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Create Consistent Communication About Rental Returns

Posted by Liz Schulte on 12/11/23 6:15 AM

As you know, over the course of the term, many students have probably forgotten which books they bought and which books they rented from the college store. Sending students consistent and frequent communication about rental returns can help your store get more books back.

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3 Reminders to Encourage Students to Get Their Course Materials

Posted by Liz Schulte on 8/14/23 10:00 AM

Course materials are an essential part of the learning process and help secure academic success. This term, remind students why it is important to get their course materials and share a few tips about how they can save money buying from the college store.

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Increase Rental Returns and Buyback Transactions with inSite Alerts

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/14/22 8:15 AM

Effective communication with students is pivotal to college store success. If students don’t know the campus store is having a sale, then they won’t attend. The same principle applies to end-of-term buyback and rental returns. However, communication with students isn’t as easy as just sending a single email. How can stores keep their message from disappearing into the crowd of voices vying for students’ attention?

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Strengthen Your Store’s Student Communications in 2021

Posted by Liz Schulte on 1/4/21 6:30 AM

Effectively communicating with students about changes has been one of the biggest challenges for bookstores recently. Many stores have developed new and successful communication channels by working with campus stakeholders. For example, working with campus marketing to send out announcements or putting reminders in the LMS.

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