Coe College Prioritizing Student Satisfaction with Online Bookstore Change

Industry: Education

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) May 4th, 2021

Akademos announced today a new partnership with Coe College to provide the school a comprehensive online bookstore solution. The private liberal arts college will begin using Akademos’ industry leading course content sales and delivery platform this fall.

After a comprehensive search, Coe selected Akademos based on the company’s strong customer service and its ability to accommodate the school’s booklist, said Larry Lee, Coe’s Vice President for Finance and Administration.

“We needed to find a vendor who could provide a superior customer experience while also meeting faculty needs for an extensive selection of course materials,” Lee said. “It became clear to us that Akademos has the right mix of cutting-edge technology, inventory, and experience to meet our goals.”

The announcement is the latest in a series of new partnerships between Akademos and private liberal arts institutions who are looking for new ways to help improve student outcomes.

“Liberal arts institutions work hard to create a student-centered environment and the college bookstore experience is a huge part of that,” said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “Our platform delivers the customer-friendly eCommerce experience that students have come to expect in their online book transactions.”

Under the agreement, Coe will continue to sell merchandise on-campus through its food vendor while Akademos undertakes all aspects of course material management.

About Coe College

Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe’s vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.

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

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