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Campus Store Conversations: West Chester University Shops Share eCommerce Best Practices

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/12/20 6:00 AM

Recently, MBS Store Technology Solutions Manager Chris Bovi sat down with West Chester University Web Store Specialist Ryan McCormick to discuss the bookstore’s efforts to update its eCommerce site and improve web sales. During the informative conversation, Mr. McCormick shares the specifics about how the store uses social media and creates sales where customers can get the same great prices online or in-store.

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How to Make Your Campus Retail Store a Community Star

Posted by Terri Mitchell on 9/14/20 7:00 AM

If you’re like me and you want to make a difference, there is no business more rewarding than campus retail.

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Best Retail Practices for COVID-19 With Toshiba and MBS

Posted by Liz Schulte on 8/13/20 6:30 AM

On August 4, 2020, MBS in partnership with Toshiba hosted a webinar for system partners to go over the best retail practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toshiba Channel Sales Executive Lora Coggins joined MBS Store Technology Solutions Manager of Customer Education Wayne Jones to present what tier-one retailers are doing in these unprecedented times.

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How Morehead State University Store Personalizes the Online Shopping Experience

Posted by Liz Schulte on 6/8/20 8:05 AM

College stores have always been able to offer students and the campus community a more personal experience than online competitors. As more shopping moves online due to COVID-19, how can college stores continue to stand apart? The Morehead State University Store emphasizes community and offers a personal touch to online orders that encourages customers to come back again and again.

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Campus Store Conversations: UC Davis Stores Talk About College Bookstore Industry Trends

Posted by Liz Schulte on 6/1/20 6:00 AM

Recently, MBS Field Marketing Territory Manager Beth Gallagher had the opportunity to sit down with UC Davis Stores’ Aaron Ochoa, Director, and Jason Lorgan, Executive Director of Campus Recreation, Student Unions and Stores, to discuss college bookstore industry trends and how their stores work to elevate student experience. So today, we bring you our first MBS Foreword Online podcast, Campus Store Conversations.

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How to Motivate Gen Z Student Workers in Campus Retail

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/6/20 6:30 AM

Student employees can be a great resource for campus retail. They bring new energy into the store and provide helpful insight about their likes and dislikes. However, how does this latest generation of student workers differ from previous generations?

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Our Campus Store Partners’ Furry Friends

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/17/20 6:30 AM

Many of us are adjusting to a new work-from-home routine. We asked you to show us your feathery, woolly and furry friends as you settle into your new office environment. We’ve compiled the fun images you shared of your pets, and some of our pets, to hopefully add a smile to your day.

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The Online Buyback Marketing Kit

Posted by Lori Reese on 4/6/20 7:00 AM

With MBS Online Buyback, your campus retail store can provide students with a valuable service even when they’re not on campus. MBS will help you set up a remote wholesale buyback option linked from your store’s website quickly and easily. Students simply input their books’ ISBN numbers to create a quote, print a free shipping label and send their books to MBS.

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