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How to Maximize Your Store’s Competitive Advantages

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/28/22 6:30 AM

In a crowded market, what are the top competitive advantages college stores have? Online and locally new competitors are popping up for college stores. Everyone is vying for students’ attention and likely offering similar deals. However, independent college stores have some innate competitive advantages that can help you keep and expand your market share. Let’s take a look at some of the ways the MBS system helps you leverage your store’s advantages.

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Taking the Customer Experience to New Heights With MBS Store Technology Solutions

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/31/22 7:00 AM

Providing unparalleled support, improving college store processes and helping lower costs drives MBS Store Technology Solutions’ innovation and commitment to excellence. We are always working to bring the latest technology to college stores to help streamline store processes, giving you more time to engage and interact with customers.

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Campus Store Conversations: Keeping Up With Market Demands and Trends

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/28/22 7:00 AM

In the latest installment of Campus Store Conversations, we sat down with Kristine Herman, Manager, Johnson County Community College Bookstore, to discuss how her store and the MBS system have evolved and adapted together to best serve the store’s customer base and provide the materials they need to be successful.

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Tailored Support Adds Efficiency to College Store Processes

Posted by Liz Schulte on 1/24/22 6:15 AM

When college stores have the support they need, they can offer more to their campus community. The day-to-day system tools from eCommerce to back-office can have a huge impact on how much can be accomplished in a day. However, stores must have access to ongoing training, quality customer support and knowledgeable product experts to truly maximize their capabilities.

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Mount Allison University Bookstore Refines Student Experience With Turnkey Collegiate Retail System

Posted by Liz Schulte on 12/6/21 6:30 AM

Strong customer service, a seamless student experience and an improved environmental footprint are important priorities for the Mount Allison University Bookstore. We recently sat down with Jenna Boomer, Manager, Bookstore & Support Services, Mount Allison University, to discuss how the store’s partnership with MBS Store Technology Solutions offers them the support they need to realize their goals.

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5 Ways to Sell and Promote Merchandise Online

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/4/21 8:45 AM

A collegiate retail eCommerce site that offers your college store’s wide array of merchandise and products is essential to success. While many students are excited about being able to shop in the college store again, the convenience of online shopping will encourage a portion of the student population to primarily use your website. We have gathered some tips to help you ensure your online merchandise is easy to find and convenient to order.

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A Complete Collegiate Retail System for the Best Value

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/26/21 8:45 AM

Did you know that MBS Store Technology Solutions offers customers a complete collegiate retail system? With our solution, stores have the collegiate retail hardware, software and support that they need to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry.

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Dodge City Community College Bookstore Gets Reliable eCommerce Support

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/19/21 6:45 AM

Having the support you need when you need it can make a huge difference in the day-to-day functioning of a college store. Like other college stores, the COVID-19 pandemic increased the importance of eCommerce for the Dodge City Community College Bookstore. While the store was managing all of the rapid industry changes, it was able to keep up with evolving eCommerce expectations and get a complete website refresh.

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Independent College Bookstore Industry Trends: eCommerce

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/12/21 6:30 AM

One of the most important outlets for college bookstores is the eCommerce website. As the world around us continues to change and evolve, the eCommerce site has become increasingly important to the store’s relationship with students, the campus and the outside community. In the Independent College Bookstore Industry Trends: eCommerce White Paper, we take a look at how college stores have updated eCommerce sites for the immediate market shift.

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Three Ways to Streamline Order Fulfillment

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/5/21 6:30 AM

Order processing for online orders needs to be fast and accurate. However, this can be a challenge with limited staff and resources. College store associates often have to fulfill many different roles in the store, and the recent uptick in online orders, while great for the store, might strain your traditional methods. How can college stores simplify online order processing?

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