How To: Set Your Store Apart from Amazon and Offer Value

How To: Set Your Store Apart from Amazon and Offer Value

Despite the convenience of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores will never completely disappear. In fact, a study from the Pew Research Center reports that 64% of consumers would prefer to make purchases in-store rather than online. Although Amazon has grown into the biggest e-commerce giant, there are ways to compete and continue to attract your students’ … Continue reading

How Open Educational Resources Effect Your Store

How Open Educational Resources Effect Your Store

The dynamic of college stores is constantly changing based on the evolving needs of students and the growing popularity of online outlets. With digital content available for nearly all instructional materials, college bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the materials needed by students at a reduced cost to compete with the multiple retail sources … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Smart Retail Shelves

What’s Trending: Smart Retail Shelves

The technical revolution of Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and there are continual developments allowing retailers to effectively use it to advance their stores. Tech company Cloverleaf has recently created ShelfPoint, dynamic high-definition LCD strips that wrap around the retail shelves. These digital screens easily slide into existing shelf brackets have proven to increase … Continue reading

How To: Create an Online Influence

How To: Create an Online Influence

There is an extraordinary opportunity to reach the largest audience possible and influence your students’ purchases in an online environment. It’s important to create an online influence for your store so you can compete with all of the other companies trying to gain their business. Here are 6 ways you can build your store’s influence … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Drone Delivery

What’s Trending: Drone Delivery

In December of last year Amazon successfully piloted its first drone delivery in Cambridge, England. This service, called Prime Air will allow customers to receive their packages in 30 minutes or less. This is currently in its trial stage, but they are planning on expanding the private trial to more customers over time. Amazon’s drones … Continue reading