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Drive More Website Traffic With a Clearance Page

UMBC Bookstore’s Yum Shoppe Offers Students Convenience and a Taste of Home

How Utah State University Campus Store Averages a 94% Faculty Adoption Rate

Campus Store Conversations: West Chester University Shops Share eCommerce Best Practices

Streamline Faculty Adoptions With MBS inSite

Spotlight: Salisbury University Bookstore’s Tips for Strong Social Media Engagement

Give Your Campus Store a Retail Edge

The Shocker Store Increases Web Orders and Adds Dorm Delivery

5 Simple Ways to Boost Online Promotions

The Top Updates College Stores Made for Fall

5 Ways to Make It Easier for Customers to Buy From You

How to Make Your Campus Retail Store a Community Star

3 Ways to Add Body Inclusivity to Your College Retail eCommerce Site

Happy Labor Day!

Think Plan Do: 2020 Online Marketing Plan

How Partnership Fuels Evolution for OSU University Store

Campus Store Conversations: Campus Store Return Policies

Hope College Bookstore Expands On-campus Delivery Options

3 College Bookstore Retail Analytics to Pay Attention to This Fall

Lincoln Land Community College Bookstore Triples Web Orders Over the Summer

Best Retail Practices for COVID-19 With Toshiba and MBS

Will Counter Service Become the New Normal?

Southeast Technical College Bookstore Adapts to Improve Service and Convenience

How to Streamline the College Store Order Pickup Process

NWTC Bookstore Prepares to Be 100% Online This Fall

How Can Your Store Get More Books for Fall and Save Money?

Spotlight: Clatsop Community College Bookstore Remains Open to Help Students During Pandemic

How to Minimize Cost and Labor When You Get Late Textbook Adoptions

Spotlight: Delta College Bookstore Streamlines Buyback and Minimizes Contact Points

How College Stores Are Adapting to Changes in Retail

Delta College Bookstore Strengthens Campus Relationships During Pandemic

Increase Online Engagement With a Strong Digital Presence

3 Best Practices for Planning Online Retail Events

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Store’s Online Shopping Experience

Drive-through Rush Boosts Sales at Hagerstown Community College Bookstore

Streamline Mobile Order Fulfillment to Improve Order Processing

Spotlight: UMBC Bookstore Hosts Events That Increase Foot Traffic

3 Savvy Ways College Stores Maximize Cost Savings

University of Utah Campus Store’s Curbside Sale Event Brought in More Than $1 Million

How to Lower Costs and Increase Margins on New Books

How Morehead State University Store Personalizes the Online Shopping Experience

Campus Store Conversations Maximizing Cost Savings Panel Discussion

Campus Store Conversations: UC Davis Stores Talk About College Bookstore Industry Trends

Help Customers Find Merchandise on Your Collegiate Retail Website With inSite Filters

Dixie State University Campus Store Had 81% of Rentals Returned This Term

There Is an Online Sales Opportunity Your Store May Be Missing: Social Media

Curbside Pickup and Delivery Helps the Campus Store at SUNY Potsdam Serve Students

Simplifying Publisher Consignment Rentals

UMBC Bookstore Increases Online Sales With Savvy Marketing

How to Motivate Gen Z Student Workers in Campus Retail

4 Campus Retail Events That Inspire Community

Campus Store Conversations Buyback and Rental Returns Panel Discussion

25 Customer Service Trends That Strengthen College Stores [White Paper]

Spotlight: University of Pittsburgh Stores on Marketing College Store Events

How Can inSite Buyback Alerts Help You Communicate With Students About Your Retail Buyback?

Our Campus Store Partners’ Furry Friends

Spotlight: UC Davis Stores on Why a College Store System Needs a Business Intelligence Tool

The Hawk Bookstore Lowers Costs and Increases Revenue with SimpleSource

The Online Buyback Marketing Kit

How Reworks Help You Get More Books

Set Up an Online Buyback in 3 Easy Steps

Fighting Dragons with Students

Spotlight: Wichita State University Shocker Store on Successful Loyalty Programs in Collegiate Retail

Build Faculty Relations With This Student Affordability Checklist

Spotlight: Vincennes University Bookstores on Collegiate Retail Events

Chaffey College Campus Store Has One Less Thing to Worry About With SimpleSource

The Options Customers Want to See on Your Website

Spotlight: Trends in College Store Customer Service

JCCC Bookstore Elevates Its Campus Profile

How Can Your College Store Management System Improve Customer Experience?

Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your MBS System

How the Georgia Southern University Store Adapts with Retail and Textbook Changes

Spotlight: Jenna Lee - Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your College Store Retail System?

Thompson Rivers University Bookstore Increased Used Book Sales 40%

Apple® DEP Elevates CMU University Store

How AI is Changing the Textbook Industry

CCRI Discovers the Power of Retail Analytics

The Complete Guide to Alternative Revenue Streams for College Stores [White Paper]

Spotlight: How to Streamline Implementation of a New Retail System

Increasing Your Digital Flexibility

5 Ways Your College Store Can Compete with Retail Giants

A Comprehensive Guide to Twitter for Campus Bookstores

For Towson and NMJC, System Training Is Vital to Campus Store Success

A Comprehensive Guide to Snapchat for Campus Bookstores

4 Ways Campus Stores Maximize Local Vendor Partnerships

BYU Store’s New Store Design Delivers an Immersive Retail Experience

Survey Results: A Snapshot of Campus Store Goals and Challenges

A Comprehensive Guide to Instagram for Campus Bookstores

Spotlight University of Pittsburgh Book Store: GM That Drives Relevance

The UCLA Store’s Web Returns and Social Media Boosts Student Engagement

A Comprehensive Guide to Facebook for Campus Bookstores

An MBS Partnership Serves the Entire Navarro Community

University of Wisconsin University Book Store Expands Student Service with Tech Store

Foreword Online Will Return in January

The Art of Organization & Scheduling of Social Media

Spotlight: MECC Bookstore Improves the Student Experience With Revenue Generating Ideas

Instagram Marketing Basics

Spotlight Carnegie Mellon University Store: Maximize Campus Relevance With Tech Sales

Spotlight Navarro College: Hosting Spectacular Holiday Events

Umpqua Community College Bookstore Develops an Additional College Revenue Source Through Community Partnership

How to Grow Student Engagement with a Gaming Event

MBS Forums 2019: SimpleSource Empowers Campus Stores With Wantlist Control

The College of the Holy Cross Bookstore Streamlines Buyback

MBS Forums 2019: Retail Trends and the Campus Store

University of Arizona BookStores Boost College Revenue Sources With Social Media

How to Reach Generation Z with Your Campus Bookstore Marketing

Successful Budgeting for the Campus Store [White Paper]

Attract Foot Traffic With a Student Tech Gadget Gallery

BYU Idaho Snitch Scavenger Hunt

Create a Finals Oasis in Your Campus Store

3 Changes That Will Make Customers Fall in Love with Your Website

Create Evangelists With a Temp-Friendly Teacher Appreciation Sale

The UCLA Store Increases Foot Traffic with Revenue Generating Ideas

Gaming: The Sport People Forget

Navigating Complex Course Material Trends [White Paper]

Turn Your Campus Bookstore into a NaNoWriMo Workshop

WCU Bookstore Wins Big With Catamount Fans

Arc 101 — Applications, Analysis and Maximum Productivity

How a Strong Adoptions Process Gives a Campus Store the Competitive Edge

3 Paths to Better Wantlist Fulfillment [Infographic]

How the Skyline College Bookstore Saves Time and Gets More Used Books

Squash Confusing Rental Problems with This Checklist

Quick Tips to Improve Your Faculty Textbook Adoption Rates [White Paper]

3 Ways Campus Stores Can Nurture College Student Wellness

URI Campus Store Increases Wholesale Textbook Fill Rate with SimpleSource

Optimize Campus Store Daily Workflow with MBS POS in 5 Easy Steps

How Gen Z Is Making Marketing Easier and Cheaper

The Faculty Event Marketing Template for Campus Stores

Summer Yard Sale Success for the NDSU Bookstore

Get Buy-in: The Dos and Don'ts of Increasing Faculty Engagement

10 Ways to Improve Campus Store Graphics and Increase Foot Traffic

Which Faculty Have the Greatest Impact on Campus Store Business? An Illustrated Guide

5 Easy Ways to Improve the Student Experience in Your Campus Store

3 Benefits of Marketing the Campus Store to Faculty

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Campus Store with a Mobile App

The Top 3 Questions You Must Answer Before Emailing Faculty

SDSU Bookstore Promotes College Affordability at Freshman Orientation

The Duck Store on Faculty Communication: It's "100% About Students"

Spotlight: How GVSU Maximizes Summer Sales

5 Counter Service Best Practices that Improve the Student Experience in the Campus Store

OSU’s University Store Nurtures Lasting Student Relationships With Outstanding Tech Service

Why Is the Demand for Personalized Shopping a Boon for Campus Stores?

Normandale Community College’s Free Pop-up Clothing Closet Strengthens the Campus Community

How College Stores Can Help Gen Z Change the World

Spotlight: MCC Streamlines Rush With Clerk Service

How to Use Social Proof in Your College Store Marketing

CU Book Store Maximizes Its Wantlist Fulfillment

The Digital Text Classroom IV: Spread the Word About Inclusive Access

Spotlight: CWU Wildcat Shop Improves the Student Experience with Counter Service

The Digital Text Classroom, Part III: Three Powerful Talking Points

UW's University Book Store Helps Improve College Affordability

The Digital Text Classroom Part II: How Faculty View Digital Innovation

Spotlight: GVSU Laker Store Has a Social Media Strategy That Works

How Do Course Materials Affect Student Equity?

Spotlight: Madison College Bookstore Decreases Overhead and Improves Customer Experience with Counter Service

Hundreds of Free Ways to Promote Your College Store

Student Engagement Is Vital to Success and Achievement

Spotlight: How Mineral Area College Bookstore Approaches Publisher Consignment Rentals

Ignite Student Success With a Finals Fuel Sale Event

Spotlight: UCSD Farmers Market Engages Students, Staff, Faculty and the General Public

Campus Partnerships Support Student Success

Spotlight: Kennesaw State University Bookstore Simplifies Student Textbook Pickup

Engaging Alumni and Parents Online

Spotlight: University of Minnesota Bookstores’ Increase Community Engagement with Tech Time Courses

Retailers That Empower Student Success

Spotlight: Colorado State University Bookstore Saves Students $4.1 Million With Inclusive Access

4 College Graduation Events for College Stores

Spotlight: KU Bookstore’s Success With Textbook Door Delivery

Student Orientation Can Be Vital to Persistence and Retention

The University of Utah’s Campus Store Supports the Community with Charity Round-up

Three College Fan Gear Trends for Gen Z Students

The Resurgence of Vintage-Inspired Merchandise

Don’t Be Afraid to PIV-OT!

Spotlight Minnesota West Community College Bookstores Change Textbook Distribution

National Tartan Day Scavenger Hunt and Flash Sale

Spotlight: University of Dayton Bookstore’s SimpleSource Success

Focus on the Future: Redefining College Retail

Closing the Gender Gap in Cybersecurity One Student at a Time

Spotlight: Implementing Publisher Consignment Rentals

Spotlight: Textbook Adoption Rate Soars at Chemeketa Community College Bookstore

Spotlight Dr. Pam Rowland: College Store Cybersecurity Begins With You

Spotlight: St. Cloud Technical Community College Store’s Incredible New Look

The Pros and Cons of Sourcing from the Textbook Marketplace

How to Create Shoppable Ads on Instagram

Why Is Mobile Technology Key to Reaching Fans?

How Can College Stores Meet Gen Z’s Retail Expectations?

The Rise of Collegiate Esports

How to Sell More Textbooks: Part 2

Spotlight Interview: A Whole New Way to Bin and Hold

Host a DIY Game Day Shirt Extravaganza

The Digital Text Classroom: Part 1

The Do’s and Don’ts of Making Your Voice Heard on Campus

How to Sell More Textbooks: Part 1

OER Use Doubled in 2018

Make Rush Convenient for Students

How the Belmont Store Put the Student Experience First

Happy Holidays from MBS

How Can Collegiate Retailers Attract Last-Minute Shoppers?

Empower Student Employees with Meaningful Workplace Experience

Energize Customers With a Brain Food Sale During Finals

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