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Three Rivers College Bookstore Increases Net Profit with Serialized Rental Program

Posted by admin on 4/8/12 11:00 PM

Although a rental program had long been in place at Three Rivers College Bookstore, Bob Jansen, director, decided that it could use a little updating. With the goal of becoming the most profitable college store in the nation as a percentage of sales with one of the lowest textbook costs, he wanted to expand the store’s program. Recognizing the difficulties of doing so on an outdated system, however, Jansen first went in search of a serialized rental program that could be more effectively managed.

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Wichita State University Bookstore Saves Time and Effort with Non-Serialized Rental

Posted by admin on 3/26/12 11:00 PM

With upfront savings on their minds, students across the country are demanding textbook rental. But, many college stores are hesitant to offer the option because of the extra labor and financial risk involved. Wichita State University Bookstore, who has offered rental for the past three semesters, was definitely no exception.

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SGA Bookstore Offers Students Instant Information

Posted by admin on 7/6/11 11:00 PM

Growing up in a generation raised on computers, students expect information at the speed of now. But with tight budgets and a never ending to-do list, it can be hard to staff enough employees to provide instant answers for each customer. New technologies, such as QR Codes, however, offer an easy solution.

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PCC Bookstore Grows with MBS

Posted by admin on 5/5/11 11:00 PM

Portland Community College Bookstore strives to support the college mission by providing exceptional service, reasonably priced items and an overall desire to help students in any way they can. However, with 4 metropolitan campuses, their mission is no easy task. That’s why, for the past 19 years, they have worked alongside MBS to stay on the cutting edge and expand their store with the latest technology.

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MBS Rental Series: Expanding to a Wholesale Program

Posted by admin on 5/4/11 11:00 PM

At MBS, our most intrinsic value is to simplify all things textbook-related for our partners. That’s why we continually strive to provide you with superior products and services to simplify your store’s essentials. But, our innovative solutions aren’t born overnight. Over the next two weeks, we will give you an in-depth look into our company’s journey with one of the most popular textbook options today, in our four-part Rental Series. See firsthand how we took this trend to the next level, from conception all the way to the announcement of our latest MBS Rental enhancements!

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MBS Rental Series:Reacting to the Need for Rental

Posted by admin on 5/1/11 11:00 PM

At MBS, we continually strive to provide you with superior products and services to simplify your store’s essentials. But, our innovative solutions aren’t born overnight. Over the next two weeks, we will give you an in-depth look into our company’s journey with one of the most popular textbook options today, in our four-part Rental Series. See firsthand how we took this trend to the next level, from conception all the way to the announcement of our latest MBS Rental enhancements!

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Feedback on Favorite CAMEX 2011 Features

Posted by admin on 4/15/11 2:10 AM
Held every spring, the Campus Market Expo (CAMEX) is widely known as the college bookstore retailing industry's largest tradeshow and educational event. And this year proved to be no exception! Continually looking for ways to further develop our operations, we asked our attendees about their favorite experiences at this year’s event.
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