throughout the industry that MBS prides itself in rolling out the red carpet for bookstores as they visit the company's home office in Columbia, Missouri. That treatment isn't limited to MBS' existing customers, however. The company's doors are also open to stores who don't currently partner with MBS interested in learning more about the services and access to quality used titles MBS can provide, as three stores saw Tuesday.

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3 Attention-grabbing Social Media Ideas for College Stores

Posted by Kate Seat on 10/26/16 8:39 AM

Many of the stores we work with for our weekly College Store Stories use social media platforms as essential tools in their marketing strategies — and it's easy to see why. With a customer base of avid users and the relatively low investment required to engage online, social media marketing is a great fit for any budget-minded store.

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UD Bookstore Sees the Difference a Wholesaler Can Make

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/25/16 8:16 AM

University of Dayton Bookstore had been a loyal partner store to its wholesaler for four decades. They had no particular qualms about their wholesaler or how they did business, but when the store needed more used titles to help students’ textbook scholarships go further, officials took a closer look at the alternative sources they'd utilized to fill gaps in their orders.

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What the MBS Field Force Learned to Help Your Store

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/24/16 9:54 AM

Last week, MBS Textbook Exchange held its annual Sales Meeting in Columbia, Missouri for our field force to learn about upcoming services and refresh themselves on strategies. Here's the recap of what happened:

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Rocktober Is Here, and so Is Our Field Force

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/17/16 9:52 AM

The annual MBS sales meeting is upon us, and by the end of the week, your representatives will be even bigger rock stars than before.

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College Stores Across America Learn Helpful Hints at Fall Forums

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/14/16 1:37 PM

MBS Systems strives to develop the best tools, applications and technology your store needs to efficiently carry out both front- and back-of-house duties, but that dedication doesn't end in development.

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Quick Tools to Step Up Your GIF Game

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/13/16 10:31 AM

Young web users tend not to waste words when a good GIF or meme will do. Brands should be careful not to overdo it and avoid sounding like they're trying too hard to seem cool, but they can be a good way for your store to make a quick, fun post or announcement on your website or social media.

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Sarah Shiflett Named Finalist in Columbia Tribune's Business Women of the Year

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/12/16 5:00 AM

MBS Textbook Exchange is proud to announce that one of our executive officers has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to business.

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What Your Store Needs to Know about the Latest Instructional Tech Survey

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/11/16 9:04 AM

The majority of faculty members nationwide are increasing their use of technology in the classroom. That's great news for your store.

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