Saint Xavier University to Support Students Looking to Buy Textbooks Online

Industry: Education

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) May 26th, 2021

Akademos announced today a new partnership with Saint Xavier University in Chicago. The university has made the forward-thinking decision to transition to an online model for course material and merchandise sales with Akademos as its new technology partner.

Using Akademos’ industry-leading platform for course content management, Saint Xavier launched the new online store beginning with the summer 2021 term. The school-branded platform features a wide range of low-cost course material options along with merchandise and branded apparel.

The move online will enable the private Catholic university to repurpose its existing store space. Akademos will supply a wide variety of SXU spirit wear items through their print-on-demand solution that is available for sale on its SXU Online Bookstore website.

“As a student-centered institution, Saint Xavier University is excited to provide our students with this affordable and more efficient option to order and receive their course materials in support of their academic success,” said Linda Moreno, director of Auxiliary Services at Saint Xavier. “This platform will also give us the opportunity to create engagement with alumni and donors, as we celebrate our 175th anniversary.”

“We are pleased about the opportunity to provide Saint Xavier a full-service online solution covering both textbooks and merchandise,” said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “This streamlines the retail operation and helps Saint Xavier generate excitement about the school brand.”

About Saint Xavier University

Celebrating 175 years in 2021, Saint Xavier University was founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy and is a private, Catholic, four-year, coeducational institution that provides a transformative educational experience to more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students who are prepared to become compassionate leaders in their field of study and their communities. As a mission-driven, student-centered institution, Saint Xavier educates for competence, character and career success, with program offerings through our College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management and School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the best colleges in the Midwest. Learn more at www.sxu.edu.

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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