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Back from Lease and Loving It

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Back from Lease and Loving It

The top benefits of returning from lease to self-operation include regaining control of the store and the ability to meet student needs. Read these testimonials from stores that have recently made the switch.

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Back in the Driver’s Seat

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Back in the Driver’s Seat

A number of institutions are choosing to take control of their campus stores again, transitioning from lease back to self-operation to respond to student needs and strengthen their school’s brand identity.

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Auxiliary Directors Value the Service, Support Provided by their Campus Store
What do auxiliary directors consider to be the primary purpose of their campus store? No, it’s not to generate revenue for the institution; a significant 85% believe the primary purpose of their store is to be a “service provider” for both students and faculty.
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Alternate College Store Models - Definitions and Descriptions of Emerging Campus Retail Models
As the collegiate retail marketplace and course materials management in particular have increased in complexity, new models for college store management have emerged. These new alternative models, often referred to as “hybrid” store models, combine traditional aspects of retail operation with newly available retail techniques that could dramatically change the way textbooks and general merchandise are sold and delivered to students, and alter the face of collegiate retail.
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Categories: Promoting Independents, Campus Relations | Tags: | Comments: (0) | View Count: (314)
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UCC Bookstore Manager Reacts Under Pressure

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UCC Bookstore Manager Reacts Under Pressure
As evidenced by the recent tragedy at the UCC campus, any college store can be faced with an extreme situation on their campus. Micque Shoemaker did several things very well – and learned some lessons after the fact that make sense to share with other managers.
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Top 10 Ways Independent Stores Support Faculty and Students
Independent campus stores are an extension of the faculty, the students and the school. They offer versatility, flexibility, and support in creating an environment of success for the entire campus population. They are a primary visit location for prospective students, and remain a hub for students throughout their college tenure.
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Categories: Promoting Independents, Campus Relations | Tags: institutionally run , campus bookstore , timely adoptions , customer service , school brand | Comments: (0) | View Count: (754)
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Digital Course Materials Up Slightly in the Fall

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Digital Course Materials Up Slightly in the Fall
While students still prefer printed materials, the use of digital content is on the rise. According to the Fall 2014 Student Watch™ Study, while 31.5% of students cited a preference for printed materials, 33.7% indicated a preference for either digital or print/digital bundles. Another 24% said it depends on the class.
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Categories: Course Materials, Research | Tags: course materials , digital , access codes , print/digital bundles , OnCampus Research | Comments: (0) | View Count: (297)
Course Material Rentals Up Significantly Among College Students
Rentals of course materials have risen dramatically in recent years, with 40.4% of students renting at least one course material during the fall 2014 term, according to the newly released Student Watch: Attitudes and Behaviors toward Course Materials, Fall 2014. This represents a 50% increase over fall 2011 figures.
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Categories: Course Materials, Research | Tags: rentals , student watch , course materials , student performance , OnCampus Research | Comments: (0) | View Count: (565)
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Top Priorities for Strong Independent Stores

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Top Priorities for Strong Independent Stores
As the independent college store industry continues to face dramatic transitions in course materials format and delivery, and increased pressure from leased contractors and online marketplaces, store directors need to be vigilant in maintaining a leadership position in key aspects of their retail operation. At minimum, every store director should focus on achieving three goals this year to help them improve their effectiveness, and capitalize on the advantages of being independent in meeting st...
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Categories: Promoting Independents | Tags: store director , financial survey , affordable course materials , digital course materials , student survey , faculty relationships | Comments: (0) | View Count: (426)
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