Held every spring, the Campus Market Expo (CAMEX) is widely known as the college bookstore retailing industry's largest tradeshow and educational event. And this year proved to be no exception! Continually looking for ways to further develop our operations, we asked our attendees about their favorite experiences at this year’s event.
This year’s highlights included:
Year after year, our customers continue to appreciate The MBS/UPS ad case and free shipping give-away, allowing them to quickly and easily ship their show materials. With so much provided from vendors in a short period of time, it can be overwhelming to choose between digesting it all at once, and struggling to fit it into luggage.
Those attendees that visit MBS at CAMEX always enjoy eliminating this hassle, by packaging their materials with MBS and shipping it directly to their home or office, free of charge, via UPS. Providing packaging and paying for shipping is just one of the ways MBS enhanced their customers’ experience at the 2011 CAMEX.
Combining innovation and incentives, MBS not only provided attendees with free training sessions on industry important topics, but also the opportunity to incorporate the latest technology into their own business. This year’s drawings featured multiple chances to win either an MBS iTouch Mobile or MBS Mobility Suite each day, sparking even more excitement.
Providing portability, these innovative products empower bookstores to bring checkout to their customers with the convenience of the MBS POS system, wherever they go.
In all, MBS gave away 6 free iTouch terminals to customers who attended our education sessions on Friday and Saturday. The winners included Lorain County Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Portland Community College, Belmont University, SSI Bookstore at West Chester University, and UC-Santa Barbara.
•Systems Enhancements in Textbook Rental
Reassuring our clients we are staying ahead of the industry curve, MBS showcased our systems enhancements to the textbook rental applications at the 2011 CAMEX. Attendees were impressed with the next releases, including the ability to offer rental at the POS. These developments will allow books to be flagged for rental in the
MBS system. Then, at checkout, the system will prompt the cashier to ask the customer if they would like to purchase or rent the textbook. MBS POS also will offer the ability to add customer information at the POS, if that student's information is not already on-file. Attendees were also excited about the enhanced reporting options for textbook rental in this release, which will provide them with even more detailed information to better manage their program.
We look forward to CAMEX 2012 in Salt Lake City!