2016 was a busy year for MBS Textbook Exchange with highlights including the introduction of a new mobile POS solution, an executive being named a finalist for businesswoman of the year and potential business partners making the trip to the corporate headquarters in Missouri to learn more about how MBS products and services will benefit their institution and students.MBS Systems unveiled the Microsoft Surface Pro POS, a portable and customizable point of sale solution designed to allow bookstores to serve their customers where they were shopping. No longer are bookstores confined to being under their roof. The new Surface Pro POS allows retailers to host events, sell merchandise at sporting events in the same fashion as they would in the store and enjoy the same fluidity as if in the physical retail environment. No compromises and quick set-up made the Surface Pro an in-demand product in 2016.
The Columbia Daily Tribune in Columbia, Missouri, nominated MBS Vice President of Customer Services Sarah Shiflett as business woman of the year.
“Sarah has risen to her present position by her hard work, intelligence, persistence and a drive toward self-improvement," said MBS CEO Bob Pugh.
Shiflett has a track record of success, is in a key role within the company and has been with the company since 1982, committing herself to her customers, business and her family.
In the fall, prospective MBS partners made the trip to the MBS headquarters to learn more about the systems, products and services that help students acquire the materials they need when they need them. Along with presentations, representatives from South Dakota State University, Northern State University and Denison University were able to tour the state-of-the-art facility and learn more about tools such as inSite and Arc.
"Independent stores need to be taking a look at where they are at and how new partners can fit into their goals," said Derek Peterson, director of SDSU's Division of Business and Auxiliary Operations. "I was excited to see what MBS had from a systems standpoint and was impressed with the hospitality of the people here. The warehouse tour was amazing.”
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