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A One-stop Shop for Course Material Ordering

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/21/21 6:30 AM
Topics: used books, wholesale textbooks, Course Material Management

When it is time to order textbooks, there are benefits to being able to fill more of your wantlist with one trusted company. MBS has the scale and resources to provide college stores with a one-stop shop for your ordering needs, saving you time and money.

A one-stop shop for course materials orderingUsed books

MBS has one of the largest inventories of used books in the nation. Utilizing numerous inventory channels, we have a constantly evolving selection of used textbooks. As a great low-cost textbook option, used books are often in high demand. Maximize your fill ratet by leaving and reworking your wantlist with MBS for as long as possible.

New books

Did you know you can also get discounted new book inventory from MBS? That means you can save money when you order new inventory from MBS and consolidate textbook shipments coming to your store and returns.


MBS also helps remove the risk from marketplace sourcing. In addition to fulfilling your wholesale inventory needs, SimpleSource can be used to also source books from the marketplace. Simply set the price you are willing to pay for marketplace books and MBS will do the rest. Like all books that flow through our facility, those books will be vetted to ensure authenticity and added to your bin so you can receive one shipment with one invoice.


MBS Rental puts your store in control. There are no contracts or agreements. You set pricing based on your store and can purchase inventory from any source. With the most competitive rebate program in the industry, your store has the foundation for a successful in-store rental program. Once you submit your rental list, we will send you the guaranteed rebate amounts. The earlier you submit your list, the more time you have for reworks to maximize the number of titles.

Publisher Consignment Rental

Publisher consignment rentals help lower student costs and provide bookstores with a recyclable rental product. Stores can earn a good margin on these materials, and there is no upfront cost. This makes it easy for the store to offer any materials faculty request.

Digital Materials

For MBS system users, digital purchases are simple to manage. VitalSource®, RedShelf and CEI integrations allow students to buy and access eTextbooks with just a few clicks.

No matter how you order, don’t wait. Start your bin as soon as possible to:

  • Decrease costs
  • Save time
  • Get more of the materials you need from one of the industry’s largest sources of textbooks

Set up your order


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