Syracuse University Campus Store to Partner with eCampus.com Online Bookstores to Offer Students More Convenient and Affordable Access to Textbooks
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Syracuse University has selected eCampus.com to be its new full-service online textbook store beginning with the Spring 2022 term.
Lexington, KY (PRUnderground) November 22nd, 2021
eCampus.com was selected for its user-friendly services and its proven track record of reducing costs for students, which in some cases can be up to 70% off publisher list prices. Additionally, Syracuse students will be able to take advantage of a convenient on-campus service center in the Campus Store where they can have their books delivered with free expedited shipping after they’ve placed their order.
Through the newly branded online storefront, students will have access to a variety of textbook options, including new, used, rental, digital content, and an expansive network of third-party marketplace sellers. The site will also offer a price match guarantee on new, used, and rental items. Students will be able to easily access the new online textbook storefront through the Syracuse Campus Store website or directly at syracuse.ecampus.com. The intuitive online ordering platform will be integrated into existing campus systems. This will create a customized ordering process utilizing the University’s Single Sign-On. Students will be able to choose from flexible delivery options to the Campus Store or to their doorstep.
“We have heard concerns from students about the rising cost of course materials,” said Kris Klinger, senior associate vice president for Auxiliary Services. “This is another step the Campus Store and the University have taken to help make those materials more affordable, and to offer students more options when seeking out their textbooks.”
eCampus.com will also continue to support Syracuse’s Orange Instant Access program. This program, which has been in place on campus for three years, addresses many challenges faced by students: high textbook prices, delays in receiving course materials, purchasing the incorrect materials and the struggle of converting temporary access digital materials to permanent access. Orange Instant Access drives down course material costs and provides automatic access to digital course materials on the first day of class. Course materials are billed directly to students’ accounts.
Faculty members will also benefit from the new partnership. The new online textbook store will serve faculty through a platform that allows for simplified research and selection of course materials. In addition, faculty can take advantage of customized reporting, research titles, and price comparisons to make informed course material decisions.
“Having access to the right materials on the first day of class at a reasonable price is key to academic success for students,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of eCampus.com. “We are excited to be a part of making this happen for the students at Syracuse. We look forward to providing more convenience, affordability, and best-in-class customer service to Syracuse University.”
The Syracuse University Online Textbook Store will launch in December 2021 for Spring 2022 course materials.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University, located in Syracuse, New York, is recognized as a student-focused global research university renowned for its academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences, and spirit of discovery. Founded in 1870, the private, coeducational research institution offers over 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs across the University’s 13 academic units. Consistently ranked among the Best National Universities by U.S. News & WR, Syracuse is a university of national stature and international opportunity. Learn more at https://syracuse.edu . Source: https://www.syracuse.edu/about/facts-figures-rankings/
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.