Akademos Expands eCommerce Platform to Help Institutions Showcase Their Brand

Industry: Education

Partnering with American Solutions for Business, elevating the student, alumni, and fan experience

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) September 22nd, 2020

Akademos is pleased to announce they have entered into a new partnership with American Solutions for Business (ASB), the leading provider of promotional products and creative services for the education market. This collaboration combines ASB’s creative marketing solutions and collegiate licensing expertise with Akademos’ premier virtual bookstore and course materials platform. This move will provide higher education institutions the resources needed to build their brand and elevate the student, alumni, and fan eCommerce experience.

“We’re incredibly honored to partner with Akademos,” explained Justin Zavadil, ASB President. “Our team is committed to providing creative solutions to deliver the best user experience and brand impact possible.”

The partnership will offer Akademos platform users advanced merchandise capabilities that will let them stand out in the crowd to generate brand awareness and increase revenue without the burden of managing physical inventory. This unique print-on-demand solution gives institutions the agility to offer a deep catalog that can change easily based on seasonality, important events, or changing consumer interests. Order processing is quick and easy and the Akademos free shipping program on retail orders over $49 extends to merchandise purchases. Adding greater value to the platform and to drive usage, a tailored promotional program will be devised that seamlessly integrates with the unique needs of the brand. Additionally, institutions will gain access to an expanded world-class customer experience and dedicated account management team that will support every step of the process.

“We are pleased to be working with American Solutions for Business to offer an enhanced merchandise solution to each of the colleges and universities we serve,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “The collaboration provides expertise and technology to showcase and grow brands on a wider scale. Our partnership with ASB, along with our enhanced e-Commerce offering fills a need for many institutions.”

About American Solutions for Business

American was founded in 1981 in Glenwood, Minnesota, and has evolved into a leading distributor, providing our customers with print, promotional products, marketing collateral, fulfillment and more. Despite our growth in technology, resources and sales, we maintain our grassroots attitude by operating as the only large employee-owned distributorship in the industry. This results in a team of personally invested employees that care for our customers’ branding, spend and creative reach to help achieve their goals.

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at www.akademos.com

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