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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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Why Proper Training Leads to Store Success [Download]

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 1/10/16 10:00 PM

What makes training for your store and its employees so crucial? Find out in this guide!

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The Power of Personalization

Posted by Kate Seat on 11/11/15 2:00 AM
You walk into your favorite coffee shop and are immediately welcomed by the barista behind the counter.

“Want the usual today?” she asks, after greeting you by name.

At your nod, she starts making your vanilla soy latte exactly the way you like it, without needing any additional information. Which makes sense, since you’ve stopped in for the same drink a few times a week for the last year.

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Buyback Survival Guide

Posted by Kate Seat on 4/30/15 8:34 AM

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Show 'em Why to Buy at the Bookstore

Posted by Kate Seat on 4/7/15 11:00 PM

You go out of your way to make sure that you give your customers a wide range of affordable merchandise — including providing a variety of ways to buy the course materials they need.

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Don’t Let Bad Weather (or Worse!) Get You down

Posted by Kate Seat on 2/27/15 4:15 AM

Pipes burst. Air ducts fall. The power goes out. Do you have a plan for what you and your employees will do when one of these things happen? What about in the case of a large snowfall, bad storm or flood? Here are a few tips to help you make it through when things go wrong:

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