Foreword Online

Ideas, information and industry news for collegiate retailers



MBS’ Fall Forums Offers College Stores a Virtual Systems Training Opportunity

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/18/21 6:30 AM

It’s once again time for MBS’ biannual systems training event. This fall, October 25 to 29, MBS Store Technology Solutions will host the virtual event for college store system partners that provides stores with a first look at upcoming system enhancements, training on useful system functionality and a review of 2021’s system enhancements.

Read More

Clever Ideas to Promote Your Loyalty Program

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/11/21 10:00 AM

Whether customers are shopping online or in your brick-and-mortar store, a strong loyalty program can help encourage repeat visits and more frequent purchases. Today we are going to look at how you can develop a loyalty program students will love and a few ways to promote it to the campus community.

Read More

5 Ways to Sell and Promote Merchandise Online

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/4/21 8:45 AM

A collegiate retail eCommerce site that offers your college store’s wide array of merchandise and products is essential to success. While many students are excited about being able to shop in the college store again, the convenience of online shopping will encourage a portion of the student population to primarily use your website. We have gathered some tips to help you ensure your online merchandise is easy to find and convenient to order.

Read More

3 Reasons to Budget for Collegiate Retail System Improvements in the Coming Year

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/27/21 9:00 AM

It’s important to make plans that will continue to allow your store to evolve and grow, especially during times of tremendous industry change. Just coming out of rush is the perfect time to start noting upgrades you would like to make in your store. So, as you are planning and making budget decisions for the next year, here is why you should consider including system upgrades in your budget.

Read More

College Stores Get More Books Using SimpleSource

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/20/21 8:48 AM

SimpleSource offers a lot of benefits to college stores, ranging from streamlining and simplifying the textbook ordering process to saving stores time and money. It is a complete ordering tool designed for college stores to maximize their wantlist fulfillment – i.e. get more books for a lower average cost.

Read More

Tips for Leveraging Dashboard to Elevate Business Intelligence

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/13/21 6:30 AM

MBS Dashboard is an innovative business intelligence tool that helps college stores analyze and share their business successes. Through Dashboard, stores have access to reports, graphs, and other visuals with drill-down and filtering capabilities that make it easy to review, analyze and share the metrics that matter most to your store.

Read More

MBS will be closed in celebration of Labor Day

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/6/21 6:00 AM

MBS will be closed on September 6, 2021, in celebration of Labor Day.

Read More

College Store Marketing Content Calendar Template

Posted by Liz Schulte on 8/30/21 6:30 AM

Simplify your college store marketing this year with a marketing calendar that reminds you of important dates and helps plan store events. We have prepared a customizable marketing template to help you get started. Remember to add the dates that are specific to your store and campus.

Read More

5 Ways Student Employees Can Help With College Store Social Media

Posted by Liz Schulte on 8/23/21 6:15 AM

College stores can benefit from using social media to market to students. However, finding the time each day, week and month to fully maintain your social media pages can be a challenge. One way college store managers can maintain a robust social media presence without taking on a lot of extra work is to recruit student help.

Read More

Stronger College Store Customer Service With Daily Textbook Buyback

Posted by Liz Schulte on 8/16/21 8:30 AM

There are different ways buyback can be handled, depending on the college store’s goals. End-of-term events, cashless, online or daily are options that are available to stores. Today, we are going to look at how to set up a daily buyback and the benefits of choosing this method.

Read More

Subscribe for updates

Share your experience

Contact our editorial team to set up an interview or to contribute a guest post.

Most popular posts