Tips and Resources for K-12

Developing curriculum, choosing course materials and delivering them accurately and on-time is not an easy task. We have the resources to help you find the answers you need, including how to transition to an Online Bookstore and ways to incorporate more digital content.

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Lower students' costs. Improve student success.

As the price of course materials increases, schools are looking for ways to decrease families' costs and ensure they have the materials they need — on time — for ultimate success. MBS Direct has solutions to lower acquisition costs and ensure student success for institutions battling lower enrollment and retention rates.

MBS Direct by the numbers

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During the 2015-2016 school year, we served 149,344 students at our K-12 partner schools, and saved their families more than $9.1 million. See exactly how these savings added up, for families who chose from a wide selection of digital and used print materials, as well as those who explored purchasing options like Marketplace.

Is bundling books with tuition right for your students?

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Bundling required course materials into tuition is a solution that is becoming more popular in K-12. Schools are able to save their families money—and families appreciate how quick and easy it can be to get their child ready for each term.

Going digital

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Are you considering incorporating more digital content or adding devices to your curriculum, but don't know where to start? You're not alone! Find out what your peers from Woodward Academy and Regis Jesuit High School had to say about their experiences with implementing programs, choosing content to adopt, access codes and more.

Explore your digital options

Have a question about how MBS Direct's content can lower prices and increase success? Our Content Solutions Group can help you tailor the right content solution for your school.

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Make the move online

Since 1992, 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.

Is your school ready for an Online Bookstore?

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While no two schools are exactly the same, there are some common situations many K-12 schools face when operating their own bookstore. Take this quiz to help you determine if moving from the physical to the digital is a viable decision.

How to choose the right partner for your school

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What features and options are most important in an Online Bookstore? Is it a streamlined ordering process for your students, easy adoptions for your faculty or having customer service available around the clock? (Or all three? We're fine with that!) This checklist will help you clarify your priorities when choosing a partner.

Financially justifying an Online Bookstore

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

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

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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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