Recent Articles

15
Jun

4 easy-to-implement eCommerce best practices

Expert Barrett Jelvik shares his keys to building a successful eComm strategy Barrett Jelvik, Central Washington University Wildcat Shop’s eCommerce and online ordering supervisor, oversees the store’s website and manages the order fulfillment team. Before joining the team five years ago, he worked in both corporate and startup environments doing web design and digital advertising. His breadth of experience has

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3
Jun

CWU’s Wildcat Shop quickly adjusts to meet COVID challenges

COVID-19 accelerated the need for a strong eComm strategy. Here’s how CWU’s Wildcat Shop rose to the challenge. For the past five years, Barrett Jelvik has served as Central Washington University’s eCommerce and online ordering supervisor, overseeing the Wildcat Shop’s website and managing the order fulfillment team. As the end-to-end supervisor of the fulfillment team, he watches products from the

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30
Apr

Adjusting your Fall 2020 Schedule

If your campus is planning for the possibility of distance learning or starting classes early this fall, adjust your normal ordering timeline to account for drop-shipping textbooks from your store to students or receiving textbooks early And, even if you finalize your bin early, be sure to check our inventory on a regular basis, because new titles are added daily.

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8
Apr

Host a successful virtual sell back event

A scenario that has played out only in fictional novels and Hollywood movies is now affecting the very real lives of everyone around the world. Many campuses have closed down and most students are finishing classes online. Even if you’re still going into work, your store is likely not planning to conduct a buyback in the traditional fashion. With all

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18
Sep

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

You Can’t Always Get What You WantUnless you open a bin early At Nebraska Book Company, our goal as your trusted partner is to fulfill what you need, when you need it. But, partnerships require commitment from each side. In order to best deliver on our promise, we need to know your needs as early and often as possible. Opening
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11
Apr

Reminders for Your Upcoming Buyback

Buyback is here again! Get the most out of your buyback by preparing in advance with this checklist of reminders and tips: Download and print shipping labels in advance Order and print materials Store your rental books separate from buyback books – clearly label your carts, stacks and bins for easy storing and identification Make sure to schedule your pick-up

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27
Nov

5 Strategies To Improve Your Buyback

Buyback is coming—and with much of retail moving into the eCommerce space, it’s very important to stay relevant. Brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past and students are becoming savvier than ever when it comes to getting the most for their money. Consider the areas where your store’s marketing could use a pick-me-up and try out a few

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5
Jun

Frequently Asked Questions About Counterfeit Textbooks

1. What are counterfeit textbooks? Counterfeit textbooks are books that are unauthorized copies of verified educational materials. NBC has gone through an extensive process to ensure all the textbooks in our warehouse are verified by strict industry standards. 2. Why should I care? It is important to make sure you are getting verified educational materials for your students. Together we

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17
May

Nebraska Book’s Tips for Best Ordering Practices

Nebraska Book Company believes it’s important to listen to our customers. With Fall Rush quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning for this busy time. Recently, NBC introduced MyNBC, our new ordering portal that brings modern efficiency and ease to the ordering process. With Fall Rush approaching, here are four tips to make your ordering season a little more efficient.

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1
Mar

CU Book Store Alpha/Beta Implementation of Prism|POS – Testimonial

“The CU Book Store was excited when the Collegiate Retail Alliance (“CRA”) identified us as the ideal candidate to participate as the alpha/beta test partner for the new Prism/POS software application. The number and quality of resources dedicated to the development/implementation effort by both Nebraska Book Company (“NBC”) and Ratex Business Solutions (“RBS”) demonstrated an incredible level of commitment to

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