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Reminders to Maximize Fulfillment on Your MBS Orders

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/1/23 6:45 AM
Topics: bin-and-hold, textbook industry trends, wholesale textbook ordering

Summer and fall ordering are already underway. If you haven’t started your bin yet, now is a great time to do it. To ensure you get the most low-cost used and new textbooks possible, here are a few tips to help you maximize your order fulfillment.

Reminders to Maximize Fulfillment on Your MBS OrdersWays to maximize fulfillment with low-cost new and used books

1. Start your bin now

It is recommended that stores start their bin and holds as soon as possible. With a bin-and-hold order, your wantlist can be worked against MBS inventory multiple times, providing your store with access to a greater amount of low-cost MBS inventory.

“The bin & hold wantlist gives us the opportunity to get as many used copies of textbooks from MBS for our students as possible. I find, the sooner you start a wantlist, the better the opportunities to get used books. I would definitely recommend using the bin & hold option. It’s very quick and easy to use and saves time on getting used/new books,” said Kim Ergott, Textbook Operations Specialist | College Store, Pennsylvania College of Technology.

2. Open your wantlist to MBS’ new book inventory

Get discounted new books from MBS. Take advantage of our great deals on new book inventory by opening your wantlist to new textbooks. Also, MBS accepts 100% returns on new book inventory.

3. Request reworks

When you leave your wantlist with MBS, you can request that it is reworked multiple times a day. Because MBS inventory is constantly updated, reworks give you great access to inventory as it is checked in and shelved. Call order processing to request a rework schedule (800-325-0577).

If your store uses SimpleSource, your entire wantlist is managed through one tool and is automatically reworked against our inventory several times day. To further maximize your fulfillment, you can open your wantlist to marketplace as well.


With SimpleSource, your store can:

  • Save time
  • Access more inventory at multi-discounted levels
  • Streamline your wantlist process
  • Source from the marketplace
  • Get one shipment with one invoice
  • View real-time wantlist fulfillment updates
  • Control your price thresholds

Learn how to maximize your SimpleSource order.


Ordering textbooks from MBS is easy. Our straightforward ordering solutions help your store lower costs and save time. If you have any questions, speak to your MBS representative today.


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