Cardinal Stritch University Partners with Akademos to Launch Full-Service Online Bookstore and Course Materials Platform

Industry: Education

Offering greater accessibility and significant savings for books and merchandise to the university community

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) December 3rd, 2020

Akademos announced today Cardinal Stritch, a Franciscan values-driven university in Milwaukee, WI, has selected Akademos as its partner in developing an online store for merchandise and course materials. This partnership will give their students, alumni, and greater university community access to a vast selection of low-cost textbooks and Stritch-branded apparel and merchandise through a personalized online ordering platform. The new online store and course materials platform has launched to support the spring 2021 semester.

“We are committed to continuously encouraging academic excellence and growth among our students, staff and faculty,” said Stritch Interim President Dr. Dan Scholz. “Working with Akademos to help our students succeed by addressing textbook accessibility and affordability is an important step in continuing our mission to transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.”

The Akademos platform provides students with an expanded selection of course material format options including new, used, eBook, and rental at significant savings in addition to 24x7x365 accessibility and free shipping options. Students can access both their course materials and merchandise through the online bookstore that integrates student courses, associated materials, and multiple purchasing options with a single sign-on. The integration with the university’s technology systems will make the new bookstore a seamless extension of the Cardinal Stritch student experience.

The enhanced merchandise capabilities in the platform provide even greater value to the entire Stritch community including students, parents, and alumni. The unique print-on-demand solution provides 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.

“We’ve seen how affordable and accessible course materials drive utilization, which results in more satisfied, prepared students and overall success for the institution,“ said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “We’re thrilled about partnering with Cardinal Stritch, and look forward to helping them lower course material prices and provide outstanding support and service.”

About Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University is a fully accredited Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Stritch is one of the largest Franciscan institutions of higher education in North America and offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, certificate and professional development programs designed to help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience and build professional networks. Franciscan values are infused into the Stritch experience that prepares students of all ages, faiths, races and socio-economic backgrounds for success in the communities where they live, work, serve and lead.

About Akademos

More than just an online bookstore, an Akademos technology-driven solution is the bookstore experience every college and university with unique needs deserves. Whether the bookstore is a service for students or a revenue generator, the platform supports prioritizing textbook affordability with all models including Student Choice, Inclusive Access, Equitable Access, or a combination. All aspects of textbook and course material purchasing and delivery are taken care of so you can focus on what matters – student success. We believe a true partnership provides unmatched customer support along with access to tools and analytics needed to take each student’s college experience to the next level. And if you aren’t ready to go “all in” with one model, transitioning from IA to EA at your pace is possible with our institution-focused Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly program. Learn more at akademos.com.

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