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Ideas, information and industry news for collegiate retailers



Foreword Online Will BRB

Posted by Jason Smallheer on 12/23/16 5:00 AM

Foreword Online will be on hiatus for the holidays and will return January 9, 2017.

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Greatest Hits of 2016: A Look Back at Foreword Online's Best Posts

Posted by Dean Asher on 12/7/16 5:00 AM

News about upcoming services to college bookstores. Fond farewells to longtime industry leaders. Stories from other collegiate retailers increasing rentals and on-time faculty adoptions in an increasingly competitive business. Monthly marketing plans to better promote your store.

We've published some great content in 2016 if we say so ourselves, and based on our viewership statistics, it seems you agree. In case you missed them the first time — or just want to read them all again — here's a list of our most viewed and shared store stories, Monthly Marketing Plans and other articles from 2016. 

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Untether Your Point of Service with the MBS POS on Microsoft Surface Pro

Posted by Dean Asher on 11/21/16 5:00 AM

Working at a college store requires being on the move. We understand that there are opportunities and events outside the bookstore, and our mobile POS is designed to free you from traditional retail boundaries, expanding your sales floor to wherever your customers are.

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Submit Your Rental Lists Beginning Nov. 21

Posted by Dean Asher on 11/10/16 5:00 AM

Later this month, you'll be able to ensure you can offer the most cost savings and format options available to your students.

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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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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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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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Take a Tour of MBS [Video]

Posted by Dean Asher on 8/24/16 5:00 AM

We like to brag about our state-of-the-art warehouse that lets us get the right books to our partner institutions, on time. But unfortunately, not everyone has the chance to come get a first-hand look. That's why we've brought it to you.

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