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Dixie State University Campus Store Had 81% of Rentals Returned This Term

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/26/20 6:00 AM

With college campuses shut down, Spring 2020 buyback and rental returns went into uncharted territory for a lot of stores. The Dixie State University Campus Store came up with a plan to work within these extraordinary circumstances to get the used books and rental returns they depend on each term, and the results were better than they hoped.

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Campus Store Conversations Buyback and Rental Returns Panel Discussion

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/29/20 6:30 AM

Organizing buyback and rental returns is top of mind for many college stores as they work to develop strategies that will best support their store, students and school. We invited stores to join us for a Campus Store Conversations roundtable discussion to share what their stores have planned for the end of term.

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How Can inSite Buyback Alerts Help You Communicate With Students About Your Retail Buyback?

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/20/20 6:00 AM

With students not on campus this term, many stores are looking at out-of-the-box ways to buy back books from students for subsequent terms. Some stores are offering a drive-up buyback. However, convincing students to make the trip to campus could be difficult. Utilizing inSite Buyback Alerts gives your store a way to let students know the buyback value of their books from the start.

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Set Up an Online Buyback in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/23/20 6:30 AM

MBS Online Buyback is a great student resource that your college store can easily provide at no additional cost. As more colleges and universities move classes online in an effort to protect student and community health, it is important establish a buyback plan to prepare for the possibility that it may not be feasible to host an on-campus buyback. MBS is here to help you do that.

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Spotlight: Colorado State University Bookstore Saves Students $4.1 Million With Inclusive Access

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/22/19 6:00 AM

The college store industry is changing. From buyback to course material delivery, college stores must evolve to continue meet the needs of campus. We recently sat down with Kurt Kaiser, assistant director of textbooks at Colorado State University Bookstore, to discuss how their store has met new challenges and saved students more than $4.1 million.

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A Quick Guide to Last-Minute Buyback Promotions

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/26/18 10:30 AM

Buyback is just around the corner, but it isn’t too late to encourage students to sell their textbooks back to your college store. Follow this easy-to-use checklist to make sure you maximize your buyback marketing efforts.

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