Kelly Johnston

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Launches Online Bookstore, Reducing Textbook Costs

New York State’s high-tech state university is launching an online bookstore to enhance student experience and improve affordability. Our newest partnership with SUNY Poly, one of U.S News & World Report’s Best Value Colleges and Best Colleges for Veterans in the Regional Universities-North category in 2021, is part of a new initiative to reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its nearly 3,000 students. After a thorough competitive bidding process, the university selected Akademos to create a new online bookstore operation that will offer all required textbooks and course materials through an integrated eCommerce experience.

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July 15, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston | in Partnerships, College Bookstore

Wabash College Continues to Raise the Bar on the Student Bookstore Experience

We are excited to announce that Wabash College has become our newest partner! The private men’s college in Crawfordsville, Indiana is moving to the Akademos course content platform this July. The nationally ranked college for best classroom experience and most accessible faculty, will continue to focus on affordability, support, and providing students with increasing value at the on-campus store.

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North Central University Launches Digital Initiative, Reducing Textbook Costs

Minneapolis-based North Central University is moving their online bookstore to Akademos! Our newest partnership with the private, non-profit Christian university will tackle rising textbook costs and equip faculty with course-level analytics on student engagement. Named #13 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top Performers on Social Mobility, North Central University today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to dramatically reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its 1,100 students.

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Buena Vista University Providing Students Affordable, Online Purchase of Course Materials

We are delighted to announce our newest partner school! Buena Vista University, a private university in Storm Lake, Iowa, joins a growing list of higher education institutions transitioning from a brick-and-mortar operation to an eCommerce solution for course content management and delivery. We will be their technology partner in transitioning to the online model for course material sales. The University will continue to sell merchandise on campus at the new Lehnus Campus Spirit Store, at pop up shop events, and through its food service operator.

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Saint Xavier University Supporting Students with Textbooks Online

We are excited to announce our newest partner school! Saint Xavier University in Chicago has made the forward-thinking decision to transition to an online model for course material and merchandise sales. The move online will increase support to students who are looking for the convenience of an online marketplace.

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5 Simple Ideas that Make a Big Impact on Students at the Campus Store

One thing we can all agree on is that we want students to have every opportunity possible to get what they need to succeed in college. This past year has seen an even greater number of students struggle without many ideas out there on how to help. Students who relied on things such as campus housing, meal plans, technology access, and the library were suddenly without. There is no one solution fits all approach, but we know that the campus store is a vital link to many student needs. We’ve put together a list of 5 innovative ways to help students through the campus store.

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