Course Materials and Retail Management

Course Materials and Retail Management

In today's challenging economic environment, every penny counts. By transforming your existing campus retail facilities, we tackle the ever-changing course materials landscape, general merchandise sourcing and ability to offer in-demand convenience items. This includes the behind-the-scenes operations that go into running a profitable store and turning efficiencies into student savings and loyalty.

At Follett, we're on the pulse of higher education, and have developed a four-pillar course materials strategy supporting the institutions we serve:

"Follett has demonstrated an ability to drive new programs to positively impact the university communities they serve."

Ray Jensen
Associate Vice President, University Business Services, Arizona State University

One thing we've learned about transforming a campus: the transformation is never done. We begin by analyzing, building and implementing your institution's plans. Then, we measure, adapt and respond.

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Store Solutions
Follett Managed Stores
We help turn your campus store into the campus hub. From course materials to all kinds of apparel, accessories, convenience items, technology and gifts, we can work with your space and your budget to design a store built for your institution.
The digital version of your brick and mortar store, runs on IBM's state-of-the-art web platform and is optimized for tablets and smartphones. It's a seamless extension of your campus store with merchandised aisles and items your students need and want - and a profit-generating source for your school.
Follett Virtual Campus
If your campus simply doesn't have the space or need for a brick-and-mortar store, Follett Virtual Campus fills the void. It operates as a true online representation of an on-campus store, while remaining open 24/7 for your students and faculty.
Printed Solutions
New Textbooks
Follett's catalog of more than 100,000 titles from 7,000 publishers makes it easy for faculty to select the perfect book to support their course.
Used Textbooks
Students can save money by selecting from more than 150,000 titles and more than 2 million copies in our warehouse.
Textbook Rentals
Created in 2009, Follett Rent-A-Text has reinvented the campus store experience and is now the largest university textbook rental program. On average, students can save 50% on rental texts versus buying new.
Textbook Buyback
Students who purchase new or used books can sell their books back - which means additional cost savings.
Digital Solutions
Digital Textbooks
Follett offers thousands of course materials for a variety of industry-standard readers, and the list of books being digitized grows each day.
Follett's digital textbook reader is a flexible solution for busy students who want to stay organized. Using BryteWave, students can annotate and highlight passages, and locate key study points simply by using the powerful search function. Future versions will allow students to create study guides and share questions and ideas with other students and faculty on campus. BryteWave is supported by many devices, including iOS, Android, Mac and PCs, and carries course materials from over 100 publishers.
Integrated Solutions
Follett DiscoverTM
Follett Discover is a solution that transforms the course materials discovery and adoption process, streamlining access to digital course materials. The two components of Follett Discover are Faculty DiscoverTM & Student DiscoverTM. With Faculty Discover, instructors can:
  • Immediately adopt materials they've used in the past
  • View optional materials and see what peers are using
  • Read and respond to peer reviews
  • Search and adopt non-traditional materials, including
YouTube videos, original resources, MOOC content and Open Education Resources (OER) With Student Discover, students can:
  • Seamlessly purchase course materials as soon as they register
  • Buy or rent new, used or digital texts
  • Arrange for convenient pickup and delivery
By including the costs of all materials in students' tuition fees, you guarantee students are equipped with all of their course materials on the first day of class.
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