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How Can inSite Help Make Your Buyback Amazing?

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/29/18 5:30 AM

The end of the semester is a busy time for college stores. Finding time to promote buyback and balance the rest of your responsibilities is a challenge. There are only so many hours in a day and so many directions you can be pulled. That’s why it is important to find easy-to-use solutions that save time, inform students and streamline your diverse duties. MBS Systems inSite offers an easy way for students to receive a personalized, automated buyback reminder that tells them the value of their book.

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Don’t Miss MBS Systems Training Spring Forum April 17-19th

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/28/18 5:30 AM

Using your college store’s system is an essential part of day-to-day operations. Make sure you and your employees stay up to date with the latest developments and capabilities of MBS Systems. Join us in Columbia, Missouri, this April for our free training forum!

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MBS Systems Training Spring Forums Hosts 19 Schools for In-depth Learning Session

Posted by Jason Smallheer on 4/27/17 5:30 AM

The MBS Systems Training Spring Forums was held at MBS Textbook Exchange in Columbia, Missouri, April 18-20. More than 30 attendees from 19 schools learned from the MBS Systems experts about Arc, inSite, security enhancements, networked with peers and discovered how to make the most of their MBS System. This year’s forums attracted guests from Rhode Island to California, Oregon, and points in between.

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eCommerce Boosts Sales; 11 Misconceptions Holding You Back

Posted by Dean Asher on 1/19/17 5:30 AM

With the rush season in full swing, it’s time to consider some areas of opportunity for your store. With a majority of college-age consumers using mobile devices to shop for deals, how are you using your eCommerce solution to garner your students’ interests and improve your sell-through online? If you haven’t implemented an eCommerce platform, now’s the time.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology Students Give Store Site Fresher Look, More Function

Posted by Dean Asher on 8/29/16 5:00 AM

No matter the size of the school or the store, your students provide valuable insight into what you can tweak or change to be more appealing to your customers.

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One Thing You Need If You Want to Get Better Sell-through Online

Posted by Dean Asher on 6/9/16 4:00 AM

If you want more sales on your eCommerce site, conventional wisdom states that you'll need to increase your traffic. After all, more people visiting means more potential customers. That makes sense, but what if you could transform more of your current browsers or one-time visitors, without having to invest the time and effort in increasing your visitors? That's possible as long as you follow a few pieces of advice, according to eCommerce expert Tomas Šlimas in his guest article over at Sitepoint. Be sure to read his article where he features a ton of great advice, but check below for his thoughts on the importance of trust in online vendors.

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The Top 11 Misconceptions about eCommerce That Could Be Blocking Sales at Your Store

Posted by Dean Asher on 5/31/16 9:00 AM

It’s a fact: the majority of college-age consumers use their mobile devices to shop around for deals online. If you haven’t implemented an eCommerce solution at your store, what’s stopping you? If you have one, are you operating it in the most efficient way to get your students’ interests and improve your sell-through online?

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The 10 Stages of Receiving Adoptions, Told Through GIFs

Posted by Kate Seat on 3/18/16 3:15 AM

The 10 Stages of Adoptions, Told Through GIFs

1. Knowing you and your staff are about to get really, really busy

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Campus Marketplaces: Beating 'em by Joining 'em

Posted by Dean Asher on 1/13/16 10:00 PM

We've all been there. You hear rumblings about a new website or service advertising itself on your campus as the latest, best and only student-oriented, free marketplace for selling books, apparel and other items directly to other local students.

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The Flagler College Bookstore Plays Dr. Frankenstein

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 8/16/15 11:00 PM

People have always thought that Flagler College was older than it actually was. Though the school wasn’t founded until 1968 in St. Augustine, Fla., the campus’ main building used to be the Ponce de León Hotel, completed in 1888. And although the campus architecture gives the college a unique and classic feel, parts of the campus have made a real effort to not just bring Flagler into modernity, but put themselves on the cutting edge of technology.

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