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3 Things I Learned From the 2023 MBS Virtual Fall Forums

Posted by Guest Contributor on 12/4/23 6:30 AM

As a sales consultant with MBS Store Technology Solutions, I do not get to use the system the way a college store does. Undoubtedly, I learn something new or am reminded about a feature of the system with each encounter — whether through formal training, a store visit, or the implementation process with a new system partner. This year’s virtual fall forums training event was no exception. I want to take a moment to share some of the sessions that stuck with me.

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Highlight the Advantages of Shopping With the College Store

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/27/23 8:00 AM

Why is the campus store a great place for students, and the rest of the campus community, to shop? With the increase in competition, both on and off campus, it is important to remind your students, faculty and staff why the campus store should be their top choice.

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MBS Will Be Closed Nov. 23 and 24 in Observance of Thanksgiving

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/20/23 6:30 AM

MBS will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve your college store.

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Klamath Community College Bookstore Supports Learning and Diversity With Reading Program

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/13/23 6:30 AM

The college store supports the campus community in many ways. Klamath Community College Bookstore and Library partnered together to create and support a monthly Heritage Reading program. We recently spoke with Carly Gilder, Bookstore Manager, Klamath Community College Bookstore, to learn more about its Heritage Reading program and how it was successfully implemented.

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Entice Alumni to Shop With Your Store This Holiday Season

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/6/23 7:30 AM

November and December are typically busy retail months. Many shoppers are actively looking for great deals or the perfect holiday gift. This year, boost your holidays sales by driving more alumni traffic to the campus store website throughout the season with these easy marketing tips.

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Spring 2024 Rental Submissions Are Now Open

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/3/23 8:30 AM

Spring rental list submissions are open now! Maximize the savings your store offers students and provide more options in 2024.

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Give Students More Low-Cost Options Next Term

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/30/23 6:30 AM

A wide selection of course material formats helps students find the best option to fit their budget and learning style. Submit your wantlist to MBS as soon as possible to maximize the number of low-cost books your store will receive next term.

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It’s MBS’ 50th Anniversary!

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/23/23 6:45 AM

MBS is celebrating 50 years of serving college stores. We are grateful for all of our college store partners and look forward to the years to come.

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How Rentals Saved Ridgewater College Bookstore

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/16/23 6:30 AM

Offering rental textbooks has been one of the best decisions for Ridgewater College Bookstore. Giving students more low-cost options encourages more student shoppers. Recently, we spoke with Judy Meyering, Bookstore Manager, Ridgewater College, about the store’s rental program and how it has helped the store evolve.

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Get the Most Out of Your MBS System

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/9/23 8:45 AM

How often do you review your store’s daily, weekly, monthly and yearly processes? Is there room to add efficiency and streamline the manual work your staff does? The continually updated MBS system provides college stores with tools and resources to help them save time and simplify vital store processes. To make sure your staff stays up to date on all of the system functionality available to your store, consider budgeting for one of MBS’ training packages.

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