Custom Solutions for Higher Education Administrators

Choosing course materials and delivering them accurately and on-time isn't easy. You don't have to do it alone; we have resources to help. Find out how you can increase cost-savings for your students, learn how to streamline bookstore management, explore how to make the transition to an Online Bookstore and more!

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Lower students' costs. Improve student success.

As the price of course materials go up, schools are looking for ways to make students' costs go down while ensuring they have the materials they need in the format they want. MBS Direct has the right solutions, a variety of ordering options (including a wide selection of used and digital materials), and the proven accuracy to deliver on time, every time.

MBS Direct by the numbers

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During the 2015-2016 school year, we served 476,052 students at our partner schools in Higher Education, and saved them more than $23.4 million. See exactly how these savings added up, for students who chose from a wide selection of digital and used print materials, as well as those who explored purchasing options like Marketplace.

Are students being priced out of a higher education?

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This white paper addresses common concerns students and institutions have with the rising cost of higher education — and the course material solutions they prefer. With several content options to choose from, MBS Direct can offer prices students can afford without faculty sacrificing criteria.

Increasing student engagement through course material selection

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One of the easiest ways to help ensure student success is simply making sure that they have the right course materials. While that may seem self-explanatory, research shows that students may deliberately avoid purchasing required materials because of cost or perceived value. Find out ways to minimize this scenario at your school in this white paper.

Connect faculty with innovative course materials

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The definition of content continues to evolve to include low-cost and free resources, in addition to traditional course materials. Now, many administrators may find themselves in the position of balancing cost with value, while also having to keep pace with new trends and innovations. MBS Direct has the resources to provide your institution with the content that best fits your programs, no matter what form it takes.

Solutions for student savings

Check out everything we're doing to keep costs down for your students, from purchasing options to student savings programs.

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Make the move online

Over the last 20 years, we've helped hundreds of schools just like yours transition to successful, user-friendly Online Bookstores. If your school is thinking about making the switch, we've got a few tools to help you decide.

Utilizing an Online Bookstore expands service, capacity and capabilities

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Bill Dampier, president and COO, answers FAQs from schools looking to move their textbook fulfillment from a physical location to an online space.

Financially justifying an Online Bookstore

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Just input your bookstore's figures into the Going Online Worksheet to compare your store's three-year projection with an MBS Direct Online Bookstore's projection.

Transitioning to MBS Direct

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See the success stories MBS Direct has helped create. This webinar showcases the improvements in textbook fulfillment for students and administrators at Charter Oak State College, Antioch University and University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Plan your financial strategy

Do you need to determine what revenue or commission is required to meet your goals or what student discounts are available? We can discuss your financial objectives one-on-one.

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Streamline your operation

Convenience. Ease of use. Help available when you need it. An Online Bookstore tailored to your institution should have all of these and more — find out how we make the process of course material management easier for you.

Service Center

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Get a preview of Service Center and how it streamlines your course material management duties. From comprehensive data reports to publisher information to real-time inventory updates, you can access all the information you need to make educated business decisions about your Online Bookstore.

Course Director

Preview Course Director

Learn how to take the pain out of making and managing adoption lists in our Course Director video. Your faculty and staff can collaborate to create, manage, research and submit adoptions from a library of over 1 million course materials, saving your school valuable time and picking the perfect materials for your programs.

Customer Service/Account Management

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Great customer service and thorough account management go hand-in-hand to make sure service and operations for your school and students are smooth.

Questions? Inquiries?

Whether you have questions about what MBS Direct can do for you or just want to learn more, we're here to help.

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