In Case You Missed It: NACUBO Session Wrap-Up

On Tuesday, we lead a NACUBO discussion with an audience of college CFOs regarding the future of online college bookstores.

Jaye Lynn Bergers, Director of Bookstores and Merchandising Operations at Davenport University, joined us to share her experience with implementing a “marketplace model” to deliver cost savings and a seamless online shopping experience for students.

In just five months after launching an online bookstore, Davenport students have saved close to $1,000,000 on textbooks and course materials. How did they achieve this success?

What are some steps your school can take to go beyond the brick and mortar bookstore?

View the step by step guide from our NACUBO presentation:

Key Considerations for Implementing an Online Bookstore

 

 

 

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Coming Soon to NACUBO: How to Implement a Bookstore ‘Marketplace’ Model

The Akademos team is on the road again. This time, we’re headed to present a breakout session and exhibit at  NACUBO 2014 in Seattle. Be sure to stop by booth #1100 or set up a custom demo.

We hope you can join us for our presentation Implementing a Bookstore ‘Marketplace’ Model on Tuesday, July 22 at 9:45 AM.

Session Overview: 

We have all witnessed how third-party retail web sites have changed the way students shop for textbooks. Marketplaces, made popular by e-commerce sites such as Amazon, connect third-party sellers with consumers, usually at a lower cost to the consumer. Institutions that can implement this model, including processing financial aid payments, can gain a competitive edge in the textbook business without passing increasing costs on to their students.

In this session, you will learn practical steps to leverage the marketplace shopping trend, and ultimately, how to drive traffic back to your school-sanctioned bookstore. Discover how two institutions applied the ‘marketplace’ model to their bookstores with the goals of improving student satisfaction and recapturing lost consumers.

Featured Speakers:

 Joining us will be representatives from two of our partner schools: JayeLynn Bergers, Director of  Bookstores and Merchandising Operations at Davenport University and Labouré College’s CFO Mark Virello.

Mark your Calendar!

Registered for NACUBO?  Don’t forget to add this session to your virtual agenda. See you in Seattle!

 

 

 

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TextbookX Launches Second Annual Scholarship Contest

 

TextbookX, the Akademos direct-to-student ecommerce platform, is pleased to announce its second annual textbook scholarship photo contest.

To enter for a chance to win, students are encouraged to upload a #BookShelfie (defined as a “selfie” with his/her favorite book) to the TextbookX Scholarship Contest Page today through August 8th.

The entry with the most votes at the end of the contest period will win! Both the Grand Prize Winner (who will receive a $500 textbook scholarship) and Runner-Up Winner(s) (who will receive a $250 textbook scholarship) will be announced during the week of August 11th.

 

The TextbookX Mission:  TextbookX.com is dedicated to finding students the lowest price for their books. TextbookX offers new, used, eBook and rental options to customers nationwide from a variety of sellers on the TextbookX Marketplace. The average savings on marketplace books is 60% off list price. TextbookX also offers students a year-round buyback program where they earn up to two times more than standard buyback prices.

 

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