“Our goal is to meet students where they are and provide a seamless path to purchase the materials needed for academic success”
Westchester, IL and Falls Church, Va. (PRWEB) October 25, 2016
Follett Higher Education Group, the nation’s largest campus store retailer, continues to grow its relationship and total number of integrations with mobile application provider DubLabs. DubLabs helps colleges and universities unify their digital strategies with a customizable mobile app solution for students. The DubLabs campus mobile app serves as a central access point for a wealth of personalized academic information, such as course schedules, assignments, grades, and in select instances, textbooks. For schools partnering with both Follett and DubLabs, Follett is able to integrate a link in the campus app that gives students one-click access to shop all of their required course materials.
Clicking the Buy Books link in the campus app redirects students to a pre-populated shopping cart on the campus store’s eFollett.com website where they can select from digital, used and text rental options as well as apply financial aid funds, where available.
“Our goal is to meet students where they are and provide a seamless path to purchase the materials needed for academic success,” said Roe McFarlane, Follett Higher Education Group’s chief digital officer. “With this integration and Follett’s broader suite of digital solutions, we’re able to deliver personalized access to shop course materials from the course catalog, student information system, learning management system and now the local campus mobile app.”
This fall, Follett and DubLabs completed several new integrations, launching one-click course material access for more than 100,000 students. Follett also observed strong results for existing integrations like at Bristol Community College. Compared to fall 2015, Bristol Community College Bookstore saw double digit percent increases in both sales and number of orders initiated through the school’s DubLabs app. Bookstore Manager Nathan Read attributes the positive trends to the convenience of shopping online and skipping bookstore lines.
“Forget searching around for materials or waiting in line. Today’s students expect all things to be mobile-centric and easy to use. Integrating with the schools’ eFollett (campus store) website gives students that seamless experience they want and expect,” said Tony Orlando, CEO, DubLabs.
About Follett Corporation
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus stores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.
About DubLabs, LLC
DubLabs, LLC is a leading provider of school-branded, unified mobile applications that empower higher education institutions to improve student engagement, performance and retention. Its managed turnkey solution features native enterprise systems integration (SIS, LMS, CRM), personalized, automated push notifications and a thoughtfully designed user interface aimed at keeping students organized, on-track, engaged and connected. Since 2012, more than 150 schools around the world have partnered with DubLabs to deliver an authentically mobile experience and support student success. For more information, visit http://www.dublabs.com and follow on Twitter @dublabs.