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Liz Schulte

About Liz Schulte

Liz Schulte is an author and business owner with a background in customer service, marketing and higher education development.

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3 Fun Campus Store Events to End the Term

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/8/24 8:30 AM

Graduation time is quickly approaching, but how can college stores increase sales and student traffic before students return home? Most likely, your store already has its graduation events planned. However, there is time to incorporate another fun event or two before finals and students walk across the stage.

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Dakota Wesleyan University Simplifies Course Material Management With BNC Virtual

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/1/24 6:30 AM

The Dakota Wesleyan University Store simplified its course material management with a dedicated virtual bookstore. Recently, we sat down with Lori Solberg, Bookstore Manager, Dakota Wesleyan University Store, to hear about her store’s unique partnership with MBS.

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How MBS Store Technology Solutions Personalizes Every College Store System Implementation

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/25/24 6:15 AM

Switching to a new collegiate retail system can be overwhelming. There is so much to do and usually a limited time to accomplish the switch. That’s why the clear, concise expert implementation guidance provided by MBS Store Technology Solutions is vital to a smooth collegiate retail system upgrade.

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MBS System Partners: Register to Attend MBS Spring Forums Free Training Events

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/18/24 7:00 AM

Registration is now open for the MBS Store Technology Solutions’ Spring Forums virtual events. Join us, April 1-5, for a week of virtual learning, announcements, collaboration, and so much more. System partners will have the opportunity to get tips, connect with other MBS system users, explore ways to add efficiency and ask questions.

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3 Social Media Trends to Engage Students in 2024

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/11/24 6:15 AM

Social media is an ever-changing medium. What is considered “in” one year may be obsolete by the next. Today, let's take a look at some of the 2024 top social media trends and how college stores can utilize them to better reach students.

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Edge Out the Competition With Elevated Reporting and Data Analysis

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/4/24 7:00 AM

With actionable business intelligence, college stores can better understand and predict customer behavior, shopping trends, sales trends and so much more. MBS Store Technology Solutions offers store partners a wide variety of tools that provide incredible insight into their store’s health, trends, customers and key performance indicators.

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3 Reasons Your Store Should Try SMS Marketing

Posted by Liz Schulte on 2/26/24 7:00 AM

Text message marketing is quickly becoming one of the top ways for businesses to reach customers and it is easy to see why. Text messages have better open rates, click rates and are usually viewed within minutes of being received. How can college stores best utilize this great marketing resource?

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MBS System Partners: Save the Date for This Year’s Biannual Forums Systems Training Event

Posted by Liz Schulte on 2/22/24 7:00 AM

Mark your calendar. The MBS Spring 2024 Forums event will be hosted virtually April 1 – 5. During the weeklong event, MBS Store Technology Solutions will offer a variety of virtual training webinars, daily ancillary resources and tips to help you simplify store processes.

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Drive Student Traffic This Spring With Fun College Store Events

Posted by Liz Schulte on 2/19/24 7:00 AM

As the cold begins to thaw and the sun shines a little longer each day, it’s a great time to plan some fun in-store events and online promotions. We have gathered some of our best ideas and marketing plans to help you schedule memorable spring events.

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Streamline Returning Textbooks to MBS This Term

Posted by Liz Schulte on 2/12/24 7:00 AM

The end of term is a busy time for college stores. Returning textbooks to MBS is an easy process, but there are a few ways you can streamline your return shipment to help save time and expedite the payment to your store.

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