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This Wisconsin University Launched a Bookstore Without Books
The Digital ReaderAugust 5th, 2016
For some unknown reason many people are convinced that only Amazon could open a college bookstore with no books, but that simply isn't true. Amazon has several competitors currently disrupting the college bookstore industry, including eCampus and textbook distributor MBS Direct.
Things you should do now to start saving for your fall semester textbooks
USA Today CollegeAugust 4th, 2016
Fall semester textbook purchases are looming, and the day you're dreading is threatening to put a damper on your summer vacation. But if you prepare now, you won't have to stress about coming up with enough money to afford your fresh load of books come September. Here's what you can do during the summer to lessen the blow of paying for your fall semester textbooks.
What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back-to-School
NerdWalletJuly 1st, 2016
The first day of school isn’t here yet, but it’s not too early to start budgeting for the upcoming semester — especially considering the amount you’ll probably spend before the first class even starts. A 2015 report by American Express found that parents planned to spend an average of $1,239 on back-to-school shopping last year. If 2016 spending follows suit, you could be shelling out a hefty chunk of change on academic necessities.
The ABCs of saving money on textbooks
USA Today CollegeJanuary 14th, 2016
The start of spring semester may have you stressing, and not just because of the schedule and workload. Before your first exam, you’ll need to buy more than a few textbooks — a costly proposition. In a 2015 analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, NBC found that the prices of textbooks increased by a whopping 1,041% between 1977 and 2015 — more than triple the rate of inflation. But you can beat the cost of college textbooks with our ABCs for saving money on spring semester.
eCampus Continues to Expand
Publishers WeeklyOctober 2nd, 2015
After winning a five-year contract to create an online store and a staffed kiosk for the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in August, eCampus.com continues to build a niche as a virtual campus retailer. The UWM program works much like ones that Amazon has begun rolling out on other campuses, including Purdue and UMass Amherst in which Amazon operates an online store and staffs locations for students to pick up books and other materials.
eCampus.com Wins 5-Year Contract at UW-Milwaukee
Publishers WeeklyAugust 5th, 2015
As the back to school season nears, the competition for textbook sales continues to heat up. In a deal that bears striking similarities to ones that Amazon crafted with Purdue and UMass Amherst over the past year, eCampus.com will handle textbook sales virtually for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee starting this fall. Books will be delivered to the school's residences via free, two-day shipping.
UWM signs deal with virtual bookstore eCampus.com
Journal SentinelAugust 4th, 2015
Following a national trend of brick-and-mortar campus bookstores falling to online competitors, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced Tuesday it has signed a five-year contract with eCampus.com for a virtual bookstore that officials estimate will save students up to 60% on textbooks.
UWM, eCampus.com Partnership could save students up to 60% on Textbooks
UWM ReportAugust 4th, 2015
A new partnership between University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and eCampus.com could save students up to 60 percent on their textbooks, helping to keep higher education affordable.
UWM announced its five-year contract with the online bookseller on Tuesday, joining Hampton University, National Louis University and other educational institutions already working with eCampus.com to provide savings and convenience to students.
eCampus Beats Out Amazon for a Five-Year Contract to Run UW-Milwaukee’s Virtual Bookstore
The Digital ReaderAugust 3rd, 2015
Amazon has been getting a lot of press attention over the past 6 months for the virtual bookstores it runs at Purdue University and several other US universities, but it is not the only player in that market. Nor is it largest, so today's news should not be as surprising as it is going to sound.
6 tricks for getting your college textbooks for less
USA Today CollegeJuly 28th, 2015
In the 2014-15 school year, the average full-time undergraduate student in the United States spent more than $1,200 on college textbooks and supplies, according to estimates from the College Board. Don’t be a statistic. As you gear up for the new semester, follow these money-saving tips to cut down on that considerable figure.
OSU Lima Student Wins Nationwide Sweepstakes
Peak Of OhioNovember 23rd, 2014
Benjamin Frey of Huntsville entered eCampus.com’s 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes after purchasing a textbook from them.
On September 23rd, Frey, a 21-year-old student at the Ohio State University at Lima, was chosen as the Grand Prize winner of the nationwide sweepstakes out of over 22,000 entries.
eCampus: Easily Rent or Buy Affordable Textbooks, and Sell Them Back
Make Use OfJanuary 22nd, 2014
Another outrageously-priced textbook? You’ve got to be kidding! How much of this are you going to take? You know there’s a better option than getting ripped off by your university bookstore, right? There are several reputable websites for saving students money on textbooks, eCampus being one of the very best.
6 Tips to succeeding & Saving in College
College NewsSeptember 17th, 2013
If you’re anything like the typical college student I bet I can guess two things about you: you want to make the most out of your four years of undergrad, and you’re broke. Don’t feel bad, we all are. But good news! It’s possible, and quite easy, to be a successful college student while still sticking to a less than ideal budget. Follow these tips and I guarantee you’ll have the best year ever.
Buying Textbooks 101: How to Save Money
USA Today CollegeJuly 19th, 2012
For the first day of class, don’t come prepared. Just bring a pen and a notebook. Every course you take is going to have a list of required textbooks that your college’s registrar will claim you cannot pass without. Don’t buy any of them until you get a feel for your professor. That’s the first lesson of Purchasing Textbooks 101.
E-textbooks Win Fans, But Some Students Still Prefer Paper
The Denver PostApril 16th, 2012
College students have more options for affordable textbooks than ever. Gone are the days when the only plan was to pack university bookstores at the beginning of the semester, paying whatever ransom — ur, price — that was listed for required reading.
Back to School Budgeting Tips
The Huffington PostAugust 11th, 2011
The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.
Five Ways to Save When It’s Time for College
Boston.comSeptember 1st, 2011
College tuition is a whopper of a bill, one that in many cases won’t be paid off for years to come. So why not save everywhere you can? From online book dealers to less expensive meal plans to vintage clothes shops, there are plenty of ways to cut costs - just ask a broke college student.
11 Ways to Beat the System When Buying College Textbooks
TodayAugust 25th, 2011
If you’re a college student starting a new academic year, you’re likely reeling in shock from the amount of money you’re being asked to spend on textbooks.
The price tags on those books can be astonishing — and they’re always climbing. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reports that college textbook prices have increased at twice the rate of inflation.
eCampus.com ships nearly 200,000 textbooks in January
Internet RetailerMarch 3rd, 2011
The retailer reported 400% growth in textbook rentals compared with January 2010. ECampus.com set a company record in January by shipping almost 200,000 textbooks through its textbook rental program. That represented a 400% increase from January 2010.
More OPT to rent Textbooks
The Gainesville SunAugust 31st, 2010
University of Florida finance major Thomas Spoto, 21, joined the ranks of students declaring they're just not going to take it anymore, finding a way around the always-increasing cost of college textbooks.
Renting college textbooks is now all the rage at campus bookstores and online, with students saving at least half off the new cover price.
How to Find Cheaper College Textbooks
The New York TimesAugust 3rd, 2010
You might call it the college student’s first lesson in exploitation: paying $100 for a textbook, then getting a mere $12 when reselling to the campus bookstore at the end of the semester. College textbook prices rose about 6 percent, on average, every year — that’s twice the rate of inflation — from 1986 to 2004.
Best Places to Sell Used Textbooks Online
AboutApril 1st, 2012
Textbooks are very expensive. With most books costing $100 or more each, it's not unheard of for students to spend well over $1,000 on textbooks during their academic career. And once you're done with a textbook, what do you do with it?
Finding the Best Places to Buy College Books with Free Shipping
Bright HubDecember 8th, 2011
Finding cheap college textbooks can be an overwhelming task in itself. Certainly, the last thing that a college student wants to worry about is paying expensive shipping costs. But in a perfect world, college students should be able to purchase affordable textbooks, with reasonable shipping prices.
8 ways to Save Money on College Textbooks
Money CrashersFebruary 15th, 2013
The average tuition cost for one year at a public university is now $17,000, and the average annual price of private colleges is twice that amount. However, rather than waving your white flag and giving up on the thought of ever attending school, know that there are many ways to save money on the costs of college – including acquiring cheap textbooks.
College Books Made Affordable
examiner.comAugust 31st, 2011
Have a college-bound kid? Already reeling from the ever-mounting costs associated with said college-bound kid? There is a catching trend in the way college students are learning this back-to-school season and parents are saving a bundle.
Enhancing E-book Purchases: Consumer Driven Models From the Text Book Industry
Publishing PerspectivesApril 5th, 2011
When the mere act of delivering content digitally isn’t enough, textbook publishers are coming up with new sales model for digital content. Thanks to the emergence of the Kindle and other electronic reading devices, today’s consumer can choose from a multitude of ways to consume content with multiple delivery model preferences.