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Tips for Leveraging Dashboard to Elevate Business Intelligence

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/13/21 6:30 AM

MBS Dashboard is an innovative business intelligence tool that helps college stores analyze and share their business successes. Through Dashboard, stores have access to reports, graphs, and other visuals with drill-down and filtering capabilities that make it easy to review, analyze and share the metrics that matter most to your store.

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Mount Aloysius College Bookstore Shows How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference in Sales

Posted by Liz Schulte on 2/1/21 6:30 AM

In 2020, Mount Aloysius College Bookstore once again saw an increase in textbook and merchandise sales. This relatively small college store with one full-time employee has been able to make smart updates to its website, procedures and offerings that have resulted in regaining market share.

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Campus Store Conversations: Forging Strong Campus Connections

Posted by Liz Schulte on 1/27/21 6:30 AM

As John Donne famously wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” Just like we are all connected, the college store is part of the greater campus community. Strong campus relationships can help stores in a variety of ways, such as bringing new store opportunities, improving student communication or ensuring on-time faculty adoptions.

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Service That Makes a Difference for the County College of Morris Bookstore

Posted by Liz Schulte on 12/21/20 6:30 AM

County College of Morris (CCM) Bookstore became an MBS Premier Partner because of the benefits and the level of service provided by MBS. Additional MBS support, access to the MBS Rental Management Tool and getting more books, all make it easier for the CCM Bookstore to do business in today’s collegiate retail industry.

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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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Chaffey College Campus Store Has One Less Thing to Worry About With SimpleSource

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/9/20 6:00 AM

SimpleSource is one of MBS’ most talked about new tools. As Textbook Buyer Sylvia Martinez at Chaffey College Campus Store discovered, streamlining wholesale and marketplace orders has never been easier. One shipment, one invoice and one easy tool: SimpleSource works for every campus store.

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Engaging Alumni and Parents Online

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/1/19 5:30 AM

College stores serve their campus community as a retail and social hub. From the moment students are accepted all the way to graduation, the store is a constant presence in students’ college life. However, what happens after graduation?

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