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Spotlight: University of Dayton Bookstore’s SimpleSource Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/18/19 6:00 AM

 The University of Dayton Bookstore recently began using MBS’ new ordering tool Simple ource. We sat down with Textbook Manager Kevin Poindexter to discuss his experience with SimpleSource and the features that have worked well for his store. 

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The Pros and Cons of Sourcing from the Textbook Marketplace

Posted by Lilli Brooks on 2/20/19 5:00 AM

In the 14 years that I have worked in the textbook industry, I have witnessed a lot of trends come and go. I have worked hand in hand with countless stores, helping implement the latest, most innovative college retail technology or strategies. With the mounting pressure for college bookstores to be both profitable and service-oriented, my college store friends must wear many hats and juggle an impossible number of responsibilities.

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Spotlight Interview: A Whole New Way to Bin and Hold

Posted by Liz Schulte on 1/30/19 5:30 AM

Recently, we sat down with Corporate Marketing Representative Lillian Brooks to discuss SimpleSource, MBS’ new ordering tool that college stores already love. SimpleSource saves time and money by helping bookstores efficiently source wholesale and marketplace inventory.

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Spotlight Lilli Brooks: MBS Sourcing and You

Posted by Lori Reese on 11/21/18 5:30 AM

MBS Corporate Marketing Representative, Lilli Brooks, has exceptional knowledge of the collegiate retail industry. She travels the country, working with store managers and directors to help them improve efficiencies, sales and revenues. Because Lilli has observed the trend in marketplace sourcing close-up in a variety of contexts, she has in-depth understanding of its allure, its inconveniences and its dangers. We sat down to talk to her about how MBS’s new solution SimpleSource will allow even the most time-strapped textbook managers to get into the sourcing game, while eliminating the dangers.

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