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Maximize the Value of Your Textbook Inventory

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/30/23 6:30 AM
Topics: alternative revenue streams for college stores, wholesale textbook ordering, College textbook market

Carrying textbook inventory that your store doesn’t plan to use again isn’t ideal. As unused textbook inventory ages, its value decreases. This is why MBS offers stores the opportunity to request a special inventory quote.Maximize the Value of Your Textbook Inventory

MBS can help you maximize the value of your inventory and reduce your write-offs on overstock or non-returnable titles with a special inventory quote. We help reduce the losses associated with excess textbook inventory devaluation through special inventory quotes. Request a quote for your store’s overstock, books from student buyback, deadstock titles, etc.

How to request a special inventory quote

Your representative can help you with a special inventory quote your unwanted textbook inventory, all you have to do is ask. Let’s look at the process.

  1. Let your MBS representative know that you want to do a special inventory quote.
  2. Send your representative a spreadsheet of the inventory you would like to move out of your store. Please include:
    1. Author
    2. Title
    3. ISBN
    4. Quantity in stock
  3. MBS will provide your store with a quote for each title and even pay for shipping — the inventory you send back doesn’t have to be purchased through MBS.
  4. You receive a check within 30 days of the books being checked in.

Additionally, you can get a rental quote or update your existing rental quote at any time. Just submit your store’s rental list, and we will provide a quote that guarantees the minimum amount your store will receive back at the end of the term when you send your rental books to us. Find out how MBS Rental helps college store better compete.

Make sure you have a plan for your excess textbook inventory. Contact your MBS representative today to get started.


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