Oakland University Partners with eCampus.com to Provide Affordable Course Materials for Students
Industry: Retail & eCommerce
Lexington, KY (PRUnderground) June 5th, 2023
Oakland University, a leading public doctoral research institution located in Rochester, Michigan, announces its official online bookstore partnership with eCampus.com, a premier EdTech company. This strategic collaboration aims to enhance Oakland University students’ online shopping experience through eCampus.com’s expertise and dedication to affordable and accessible course materials.
As part of this partnership, Oakland University’s student body of over 16,000 will have the opportunity to access eCampus.com’s specially tailored Oakland University branded online storefront, which will be uniquely customized to the needs of the modern-day student. Through the eCampus.com online storefront, students will have exclusive offers and access to a wide variety of textbook selections, course materials, and digital resources, along with a seamless platform to search for and order their required course materials. The Single Sign On (SSO) integration allows students to access the online bookstore effortlessly using their university login information, simplifying the shopping experience. This ensures that students can conveniently access their course materials and focus on their academic pursuits.
eCampus.com prioritizes affordability and accessibility, and with this in mind, will offer Oakland University students access to new, used, rental, and digital course materials, as well as access to an online Marketplace, where students can purchase textbooks at additional discounts from third-party sellers. Students can expect to save money with eCampus.com through various shipping options, such as free shipping to campus where students can pick up their course materials from a convenient on-campus location.
Professors will also receive great benefits from this partnership. eCampus.com’s advanced course material research functionality empowers professors to make informed decisions when selecting course materials. With real-time pricing and availability information, faculty can review student purchasing habits and explore different course material options to make decisions with their students in mind, thereby enhancing the learning experience and success in the classroom.
“At eCampus.com, we are thrilled to join forces with Oakland University in our shared mission of fostering student success through accessible and affordable education,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of eCampus.com. “By leveraging our extensive catalog of cost-effective course materials and focus on student achievement, this partnership demonstrates our mutual dedication to expanding learning opportunities and empowering Oakland University students to excel in their academic endeavors.”
“We look forward to this new partnership with eCampus.com that puts a modern spin on the traditional textbook market, with a focus on providing more affordable course materials for OU students,” said Chris Reed, director of the Oakland Center at Oakland University. “eCampus.com will provide the course materials for our students through their easy-to-use online store and will offer textbook pick up, returns, and buybacks through their strategic partner who will operate our new campus store opening in Summer 2023. Students will be able to purchase course materials with the assistance of the campus store and have those materials delivered directly to the store or the destination of their choosing.”
ABOUT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
Oakland University is a doctoral, Carnegie Classification R2 “High Research Activity” university located in Oakland and Macomb counties, Michigan. The main campus is located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the Southeast Michigan cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills. Oakland University offers bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees and certificate programs, and is dedicated to delivering a distinctive college experience. Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences (which includes a School of Music, Theatre and Dance), the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing, and The Honors College. At Oakland, the student experience is enhanced as students work alongside inspired faculty and community mentors in laboratory, field and corporate workplace settings. Students enjoy small class sizes, countless research and social opportunities, and a high rate of job placement after graduation. This rich campus atmosphere is complete with residence halls, Greek life, Division I athletics and more than 250 student groups that lend to the total college experience. Learn more at www.oakland.edu.
eCampus.com is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards, eCampus.com’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for K-12 and higher education students to buy, rent, or sell textbooks and digital content. Founded on July 2, 1999, eCampus.com reshaped the textbook industry by taking the traditional college bookstore online. Remaining an edtech leader in future-proof course material solutions, eCampus.com serves over 300 schools, colleges, and universities. Their comprehensive course material solutions suite includes full-service online bookstores, inclusive access and equitable access programs, and expert campus store operations and management. Through products that simplify the adoption, management, and procurement of course materials, eCampus.com propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, and the right price. Learn more at www.ecampus.com and www.ecampushighered.com.