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Get a Return on Excess Textbook Inventory

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/16/22 7:00 AM

Now is a busy time of year for college stores with graduation and buyback — and doing inventory is looming around the corner. It’s easy for things to fall through the cracks. Does your store have a plan for how it will handle textbook inventory that it won’t use again soon? If not, now is the perfect time to speak with your MBS representative.

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MBS Rental Rebate Program Helps College Stores Better Compete

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/9/22 7:00 AM

College store rental programs can better compete and increase market share with MBS Rental. Our competitive rebate program (an industry best) guarantees rebates on a large number of titles and minimizes risk for the college store.

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Tips to Streamline Rental Return Processing

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/2/22 6:30 AM

The end of term is naturally a busy time for college stores. There is a lot to do in a small amount of time and you may have limited resources available. We have gathered some time-saving tips for you to help streamline rental returns this term.

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MBS CRM Expands College Store Marketing and Simplifies Customer Service

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/25/22 6:30 AM

Improve your store’s customer service and take your marketing to the next level with MBS Store Technology Solutions’ CRM. This valuable enhancement is available right now to every MBS system partner at no additional cost. With CRM, college stores can take control of the customer relationship and thrive.

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How to Re-introduce Students to Buyback

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/11/22 6:30 AM

After the last couple years, many students on campus haven’t participated in or experienced a “typical” buyback. This term, make a plan to introduce, or re-introduce, students to the benefits of selling back their course materials.

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Bring Students Back to the Campus Store

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/5/22 6:00 AM

Students are back on campus; it’s time to bring them back into the store. By providing students with the options and cost-savings they want most, your store can regain market share and forge strong relationships with current students. Offering a strong rental program encourages students to visit the campus store rather than relying on online competition.

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Campus Store Conversations: Keeping Up With Market Demands and Trends

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/28/22 7:00 AM

In the latest installment of Campus Store Conversations, we sat down with Kristine Herman, Manager, Johnson County Community College Bookstore, to discuss how her store and the MBS system have evolved and adapted together to best serve the store’s customer base and provide the materials they need to be successful.

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The College Store at Three Rivers College Uses the MBS System to Facilitate a Successful Equitable Access Program

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/21/22 6:30 AM

When Bob Jansen, MBA, CCR, Director of Retail Operations, Three Rivers College, decided equitable access was the right solution for his campus, he used the MBS system's flexible features to help streamline his store’s program.

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Increase Rental Returns and Buyback Transactions with inSite Alerts

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/14/22 8:15 AM

Effective communication with students is pivotal to college store success. If students don’t know the campus store is having a sale, then they won’t attend. The same principle applies to end-of-term buyback and rental returns. However, communication with students isn’t as easy as just sending a single email. How can stores keep their message from disappearing into the crowd of voices vying for students’ attention?

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MBS Store Technology Solutions POS Support Team Offers College Stores Vital Support

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/7/22 6:00 AM

The POS is one of the most important tools in the college store. A problem with the POS can quickly escalate without the proper support services. That’s why MBS Store Technology Solutions provides college stores with dedicated POS support representatives. We recently sat down with MBS Store Technology Solutions System Support Manager Sam Horn to discuss how his team supports college stores.

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