Follett Higher Education Group Announces Online Textbook Rental for Independent Bookstores
With its online affiliate program, Follett eliminates all inventory and virtually all financial concerns - making it easy for independent bookstores to offer textbook rental without the common operational hurdles. And more importantly, while Follett manages the program from nuts to bolts, including customer service, the bookstore maintains ownership of the overall customer relationship. Other benefits of the online affiliate program include:
● Revenue share that delivers additional bookstore income
● Zero start-up costs and no hassle implementation
● Dynamic pricing that allows access to more rental titles
● BookRenter’s analytics platform, including on-demand reporting that tracks data on title performance
● Customer communications branded with the bookstore’s identity
● Premium customer service and marketing support, including automated reminders to students, and multi-channel advertising
“This exciting new partnership brings together cutting-edge rental technology with the world’s largest wholesaler of used and new college textbooks - so independent bookstores can get in the rental game and remain competitive,” said Fred Weber, Senior Vice President, Wholesale and Distribution Services, at Follett Higher Education Group.
To learn more about Follett textbook rental, visit www.follettbooks.com.
About Follett Higher Education Group
Follett Higher Education Group of Oak Brook, Illinois, is the leading provider of bookstore services and the foremost supplier of used books in North America. Follett services five million students and over 400,000 faculty members through more than 850 stores. Follett also services more than 1,600 independent campus stores with its wholesale services, and has the most visited ecommerce collegiate website, efollett.com, that provides services and products through a network of more than 900 campus stores.
Follett Corporation is a $2.7 billion, privately-held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873, and today is headquartered in River Grove, Illinois.
BookRenter (www.bookrenter.com) launched in 2008 and is dedicated to making education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks online for substantial savings off the retail price. BookRenter's innovative pricing and operating systems provide students with the most flexible rental experience available today. BookRenter is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley, growing at over 400 percent each year. BookRenter, with offices in Campbell, California, is a private company that is funded by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firms. To learn more, visit BookRenter.com.