MBS’ ordering tool gives stores access to more wholesale inventory at multi-discounted levels and streamlines your wantlist process. With this way to manage orders, stores maximize their list fulfillment and easily source from the marketplace.
More books for a lower average cost
Low-risk marketplace sourcing
SimpleSource is a great way to procure dynamically priced used books from MBS. We really like how we can set up different 'shopping' cycles and see the big picture for our wantlist by checking on marketplace status, order fulfillment from MBS and adjusting how our list is being worked — daily if desired.
Cindy Hawk, M.A.
Assistant Director, Book Division, the University of Arizona BookStores
How the Skyline College Bookstore Saves Time and Gets More Used Books
“The last couple weeks I have been dealing with hiring committees and board presentations and things like that. I don’t have time to hunt the marketplace for books. I had my SimpleSource bins started in early May. It was good to go through graduation, middle college graduation, summer rush and everything. You set it and forget it. SimpleSource does its thing, and I can get other work done while my wantlist is being automatically reworked for traditional wholesale inventory and marketplace inventory. It’s so much more than the old school rework system. Yeah, I like it.”
— Kevin Chak, Store Manager, Skyline College Bookstore
University of Dayton Bookstore Gets More Books with SimpleSource
"We saw tremendous results from both the traditional bin-and-hold side and the sourcing side. It was cool to log in every day and see that we got a ton more books added to our bin. You can check it however often you like and it's pretty much in real-time. I saw a ton of books, and I got the old editions I was looking for at a good price."
— Kevin Poindexter, Textbook Manager, University of Dayton Bookstore
The University of Washington University Book Store Helps Improve College Affordability
“Like most stores, we shop multiple places for used books. But if you are going to leave your list with one company to work it continuously, I don’t know why SimpleSource wouldn’t be a fantastic option for your store. You’re sourcing from the largest wholesaler with the biggest inventory available. It makes no sense not to do it.”
— Matt Schleede, Course Materials Manager University Book Store, University of Washington