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Increase Profitability and Restore Market Share With MBS Rental

Posted by Liz Schulte on 2/28/22 6:30 AM

When students purchase books at the beginning of the term, cost is one of the top deciding factors for them. Therefore, college stores that are able to offer students as many low-cost options as possible can better compete with online retailers. When you are ordering course materials for the next term, do not forget to also submit your rental list to MBS.

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How Is Course Material Distribution Changing?

Posted by Liz Schulte on 6/21/21 6:45 AM

The transformative nature of 2020 has affected nearly every aspect of the college store. So, what does that mean for course materials and how has it impacted distribution? This post will explore industry changes and how MBS is working to help college stores.

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How Does the WCU Bookstore Streamline Order Distribution During Rush and Drive Foot Traffic All Year?

Posted by Liz Schulte on 5/17/21 6:30 AM

With another rush just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about how you can further streamline processes in your college store. We recently spoke with Jennifer Thomas, Director of Bookstore Operations, WCU Bookstore, to learn how her store streamlines order pickup with limited store occupancy and how they use their loyalty program to promote foot traffic all year.

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Three Easy Ways to Improve Student Convenience

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/4/20 6:15 AM

There’s a lot on students’ minds. Right now, the businesses that can provide them with the easy and convenient options they are looking for can win their business. We have selected three ways college stores are going above and beyond to provide students with better, more convenient service.

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