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Remind Faculty How the Bookstore Benefits Students

Posted by Liz Schulte on 8/29/22 9:00 AM

College stores work hard to ensure that all students have easy access to the materials they need to be successful each term. It can be disheartening to hear that a professor recommended students purchase their course materials somewhere else. Get proactive about winning faculty endorsements for the bookstore, so they recommend your store first each term.

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Communication and Coordination Are Key to a Successful Collegiate Retail System Implementation

Posted by Liz Schulte on 2/7/22 6:30 AM

Adopting a new collegiate retail system doesn’t have to be a monumental undertaking. With ample support, unfettered access to product experts and tailored training, your collegiate retail system switch will take your store to the next level. MBS Store Technology Solutions’ implementation team provides all of this and more.

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Moving Forward With MBS

Posted by Liz Schulte on 1/27/22 1:00 PM

Those viewing MBS from the outside might assume we are like any warehouse operation. We check in, shelve and ship out course materials — that is true. However, MBS is also so much more. We are a technology company, industry leaders and innovators who serve and support educational institutions.

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Grand View University Bookstore Strengthens Course Material Communication

Posted by Liz Schulte on 1/17/22 6:30 AM

Years ago, Grand View University Bookstore started a bookstore committee to discuss all things course materials. The committee of students, faculty and the bookstore staff meet twice a year for an hour to talk about course materials, current trends and to open a dialogue between all the parties with a vested interest in campus course materials.

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Accelerating Change: How to Meet Today's Market Demands

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/1/21 6:00 AM

MBS was once again proud to take part in the ICBA conference this year and to support independent college stores. MBS Representatives enjoyed seeing and speaking with the many college store professionals in attendance. As always, it was great to hear what everyone is focused on for the spring term and the plans they are making for fall.

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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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25 Customer Service Trends That Strengthen College Stores [White Paper]

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/27/20 6:30 AM

Fantastic customer service has the power to set your store apart from the competition. Regardless of store size, the time and care you take with your customers will strengthen your position in the campus community and demonstrate the service you provide. But what does great customer service mean in today’s collegiate retail environment?

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