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CU Book Store Maximizes Its Wantlist Fulfillment

Posted by Liz Schulte on 6/24/19 6:00 AM

The CU Book Store is known for their innovation and success in reducing course material costs for students. In 2015, the store won the NACS Collegiate Retailer of the Year, and the 2017 and 2018, it won ICBA’s MVP Store. Recently, the Assistant Director, Academic Resource Support, Jason Katzman decided to try MBS’ new ordering tool SimpleSource.

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Spotlight Minnesota West Community College Bookstores Change Textbook Distribution

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/25/19 5:30 AM

Minnesota West Community College Bookstores used to distribute textbooks on three of their five campuses. However, as the course material industry and the campuses evolved, that method became less efficient. Coming together, the bookstores decided that a warehouse distribution model made the most sense for their students and campuses. We recently sat down with Worthington Campus Bookstore Manager Melissa Gehl to discuss their new textbook distribution process and how students and faculty have responded.

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Launch Into Success With MBS

Posted by Liz Schulte on 12/12/17 5:30 AM

You need a company that can supply the books you need and provide a state-of-the-art system which handles your workload and produces actionable data; a company that values relationships and grasps the nuances of the industry. A company like MBS.

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How the Cookie Crumbles: Sourcing Problems, and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Dean Asher on 9/15/16 8:42 AM

The college textbook industry is kind of like the weirdest cookie jar in history.

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From Warehouse to Store, MBS Makes It Fast and Easy

Posted by Dean Asher on 2/10/15 10:00 PM

Last year, 25 million books were sent out from the MBS warehouse. But when you receive those neat bundled boxes of books, do you ever think about how they got that way?

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